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BOSS ROSS - another Ed Roth tribute

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 5 BIKES' started by gowjobs, May 1, 2010.

  1. Ratfink1962

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    Bob Ross?

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  2. gowjobs

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    I used to have hair like that. Now it's a bit more like Ed Harris.
     
  3. deorman

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    Look under the tree! It's a happy little bicycle. :lol:
     
  4. badmuller

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    :lol: :lol:
     
  5. gowjobs

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    Okay, modified an old BMX stem to use the double-clamp blocks. This allowed me to re-install the stock 21.1mm I.D. fork to drop the front end back down.
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    Skinny, skinny SKINNY!
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  6. ratina

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    Wow this is cool! What size tire is on the front? I love how skinny it is, makes the slick look even bigger!
     
  7. xddorox

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    I agree, it looks great!
     
  8. stretch

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    deifinitly make the big n littles look even big n littler! :D
     
  9. Galtbacken

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    Yepp, I too agree on the tires! Perfect combo! :D
     
  10. fenderhole

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    the double clamp stem looks really cool! :D how'd you modify it to work with the clamps?
     
  11. gowjobs

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    The front tire is a 20"x1" slick for a mini BMX bike running on an indoor track. (451mm rim like an S-7, but alloy).

    I clearanced the blocks from the double stem slightly with a Dremel to match the hole spacing to the BMX stem's "pillow" base. Then I bought new metric hex-head screws for a more vintage look than the allen bolts.
     
  12. gowjobs

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    BOSS ROSS is up and rideable, though the 3 speed seems locked in high gear. Plans are to cruise it at the Choppercabras' Spring Thing on Sunday.

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    Narrowed those bars bay almost 5" - should be able to slip through between stopped traffic with no problems now.

    EDIT: No, all the custom stuff is yet to come. I just decided to check it out mechanically before I start on all the cool stuff.
     
  13. xddorox

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    Smart move. This is one of the best looking muscle bikes I have ever seen.
     
  14. gowjobs

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    Saw this old Girl Scout canteen I was saving to use for a minibike project that never materialized... not sure how I feel about it yet.
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  15. gowjobs

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    I think I'm happier with this placement:
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    I'll see if I can incorporate a bracket to secure it more positively when I fab up my drilled aluminum rear fender.
     
  16. weekend-fun

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    I serioulsy have a new favorite :D
    I love it. You captures the image of a dragstar into it. The tires are the perfect couple, and the way it's angled, I just love it.
    I'm planning on going to the spring thing too, when is it?

    Sam

    (p.s. I have a 3 spd shifter w/derailuer off my Murray F5 Eliminator. I think it's 3 spd. If your interested in it I'll sell it to you for real cheap....*wink wink*)
     
  17. onelesspedestrian

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    The cool stuff?!? I'd say the "cool stuff" has been going on for a while now. One of my favourites.
     
  18. gowjobs

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    Spring Thing is at noon on Sunday, but people start showing up well before that. Expect the first events to start right at noon. All the details at http://atomiccycles.com. Is it a twist shift or a stick shift? I'm still considering the dual driveline setup, but I don't know if I have enough width in the rear of the frame to implement it properly.
     
  19. weekend-fun

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    Stick shift & I'll probaly miss the spring thing :(
     
  20. fenderhole

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    X 2 ! :shock: :D 8)
     

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