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    Its finally come time for me to build something new and out of my realm. I really cant see the practicality of building another tall bike having built three of them last year. No need for another vintage cruiser, I have two that have flat tires and dust on them. The kids sure dont need any more bikes. Between the two of them theres got to be at least 5 or 6 bikes. I sure dont need another skelasculpture sitting around here getting in the way. No... I think daddy needs a new toy. I have been eyeballin this yellowy gold columbia hangin in my rafters for two years, with bad intent. After all I did spend two cans of easy-off oven cleaner on it and a couple hours hard labor scraping all the gooey snot off. Yes folks time to don your safety goggles and break out with the sawzall. Im buildin my first stretched out custom knuckle dragger. I also will be using a 24 inch mongoose mt bike for the powertrain. Heres my donors.
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    Since I've never made one of these bikes, I started by making cuts that are going to leave as much metal as possible. I also took a fork from a 26 in. frame and bent it to lower the angle of the front end. I think i've seen this trick done here before. Not bad for an hour or so worth of work.
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    Next I tacked on the lower bar. This was the longest piece of tubing I had in my stock pile and me being the skinflint I am, its paid for. I also had to extend the top bar to meet up with the seat tube.
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    Sweet stretch! :mrgreen:
     
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    Heres the extension piece after welding to the top bar. It is sleeved for extra strength.
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    I didnt care for the angle of the seat tube so I bent it some more so it would match the angle of the steer tube. I think it looks alot better now. I also got rid of those cantilever tubes so I can use one long piece.
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    Here it is with the back end tacked on.
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    That is a really cool look. Nice work.
     
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    I also have the original headlight from this frame but everything is rusted up inside. So I decided to make some eyeballs in place of the light bulbs. Here it is welded up but not painted yet. You can also see my new cantilever tubes. I decided to make twin straight tubes like an early Typhoon.
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    Lots of cool ideas on this bike. I would make a middle bar and make a stretch with a looong tank.
     
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    Looks good! 8)
     
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    With just about all the welding done I decided to get a little paint on it so it can get a little beat up like the rest of the paint. Now im working on getting the saddle mounted and realized in order for me to ride this bike its going to have to be all the way back. Heres the seat im using. Its an electra and its extremely comfortable.
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    Great build 8) 8) I'm diggin' the straight bars...and the cleaver.Looks FAST in the last pic.(The bike,not the cleaver)Keep up the great work :!:
     
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    Then do it and well have a race. A Detroit vs. SloCal race for pink slips. :roll: :lol:
     
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    Thanks! Wish I could use the cleaver for a shifter but my mother in law said I couldnt use it for that when she gave it to me. I promised I wouldn't so I'll stick to my word. Besides that knife is a really old antique. I was thinking about putting my logo on it and hanging it on the wall in my shop.
     
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    Seatpost is done. Should be riding soon.
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    This is turning out really nice!!! 8) :mrgreen:
     
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    Ya know Tommy (yeah I'm watchin" you) I know this guy that builds bikes and skulls and stuff. He might be able to fab a cleaver (perhaps with a slightly less lethal edge) for a shifter handle.
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    This thing is sick!!! Looks awesome! Can't wait to see what you do for handlebars!
     
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