RRBBO13 NIMH-Rod Finished

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Those tires and wheels look cool!

With the larger tires and a rat trap fork, make sure that the tire does not bottom out into the fork when the spring is fully compressed. Something as simple as riding off a curb could send you over the handle bars or to the dentist!
Thanks for the heads up on the forks. I've never used that style before.

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Everyone's thinking batteries, but when I saw the name, I thought about the National Institute of Mental Health, where the highly intelligent experimental rats came from in "The Secret of NIMH".
Winner winner chicken dinner. I also am hoping to put some lights on it.

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Got the chain and the brakes on. Took it for a short test ride. Found my first problem. Front tire rubs on forks. I guess those old suspension forks are not ment for guys pushing 300 pounds. To fix it I swapped the drop outs side to side. More clearance now and a longer front end.


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Now to find a different stem. I like the looks of this one but no matter how tight I get it the bars move If I put much weight on them. I think I need a stem with more than one bolt.

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