Big Budget & ALMOST WHEEL COOL

Discussion in 'MUSCLE BIKE BUILD OFF 2013' started by rarebmx, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. LukeTheJoker

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    He did mention casting that front wheel, forgot about it till now! Would love some details on it Rarebmx!

    Luke.
     
  2. HuffDaddy

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    Is that front wheel from one of these all aluminum tricycles?
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  3. ODDER

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    I don't see a valve stem is the front tire solid?
    The Purpa-Trator has a pretty wide turn radius. How does that top fueler compare? It looks like a blast to ride. Have you taken it out yet?
     
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  4. GuitarlCarl

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    Whats your wheelbase? HeadBanger's is 54" that's a decent arc to turn...

    Carl.
     
  5. ODDER

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    I'm not at able to measure (working) but it's longer than my krates. If you turn too sharp it wants to dive into pavement. Takes a few passes to learn it. But it is so fun to ride.I'll measure when I get back home
     
  6. rarebmx

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    The front wheel I found at an antique mall. It is a solid tire. I did not have it made but took a hub & sliced it in half to make the axle. I had the correct front wheel with NOS tire on the bike until I found/made this setup. I looked for over 2 years to find a spoked 16" cast wheel, thos worked out perfectly for a display build. KrateMayhem has the only 16 spoked wheel I've ever seen that would work.
    This bike is almost 7ft long (including wheelie bar) & 6ft tall. The last one I did ride & I could not turn it around on a 2 lane road. I have to carry the bike from place to place inside the house & set it where I want it. I am going to see about having a real wheel CNC'd with 5 spokes shortly.
    I do think it is a front wheel off that particular trike. It was only $15, I could not resist. This looks like the wheel... Wheelcraft?
    http://www.tricyclefetish.com/images/research/wheelcraftsilverstarb92a_1.JPG
     
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  7. ODDER

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    That's a long bike! Looks good. Do you use a different front wheel setup for riding?
     
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  8. LukeTheJoker

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    Awesome work!

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  9. rarebmx

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    I would use a different front wheel. The catch is: I'm 6' 1". 185, these forks have so much rake that they flex.... I would let a person under 125 lbs ride it but feel it is no designed for anyone my size. This one was built to look at. I have other Rails & Slingshots to ride plus my King Sting.
     
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    That bike is wall art. It's exceptional and deserves display. The first nick on the paint and the cringe might make you keel over! lol
     
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    That thing is awesome Krate-mayhem! We need to see some more of your builds on here!

    Luke.
     
  13. rarebmx

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    Looking good! That was the wheel I wanted to buy from you back around 2009 or 2008 but had to make due & happy with what I came up with. I think I might buy one more of these 16" trike wheels...
     
  14. krate-mayhem

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    Hi rarebmx,I like your wheel looked liked for a early dragster,very cool
     
  15. rarebmx

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    Thank you & THAT is exactly what I was trying to achieve. Top Fuel fork, Wheelie Bar... = Dragster :113:
     
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  16. krate-mayhem

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    Hi did you find someone to build a 16" mag yet,thanks
     
  17. rarebmx

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    I haven't done any work on finding someone to make one yet.
     
  18. heartlandcruisers

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    them bars are cool i had a pair of stelbar big wheel bars but i traded them to jaxon their pretty cool and pretty rare from what i gather.
    love the bike its cool
    Sean
     

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