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Discussion in 'CLASS 2 - WINTER BUILD JOURNALS 2019' started by GuitarlCarl, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. MattiThundrrr

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    I'm thinking that you meant these:
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    However, I'm curious about these:
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    And these Walds:
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    Have I been sleeping? How much have I missed?
     
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  2. GuitarlCarl

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    My first buildoff here was a Muscle Bike BO @CRASH sold me these bars. Had to be October 2013 and I've tried to be in every BO since! (1 DNF I think)
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    That's some old vintage wrap there bro.
    I traded them off a month or two back to @Pookie42
    for the nice leather saddle bag I put on the Grease Slapper.
    I never really bonded with them.
    I believe these were the smaller Wald ones.
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    HeadBanger turned out ok...
    and I still have it even tho it looks different.
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    Chicago Bears Tribute bike...

    Carl.
     
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  3. MattiThundrrr

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    I liked everypart of that post. Except for da bears. Go Packers!
    Gonna be a good season in NFC North
     
  4. GuitarlCarl

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    NFC North always is. The worst team can beat most teams in any division. It's cool cuz the Bears summer camp is maybe 3 miles away. So it's fun here in town for a couple weeks siting players. Oh and @MattiThundrrr don't get no cheese on yer bike... (I can appreciate the Packers are a good team... But hey they're also the arch rivals)

    Carl.
     
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  5. GuitarlCarl

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    So I went for a ride today.
    Oh we gonna be doin' some modifications to that rear triangle. It's ok... but feels like you're falling forward, even with the gas filler seat post. It's the geometry, those chain stays weren't curved in my head. But I built them with what I had on hand. So still 3 months plus, to get it right I got plenty of time.[​IMG]

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  6. GuitarlCarl

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    Look Dad, he built a hill climber bike...

    Merle.
     
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  7. MattiThundrrr

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    "Hill climber" was my first thought too. Bonus: if the hill is steep enough, you won't be falling frontwards, you'll be weighting the front wheel!
     
  8. Psychographic

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    Dang, that layout makes the cranks look huge. How long are they?

    Does the OCC bike have working rear suspension? I think I see a shock, but no pivot point for the rear end.
     
  9. GuitarlCarl

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    Again, no way I could get that rear tire spinning fast enough...
    Only 7" splined crank arms, and they are massive but lightweight. Yes Headbanger has a rear suspension. You could search "Headbanger" and go back to about page 4 to find my first build thread here in 2013. But this view with no chain shows it at the base of the Y frame, right above the kickstand.
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    Headbanger is fairly long too at 55"...

    Carl.
     
  10. GuitarlCarl

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    Virtual Fix and paint preview...
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    Carl.
     
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  11. OddJob

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    Most of the time I look at wide open front triangles in the frame and think, "What could I fill that with?" :bigsmile:

    On your BMMMMmmmmX I look and think,
    "That rear triangle is begging for something!"

    Maybe a vertical guitar rack? Or a single ukulele framed between the tubes? Skate board holder?
    :grin:
     
  12. MattiThundrrr

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    Lol time for a trademarked Matti sidetrack. Let's play....
    Name That Gusset!
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    We now return to our regularly programmed schedule
     
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  13. GuitarlCarl

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    Well you guys are jumping the gun.
    Gotta get the geometry clean with the dual rear brakes and I can't cut brake bridges out till I have the rear the way I want. All that is before I start cutting gussets out of the limited supply of plate I have... (none) So haven't you been paying attention? I have a plan for all the space, space, space...

    Carl.
     
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  14. Psychographic

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    A keg!
     
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  15. Psychographic

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    Or you are working too slow!:dance2:
     
  16. GuitarlCarl

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    Clean & Sober 24+ years probably won't be a keg...:rofl:
    Anybody else riding theirs yet? :crazy: First things first...

    Carl.
     
  17. GuitarlCarl

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    I've already done a guitar rack (and amp) bike.
    But I got ideas (and names) spinning around in my head... ;)
    Gotta be satisfied with the geometry first.

    Carl.
     
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  18. Klunkruiser

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    A thick steel spiderweb? For Halloween
     
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    Need to angle the seat tube back to get rid of the falling forward feeling. Looks like another fun one.
     
  20. Psychographic

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    Birch Beer! I'm not a drinker either, I gave it up about 30 years ago.

    I sat on mine and coasted down the side yard, does that count?
     
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