Blue X @@ Now With Video @@

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 5 FINISHED BIKES' started by Skipton, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Blue X is DONE!


    I had a blast with this one!

    • Started with a Mid 1980s Schwinn Collegiate 3 used to be my daily rider
    • Nice balloon tire bike fork bought from theflyingdingo …… $15
    • Front tank from a Free girls JC Higgins
    • Rear tank from a Free girls Monark
    • “Seat post” and upright from same Monark
    • Wheels, tires, bars,etc all from stuff in my parts pile
    • Headlight and speedometer less then $15 bucks each on Ebay
    • Krylon paint had from last build off
    • Big Thanks to XC204 for all the help welding up the seatpost :mrgreen: :lol: :D :D :mrgreen:

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    Build info here......http://www.ratrodbikes.com/fo ... 73&start=0
    Everyone did a great job! on there Build Off Bike!

    Thanks Skip
     
  2. gowjobs

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    Re: Blue X

    I look forward to seeing the daytime pics. That's some headlamp!
     
  3. texasbigjon

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    Re: Blue X

    +1. 8)ive got 2 larger tractor lights,but that headlamp is huge! :shock:
     
  4. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Re: Blue X ~Daylight Pics Added!~

    Thanks Guys
    I did ride around the block!....works does not tip over :mrgreen:
     
  5. Markm

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    Re: Blue X ~Daylight Pics Added!~

    Right On!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. mikek

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    Re: Blue X ~Daylight Pics Added!~

    Very cool! Can you show us some riding pics? Some with leather helmet, goggles and leggings would be perfect! :lol:
     
  7. xddorox

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    Re: Blue X ~Daylight Pics Added!~

    That is a well done outside the box concept. :)
     
  8. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Re: Blue X ~Daylight Pics Added!~

    Thanks riding pics to come........LOL :lol:
    Wow! Thanks I sure did have fun building it!
     
  9. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Re: Blue X

    Since we have been graced with 23hrs and 59min more time I will sneak a few more pics in :wink:

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  10. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    This thing is FUN to Ride! :D.......check out the video
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  11. aka_locojoe

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    Does look fun to ride. If the bars were upright (you not leaning over) would you be able to keep the front wheel on the ground?
     
  12. Kuttnhack

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    Man, that thing is krazy kool. The design flow is so smooth. Can you do another video poppin a wheelie? It looks like a natural.
     
  13. XC204

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    Skip that is so cool I did'nt think it would be that rideable very nice . The frontal night shot is the nuts. Are you going to ride it on our next ride this month? Bring another of those indicator lenses we can build a taillight that slips into the seat tube end.
    Gary
     
  14. bikeriderx

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    Hahahaha!!! That is off the HOOK! :lol: Way to go Skip!!! :mrgreen:
     
  15. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    The bike is very stable I can sit up almost upright and the front tire stays glued to the road :mrgreen:

    I rode Blue X to work today more then 15 miles round trip, and nothing fell off :roll:
    HAD A BLAST!......just some fine tuning to do.....
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    Think I need to cover the seat or do something about those bolts :shock: :roll:
    Thanks again
    For all the positive comments :!:

    And YES! I will be riding this on the 21st For the Chicago Ride! :D
     
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    Right on! :mrgreen:
     

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