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Discussion in 'RR KID BIKE BUILD OFF' started by Boardtrack fan, Feb 21, 2008.

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    Ok, I'm starting to collect parts. All my stuff was for 26" bikes so I'm starting from scratch. My plan involves a donner BMX bike, modified schwinn stingray frame, and a lowrider springer up front.
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    Well, the frame came in the mail today so I'm starting to mock-up what it will look like. I'm thinking either gloss or satin black with brown seat and grips and gold pinstipe. The bars will be cut down a bit and the frame will go from a cantilever to having two parallel top tubes. The rims an fork legs get painted black like the frame. Still not sure about the stem or the way to mount the seat.
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    That is sooooo cooooollll!!!

    I must say I never thought I would see a lowrider springer on a bike that I liked but that is just a beauty!
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    That looks great! What are your plans for brakes?
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    Looks great the way it is!.......Seems way to nice to cut up!.........But, I can't wait to see it!
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    I think I'll just use the caliper brake that came with the Next but, a rear disc might be cool. HHMMMM.
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    wow, i've been wanting to do something like this for awhile just on a larger scale, cant wait to see what you do! i've been addicted to your build since i saw the pea shooter :D
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    Now discs would be awesome...May be a little too big for 20" wheels.

    hows that fork coming?
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    Dingo, I have the day off today! so I will be working on that among other things. I'll let you know if I get it apart.
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    Sweet...im excites now
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    Good assembly of parts. I like the handle bars. Flat and swept back.
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    And so it begins! I've started cutting and grinding off all the ugliness I can find. I may cut off the kickstand as well. Next step will be to remove the paint and weld in the tube below the existing top tube.
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    I've got it stripped and the wheels taken apart. I also decided to remove the kickstand and seat clamp. I still have to weld on the lower tube and some tabs for the seat mount ala board track racer. Next will be some primer on the frame, rims and fork legs. I think I'm going to Paint the head tube candyapple red with scallops on the black frame and some sort of pin-stripe separating the two colors.
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    a cream or tan color for striping would look awesome iam loving this bike already
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    I really love that frame mod! cool idea
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    Yeah, I was thinking of a non-metallic gold or cream pinstripe. Windsor newton makes a color called naples yellow that I think would be perfect but, Its a gouache paint.
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    Well I got a new welder and I used my tubing notcher for the first time today. The welder worked pretty good on my practice piece but for some reason I didn't have enough juice when I went to weld the bike. The notcher was almost useless. I had to shim it to center the hole saw on the tube and the clamp for the material was manufactured crooked. For the extreme angle cut I had to take the notcher apart and clamp the material with a c-clamp. Ive also disassembled my wheels and painted the center of the rim Black (one can be seen hanging behind the bike seat). Man thats a lot spokes!
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    Another fan here, I'm lovin where your going with this baby :!:
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    Wow! That works for me too. :mrgreen:
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    Truly a Mini Me. It looks little and big all at the same time.

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