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Manta Race UPDATE, COLOR ADD

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 7 BIKES' started by DGuff, May 1, 2012.

  1. DGuff

    DGuff

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    I’m so in for this build off. I’ve wanted to do one for a while but the timing never worked out. I’m a huge fan of power block TV and any other car build show. One in particular that I liked was Wrecks to Riches. The premise of the show was to take a muscle car era beast and restore it using today’s technology. This is what I will base my build on. I will be taking a muscle bike era machine and restore it with today’s technology. I want to build this bike the way I think it would have been done had the technology been available.
    The frame I have chosen for my build is a 1972 Schwinn Manta Ray.

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  2. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I <3 Single Speeds Moderator

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    Is the disc brake in the background a hint? 8)

    Good luck!
     
  3. DGuff

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    To be honest i have not thought that far ahead.
     
  4. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I <3 Single Speeds Moderator

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    Re: Manta Race

    Fits the idea.
     
  5. DGuff

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    It does indeed. im thinking a disk brake might find its way into the front.
     
  6. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I <3 Single Speeds Moderator

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    You possibly misspelled "disk" and the censor got you! :lol:
     
  7. DGuff

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    Yes i did, its been a long morning.
     
  8. DGuff

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    The problem with new forks is they are all 1 1/8"......problem solved.
     
  9. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I <3 Single Speeds Moderator

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    Re: Manta Race

    A lathe... drool... in my shop, I'm the lathe.
     
  10. Doon

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    I am looking forward to seeing this Manta built. that is a serious tool you got there.
     
  11. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Nice frame :D
     
  12. DGuff

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    Something is missing from this frame.

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  13. DGuff

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    I'm lucky enough to have access to some nice equipment, I wish it was mine.
     
  14. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I <3 Single Speeds Moderator

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    You're disqualified, you altered a frame! :wink:
     
  15. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Watching while M.I.A. in Southeast Asia.
     
  16. rickpaulos

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    To remove those shift lever bosses, cut parallel to the down tube, not perpendicular!
     
  17. streetpirate

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    remember emo kids, it's down the road, not across the street
     
  18. DGuff

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    Incorrect, with the old trek frames the braze-on is more then just the post. There is a curved flange that fits the shape of the down tube. They are also bonded to the frame and have a set screw let runs through the frame to the other tab. I wanted to save the both sides and the screw. The best way to do this was to make the cut I did. I will post pics later today of the whole part.
     
  19. Xcruiser

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    Gotta love camel back schwinns!Love the idea of modern equipment and feel!
     
  20. kingfish254

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    We need an Rock Lobster update!!
    You get the hot rod Manta back page save tonight.

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