Murdered Out Roadmaster - done as she's gonna get pics

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  1. socal_jack

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    Add my pics later, got the frame from a fellow rat rodder

    EDIT: looks like he deleted the pic, knew I shoulda crossloaded a copy

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    Re: Murdered Out Roadmaster

    That frame is CLEAN! I'm looking for a similar type frame to build a board tracker bike.
     
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    It's a repop frame from `85, couldn't believe no one jumped on the deal in our classifieds. It's a pretty good reproduction, the 50s Hiawatha or Hawthorne tank I have fits perfect. The only not to spec feature is the head tube is set for a 1 1/8 heaset which turns out to be a plus I think, cups in there were a weird conversion to 1" set with horrible races, all chrome pieces are gone now.
     
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    Ya that frame is nice. The bike Im doing for the contest is just like that. Accept mine is stripped to bare metal!!!
     
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    First order of business, fix the garish decal that's on crooked, and update the badge
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    A little bit of acetone and decal be gone.
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    A little bit of semi-flat black and the badge is murdered
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    I'll be using some leftover Nirve, bmx, and mtb parts(fork maybe too)
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    This tank will go black on the insets and smoked on the outer and gills maybe, gottta think about it more, I can at least remove paint right away
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    What kind of fork is on that elgin frame on the bottom? and can i have it

    and the build bike is looking cool. Rob and Big would be proud.
     
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    Re: Murdered Out Roadmaster

    That's a Girvin Vector fork 1st-ish generation needs some work elastomers are rock solid, but it'll go on one of these old bikes at some point just gotta find the right project.
     
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    ahhh, i was wondering who would pick up that frame!

    i like the murdered out look too, that bike is gonna be tight.

    what fork are you gonna go with.


    also, if you ever wanna unload that girvin, i blew the bombers out on my kona a few months ago :lol:
     
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    Re: Murdered Out Roadmaster

    That Girvin is non-functional as a shock, elastomers are rock hard. There's a part or 2 inside it needs also. Better off getting a modern one anyway, Ijust like the looks. I have an NOS Girvin Crosslink 2 that is fully functional that could go on this but it's not black enough for what I had in mind, plus that stantions are rough on tanks.
     
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    The monotone shades of black will be perfect. The badge looks cool like that.

    The Girvin fork you can find a rear spring off a cheap MTB. Gives you a pogo stick effect but makes it functional.
     
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    yeah,i wanted that frame really bad also! :cry: looks like it will make a killer build! :D
     
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    Acutally I already did that, trying to adapt the whole shock, the bottom should fit, but the top has a large diameter hollow shaft running thru. May look around for some more cheapie shocks, I can always use the black spring off this one for the crosslink, don't like the yellow springs/elastomers
     
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    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. I've been looking for a 1st generation pro-link. I saw one on here paired with a straight bar frame and my mind was blown. I say use it or give it to me!
     
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    YEs, a yummy idea and very light so it makes the whole bike cruise effortlessly. :shock: :shock: :shock: 8)

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    can you take apart those forks and swap them side to side to get the wheel out front a couple more inches? I realize that you have them on the correctly, but my mind just thinks they would look better the other way.
     
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    NOS Baby ! Need to paint the legs if I were to use it on this one, but it's 1 1/8 as is the roadmaster, rough on tanks if you screw up on a bar cruise though. Been saving this one a long time. Really have something else in mind, too many non-black parts.

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    Some internal rust on the tank, but took the acetone to the outside of one half cleaned up pretty good only some slight rust and very small dents externally.
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    This is more what I was thinking, gotta touch up this used mtb fork a bit but not bad overall, hopefully I can get it to sag down adjusting the air preload but it's only an 80mm, otherwise I have a black unsprung fork as backup, just need a headset now, got tons of spare 1" headset parts, wasn't expecting this frame to take 1 1/8"

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    Don't much care for those mtb shocks on vintage frames. that pro-link looked ok, but like you said, hard on the tanks. One of those monark repop springer forks would look great on that frame.
     
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    Good thing it's not vintage and no thanks, owned a pair of those repop Monarks, a real POS and even more of a POS up close, bad construction, bad finish, and non-functional but look OK in a photo. Plus they would still be tank unfriendly. These were a whole lot cheaper, match better than the repops and are functional also.

    Did a little mock-up with the probable mostly final parts, will need to black-out the tank after de-rusting of course. Either have to file the forks to get the axle all the way in or swap out to a QR setup. Should sit just right with weight on `em. Need to cleanup those tires.

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    i dig the mix of new and old rock it 8)
     

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