Shelby Path Racer: Ready for the Finish Line

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  1. MplsCoaster

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    Well I'm in... but realized I'm more of a rider than builder :lol:

    RBBOff#6 bike, the favorite of all my bikes and still ride it a lot
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    RBBOff#7 bike, liked the concepts and stance but it's kinda more for just cruising
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    Been feeling uninspired lately but I think I have a direction
    Bought a older girl's 24" bike (again) and it had some good parts
    White steel wheels, Bendix hub, 24" fork and ???

    Not sure if I'll go with the Schwinn frame (still haven't built it since last year's switch)
    It won't be the lightest bike but I need it to be more ridable (than JUP and 24" Elim)
    As long as I stick with the 24" white wheels (ISO 507mm),
    will probably use my Hoggy G and Schwalbe Kojak

    It won't be too original but that's okay because it's the bike I've seen others build (TVC15's most recently) and I want one too
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    Really looking forward to everybody else's innovative builds and glad to be a part of the fray :D

    Thanks for Looking
    Steve
     
  2. kingfish254

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    Re: Flat Black & White: Pile 'O Parts

    Loved both of your previous entries. Looking forward to how this one pans out. Cool parts to start with .
    Good luck buddy!
     
  3. tvc15

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    Re: Flat Black & White: Pile 'O Parts

    Always one of my favorites, can't wait!!!
     
  4. LukeTheJoker

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    Re: Flat Black & White: Pile 'O Parts

    Glad you are in MplsCoaster! You already own some of my favourite bikes on the site, looking forward to what comes next!

    Luke.
     
  5. mikeeebikey

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    Re: Flat Black & White: Pile 'O Parts

    Based off your previous builds this will be interesting, love them.
     
  6. Mr. Kool

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    Re: Flat Black & White: Pile 'O Parts

    And i can add it will be a nice one!!!!
    Can't wait to see more.
     
  7. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Re: Flat Black & White: Pile 'O Parts

    ^^^^^ What he said!^^^^^ :wink:
    Glad you are in it Steve.
    Build it Ride it! :mrgreen:
     
  8. Fat Willy

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    Hey Steve!!! Glad to see you are in! I will be paying close attention to your build. Jacked Up Pilot was a big inspiration for me.

    p.s. We need to go ride soon.
     
  9. yoothgeye

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    Re: Flat Black & White: Pile 'O Parts

    I know you'll have something cool to ride in the end, got any off-road trails around there? :wink:
     
  10. MplsCoaster

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    Re: Flat Black & White: First mock up

    Thanks Guys! I appreciate the comments and inspiration :D
    Well we'll see how this one pans out...

    My theme, as Skipton says "Build it Ride it!"
    So I got to make this ridable and the mock up is already showing challenges
    Sorry no clunker Youthgeye, Aluminum Winter was my "clunker" and I'm ready for slicks now

    Mocked it up and then looked at where I wanted the seat so moved it (crudely)
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    Nothing like showing all the cards in your hand :? :lol:

    It's got the stance I was looking for but 24" fork and wheel/tire bring the pedals too low for fast corner riding
    I'll figure it out, maybe a 3 piece crank with 160mm but
    Still trying to decide whether I get this together with what I have, or look around for ideas...
    It's tempting to think that I have most of these parts in hand so just use them
    Going to be mostly a weekend project so this is going to be a slower build

    Like the Colson handlebars, their wide but not too crazy but rusty, pitted, painted (badly) and heavy
    Found the aluminum non-road bike stem by sure luck, and I'm really happy
    Going with fenders, short and fat on the back and skinny on the front, chain guard eventually too

    The white steel wheels are heavy and not in the primo paint condition (plus loose spokes)
    Don't think I'd paint them or I'd switch to aluminum and finally learn to lace

    Going to concentrate on a unique laid back seat post (or buy one if all else fails :lol: )

    Lots a very cool bikes are being made and I'm glad to be part of it 8) :D
    Thanks for looking
    Steve
     
  11. Skipton

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    Re: Flat Black & White: First mock up

    Looks great!

    Are you staying with a single speed?
     
  12. kensmurray

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    Re: Flat Black & White: First mock up

    Looking good, I'm glad your in the build off.
    Kenny
     
  13. Fat Willy

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    Re: Flat Black & White: First mock up

    Looks good so far. I have some different bars lying around if you want some other options. Let me know.
     
  14. ndaway

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    Re: Flat Black & White: First mock up

    loved your build off7 bike 8) 8) cant wait to see this one come together
     
  15. pick

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    Always enjoy your builds buddy! 8) I will be watching & stealing ideas along the way! :lol: :lol:
     
  16. MplsCoaster

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    Re: Shelby Path Racer: Change of plans

    Skipton, I'm going with a single speed, I know that you can go faster with more speeds :wink:
    After I got through winter with the A.W., I just want one speed
    I glad you're in too Kenny, I like the big and little's on your bike
    Thanks Fat Willy. I may take you upon that yet, still got that 1.75 for you son's bike yet if you need it
    So glad you're in this year and when we're done, we'll cruise 8) :D
    Thanks Ndaway, hope you like the change
    Can't wait to see what crazy tricks you try this year Pick

    I'm sorry guys, I wasn't as jazzed as I should be about doing that bike,
    but now I am about the Shelby :D :D

    Thought about the Schwinn pedals being so low
    as I pedaled hard around a corner with the Spaceliner...
    Tried a 26" fork and another Hoggy G up front but it had only 1mm clearance

    So this bike was going to be a "Build within a Build" than thought I should just do it
    Need another path racer to swap out the Spaceliner one in a while

    Found this frame with a Sunday afternoon with FIL
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    $20, the frame is straight but nothing else (that's fine)
    Stripped down the frame and it's 3-4 coats of paint, black spray, white house
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    And it might have had red and blue on it somewhere but bare metal under the white (3 hours this afternoon)
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    It has some rust but it's not pitted and seemed to clean up kinda good so far
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    Might have a trick up my sleeve with the finish but might just polish it up bare metal as a backup plan
    Learned more about polish on AW and want to try steel now
    Think I can get it there with a lot of elbow work :lol:
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    Have to make this one work, no more change-ups :lol:
    Thanks for Looking
    Steve
     
  17. kingfish254

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    Re: Shelby Path Racer: Change of plans

    Great frame! Glad that you are excited with this one.
    Now ..... GIT TO BUILDIN!
     
  18. jats

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    Re: Shelby Path Racer: Change of plans

    cool new frame!

    Troy
     
  19. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Re: Shelby Path Racer: Change of plans

    Glad to see you building! :D I'll be watching :wink:

    Frame looks good naked! :mrgreen:
     
  20. Critter1

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    Re: Shelby Path Racer: Change of plans

    That's a cool old frame Steve. Polished metal would look great! The problem is deciding when it's good enough to stop polishing!! I remember your BO6 Spaceliner bike. Liked it a lot. Look forward to seeing where this one goes.
     

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