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MONO-SHOCK KUSTOM

Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by g kustom kuhl, May 4, 2008.

  1. g kustom kuhl

    g kustom kuhl

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    I originally started this bike in the 20" build-off but realized that I wouldn't have time to
    finish it and that I wanted to take it in another direction. I want to add 24" wheels to it.
    here are some pics of the frame in original form except for the rear part of the tubes [drop-outs]
    that I have smoothed off as they were just open tubes. looked too cheap!
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  2. g kustom kuhl

    g kustom kuhl

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    I've had a chance to spend a few hours on the frame work and this is what I've come up with so far.
    I've added a few new pieces to change the original frame.
    [​IMG]
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  3. g kustom kuhl

    g kustom kuhl

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    here is a close-up of what the rear frame section will look like...the 24" wheel will sit on an alloy piece that connects to
    the frame, with another alloy tube that will also mont to the higher tab on the rear part of the frame. very similar to the
    "coke & chrome" rear set-up.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. g kustom kuhl

    g kustom kuhl

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    this pic is a dummy shot to geta look at the over-all picture with what I've got so far.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. fast eddie

    fast eddie

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    wow, thats gonna be wicked!
    fast eddie outty
     
  6. g kustom kuhl

    g kustom kuhl

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    got a chance to continue working on the frame and finally finished the rear top wheel mounts. this is where a tube
    that connects to the wheel bracket will mount to with adjustable rose-joints.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. g kustom kuhl

    g kustom kuhl

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    continued with the frame work...to get it looking more like it's planned! had to kick the seat pole back a
    few inches, to make the seat sit more into the frame. now had to add a slightly curved piece into the top frame tube.
    [​IMG]

    added the top tube to the frame after finally getting the right bends that i was looking for, to sit
    with the fork tube area.
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    i cleaned up a 24" front wheel and added a new white wall tire to get the right height/rake for the front end.
    i love the look of this front end...it's been sitting around for years now waiting for the right look bike.
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    next i have to complete the crank mount area but i'm not too sure exactly with look yet?
    i'm also thinking of adding a 3" fatti-o rear tire or even a complete wheel tire combo of 4.25" on the
    rear...but that would mean i have to widen the frame for it to fit!
     
  8. bombshelterbikes

    bombshelterbikes

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    :shock: WOW! That bike is going to be one mean machine! I really dig how the fork ties in the "integral" spring concept already in the frame. We might have a new poster for the screen savers!!!! :mrgreen:
     
  9. tikiharl

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    Nice looking bike. Any idea what that springer front end came off of?I have the exact one and have no idea what bike it used to be on. 8)
     
  10. g kustom kuhl

    g kustom kuhl

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    i'm glad somebody else thought the 'spring' concept works...that's why i really liked this springer.
    the funny thing is i really can't remember what bike it came off...i'm sure somebody will help out with the info.
     
  11. g kustom kuhl

    g kustom kuhl

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    thanks for that...i think you are right! i really can't remember as i have a few variations of old skool
    forks.
     
  12. briancustoms

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    Very cool! I'd throw some drop bars on it and keep it as sleek as possible. Looks like it will be a smooth rider.
     
  13. g kustom kuhl

    g kustom kuhl

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    found a nice 24" set of wheels that i really liked the look of and the rear is a Toredo 3 speed
    which was what i was looking for...placed a set of 3" Fatti-O tires on them and cleaned them up.
    might have to re-chrome the outer rims as they had some surface rust.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. g kustom kuhl

    g kustom kuhl

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    finally got some time to get some work done on the frame [to get it close to finished].
    added the new crank area and bar to hold it all in place. this bike will have a kustom double sprocket
    area with one chain set-up driving the rear [original] sprocket, which will in turn drive the
    rear wheel [second chain]. if that actually makes sense!
    also added some front frame pieces about 8mm wide on either side of the main tube to add to
    the plain tube. these will be highlighted later in the paint stage with some striping.
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    here is the bike with the new tires/look.
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    also added a rear alloy fender [widened] which i will later chop down in size.
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  15. nogoodnic42

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    Way cool! Bike has some awsome lines and its a soft tail. Great job...Kelly
     
  16. duct-tape

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    really, great lines!
    It's all about making something that flows and that bike has it.
     
  17. hubgearfreak

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    i understand that. and it's good to be different just for the sake of it ofcourse. :mrgreen:

    but what i don't get, or see, is that there needs to be either some method of adjusting the gap between the first and second bottom bracket. is one an eccentric fitment, or will you need a dérailleur in there to tension the chain?
     
  18. g kustom kuhl

    g kustom kuhl

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    i'm glad you understood it...and yes you are correct...there will be an adjustable chain tensioner
    to keep things in check. i have to get all the sprockets needed and mounted, with rear wheel also in place
    and then plan out where it will all go. hopefully i can get some work done on the weekend.
     
  19. Von Stans

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    you should rock some sweet kustom Z bar's.........


    are you mocking up everything on a jig or are you doing everything by eye ???????

    i love the look of the bike......
     
  20. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    The new tires look great.

    Wondering how hard it will be to turn this rig though....better give yourself lot's of room and time. :wink:
     

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