RRBBO13 --ROYALE--

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

  1. Donniebikes55

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    I don't know the difference, but I'll take what I can get !!Thanks, glad you like it
     
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    It seems to keep growing to me too ., its going to be a challenge getting it out of my apartment. Thanks, glad you like it
     
  3. Donniebikes55

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    That's the base itcame with, it's a boat shifter, 1950's I think. Thanks TRM, I got vision and most of the world wears bifocals
     
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    Just like we do with doodads and geegaws, I'm just making this stuff up as I go! :D
     
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    I guess those of us who are just watching the doodadery unfold are considered geegawkers.
     
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    How is this one coming along? 23 days to go.
     
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    Hey Kingfish, thanks for your interest, hope all is well with you. I had to pet sit for 14 animals for a week and a half so I got a little behind, but I'm on it, more photos soon. More doodads and lots of hand filing and sanding on this frame. 21 pieces you can see and another 7 you can't, done with no jig out of all bicycle parts. So when is the next build off ???? Take care bike brother
     
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  8. Donniebikes55

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    Ok here we go. A thousand apologies for the delay, but the wait is over.
     
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    I would like to give a very special thanks to my good friend Kenny. Great welding is only one of his countless abilities.
     
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    DSCF0367.JPG Those are some pretty welds... ain't they?
     
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    So, after finishing the welding I added a support brace under the back bone, a seat post stub, and rear drop outs. DSCF0369.JPG
     
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    I then had to go hunting. My prey was the extremely rare and elusive black vinyl alligator. Luckily I was able to bag one at the local fabric store. Who'd of thought? DSCF0370.JPG DSCF0371.JPG
     
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    Black Gator tank. I like it, but I still think it needs something else. To be continued.....
     
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    Just wanted to throw this out there. I just scored this pretty nifty trike from my scrapper pal Tony G. One of my best sources. DSCF0372.JPG
     
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    anyway, back to work.
    So if you take an old Schwinn blade fork, a piece of handle bar, and a big block chevy valve spring... DSCF0373.JPG

    Cut down and drill the fork. Add the valve spring... DSCF0374.JPG

    Combine these parts with the previously built seat, all the while adding a few brass knobs for extra flavor... DSCF0375.JPG
    Drop the whole thing into place and the finished product is a seat fit for a king. DSCF0376.JPG
     
  16. Brian macumber

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    That bike is looooong. Should be real cushy with the frame shock and the spring on the seat.
     
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    brilliant
     
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    Killer idea with the gator tank.
    Is the frame rear spring just for looks or is it operational? Seems like it would cause this low boy to scrape.
    Love the killer seat suspension, but if I am looking at it right, then if that frame suspension work, your whole seat assembly is a more or less rigid bridge across that frame springer. The angles of the two springs don't help each other.
     
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    I don't want to spoil the fun for anyone, but I am afraid it sits way too low for a suspesion. I think it will bottom out on each bump and the frame will hit the ground. Especially with that length You will have a huge leverage with a rider on it.
     
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    Maybe that's the desired effect. Just add a titanium scrape plate and...
    [​IMG] :thumbsup:
     
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