Jacked Up Pilot, few new pics

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  1. MplsCoaster

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    I’m in now too!
    Was going to wait for a purchase to arrive and inspect before I started posting but couldn’t stand it anymore

    I’ve gotta say that I had a great time in RRBBoff#6.
    Found a lot of support and help, so thanks everybody!
    It’s an honor to be in with such a talented group of people.

    Built a Spaceliner for RBBBoff#6. Put about 300+ miles since last summer.
    It’s the most fun bike I’ve ever rode and continue to enjoy it
    [​IMG]

    Learned some things from last year:
    Don’t get too crazy with ideas that can’t be self made
    Use a classy frame to start
    Keep it fresh with new twists on old themes
    Wheels make a big difference!
    Make something I like and not worry about the contest
    Shiny bikes turn heads (expect feedback on this one)
    I like designing and riding more than building :lol:

    So the plan is to build this CWC Pilot frame I bought last Friday
    Have to wait for another week or so to get it, Arghhh!
    Not sure what it’s going to look like when it shows up but got my Typhoon for backup
    [​IMG]

    The things I want to add to this bike that the Spaceliner didn’t have:
    Better stance, more styling accessories, and more color
    Got to figure out how I can ride a bike with “stance” :lol:

    The general direction is Bare Metal (kinda) and Slicks (Big and Littles)
    Not sure of the details yet (especially without the frame here)
    My biggest learning curve is to build my own wheels

    Still ordering parts so not much to show just yet
    Got a huge bar to reach due to the amazing CWCs that are already out there
    (Skipton’s Son’s 24” and Ratina’s 50s CWC to name just two), hope I can make something as cool
    Thanks for looking
    Steve
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    Another CWC!!

    Get your bike riding quickly, I loved your photo diary of all the places your build-off bike last year took you.

    Have fun again.
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    That Spaceliner is insane! Love it,cant wait to see the next build bro!
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    I love your bike from last year an dlook forward to seeing what you do this year.
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    Can't wait to see what you do with that frame :D Good luck :mrgreen:
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    I know what you do will be good , and hard to best , but i am like you ,doesn't matter if you win , its how you played the game ....let it rip !!!
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    Steve, Thanks for this insight! You single-handedly assisted me in making a fairly tough decision. Just thought you ought to know!

    BTW....LOVE the Spaceliner! Another BIG influence!
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    Thanks a lot guys :D, I thought I'd lead out with Liner then ease into the CWC :lol:
    Knew I'd have CWC competition but can't remember who else right now
    Youthgeye, I'll be trying to think of some new scenes outside of South Mpls
    It's a great game, isn't it TM
    Hope I don't disappoint X Crusier and Doon
    Still figuring out what to do, lots of theories so far, Nick
    Glad I could help Brett :D :D I wrote it down so I wouldn't let myself stray :lol:

    So I can only think right now, decided to look at forks. I love a heavy negative caster fork
    Decided to put a whole bunch together to see which ones I liked
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    The 3 forks(mid bottom)24" Huffy Capri, 24" Schwinn Breeze, and 26" Schwinn Typhoon
    The Schwinn Breeze fork on the Typhoon looks almost right with a S5 24x1 3/8(upper left)

    My Royce Union next to it is one of my favorite nonspringers, love the way the top of the tire goes above the bottom of the head tube (factory setup with 26x1 3/8 tire),
    So many others got it right and many I did weren't quite there

    Hope it fits on the CWC and can make the truss rods work
    Thanks for looking
    Steve
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    Re: no name yet, fork study

    I have been waiting for your Build Off post to start.

    REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS BUILD!

    Let us know when the CWC arrives.

    Build It Ride IT! :D
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    What he said. Quit slackin' and Get ta Buildin'!! Peace
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    I'm watchin, takin notes, so I can steal some your ideas for nxt years build off! :lol: 8) :mrgreen:
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    Thanks Guys!
    Unfortunately I can only design it so far :roll:
    But I'll GTB as soon as I can :p
    Hope I can add something interesting to note :D

    So got some things coming in the mail, but not the bike yet, Arghh
    Needed to look at some things so using the Typhoon for now
    Cleaned up the 24" Schwinn Breeze fork and put some slicks on
    Think the fork rake looks pretty good with a 26 x 1.25 Specialized Fatboy
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    Been thinking about doing this curved bar (maybe sprung) for a seat
    Got my inspiration from a bike that Skipton pointed out at the Hand-made bike show
    Will add a link in a bit (the one with Skipton's fenders)
    Want to use something else that matches the curves of the CWC
    We'll see how ambitious I get... (kinda like the uncovered tire better)
    [​IMG]

    So I mentioned Bare Metal (kinda),
    Had this other idea that I've thought of since I got the Typhoon stripped
    My buddy kinda chemically burned the frame with the stripper and I like it
    So remembered having my Dad show me how to Gun Blue our shotguns
    Tried it out on another frame my buddy stripped (closer to bare metal)
    Bare metal
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    First coat
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    First coat sanded
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    Second coat
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    Kinda like the patina that it makes
    Can sand it off and put more on or sand more off, relatively easily
    Might try some heat on it yet to see if I can bring out the "blue"
    Not sure how clearcoat would effect it but thinking bluing is a protective process anyway

    What do you think?
    Thanks for looking
    Steve
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    Re: no name yet, mock up pics

    i like that banana seat look , builds loooking good , you need some help with a name for that bike ?? lol :lol:
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    One word: Awesome! Seems like we have a lot in common. We like the same frames, my build is bare metal also. Last year we used the same frames, with totally different outcome. So, I guess we have good taste huh??? :lol: Lookin great so far & I'm stealing ideas for my upcoming CWC build. Got to get my RRBO7 build done first before tackling the CWC though!
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    Re: no name yet, mock up pics

    I look forward to following your level of craftsmanship again this year, the amount of thought and detail that you apply is amazing
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    Re: no name yet, mock up pics

    those ol cwc frames have such great lines. 8) cant wait to see what you come up with.
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    the gun metal bluing reminds me of the wartime "blackout" hubs, never thought about it used on a bike before !!! Nice :)
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    That bluing looks great! I used to 'blue' guns with my dad 'back in the day'. You just gave me an awesome idea for my future tribute bike.

    Cheers,
    Dr. T
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    How about calling it "revolver" or the "colt"?
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    the bluing is an idea i was thinking of doing this year! looks like you beat me to it!
    the darker the better then hit with a polish.... you guys always surprise me!

    How bout ".the DeAd-R!NgEr."

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