ENGINE No.9 (completely complete!)

Discussion in 'RRB BUILD OFF #5' started by fenderhole, May 1, 2010.

  1. MAD MR

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    This two springers ideas in a same time :shock: :shock: Amazing.
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    Looks good.... Great creativity... i give it two thumbs up... 8)
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    Looking really good. I really need something long like that with my monkey arms...
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    Great job with the springers , those rear rockers are very clever .
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    thanks for all the compliments! :D i really appreciate so many members taking notice.
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    Those springers ideas are over the top. Lots of thinking outside the box. :idea:

    Becareful on that seat post as those handlebars usually are not the same thickness as a seatpost.
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    More progress pics... So if i have a bell on my bike i almost always mount it on the seat tube, this bike is no exception but with the handlebars so far forward it's going to make reaching it difficult if not down right dangerous. I decided to solve this problem by attaching the bell to a brake cable and lever. It works great! Now a quick pull on the brake, or should i say "bell lever" should keep all those pedestrians in check. :lol: :p

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    oh yeah, almost forgot. i ditched the curved handlebar seat post idea and just went a regular straight post instead.

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    one thing i noticed about these long bikes is that it's a real pain to pedal them up hills. maybe it's because of the position you ride them or possibly their gearing isn't ideal. i want to be able to ride it up hills without having to stand up to pedal so i finally made a decision and picked out this crank sprocket. it should DEFINITELY lower the gear ratio enough so that most any incline will not be problem.

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    okay....now i like the schwinn style springers
    great idea :!:
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    yeah, i felt the same way about those springers but it's what i had laying around so i decided to use it. i'm glad i did otherwise i might have never even thought about the different ways they can be used. now i find i have a renewed interest in them as well.
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    there has been many times after just pedaling up to the top of a steep hill in the middle of summer that i wish i had something to drink. however, i've never been a big fan of water bottles, they're big, bulky and not very attractive in my opinion. i needed something better, something i wouldn't mind having on my bike so i went with a flask. i just re-bent a aluminum bottle holder i had to match the shape then mounted it in the most convenient place i could and there you have it, problem solved.

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    i'll be using this cool little 1950's(i think) flashlight to make my headlight and taillight. the base holds 4 D size batteries so it looks like i'll be using everything except the handle.

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    nice eppi...
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    Re: BARBACUED IGUANA 5/9 update - lots o' pics!

    busy day today, let's get to it...

    flashlight idea worked out well. installed a visor off an old bullet light too!
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    taillight's lookin good.
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    best place i could find for the battery box... for the moment.
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    been saving this little chainguard forever, i FINALLY get to use it.
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    started working on the wrap around fenders. i only got the rear done today but the front will look very much the same.
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    at the end of the day 5/9.....
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    well, that's it for now. hope everybody likes it so far. more to come soon! :D
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    Re: BARBACUED IGUANA 5/10 update- hub caps!

    i think the ugliest part of any bike is the axle nuts so i wanted some hub caps to cover them up. but in an effort to do things as cheaply as possible i decided to make my own. i went to the hardware store and picked up the items shown below for about $8.00. i then used the quick set epoxy to secure the nut to the backside. after it dried it was just a matter of screwing them on. ugly axle nuts are now hidden!

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    hmmmm, maybe i've already revealed too much.........
  17. fenderhole

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    Re: BARBACUED IGUANA 5/11 last update!

    fenders are done. diamond plate tank inserts are almost done as well. this will probably be one of the last updates i post until june or so. i still have a few more tricks up my sleeve and i don't want to tip my whole hand, but... anybody that followed my build build from last year might have a clue. :shock:

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    Re: BARBACUED IGUANA 5/11 last update!

    oooooooooooooo....drop it or throw flames?????????????????????????????
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    Re: BARBACUED IGUANA 5/11 last update!

    That light is just perfect fits the mood of that bike just excelent.
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    Re: BARBACUED IGUANA 5/11 last update!

    Man that is cool!

    How are you going to connect the coaster strap?

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