KRAZY ORANGE DRAGSTER

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 2 - BUILD JOURNALS' started by Reallybigtim, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. Reallybigtim

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    Of course, this build is all about looking cool. But it will be ride-able (and pedal powered). I do a lot of R and D before I even put a mock-up together. I would not have progressed this far without knowing that it would be a ride-able bike. Using Schwinn 4.5" cranks will give 1/2" ground clearance at the pedals. And that's with the springer adjusted all the way down. The hardest part of this build will be figuring out how to get an OddJob Award for a shiny bike! Rats!!!
     
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    So am I. Should be interesting! Any volunteers?
     
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    Love this! That fork is cool.

    Group shot with Made in the Shade would be a nice contrast.

    I think we'd all like to see Reallybigtim on it...:D
     
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    Hey Chad. Just realized that you were a central Ohio guy also.

    I will ride it, but it will be awkward. I'm a pretty big guy. That's why I use ape hangers on almost everything I build. Now, my 11 year old son might do better on it.

    I will get a picture of it with Made in the Shade. I should get a picture with it beside this bike: psycho bike.jpg
     
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  5. Reallybigtim

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    Here you go, Chad T...............my two build-off bikes (so far) nose-to-nose. DSCN0814.JPG
     
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    Yeah grew up in Fostoria. Moved to C-bus about 20 yrs ago.

    Love that pic! Such a great contrast with the rusty crusty brown and the orange/white creamsicle.

    That thing has a wicked rake to it with the fork struts almost parallel to the top tube.

    Was checking out these bikes in your other thread. First time I had seen a lowrider bike without all the spokes and velvet. I loved the vid where they were riding around pedaling on them itty bitty cranks...:p

    Is the Mag gonna clear the ground? That's a big gear for 4 inch cranks. Should look sweet tho...:thumbsup:
     
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    The big "MAG" sprocket cleared the ground but didn't clear the frame. I was not aware that the 5-speed "MAG" sprocket would not fit a repro frame. I am currently working on finding a coaster MAG sprocket, but I just used a lucky 7 sprocket in the mean time.
     
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    Plenty of ground clearance! Also makes a great kickstand! DSCN0817.JPG DSCN0816.JPG
     
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    Make sure your foot is up when you lean into the curve.
     
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    How about a really ratty version? Made this one out of a '55 Spitfire. DSCN0823.JPG DSCN0826.JPG DSCN0829.JPG
     
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    Frame is shorter and has different angles. Much less ground clearance. This one's not a rider. But it looks cool!
     
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    That definitely has 'the look' RBT!
     
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    Yes, definitely need something like that...
     
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