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Gold Digger Update: Finished 8/18

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 3 BIKES' started by MikeS, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. MikeS

    MikeS

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    I've been wanting to build a bike that matches the style of my 60's drag truck for a while. The plan is 60's drag bike/showcar style.....Lots of chrome,a rear slick and gold flake paint..... I'm starting out with this unknown cantilever middleweight frame.....
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  2. sensor

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    well if its anything like your truck im gonna love it :mrgreen:
     
  3. ricksterr1221

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    Re: Gold Digger

    ... I wanna see the truck, Is there pics on the site? Im off searching haha
     
  4. sensor

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    Re: Gold Digger

    theyre in the dia de los hooligans post
     
  5. Gold Street Customs

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    Hey Mike cant wait, my curiosity is peaked I'm sure it will be way cool 8) 8)
     
  6. MikeS

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    Re: Gold Digger

    Alright so I finally got something done after waiting forever for some key parts. I decided I did not like the first frame I picked. It just didn't flow so I turned into a beach bike. Anyway I decided to use this crusty Murray Strato Flite I have....
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    Check out the cool sticker someone slapped on the headtube.....I'm thinking about changing the name of the bike to the "Gold Grenade" :lol:
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    I built the wheels today so I figured I'd do some test fitting.....Here it is in semi mock up mode....
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    Hopefully I'll be able to get the minor frame mods done and have it ready for paint this week.....More later
     
  7. TheFlyingDingo

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    I say change the name, its pretty cool...love the sticker.
     
  8. Gold Street Customs

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    That is a sweet frame,and where did you get those bars? I dont know if your going but there is a swap meet in Santa Rosa on the 20th at the Veterans hall ,I will be there to sell maybe I'll see ya.
     
  9. JoeyMac

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    Re: Gold Digger

    nice, another SpaceLiner in the build-off! :D
     
  10. MikeS

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    Alright so I finally got my headset issues worked out and finished some fabrication
    Here it is outside and mocked up......
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    Drilled the dropouts.........
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    Frenched Seat Post.......
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    Lightened the seat frame.....

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    Just a couple of more things to work out .........then paint.
     
  11. sensor

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    Re: Gold Digger Update 7/21

    i like the frenched seat post(now im not the only one with a permenate(sp?)ride height bike)
    shifter looks great like that :mrgreen:
     
  12. Markm

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    Re: Gold Digger Update 7/21

    cool! :mrgreen:
     
  13. MikeS

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    Re: Gold Digger Update 8/12

    Update: Fresh paint.....final assembly this week :)
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    MMMMMMMM Gold.....
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  14. chimichanga

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    Re: Gold Digger Update 8/12

    Sweet color! reminds me of hok pagan gold. :D
     
  15. JoeyMac

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    Re: Gold Digger Update 8/12

    Real nice color on that frame... Now it kinda resembles the gold version of the Spyder:
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  16. sensor

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    looking great!
     
  17. karfer67

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    Re: Gold Digger Update 8/12

    very nice work there. i like the seat rails that is a neat touch. and no sensor your wrong my bike too has a welded in post so that makes three.
     
  18. sensor

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    yeah but that post was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay before i ever saw yours(in person) and my eyes arent very good :wink:
     
  19. ricksterr1221

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    Re: Gold Digger Update 8/12

    ANOTHER KICK BUTT BIKE! JEEZE IDK HOW IM GONNA BE ABLE TO VOTE!!!
     
  20. karfer67

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    Re: Gold Digger Update 8/12

    saw this bike in person yesterday and wow it is really something. i am worried lol mike you did real good on this one the color is stunning and the suttle mods keep you looking for other little details. very well done and i cant wait to see her done and i better get to take her for a spin!!
     

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