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  1. kingfish254

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    Those are some wicked ice skates you got there!
     
  2. OddJob

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    Your custom drop-outs remind me of the 'ice luge' I made for my sons' holiday party this past December. A 20" x 4" x 4" chunk of ice with a winding path chiseled in the top, and holiday 'spirits' were poured from the top to the waiting recipient at the bottom end.

    The sleigh blades are shelf brackets.

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    The mortar tray was first used for the ice block form. Went to a larger tupperware container for final form.

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  3. The Renaissance Man

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    LOL, I thought that too.
    Perfect, that's what I was shooting for!


    Here's a quick mockup after cutting off the original drop outs. There's still more forming and fitting to do before they're ready to weld in place.
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  4. Brian macumber

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    They are looking awesome
     
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    I love how those turned out! That is gonna be sick!
     
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    Those are so cool Santa Jim!


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    @yoothgeye is gonna want a set of those for his tall elf bike :D
     
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  8. The Renaissance Man

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    I prefer Jim-a-Clause.:21:
    That would be a good fit!
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    The sleds are plumb and square with the frame now. It took some time and quite a few clamps to get everything in place.
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    Once again, my cousin Charlie did his magic for me!
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    There's a few more details to do to them later but for now I'm done with the drop outs. I'm pleased with the outcome.
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    You should be pleased with the outcome. Nice work!
     
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    I don't know much about welding, but those welds do look awesome! I drive a fork lift and I get mesmerized by skillful professionals. I would love to see your cousin Charlie doing a whole frame.
     
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    Thanks y'all. I've tried doing my own welding and... well... I'd rather have Charlie weld for me when he can.:21:

    Here's the latest mockup. Glad the dropouts are finally done so that I can move on. Much more work ahead!
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  12. Brian macumber

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    Nice looking welds I like how your doing the stretch behind the seat should be comfortable to ride.
     
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  13. PeteMcP

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    Came late to this thread. Now I've read it and I'm up to speed, I'm stoked to see how how the latest TRM build progresses. I can see you put a lot of thought into those dropouts Jim. Ain't it grand when a pro welder like your cuz Charlie brings an idea to life?!
     
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    Dropouts are awesome! Any plans for gusseting the frame? The "cowl shake" is the only thing I don't care for on Interrobang (also why I've never owned a convertible car).
     
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    Thanks y'all! Duchess I don't think the frame will need any gussets. Should be fine like it is, the owner is not a big guy.
     
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    Thanks for making me feel like a beefy Viking!

    For Odin, we shall run through the Saxons with rusty chainrings and sharpened handlebars!
     
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    That is really really nice!
     
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    One more distracting thought!

    When you work on the production dropouts it would be cool if they worked in vertical dropouts as well, thus acting as both an extention and a conversion. Would be super handy when doing single speed conversions.
     
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    Lookin' great! Beautiful welds!
     
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    As weld ons there's no reason they wouldn't work as is. If a guy wanted to put a threaded hole on the extensions to hang them on their own frame, it might be made reversible rather than welded on.

    Looks great Jim.

    Carl.
     

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