HARD LUCK (7/30 done final update)

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  1. karfer67

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    Well i am in this year with a what i was told is a pre war Colson frame. i have been gathering parts for this one for a long time and have it mapped out in my head. i spent the day just tossing parts at it to see what will stick.

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    and yes i know that is a front wheel in the back i was just checking for clearance which i had more than i thought i would. although some light clearance work may be needed once the tire is in.
     
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    Dig that purdy sprocket....
     
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    +1

    good luck (as if you need it :wink: )
    and have fun building!
     
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    Wonder if there is going to be any striping ????? (hope I spelled that right) :lol: :lol: seriously I know you will do the west coast proud!!!!
     
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    Sit back, relax, and let the man do his thing. I will put money down that this will be my favorite build this year. Karfer and I have the same taste in bikes and I can guarantee this will be good :wink:
     
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    yes sir there will be lots of it

    today sucked was just one of those deals where everything i threw at it either did not look right or was not going to work easily. that and my friend brought his wife's Chrysler 300 over for me to pinstripe so that took a good chunk of the day. sitting and looking at it i decided to get started on the fork as it is going to eat up some time because yes it is a kustom deal. no pics sorry batteries died but nothing to so yet either i went hunting for headset cups and found that they are of the schwinn 1" size which i had no spares so i will have to take my lil stingray apart for them. OH and the sprocket i bought at a swap meet last year for....get this $10 and yea it was triple chromed when i got it. :mrgreen:
     
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    $10for that sprocket....thats the stuff dreams are made of :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
     
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    the sprocket looks like a Ninja star. What is the AA piece? what was it originally on? it looks cool
     
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    I think he got that as a award at one of his AA meetings :lol: but seriously Adam i know you'll do this frame justice, i'l'l keep an eye on the transformation for sure ! 8)
     
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    well sadly route 66 had to give up a headset cup for the cause but i intend on redoing that bike at some point. you will notice the fork is setup inverted more to come on that one. oh and the 26 inch white walls are just mock up to try and nail down the ride height which will be low this one will live up to the pedal grinder name for sure. oh and i just got done at midnight hehe

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    played around a bunch with where i wanted the front end to sit and i think i want this one in the weeds even more so than the hooligan was. once you see the rest of the fork once built it will make more sense.
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    and time to turn it up a notch
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    ^ This I find intriguing...

    This bike looks sooo right already. I like that white...
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    I am to crazy about this build! Keep the updates flowing.
     
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    spent about 2 hrs this morning looking at it trying to get into that zen mode where everything you toss at the bike works. did not get there so not much got done however after some measuring the double rims wont work not without some serious frame mods once the tire is on. so looks like 26 inch wheels it will have to be. i promise some pics real soon you guys are making me look bad with all the updates.
     
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    Slow and steady win the race. Atleast that's what I've heard.
     
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    Re: HARD LUCK (update 5/4)

    Well I am glad you are in RRBO6! missed you last time

    Can't wait to see what happens with the fork!

    The front wheel is a full foot out there :shock: :mrgreen:
     
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    WHATS UP PREZ. YOU DON'T WANT THAT AA THING IT'S GOT NO 67 ON IT .
     
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    yes sir it is. i doubt it will end up quite that far out there but i want the front end low so if thats what it takes to clear the tire ohhhh too bad. and Greg dont worry i have something to fix the lack of 67 i just have not shown that card just yet. as you know i have other bikes i am doing while doing this one too.
     
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    thanks bro got some stuff done yesterday and even today woo hoo. worked on that AA emblem got it wraped up mostly and started mounting the ummm handlebars. however batteries died in the camera so pics will come later. come on you guys know how i roll sneaky like. i dont even bother with the soft focus pics :lol:
     
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    Re: HARD LUCK (update 5/4)

    got a few things done with the bike. first was i wanted to get the handlebars on the bike. well if you can call them that i guess. you will note i set the fork back up for a regular setup this was because i had no room to do what i wanted. i did have to enlarge the hole on the wheel (man i hope these are not rare) to make it fit.

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    next up well being bored and a few beers does weird things to a builder. set the drill press shallow and had at it on the top crown
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    now again to turn it up. some of you will notice i have been using some parts i had on a/a altered. this leaf spring was given to me by a friend and is off a 29 ford. i have always wanted to do a leaf fork and here we go. but because of how low i want the front wheel i have to rethink a few things
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    had to go high with the spring because otherwise the front would have been too soon. thanks for looking
     
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    Man...
    You always manage to surprise us withe you builds.... :shock:
    Don't know how well it will handle but it sure does look pretty cool. 8)
     

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