RRBBO13 --ROYALE--

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

  1. OddJob

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    LOve the seat post idea! Can't wait for the ride video sometime within the next 20 days! RaT oN!
     
  2. Donniebikes55

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    Brian, you should have seen my original sketch, it was about 30 inches longer with an extra rear wheel thrown in.
     
  3. Donniebikes55

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    Thanks Priscilla, but I wouldn't say brilliant, maybe mad genius
     
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    Hey Kingfish, my original seat idea was not comfortable enough and not esthetically pleasing so I came up with the Nanner. At this point the suspension spring will be positioned last to set final ride height, the BB Chevy valvespring is to cushion my narrow behind. Oh well back to sanding
     
  6. Donniebikes55

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    I got this covered, suspension height will be set last and hardly moves anyway. I live on the south shore of Long Island, it's pretty flat here and my goal is to blow people's minds at the Long Beach and Coney Island boardwalks. Thanks for your input and interest, it helps me maintain focus
     
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  7. kingfish254

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    Awesome man. That seat suspension is brilliant!
     
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  8. Donniebikes55

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    So once again using my rather vast support network of scrappers, junkers, and pickers, my buddy Joe came up with these pretty sweet cymbals.
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    I mapped out and cut/drilled a few holes into each of the cymbals.
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    Then using some ornamental cap screws and nuts I made a sandwich out of the rear wheel with the cymbals being the bread...
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  9. Donniebikes55

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    I found some more treasure in my picking escapades coming up with an old ceiling fan. I took the motor cover off and made a few modifications in the way of holes and cuts... DSCF0380.JPG

    The clearances are a little tight, but this should work out nicely. DSCF0383.JPG
     
  10. Donniebikes55

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    Another DooDad I came up with.....
    Take and old, broken headlight assembly.
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    Drill a hole into the end of it.

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    Stuff a speedometer into the housing and.... Viola!
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    Now I can see how sloooowww I'm going.
     
  11. Donniebikes55

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    For a little extra cosmetic flare I took some pieces of corrugated mesh left over from a gas fireplace installation. Trimmed each so that they were mirror images of each other.
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    Added a little bit of copper accent and some ornamental hardware and the final product is another nice piece of cosmetic trim.
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  12. Donniebikes55

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    On every bike I build I like to add a pair of wings. Call it my trademark if you will.... Lets see what we can come up with out of this stuff DSCF0390.JPG
    I got a little over excited and wrapped up in this one so I forgot to document the building process. But I think you can get the idea.

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  13. Donniebikes55

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    On the gator wrapped tank I built earlier there is an electric horn button, but no horn for it to activate. Many years ago I "acquired" this siren from a village police cruiser. This bike has a spot that it was made for.
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  14. Donniebikes55

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    So I had to re-visit the rear wheel again. Added a little more hardware and a larger sprocket for going LOW + SLOW.
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  15. Donniebikes55

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    Added a little bit of aesthetic flash to the aforementioned gator tank.
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    Just a few shots of the handlebar and front fork assembly.
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  17. Donniebikes55

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    Coming down to the wire here. More to come VERY soon!!
     
  18. toro1978

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    This build is just wild and awesomely baroque :nerd:
     
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  19. Brian macumber

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    Cool mod with the Speedo fits perfect from what I see
     
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  20. Verrt

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    Next level doodadery :41:
     
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