ENGINE No.9 (completely complete!)

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  1. fenderhole

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    Whoo Hoo! RRBBO5 begins! My entry this year is this Greenline frame i've had floating around the shed for a couple of years now. I've got some great ideas for it that i hope everyone will like.

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    Re: Barbacued Iguana

    Okay, so the first thing to do was figure out the front suspension. The springer parts are from a Schwinn style 20" fork and I used another fork from a 70's Huffy girls bike because it had the longer head tube i needed. It seems to work very well, kind of like a reverse beehive. You can expect the rear to have a similar set up as well.

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    all ive got to say is i would buy a fork like that !!! are the truss rods beefy enough with that set up for big bumps ??

    killer start man, i like it :)
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    i agree, i have some truss rods like that and they bend really easily
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    when the spring action works it pulls on the truss rods, it doesn't push them up like a beehive does. i can't see how they might bend as long as it's pulling on them. i bounced the front end with all my weight and it seems to work great. i'm sorry the pictures are fuzzy, it makes it a little hard to see exactly how it works.
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    Re: BARBACUED IGUANA

    i can see what your saying, "pull" wont bend the rods but "push" might, and it doesnt look like there would be any "push" involved in that setup. its like a columbia fork in a way. love how how you came up with using what you had around, i dont think my brain cells could have pulled it off successfully :!:
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    Re: BARBACUED IGUANA

    deorman wins! first person to match the name of the bike with the song it came from :lol:
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    Re: BARBACUED IGUANA

    i worked on the rear springer set up today and thought i'd post some pics to show how it's gonna work. i made both pivot plates out of a heavy duty hinge pictured below. i still need to finish them but so far it's working out great.

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    and here what it looks like at the end of day 3...
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    Re: BARBACUED IGUANA

    Great start....I wouldn't mount that seat too low......get yourself a nice boy howdy on the rear :shock:
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    Re: BARBACUED IGUANA

    slick! very slick! :D
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    Re: BARBACUED IGUANA

    ... best fork setup I've seen in ages. that would work well with a lot of rake/offset too, definitely one I'll keep in mind for the future.
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    Re: BARBACUED IGUANA

    glad you like it. :D when the idea first popped in my head i couldn't believe i hadn't thought of it before. it seems like a really good way to turn most plain cruiser forks into springers. i'm sure someone somewhere thought of it first but i've not seen anybody do it like this before.
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    Re: BARBACUED IGUANA

    Super sweet reworking of the springer forks, front and back... beautiful so far.
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    Re: BARBACUED IGUANA

    Awesome! I donĀ“t stand a chance in this build off now... :cry: :roll: :wink: :D
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    Re: BARBACUED IGUANA

    Hey thanks man. :D This build is becoming increasingly difficult since i don't have a welder... or any power tools at all except for my drill, just wrenches, sockets, hacksaws and files. But, somehow i seem to keep finding a way around that.
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    Re: BARBACUED IGUANA

    posting today's progress. the rear springer is now 95% complete and working good. they way these frames put the seat so far back from the pedals always bothered me so i made a seat post out of a worn out set of handlebars i had (i knew i was saving them all this time for some reason :lol:). i used one of the bends so i could have sort of a lucky 7 post to place the seat forward. i'm sure it will be much more comfortable to ride this way but i'm not entirely sure i like the way it looks, although it's starting to grow on me the more i look at it.

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    Re: BARBACUED IGUANA

    daring setup well done
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    Re: BARBACUED IGUANA

    thanks man. so far it looks like its going to be a really good competition this year.

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