Coca~Cola fat tire build "the carbonated cruiser"

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    I wanted my next build to have 24x3 fat tires so I found this balloner frame 8) I wasnt sure how i wanted to build it when my kids said they wanted a Coca~Cola bike and i thought why not :idea: so we dicided on red (of course) and we found some decals for the tank and a Coke bottle that will make a great head badge we dont want it to be over the top we are going to build a carier for the rear and have Coke license plates on a box for it I think we have decided to go no fenders and no chain guard right now we are test fitting some parts before powdercoat :D the rear tire does ever so slightly rub so im going to do a little frame spreading today [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Re: Coca~Cola fat tire build

    i can see the direction your heading with it,sweet.Just my kinda bike!
     
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    Since we decided no chain guard the chain and crank will be prominate so i found a black and red chain and this cool sprocket at my local bike shop 8) we decided to go black and red instead of red and white. The kids want to make a headlight out of a Coke can Im not sure how im going to do this yet or mount it[​IMG]
     
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    Coca~Cola fat tire build

    As a fanatic of both bikes and Coke products, I will be watching this closely! I've had a Coke themed bike in mind for a while, but haven't started it yet. I've been trying to decide how to incorporate real glass Coke bottles into the build.

    I'll be keeping an eye on this!
     
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    so i bolted a hub to the rear and put a coil spring compressor in reverse and spread the frame :mrgreen: now PLENTY of room :mrgreen: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Re: Coca~Cola fat tire build

    Awesome build! :p
     
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    Re: Coca~Cola fat tire build

    +1 Hope you get it done for the Park City Chill show! Can't wait to see it in person. 8) Tank is awesome by the way!
     
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    I'm a sucker for theme bikes. Anxious to see this one.
     
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    Re: Coca~Cola fat tire build

    refreshing. :)
    will be watching. :mrgreen:
     
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    Re: Coca~Cola fat tire build

    The fat tires and tank already look super sweet. Looking forward to more...
     
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    Re: Coca~Cola fat tire build

    I like th eframe spreader idea. MO FATTA MO BETTA!!!!!

    If you want something to go on with the Coke Can headlight, take a look at what I did with my Billy Beer can headlight from my RRB BO#6 entry BEER RUN. Maybe you could find an old steel Coke can on ebay? Just look at the finished product of BEER RUN, you can easily get carried away if you start going down the road or all that you can do with cans. :p

    "And lastly, I wrapped up the Billy Beer light. I needed to attached the glass lens to the reflector. I taped the two with scotch tape and then stretch a cross section of tube over the joint. I am pleased how clean it came out."
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    That's funny you posted that Kingfish because I was just looking at that in the build thread :lol: So far the kids are calling it the "refresher" we will see if that name sticks. I'm happy they are helping and having fun :D
     
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    Re: Coca~Cola fat tire build

    Need one of these for the rear rack.
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    I thought about that but the kids want to build one
     
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    THANKS! that is cool I bought one 8) even if I don't use it on the bike its still pretty cool I owe ya one Cody
     
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    No problem glad to help. I can see it now your kids are going to fighting over this build cause its going to be sweet!!
     
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    Re: Coca~Cola fat tire build

    How straight will the chain line be with the larger rear tire/hub.. Or is the hub roughly the same width.. I was looking at building a very similar ride with my goodyear frame, and the wheel I was looking at from cyclesus.com has a 110mm hub which seems to be a good fit inthe dropouts to me.. I know the frame may need to be spread a bit just like u have done it here.. Just wondering how the straight the chainline runs before I buy the wheel..
     
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    Frame is at the powdercoaters right now..the hub I bolted into the frame is the same as is on my rim I only spread the frame in the front so the chain should run the same line..how ever I did not put the chain on the bike yet I suppose it might rub the tire but I'm hopeing not
     
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    Re: Coca~Cola fat tire build

    Nice as always. I like your style on this one. Looking forward to watching it progress. At least your builds actually make progress unlike mine! :lol:

    I am collecting parts for a 24X3 build. I have a 3 speed hub and a couple of 24" rims that I need to lace up. Thinking maybe a suicide shifter? Probably gonna wait till the Bike Build Off. Still not sure on which frame, but I have an X53 springer for it.
     

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