Lucky # 7

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF #8 - ANYTHING GOES BIKES' started by 1boomtruck, May 6, 2013.

  1. 1boomtruck

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    This is my first bicycle build that I am attempting, so the build off comes at a great time. I ordered my parts a month ago and have had them for a couple of weeks. I am a welder/manual machinist, electrician by trade. I am calling my project Lucky #7 because when I went to Shapiro supply in St. Louis Mo. to purchase my 6061T-6 tubing and flat stock I made a stop at the River City Casino to play roulette and won more than what it cost. So my build has begun.
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  2. 1boomtruck

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    Got a great start on the front end this weekend. [​IMG]
     
  3. 1boomtruck

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    Boring the trees for the fork tubes[​IMG]
    Milling the trees to final shape.[​IMG]
     
  4. Uncle Stretch

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    Defiantly going to be watching your progress. I like to see people with skills build things.
     
  5. King Zebba

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    Your off to a Great start!!! 8)
     
  6. LukeTheJoker

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    :shock: Well, I think the rest of us can quit now...

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  7. Pushie Pirate

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    Yep, I'm with you Luke, this thing will be trick!
     
  8. Lowlife Lucas

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    Awesome work! Makes me miss the machine tool class I took in high school
     
  9. Funkme

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    Tools & more tools,ya can never have to many...
    One to keep a eye on...Welcome to the build and good luck
     
  10. S.I.N. CYCLES

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    Rad! Good to see another aluminum build happening. That crown is beef cake!
     
  11. 1boomtruck

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    I got a little more done today and I added a better picture of what I want it to look like but not the bar under the seat . Thanks for all the comments also. [​IMG]
    more on the forks[​IMG]
    bolts for the top of the tubes[​IMG]
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    Finished [​IMG]
    trees before rounding [​IMG]
    fork stem and rounded tree [​IMG] finished front end [​IMG]
     
  12. pick

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    WOW! 8) Great craftsmanship. I am way outclassed in this catagory! :lol:
     
  13. Rat Rod

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    Shazam...making your own bolts. :shock:
     
  14. King Zebba

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    Nice work on the forks!
     
  15. Lowlife Lucas

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    Awesome work! 8)
     
  16. kingfish254

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    That mega fork deserves a nod in the Highlight reel.
    BRAVO
    Welcome to RRB and BO8
    Good luck
     
  17. 1boomtruck

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    Got more done today started the rear dropouts and here we go. [​IMG]
    Notched for the rear frame tubes [​IMG]
    Cutting the angle.
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    Axle slots.
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    Cutting to shape.
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    Finished machined with a design change of adding the angle.
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    Ready for sanding and polishing.
     
  18. Lowlife Lucas

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    Awesome work!
     
  19. 1boomtruck

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    Machined for awhile tonight I got the bottom bracket internally threaded and the head tube machined.
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  20. LukeTheJoker

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    Wow! I wish I had your skills and equipment! Really nice work!

    Luke.
     

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