Black Coffee & Cream (8/1 - FINISHED!)

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  1. deorman

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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (fork Fix - 5/31)

    Columbia - 13/16 steal one off a schwinn.(or shim it)
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (fork Fix - 5/31)

    well, the really cool thing about it is, the lucky 7 fits snug into the original post.
    i cut off the original post and slie in the lucky 7 and i am gonna tack weld it at the bottom.
    should work just wonderfully.

    again, mockup is coming friday.
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (fork Fix - 5/31)

    thats what ive done before(you might want to weld a washer or something on the top to keep it from falling into the frame though)
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (fork Fix - 5/31)

    dang it all!

    the new front wheel wont fit in the old monark fork dropout slots.
    guess i am gonna have to widen them.
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    hrmmm, what could this be?
    [​IMG]
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (Mystery photo 6/4)

    Carved wooden tank?
    (edit) I think I'm catching on to this rat bike stuff! ;)
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (Mystery photo 6/4)

    maybe it is just the scale of the photo but that looks really long for a tank. i think he is making a wooden chopper fork :shock:
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (Mystery photo 6/4)

    A 15-lb 'nanner! :?
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (Mystery photo 6/4)

    ski's.....the hard way... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (Mystery photo 6/4)

    Dug out canoe for squirrels? :?
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (Mystery photo 6/4)

    Dug out canoe for squirrels? :?

    now thats funny

    wooden spokes, trike rear end, training wheels
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (Mystery photo 6/4)

    ok, for some scale.....

    23" x 5" x 2.5"
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (Mystery photo 6/4)

    a tank !!! :D or a bike mounted cutting board
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (Mystery photo 6/4)

    bike mounted cutting board :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (Mystery photo 6/4)

    Bumper for riding in front of Fartknocker. :|
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (Mystery photo 6/4)

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: that's funny


    I know, he's making pontoons! It's gonna be an amphibicycle 8)
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (Mystery photo 6/4)

    good guesses!

    it really is going to be a tank.
    butcher block style.
    going to bandsaw it out about 1/2" bigger all the way around.
    then i am going to cut it in half longways.
    then, i will route the inside edges with a reverse half round bit.
    the halves of the tank will then (hopefully) fit together snug up to the frame and i can run through bolts/screws to hold them together.
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (Mystery photo 6/4)

    so i had to wallow out the front dropouts a bit so the fat axles on these Nirve wheels could fit.
    [​IMG]
    here is the seatpost fix. i welded around the bottom and ground smooth. fits nicely. thought i took a photo of the finished product.
    [​IMG]
    now here is a VERY early mockup.
    i obviously have lots of work to do, but i am diggin the stance.
    [​IMG]
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (Mockup 6/9)

    i wont have it finished in time for the parade, but i think i can get it rideable.
    i am too impatient.
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (Mockup 6/9)

    man i'm digging the stance as well. short and fat and stripped down! this is the sort of style that got me hooked on this site! unfortunately i don't see so many bikes that I really go wow over.. but it's great that everyone seems to be getting there hands dirty and giving it a go. Well done!

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