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RRBBO13 Project Ed 2.0 (It’s a Roller)

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 13 BUILD JOURNALS' started by American Vintage Bicycle Supply, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

    American Vintage Bicycle Supply Double Nickle Moderator

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    Last years attempt.

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  2. hammer mechanic

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    I'd still like a set of those tires.
     
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  4. V8Ben

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    Man ! It's gorgeous !!! :13:
     
  5. Maxwellcycles

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    Take a look at the phaserunner motor controller. Compact and has the ability to posh some serious current. It is programmable to match your motor and allow for optimal tuning. Look up the luna cycles mini cube for a small, energy dense battery. These 2 items make for a stealthy installation. You may have to contact luna directly for their battery.

    http://www.ebikes.ca/c-phaserunner.html

    https://lunacycle.com/mini-cube-18650-battery/

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  6. Uncle Shish

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    Those chainguards are a great focal point to build around. They even dressed up this Huffy "Garbage Picker" that my son and I built a couple years ago. Truly, this bike was garbage picked!
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  7. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

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    Excellent job on that one.


    Here are a few more updates that transpired over lunch break.

    Before it gets to hot out I’m really trying to get this paint done (what little there is to do).

    I had this tank on this frame at one point and it made since for it to go back on. It just needs a patina match.

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    They key to patina matching paint is making sure you paint it similar to the original color then age it to match the current color. This frame is in such good shape it won’t take much to give it that hazy 80 year old paint look.

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    While I was at it, I could not help but toss on this leaf spring fork my grandfather and I built a good 6 or 7 years ago. If It could also be painted to match the frame I think I could see it on this bike.

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    As you can see there would be a number of challenges with the fenders but since I’m committed to them being apart of this build I’ll give it a shot.

    Also I had to see the rear fender on as well. I’m really liking the look so far. Who doesn’t love a good wire skirt guard. Something about a skirt guard shielding a rear electric motor seems cool.

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  8. V8Ben

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    Your work is already really awesome, seriously !
    Choices, details, combinations,... everything match directly... I'm in admiration... :13:

    (Don't you look for an employee in your shop? I wanna learn... :giggle: )
     
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  9. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

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    Thank you sir. I appreciate that. Just a student of guys like Dr.T and TRM.


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  10. OddJob

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    On your way to another great build! RaT oN~!
     
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  11. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Yep... Looking fantastic all ready!
     
  12. Chad T

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    Love the fork! Will be interesting to see how the motor looks with the fender skirt. Color combo is great. Looking good.
     
  13. kingfish254

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    Those parts are blending well together!
    Killer fork!
    Love the wire skirts
     
  14. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

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    Thanks everyone!


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  15. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Looks great buddy!
    That fork really fits the look of bike.
    Are you thinking of putting any blue or cream on the tank?

    Let me know when you plan a ‘build night’, I need to learn about the ‘e’ stuff.





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  16. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

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    Definitely will let you know.

    Not sure on the cream or blue accents yet. I think I’ll need your eye to determine that one.


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  17. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

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    The easy part is over. The fork and tank are patina matched to the frame.

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    Here is where it starts to get tricky.

    The front fender and springer fork will need to really be thought out. One or the other will have to be modified. Most likely the fender.

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    Also debating having this rack on the bike. It needs as many cubbies as possible to hold the electronics and the rear section of this rack would be perfect if it was not a slight shade off the frame color.

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  18. Scribble

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    This bike is freaking beautiful :43:, that springer is RAD !!
     
  19. kingfish254

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    Looks great together.
    That would be a tough crimp for the fender. Obviously, you could just slice out a hole for the leaf end. Maybe you could french a channel back in for it?
    I like that rack a lot. Maybe just paint and patina match like you did with the tank.
     
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  20. G-Matt

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    Great looking bike Really took shape quick . Now it’s time for the speed box . Do you this one will be faster then last years bike ?


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