RRBBO13 NIMH-Rod Finished

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  1. brokentail5863

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    This looked like too much fun to pass up on. I have a 65 Starliner with a Springer front end . Going to leave it the original chrome. Will be some red tires. Still figuring out the other parts.[​IMG]

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  2. mongo5959

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    This is my brothers bike. It was covered in green paint when he got it. He's trying to clean it off to get to the chrome underneath.

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    Welcome to RRB and BO13
    Cool frame and build name
     
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  4. RustySprockets

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    NiMH-Rod...what a great name! Especially if it were battery-powered.
     
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    Welcome to the fray! RaT oN!
     
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  6. mongo5959

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    I told him it should at least have some cool lights on it.

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  7. brokentail5863

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    My wheels showed up today. Now I can work on my brake mounts[​IMG]

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  8. The Renaissance Man

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    That red and chrome looks good together!

    You need to find an old battery holder for the name sake!
    [​IMG]
     
  9. brokentail5863

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    Had to see how the wheels and tires looked on the frame
     

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    Sweet
     
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    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster) Pro Member

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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!
     
  12. brokentail5863

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    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".
     
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  14. brokentail5863

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    Winner winner chicken dinner. I also am hoping to put some lights on it.

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  15. brokentail5863

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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.[​IMG][​IMG]

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  16. Chad T

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    Bike looks cool! Careful with that springer. Can flip if the tire hits bottom.
     
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  17. brokentail5863

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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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    Beautiful ! wow that has changed allot since first picture :13:

    i like those red rims n tires , seen quick it almost look like big red tubes laced up :113:
     
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    or drill a hole and and hamer a pin in there :crazy:
     
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  20. brokentail5863

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    Got the new seat post. Love how it looks. Changes the stance a bit. [​IMG][​IMG]

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