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Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 13 BUILD JOURNALS' started by Donniebikes55, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. Donniebikes55

    Donniebikes55

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    So finally my first build off. I've always wanted to participate before but a complete lack of computer skills (I'm a dinosaur) has held me back. Foutunatly my good friend and consultant, Chris, is going to be assisting in the communications side of this journal. Ive always built my own cruiser bikes. A few years back I found an old shower head in my sister utility closet which I repurposed and made into a custom headlight. I then proceeded to build a bicycle around that headlight and then I started going in an entirely different direction. All of my previous personal builds have been compelted using either cast-off or extremely cheap "junk" bikes. I then customize by again repurposing any interesting scrap metal or old appliances that I find in the trash. Pretty much all I buy is hardware, cables, and lots of sand paper.

    For my first official build im going to be starting with a saved off the scrap head 1955 Heidemann Fleetwing thats as old as me. Its not my ideal choice, its a little small, but its what I have. My shop is my bike and parts filled studio apartment. I'm starting out with no clear direction except long, low, and sharp pointy edges. I generally start this way and when its ready the bike starts to tell me where it wants to go.

    So i'm really looking foward to this build. Good luck to everyone, there is a lot of talent in this group. I cant wait to see how it ends.

    P.S. I may have to sneak some of my previous work into the background so keep your eyes peeled
     
  2. Donniebikes55

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    I've disassembled the entire bike and started to mark the frame for the first cuts
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    I took the down tubes and neck from an old girls 3-speed and marked them for cutting
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    Frame and down tubes after being cut and trimmed
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  5. Donniebikes55

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    Started with the mock ups. Obviously not welded yet, but I think we're heading in the right direction
     
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    Continuing to modify frame. Marking more cuts
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    Moving along nicely. Starting on some of the pieces for the next step
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    Tested fit. Frame marked for the next cuts
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    Frame is now cut. got some pieces of the scrap heap to head for the next step.
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    I like where this is going.
     
  12. Chad T

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    This looks very interesting already.
     
  13. The Renaissance Man

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

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    Wow, I wasn't expecting those frame mods as I scrolled down the page! This should be fun to watch!

    BTW, when you (or Chris) post your pics, select 'Full Image' next to the file after it loads so that it will show up bigger on the screen.:)
     
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    Grabbed my attention... Interested in seeing how this ends up.
     
  15. SkyknightJohn

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    Nice mods.
    -> watching with interest.
     
  16. arty dave

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    Cool chopping!
     
  17. Brian macumber

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    Will be watching
     
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    Welcome aboard and RaT oN~!
     
  19. brokentail5863

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    Can't wait to see what you do to it next

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  20. kingfish254

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    I really like how that frame mod worked out.
    Like TRM said, use the "FULL IMAGE" option when posting up your pics, otherwise people just see small thumbnails.
    Welcome aboard and Have Fun!!
     

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