"Der Rohrspatz" LAST PICS... FINISHED BUILD

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  1. Tibor

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    above is the design for my wifes first Beachcruiser...so i bought her an porucho frame and started the build...while building her bike i had so many ideas i wanted to try so i ordered my own porucho frame...
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    its almost finished...still waiting for the wheels to be finished ( a good friend is a really good wheelbuilder!!!!)

    while waiting for the bike i made a lot of designs...even a "son of wolfgang"
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    the day my frame arrived i had to go to the basement to build it up for a test ride...
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    but the fork wich is extremly cool in my "wolfgang" looked terrible in this frame (in my eyes)...
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    i didn't like it in this frame... so i went back to the basement...
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    ..so an old "springer-fork" went into the porucho as well as a moon-bar... and i came to a point where i started to like this project...
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    but after a short time i went back to my more "boardtrackerish" style with a lower handlebar...
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    ... so the bike got its first color... the lamp and the longer bars were only mounted for one cruise in Leipzig... i chose the colour because a friend needed 6 Month to paint his bike :p ...
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    ..i had the idea of building a "Karmann Ghia Tribute" Bike... so i painted it white and put some nice decals on... more "old-school"
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    ...i even had the chance to get my hands on an old "sachs Speed Shifter"... which i mounted in the lower top-tube...
    ...i even experimented with "speed-disks"... (not a good idea!)
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    ...after that i put on another bar...and i used the bike as a carrier for one of the lamps i build for another tretharley-board-member... some white walls looked quite nice on it...allthough because of the tiresize the bike came realy uncomfortably near the ground...
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    ...the lamp-project was sold and an "old-style" lamp was mounted...
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    ...for some time i was looking for a more "meanier" look... so i found my old "downhill-bar" and some Flame 3.00" tires fited perfectly...not good for my back... but for the looks... and the bike was really fast...
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    ...the riding position wasn't good for my back so i thought of reusing the old Ape from the Electra-bike which became "Wolfgang"...
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    ...now the bike was big and tall in all dimensions...
    ...i thought again...of a more "badboy"-look...
    ..so i waited a month for my new tires (Leopard Duros/Point Bigfoot 3.00)...by the time the colour had changed from a "vintage"-white to a typical "hot-rod" colour theme...
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    the project came to a dead point... i had a lot of ideas...but nothing really satisfying...
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    ...slowly some ideas came to my mind to give the porucho a more unique look... starting with the seat-mounting...
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    ... after a few weeks... i had the chance to buy me an 3G Imperial Springer Fork... and so the project got some fresh air...
    ... i always didn't like the angle of the steering tube... so i planned i new and much flatter... and was looking for a really big lamp (found that the suzuki 500s and 250s have the perfect lights for me)

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    ...so now i start building my favourite frame around my favourite fork :)
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    ...the unmodified frame... the bike looks more "chopperish"...
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    ... and how it will look like in a few days (today i marked and meassured all the cuts and tubes, and started cutting them)
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    on thursday i have a "date" with wolfgang for welding and using his steelshop :)...

    wish me luck everything will come together good....!!!!

    have a good night....yours Tibor
     
  2. zathondo

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    Re: another Porucho...now a long term project...

    Love the black forks,who makes them and what are their name?
     
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    Re: another Porucho...now a long term project...

    do you mean the black fork with the golden pinstripe?... thats an old motorcycle fork from german Z├╝ndapp Super Combinette...but it has to be heavily modified to fit a bicycle (1" steer tube mounted and welded from an older chinese Springer Fork)...

    ...they pretty often here in germany... maybe harder in the states... if your interessted in one i could try to find one for you (shipping shouldn't be a problem its not that heavy)
     
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    ...yesterday evening i went down in the bicycle-crypt... and did sam sawing... 8)

    the upper part of the seatstay is gone... and i cutted some tubes for my new seatstay... i think i will change the supportbar today when i go welding... i still have to cut the steeringtube... but there are only 2 cuts to be made... we will see how it will turn out...

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    Re: another Porucho...now a long term project...

    I love the look of the all white framed bike,.......and those big knobby tires look awesome too.

    All those bikes look great though,...I can't wait to see what you come up with next.
     
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    today some time went into welding, and i have to admit, i love the father of my wife... he is a great metal-worker...
    maybe tomorrow i will build a rolling-chassis...

    have a good night!
     
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    we have a rolling chassis... still some minor problems... but nothing that i can't handle....
     
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    Re: another Porucho...now a long term project...

    Those bikes are insanely cool. Who makes the Porucho frame and where can I get one?
     
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    Re: another Porucho...now a long term project...

    Leopard Duros/Point Bigfoot 3.00- where can i get them in america, what size are they and how much did they cost in $?
     
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    What incredible bikes man, Ill be keeping my eye on this with out a doubt. Good luck.
     
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    ...der Olli versuchte den Rohrspatz zu fahren... :) (das wahr wohl nix) der Junge ist ca. 1,74m...

    today i installed the shifter an a bar i foud in the basement, its 21,8mm so it fits the fork... i had only 30 minutes...befor band rehersal...
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    our singer tries to drive it...looked funny... he is 172cm "tall"

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    thats our drummer he could handle it much better...but he drives fixies normaly...so i think he can drive everything...
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    and that me... iam 190-192cm tall (depends on how i was sleeping)... iam only 95kg... but the shirts doesnt fit properly so i look more like 120-140kg :)
     
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    Re: another Porucho...now a long term project...

    ...still not finished... but finished enough for the last cruises of the year... the bike is still waiting for its new wheels (24x4" in the back and 24x3" in the front with 24x4 1/4 tires)... but i got my dragbar, my smaller cranks (5") and a new temporarly paintjob (flat black... is the easiest in my basement)...

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    Re: Porucho "Der Rohrspatz" ...almost finished 08/29/11

    super ....... nice :shock:
     
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    Re: Porucho "Der Rohrspatz" ...almost finished 08/29/11

    Great bike!! What software did you use for your plans? That looked awesome like 3D drawings! Peace
     
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    Re: Porucho "Der Rohrspatz" ...almost finished 08/29/11

    Awesome frame, i've never seen one of those, those fat tires are Rad !!!
     
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    Re: Porucho "Der Rohrspatz" ...almost finished 08/29/11

    i build the frame and all parts in 3d in Autocad and use Cinema4D for the renderings...
     
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    Re: Porucho "Der Rohrspatz" ...almost finished 08/29/11

    Great work! I love seeing the evolution of this bike along with the renderings. All of the versions are cool, but I think it's the best right now.
     
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    Re: Porucho "Der Rohrspatz" ...almost finished 08/29/11

    ....sold the bike... :(
     
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    Re: Porucho "Der Rohrspatz" ...almost finished 08/29/11

    great... love it 8)
     

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