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Diamond Frame Flying Merkel DONE!

Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by Strings_and_steam, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Re: Diamond Frame Flying Merkel 4/22 Almost there & a centerfold

    the seat is prefect! 8)
     
  2. Strings_and_steam

    Strings_and_steam

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    Re: Diamond Frame Flying Merkel 4/22 Almost there & a centerfold

    Im workin on it, photobucket is giving me problems trying to get the pics hosted but I'll get them on here as soon as I can.

    I realized that when I was looking at the pic again too, so much so that I checked the alignment out to be sure. It is centered and rolls true, but my rear fender is kind of crooked. When I bobbed it, I had to remove the rear support braces which helped keep it center. Consequently, it can shift side to side ever so slightly, and when looking at it from behind it's pretty obvious if its out of line. So the wheel is dead straight within the frame, but the fender is crooked in the pic :oops:
     
  3. Strings_and_steam

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  4. pie

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    Awesome! BravoBravo!!

    Love the design, paint and clean lines.

    OK...can I make one too? :mrgreen:
     
  5. Strings_and_steam

    Strings_and_steam

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    Thanks Pie! Haha you're more than welcome to make one, go for it! I've by no means got any sort of rights to this style, and am not the first person to try this. In hindsight I almost wish I had waited for the buildoff, but my summer's probably going to be crazy and I don't know if I'd even have the time to do it. If I do have the time, Ive got a few more ideas for diamond frame boardtrack tributes... :wink: :D I'm excited to see so many diamond frames in the build off this year already!
     
  6. Dogbreath

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  7. stocksucks

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    Awsome.
    you've got lots of tallent.
    Any future projects?
     
  8. hyperJDM

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    Im digging that orange with white tires and matching rims. very cool.
     
  9. Dogbreath

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  10. Strings_and_steam

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    Dogbreath, what a beauty! I'm loving what you've done there, and the drum brakes are phenominal! I would have loved to have the budget to run that set up on the Merkel. The orange brake pads I have are working quite well however, no scuffing on the rims just some slight wear down to grey primer streaks so far.

    Thank you sir! Future projects? Wellllllllllllllllllllllllll... I don't think they will be any time too soon, but I'd like to make a small 'fleet' of diamond-frame boardtracker replicas, especially based on a Excelsior, Indian, Cyclone, and Maybe a Yale or something similar. My inspirations (none of these/these pics are mine, by the way):
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    I'm also in the RRBO6 with my 'Hotrod Hobbyhorse', although the build has been stalled for the past month due to re-location and lack of workspace. Hoping to be 'rolling' on that again soon!
     
  11. stocksucks

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    OK man. Get to it!
    I love that excelsior project. Do you know the whole story? It's awsome. I think it's on flashback fabrications ldt.com
    Keep it up
     

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