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Momma's Boy is what it is

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 7 BIKES' started by bpellham, May 9, 2012.

  1. bpellham

    bpellham

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    I've been doing some thinking about joining the build off. I found my "I'm in" part today. Still flipping back and forth on what frame to use. This will be a build in the memory of my mom, who I lost in November of 2003. I still think about her everyday. She was just 52 years old.

    I just joined the site, and you folks build some great pedalcycles. I'm glad to be a part of it! :mrgreen:
     
  2. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I <3 Single Speeds Moderator

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    Glad to have you, now let's hear more about this "I'm in" part.
     
  3. dragnusa

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    Me too. Lets get building. And mo pica mo betta
     
  4. bpellham

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    still trying to make up my mind on what frame to use. Men's spaceliner, women's spaceliner, Malibu hopper, or a 20" cruiser ...

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    My other 2 frames are in the barn and I have no pics of those yet. Todays to do list is growing!
     
  5. Xcruiser

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    I vote mens spaceliner,one of the all time coolest frames IMHO!!!! So sorry about your mom,very nice tribute to her!
     
  6. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I <3 Single Speeds Moderator

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    Double that (on the Spaceliner and your mom).

    Not the Malibu Hopper, that's a parts bike.
     
  7. bpellham

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    here are my last 2 frames.

    The malibu "Superman" as my boys have named it
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    and the "ghost cruiser"
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    I'm actually leaning towards the Hopper as I might unload the SL frame to a member here.

    Bill
     
  8. deven_science

    deven_science Pro Member

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    Momma's Boy

    I'd say it's gotta be the ladies frame, in honor of who it's dedicated to.
     
  9. bpellham

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    We have a winner! :mrgreen:
     
  10. tin machine

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    great choice , some thing are just meant to be , and this is going to be a cool build :!: 8)
     
  11. bpellham

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    active search is on for Creme colored grips, seat, and tires.
     
  12. Dr. Tankenstein

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  13. bpellham

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    Thanks Dr T for the link to the tires! They are on the way!

    My colors are going to be creme tires, grips, and seat,

    Frame and fork a dark maroon.

    Truss rods, wheels, anything typically chrome will be black.
     
  14. bpellham

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    My "in" part has gone away. I started on "momma's" frame today. I know she is up there, watching me build her bike, the very best I can.

    Bill
     
  15. Dr. Tankenstein

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    I am a fountain of (mis)information.... :mrgreen:

    Cheers,
    Dr. T
     
  16. kingfish254

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

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    I know the perfect thing to inscribe onto your rims.
    "Will the Circle be Unbroken"

    Have fun with your HeavenLiner!
     
  17. bpellham

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    so, I finally broke the liner down to a (near) bare frame today

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    trying to decide what front end to use, the original truss rod fork

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    or the Rat Trap off them men's liner (with the rockers flipped)

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    I am going to use the "star" chainring I have with the original cranks

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    and here is the rat trap installed with a bubble gum mock up with a tail dragger front fender.

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    lots of ideas floating around inside the ol' noggin, just need to keep throwing parts at it and taking pictures so I can remember what it looked like with what part.

    I'm really enjoying everyone's builds. Thanks for the comments!

    Bill
     
  18. bpellham

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    I'm not sure if I'm using the the rack or not. I have an image of a very faded red "Darigold" milk crate attached to the bike. (my mom grew up on a farm in western Washington)
     
  19. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I <3 Single Speeds Moderator

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    One day I'm going to find one of those star chainrings. LOVE THEM!

    Build on my friend.
     
  20. bpellham

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    the boy and I did some playing around after breakfast. We installed the truss rod fork and found a cool heart chainring and cranks off a Wally-mart special. He then said we should try the 20" wheels with white and purple tires as well.



    they won't be staying :oops:
     

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