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Hot Rod 'Liner, a couple more ride pics

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  1. MplsCoaster

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    Re: Hot Rod 'Liner

    Hey Pick,

    Thanks Pick! You shouldn't be jealous except that I didn't have wait to paint it :lol:
    Your green will look great!

    Not quite 100F like you guys. Only Mid 90s but dew point of almost 80. Sticky!
    Yeah, just a bit of work this morning then a/c, ick.
    I might take a ride to the beach yet though.

    Hey Cycle Truck,

    Thanks, Man. Yeah, I wish I could do the big SALSA cruise with you guys and the 'Liner.
    I was glad just to hang out with you guys a few weeks back though.
    Still hot down there I think too.
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    Re: Hot Rod 'Liner

    Diggin this bike! Go spaceliners! 8) :mrgreen:
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    Re: Hot Rod 'Liner Final version

    Hey DesignIt,

    Sorry I missed your post earlier.

    Thanks for compliments and story. I'm glad you like Mpls.

    Hey Pick,

    Thanks Man. Again, sorry to here about your Friend.


    Well I finally got all my parts together last night.
    This is the final version (not too different than before).
    Now have the 45mm back in back with the 52/13 gear combo.
    I had to make some more room for the 45 with the new gears so I "peened" the frame cross brace.
    It worked out pretty good because it just collapsed the tube in the section that need room.
    It's not pretty and it could probably use more but good to go for now.
    With more room, I was able to pump the 45 up to 80 psi.
    Hope it rolls easier.

    Shined up the used aluminum bits (stem and chain ring)
    Didn't have time to ride it last night so I'm going for a ride today.
    I'm really pretty much done and waiting to get good sun for pics to put it in the "done" column.
    In the mean time, here is one I snapped quick before my wife and me went to the Bicycle Film Festival last night.

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    Looking at the pic I think I have to adjust the seat :lol:

    So many things going on this weekend:
    Mpls Aquatennial
    More Bicycle Film Festival
    Art Car and Bike Parade around Lake Harriet
    Bearded Lady Motorcycle Freak Show
    and a friend's party

    Hopefully I get some time to get some good rides and pics in. :D

    Well this "competition" has been really fun.
    I finally interacted with many of the really talented people on this website.
    I appreciate the feedback and support.

    I entered this contest 4 days before I was getting married.
    I'd never done any interaction online before.
    I must have figured I didn't have enough stress going on :lol:
    I'm enjoying married life and my wonderful wife who has been really supportive through this build.
    Didn't really do a lot of the more stylin' things I wanted to, but I guess they'll come on subsequent builds.
    Thanks to everybody for visiting my posts. :D
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    Re: Hot Rod 'Liner, Passes Reliability test

    Well, I took the 'Liner out for ~20 trouble-free miles today.
    I feel it's ready now.
    Gearing is rather tall but it's fast when up to speed.

    It was hot, humid, and hazy today.
    The sun was in and out
    so I'll save the sunny shots for the "done" post.
    Here are some of the others:

    This bike lock-up stand on the Greenway looks kinda like a shadow.

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    Stopped by Penn and saw Beau.
    He got his motorized bike ridable yesterday so is headed down to Bearded Lady tomorrow
    viewtopic.php?f=54&t=32606

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    Got to the Lake Calhoun. It was packed. The water felt great!

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    No sun at Lake Harriet Bandshell but nice view

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    A rabbit started munching on the 'Liner :lol:

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    When I started taking this shot, the monster of Lake Hiawatha appeared :lol:
    (might have to click on image to see it)
    It didn't bother me much while I had another cool off in the lake.

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    Stopped at Angry Catfish (LBS) for some good iced coffee and their mural.
    You can kinda see the all lakes on the map.

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    It was a Good Day!
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    Re: Hot Rod 'Liner

    really like the tire combo. someone needs to bring back the spaceliner frame design and build these. great stance and cool to see you are not afraid to ride it!!
  6. Skipton

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    Re: Hot Rod 'Liner

    Yep big props for building a rider!!!! 8)

    Great pics .... bike is just darn COOL! :mrgreen: 8)
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    Re: Hot Rod 'Liner

    Hey Karfer,

    Thanks for the compliments. :D
    I hope the tire combo and stance are a bit unique.
    It Would be cool to see spaceliners come back.
    I love riding it! That's the icing on the cake!
    I enjoyed seeing the pics of you riding your RBBoff6 bike too 8)

    Hey Skipton,

    Thanks Man! I'm glad your liking the pics.
    It's been really nice this weekend for them.
    Can't wait to see some Lake MI shots of yours.

