Slipstream. Calling this one “done”

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  1. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Thanks.. lots more to come!
     
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  2. OddJob

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    RaT oN~! Dig it so far.
     
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  3. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    A little electrical tape mock up. This bike is going to get done one time :thumbsup:
    Seat brackets to come.
    Thanks for looking
     
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  4. The Renaissance Man

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

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    Very comfy looking geometry.:D

    (Disclaimer: I've never build a comfy rat bike so this is only speculation.):wink1:
     
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  5. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Only the best riding position for me :bigsmile:
    Seat will come forward a little ;)
     
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  6. kingfish254

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    The famous Skipton stretch position.
     
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  7. GuitarlCarl

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    It's like the racing position for touring bikes just tipped back a little so you can see where you're going without craning your neck.

    Carl.

    Hi Skip!

    Sent from the edge of an alternate universe...
     
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    The saddle position reminds me of the slingshot style dragsters. The engine was in the front and the driver sat a bit behind the rear axle.
     
  9. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Thanks for checking in guys! I’m going to be busy for a couple weeks. :D
     
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  10. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Working on getting the full front fender dialed in today
     
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  11. GuitarlCarl

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    Nice.
    I want to get up there soon and see you guys.
    Got one truck running so there's that...
    least I can get up there!

    Carl. :crazy:
     
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  12. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Got the fender tire clearance all dialed in. And fender position set.
    Then on to getting rid of the ugly cantilever brake posts on the fork.
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    Not going to use a seat post so going to clean this area on the frame up.
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    Going to have the tube pass “through” the seatpost tube eventually.
    Thanks again for looking lots more to come soon!!
     
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  13. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Some more poor basement workspace photos. This is how it’s going to sit tell next week.. Driving a thousand miles starting Thursday to take my oldest to college (Northeastern University) in Boston. Next week it’s lots of coffee and midnight oil to finish the bike... How about those late 80s early 90’s Campagnolo brake levers!? Going to see if I can make those work with the disk brakes. Bike looks rough now but I see my vision taking shape. :rolleyes:;)
    Thanks again for looking and all the support. :thumbsup:
     
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    Love the fat campy levers!
    You'll pull it off before the deadline.
    Safe travels to Boston!
     
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  15. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Yeah, what he said!
    You always bring a unique flavor to a bike and this one is no exception.
    Best of luck to your son at school.

    Cheers buddy!


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  16. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Thanks guys!!
    I’ll get this done, Love all the support.

    So proud oh my son also :thumbsup:
     
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    Yoga on wheels.
     
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  18. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    You need to stretch :)
     
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  19. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Off topic update.. just drove 2000 miles round trip to Boston and back to
    Chicago to drop my oldest off for freshman year at Northeastern University. :heart:
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  20. kingfish254

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    GO HUSKIES!!
     
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