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  1. vovka che

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    I've started this project to make a bike for "SBU" — first custom bicycle show in Ukraine. To win the prize I had to create something different that was never done before. So the main idea was to build bobber with console rear end. First of all I've made sketch with all dimensions:

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    Then in Adobe Illustrator I've made a drawing in scale 1:1 and printed it on a paper:

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    After this I took my steel tubes 36x2mm and bent them with rolling bender. Then tubes was notched, mitered and welded with MIG welder. Main triangle was welded on the table:

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    Console rear end was also welded on the table and joined to main triangle on the jig:

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    To paint this bike I've bought IWATA spray gun, primer, clear coat, custom mixed base coat ... but after we joined everything on the jig we've decided to leave it in raw finish. Added few elements to make it look more rat and voila:

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  2. vovka che

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    Almost forget! I've took 2nd place.

    This one took 1st:
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    To check out all the winners of SBU show click here and to see other pics from our show click here.
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    Looks kind of tough for a geezer like me to ride, but MAN, IS THAT COOL OR WHAT!!! 8)
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    I like the single sided stays.
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    Ya its really different. You dont see the single side stay on bicycles to often. Nice work.
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    Nice to see this kind of talent coming from my old motherland. Great bikes!

    I was born and grew up in Odessa, Ukraine. Now, I've been living in California for over 20 years.
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    great looking bike!!!
    where in the ukraine are you? one of my ex-g/fs is back in the ukraine (Ekaterinburg)now
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    Yours should have won first...much cooler than the Shell bike.
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    Ekaterinburg is in the Russian Federation.
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    Dude, that's just SICK! :mrgreen:
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    I agree with Rat Rod. The only thing I think would make it better is if made your own fork especially with your fabricating skill. Maybe use the existing spring action and make some new fork bars. I think it would give it that final touch. Just my 2 cents, but it does look great as is.
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    Flame Jigger, I'm totally agree with you. The main problem was the lack of time 'cause we need to organize whole "SBU" festival and fabricate this bike in the same time.

    bikesntrikes I'm from Kiev. In Odessa there are our friends — custom bicycle club "Chilly Riders" . And they build nice bikes too.

    See you at COTY this year ;)
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    well done the rear end is great what hub did you use to hold it all up? and i agree if you had done a fork it would have won great bike though it has great flow
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    Your Bike is beautifull, love to see it from paper to real life :D True Craftsmen!
    After my wife and I got married 15yrs ago this month :D ! we set out to the Ukraine to ride our trusted and much loved Dnepr back to the factory :D ! We only had a weeks holiday and all was going well till i took ill in Poland so we had to turn back :(
    Now I'm thinking you have given us a reason to make the trip again! We no longer have the Dnepr :( but your cycle scene 'SBU?' looks fantastic! Love the videos :D!
    PM me some details and stuff if you dont mind!
    Boris.
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    karfer67 hub is Alienation Bullit, with custom axle.
    Next step will be full custom hub ;)
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    Dude, That show looks freakin awesome!
    I never saw so many bicycles together.
    Really very cool!!!
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    badmuller, oh come on!! And what about FBI cruise or COTY in Amsterdam?
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    I never been to FBI, COTY.
    I Was into bikes a lot as a kid, but that was just because my dad choose booze over raising and providing.
    And it was the only form of transport we could affort, so i had to fix all the bikes.
    Always kept a soft spot for bicycles though.
    About a year ago i rediscovered the fun about bicycles.
    I think its the best thing ever happened to me.
    When i finish one of my builds i will try to go.
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    Oh i forgot, got the dailly to go(just hoped i would get one of my builds ready 8) )

    Ace, saw the topic, i really would love to go, i'll check dates and see.

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