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  1. icyuod2

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    have ya knocked the wedge outta the stem? (ie hammered down on the stem bolt after its almost fully unthreaded?)
    thats def one of those split stems with the pry wedge in the middle. if you dont get it outta the way, the stem wont budge.
     
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    I tried to take the fork off a few months ago when I got the frame did not work.
    never thought I would use the fork on this build tell I cut the frame up :roll:
    I will try to punch out the wedge bolt. and put the fork in the vise with some wood blocks to protect it
    see if I can find a big breaker bar

    Thanks guys updates to come
     
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    Just got home from Garys (XC204) help me weld the seatpost THANKS GARY! :lol: :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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    Right on! :mrgreen:
     
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    Well done :!:
     
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    Some very cool ideas - it'll be interesting to see how it comes out. Best of luck!
     
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    Skippy good news and bad. Good news fork came outa head tube ok. Bad news steerer tube rusted out and ice bulged. I could cut off tube and replace top section.
     
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    Ice bulged? will 10 days of antibiotics clear that up? :wink:
    Gary, Thanks for getting the fork out of head tube I think I have some other forks to use. dont worry about fixing
    that one Thanks skip
    mock up pics coming tomorrow
     
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    :lol: :lol:
     
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    Okay busy weekend with the family
    need to take a week off work :mrgreen: to work on my bike :roll:
    Big thank you to XC204. This would be JB welded If not for him :D :D :D
    Still have to find a fork. The black Schwinn one in pics is also bent :shock: plus not the look I am going for but does look better
    then the triple trees.
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    got the tanks just how I want them need to bolt them on.
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    I have some ideas on how to bolt seat on.
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    I do fit on the thing and can reach the bars :wink:
    more soon
    Thanks Skip
     
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    Oh man is looking good! I've been building an old fashioned wooden floor grate so not much bike time, well just a little for my daughters Schwinn You could truss that fork with a weld on truss.
     
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    Dude! That thing looks CRAZY to pedal!! :shock:
     
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    I think it may take a learning curve :shock: ...... but once I figure it out I think (hope :roll: ) it will be good
    at least no one can steal it :wink:.......I can also move the seat forward if I need to.
     
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    Lets see some action...are you just sitten around on your curvey seat post?
     
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    wow!
     
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    THANKS!
    never thought of that!...think i might tip over :D :shock: :wink:
    Thanks for all the positive comments! more updates to come :mrgreen:
     
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    Ok I have been sleeping/dragging my feet for 6 weeks :shock:
    Going to be out of town for a few days, but then I will be burning the midnight oil to get this done!

    Thanks to TheFlyingDingo I have forks!
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    Just got this today from Ebay
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    Hope its big enough :wink:
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    Got this A week ago
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    Don't call me out yet!
     
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    Oh I like those parts. I'm not sure but that looks like the speedo that was in my 1954 chevy . Glad to see you back!
     
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    Right on! :mrgreen:
     

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