Name Chosen.."Hoosier Daddy"

Discussion in 'MUSCLE BIKE BUILD OFF 2013' started by bikebuilder, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. bikebuilder

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    Started making progress on the forks today. Still unsure of how I want to do the springs... schwinn springer style or more of a girder style or something else.

    Here it is so far.
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  2. LukeTheJoker

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    Re: I'm in. Name later... Just got my first Piece...

    Those forks look great!

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    Would a bow the opposite direction on the bottom keep the frame from bending? Something like an inverted truss bridge...
     
  4. bikebuilder

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    Some sort of truss work would probably help.

    I think with the seat moved back like in this paint mock up and soft springs on the girder fork it should be fine.

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    I am kind-of going for a 70's digger style motorcycle.
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    yeah... awesomeness!
     
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    Lookin' good!
     
  7. Chips_Mahoy

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    That's a common question around here in the small towns...... :lol:
     
  8. bikebuilder

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    Made some fork progress...
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    Wasn't sure about your fork idea, but it looks like it's coming together well. 8)
     
  10. LukeTheJoker

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    The fork is looking pure 70's chopper! Nice work!

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  11. chepe13

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    I'm thinking both swing bikes in the build off will place in the top 3
     
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    SICK 8)
     
  13. bikebuilder

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    Thanks guys.
    Deorman, I wasn't too sure about the fork idea in the beginning either. I think it will work out okay with some more modifications.

    I finally was able to do a real mock up and found some things I need to resolve. I don't have a whole lot of free time so it may take me a while yet just to get the forks working right.

    Here is an actual mock up under it's own weight.

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  14. ODDER

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    I like it! Bring it to Kansas for bike fest next year so I can ride it. 8)
     
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    Looking good!

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    Great lines!
     
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    Awesome name and build. I like the custom fork with the swing frame.
     
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    wow truly a sick looking bike
     
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    Love it Man! 8)
     
  20. GuitarlCarl

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    C'mon man, the finish thread awaits...

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