Bike change: Stretch Armstrong

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    (This is a project that I started and never got past the mock up!) I have been kicking around a few ideas on what kind of bike to build for this BUILD OFF #6 and I think I have a winner ! I have been collecting parts and I finally can start this thing ! I'm not sure how to mount a MULLET on it though ! LOL!

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    Re: New build: Project nirve.

    Nirves are cool.
    Hurry up, good luck, and have some fun!
     
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    Stretch Armstrong!

    I started with a beat up 20" full suspension bike.....chopping off the swing-arm ! I have built a bike similar to this idea, but it was a 26" stretch with a standard 26" frame!

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    Stretch Armstrong!

    Next thing to do is get the frame in order.....Schwinn exercise bike that I had sandblasted ! I will be attaching the swing-arm to the exercise bike frame, making it as low as possible.
    I went out and did a little bit of hacking/chopping and bending on the frame. This what I have come up with so far! I am going to try and use as many parts from the exercise bike as possible, such as : forks
    speedometer
    handlebars
    cranks
    pedals.....you get the idea !
    This is just a mock-up, everything is just sitting. Nothing is welded!


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    Re: O.G. BMX RE-VISITED!

    Love the old-school BMX cruisers... and knobby-tired choppers, too.
     
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    Stretch Armstrong!

    I switched the fork legs around so the dropouts were facing forward or up...when it is all stable and bolted together it will be sooooo low !
    I will be cutting the forks & re-positioning/welding the upper fork legs ...When this is done, I can use the plate that came with the exercise bike so I can remount the speedo and make the forks secure! I think I will leave the forks with the stand and make a quick release so I can use it for a kick stand !

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    It was a great day yesterday and I finally got to do a little work on my new project! I was able to cut and reposition the fork legs! It is still @ mock up stage, but coming together. Im not sure about the seat yet either!

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    Once I get the swingarm welded on and in place, I can actually be able to sit on it and and figure out where to put the bottom bracket!
     
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    Then I should clean my driveway! LOL!
     
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    I cleaned my driveway.....Now it's on!

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    That's a radical design... the rules may have been bent a little thought. :shock:
     
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    rules? what are these things you speak of?
     
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    Behind every broken rule, is a good excuse!!
    :lol: :mrgreen: 8)
     
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    I think he is referring to rule #3:
    3. Must use factory frame....no altering of original frame structure/geometry

    So, that means that this will be the BADDEST exercise bike on the planet!
    WOOOOOO!

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    Dr. T
     
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    Leave rules to lawers, this is one sick ride for sure, so if you get disqualified at least you´ll end up with a mayor bad ... design! :wink:
     
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    F the rulls that is one killer build so fare!
     
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    I havent changed the frame really! It's still an exercise bike frame! Oh well, I'll see what comes of it! Thanks for the props everyone! Thanks!
     
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    Man I hear you. I wanted to do a swingarm build for the RRBBO, but hit the same conclusion about altering the frame. I will still build it, but entered something else.
     
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    Added swingarm's been excepted before. The bent stays kinda tread the line, IMO, especially if you cut off the seat post. :| Cool build, though.
     
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    bump for what happened to this build?
     

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