Escaped Convict (Done)

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    Ok guys I'm in on this build. I hope I can finish it before the deadline due to work. Here's the bike. I don't know what it is or how old. Forks are bent. I've named it "Escaped Convict" . Not sure what direction it will take. Clunker, BMX, Boardtracker ?? Whatever happens it will be fun.
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    Nice frame...good luck on your build!
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    yes good luck!
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    cool Frame..

    great start.

    peace,
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    Great base to start with! Have fun!L8 EM
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    Well I took it apart and started mock ups. The inverted drop bars appeal to me for some reason... thinking about putting something really sharp sticking out of them like horns or prongs.... :shock:
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    Classic look...
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    By the way this frame still seems small to me. That's a 26" 10-spd fork on the front, and a 24 x 2 1/4 tire on the back. That 24 just fits! I might be able to squeeze 26's on but it would have to be a very narrow tire. I may revert to 20" wheels to keep the scale intact altough it sits pretty level with the 24 rear and 20 front with the 10-spd fork. Anyway I'm rambling.

    Aaron
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    That looks pretty sweet with that profile! Lets see you on it! :lol: J/K EM
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    ACD, I think some 24's for a clunker/bmx look.
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    yeah 24s all round or even supa far 20s i reckon...man im jelious of the cool frames u guys have access to...... im sulking now :(
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    oh and whats the nice bmx in the bg?
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    That BMX is a Jetter 24" Nobody knows much about it. I borrowed it's rear wheel for the mock up. I think I'm going a different direction.. I want to try a skinny 26 up front and a 20 or 24 in the rear and see how I like it as a bobber with drag bars.

    Aaron
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    I like the classic look.

    I'd stick with at least a 24" rear wheel....2 20'" wheels makes it look weird.
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    it was a 20 incher to start with wasnt it?
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    I don't think so. It had 20" wheels on it when I got it but not original and it would just be possible to get 26's on it I think. Some of the more experinced members have said it is an old 26" frame. I don't know. One of the wheels has a little tag that says 61 cliped to the spokes.. no idea what that's about.

    Aaron
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    i like your bobber idea....20 and 24 would work nice...or maybe 20 and euro 21 or whatever size that other weird 20ish inch wheel is
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    20 and 24 looks good man, go for it.
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    I agree. THought I'd already posted something to this effect but I don't see it. Must have forgot to hit "submit".
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    A few more configs...


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    Aaron, I think that whatever you do, you need to keep that straightbar level. It just doesn't look right angeled. The 20/24s look mighty enticing! I got a straightbar bike from Gotavan and it's a 24". Maybe that's what yours was? I'll try to get it out and take some pics for ya. It might help a little.

    Do you hate handlbar decisions as much as I do? I think that's the tuffest part of getting a bike to come together. I usually have the darn things scattered all over and then start thinking .... what if I cut that part off and weld it to that? I've had some scary mutant looking stuff over the years! I've got my eyeballs glued to a pair of motorcycle bars from the local cycle gizmo seller. Only $20.00 and there mine!

    Good luck and keep the pics coming!
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    Chainsaw I agree I can't get this bike level without a 20" front. That's not my favorite style but I'm commited to building this bike cheap with what's on hand plus paint and tires. So it's a case of the bike dictating it's own look. The name ''Escaped Convict" is because I want to do a bike in black and white. No chrome. The parts I have are rusty and crusty so they are getting painted. I need to find a Banana seat or make one with a tall sissy bar. As small as this bike is I could never pedal it otherwise.

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