    I got out to Bearded Lady.
    Lots of really cool MCs and some bikes.
    I found Beau and got some shots of his Board Tracker 8) 8)
    I'll post his on his thread and post the others on "events" soon.

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    My knees had a stern talk with me after try to navigate through the crowd at BL.
    and the 20 miler Friday. :lol:
    I had to listen to them so I put a 16 tooth gear in the rear.
    The 52/16 is much better. Not as fast put I don't have to crawl from a stop.

    Took a nice ride to the river today so here's a couple more.

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    The sun was getting low so it was hard to find sunny spots

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    The one really great thing about going to 52/16, is that it's much easier to no handed again :D


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    Here is my goofy attempt to steal Socrates idea to put the "space" in spaceliner. :lol:


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    I'm saving some of the other sunny shots for "done" post
    It will be there soon...
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    Re: Hot Rod 'Liner

    very nice lines to this bike , love your color scheme , nice crank , great job of modernizing ,this bike ,good stuff :!:
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    Re: Hot Rod 'Liner

    To Infinity and Beyond!!!
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    Re: Hot Rod 'Liner

    +1 "ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT STEP FOR MANKIND!" :lol: :lol: :mrgreen: 8) Lookin good!
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    Re: Hot Rod 'Liner

    Hey Tin Machine,

    Thanks for the critique and compliments.
    Glad you like it updated.

    Hey Kingfish254,

    Good One man!

    Hey Pick,

    Glad you found it funny!
    Your both dating yourselves. :lol:

    This picture of Minnehaha Falls didn't work out as well as I wanted.
    It was really roaring!

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    Thanks for looking.
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    Re: Hot Rod 'Liner, Now in the finished section

    Hey Everybody,

    i switched it now to the "finished" section , if you hadn't already figured that out
    viewtopic.php?f=60&t=43403

    I finally learned yseterday how to "edit' my thread Subject :lol:

    Thanks for Looking
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    Re: Hot Rod 'Liner, Now in the finished section

    Great build, and an enjoyable read. I like the "track testing" and the ride photos. It's inspirational to see a custom bike actually getting used as transportation.

    There's going to be a "deep V" wheel set in my future...
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    Re: Re: Hot Rod 'Liner

    Love this picture! This build turned out extremely well, and i love the final product. Excellent work!!
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    Re: Hot Rod 'Liner, a few more pics

    Hey Designit,

    I'm sorry I haven't looked here for quite a while.

    Thanks for the compliments.
    I now know that you also ride your the heck out of your bikes too.
    Good to see it.
    Keep me posted on any new projects :D

    Hey Three Wire,

    I'm glad you got a kick out of the picture :lol:
    Thanks a bunch for the compliments

    I've missed discussing your Hawthorne "Viscount"
    How is it going? I had to buy one now too :lol:
    viewtopic.php?f=16&t=43740
    I'm using yours and my wife's as models



    I would like to really thank all the people that used a vote for the Hot Rod Liner :D
    I'm totally surprised, considering how hard it was to chose for my top three.
    There were many more talented people that worked much harder than me
    Maybe I made up for my building skills with my obsessive need to ride and photo
    Hopefully people enjoyed a taste of bike life in Mpls
    I think my biggest thrill was to share with everybody how fun a Mpls summer can be :D

    Here is a few more pictures that I haven't posted yet

    This is a fountain by Lake Harriet's Rose Garden
    I was trying to get it set up when I saw a bunch of kids come tearing through the garden
    I balanced it and it fell and they were getting closer and louder but I grabbed the shot

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    As they tore through, screaming and laughing,
    the mother of the B day girl said "Hi" with a bit of panic in her voice
    as she was trying to contain them (not likely)

    Here is another fountain across the garden that they all decided to jump in and go crazy :lol:
    The mother says "maybe I shouldn't let them do that..."
    I said "as long as no one drowns, it's all good"
    No getting this shot without people :lol:

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    Sorry if I don't get back here much
    Thanks for looking




    Thanks

    MplsCoaster
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    Somebody's enjoying there new bike :mrgreen:

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