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Street Skinny Typhoon DONE!

Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by XC204, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. XC204

    XC204

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    Got this old yard art 64 Typhoon from a friend last summer. Fork was burst from frost. Pretty rough shape. I think I am going the Bikeriderx route skinny front fat rear. I am
    also dropping te stance about 1 1/4 " front and back. Another neibor gave me an 8 ball
    so a 3 speed with 8 ball shifter it is. I am going to try a foot brake also.
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    By xc204 at 2010-11-20
    burst fork
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    fixing fork
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    dropping front end
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    Got a truuss rod thing
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    new rear dropouts

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  2. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Re: Street Skinny Typhoon

    Cool stuff! :D
     
  3. masterpoop63

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    Re: Street Skinny Typhoon

    i forsee epicness 8)
     
  4. XC204

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    Re: Street Skinny Typhoon

    Waiting on spokes and rear tire from niagra bikes . Tried to use some spokes I had that were too long by about 1/4" but no dice! A shame too because this was the first lace up that I have done that made sense right away and laced right up. Does any one know or could measure a Shimano 3spd S3 shifter cable pull length / shift so I can get the 8 ball shifter I'm makin in the ballpark for shifting?
     
  5. Galtbacken

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    Re: Street Skinny Typhoon

    Great job on the fork! The curve on the downtube follows the tire really nice when the fork was shortened like that. I look forward to watching this bike come together! :)
     
  6. XC204

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    Re: Street Skinny Typhoon

    Galt..I may have this spelled wrong but never saw it in print "taksa meka" grew up in a town that 1/2 the phone book was Johnsons,Andersons and Swansons I myself would have been a Roos if Ellis Island wouldn't have interveaned
     
  7. Galtbacken

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    There you go! You're a swede! :D It's spelled "tack så mycket" but either way you make yourself perfectly understood. :) Seems like a lot of people changed their last names when going through there. Some changed the spelling and others changed them completey. My great grandfather went to America and worked to save enough money to be able to return to Sweden and buy a farm of his own and marry my great grandmother. Oh well, I got side tracked there for a moment, sorry 'bout that. Keep up the good work, I really enjoy watching your builds!
     
  8. Hooch

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    Re: Street Skinny Typhoon

    wow love that fork idea! well the rest too!
     
  9. Sinner4

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    Re: Street Skinny Typhoon

    Cool, What he said ^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
  10. Gdcast

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    Re: Street Skinny Typhoon

    If I had only seen your dropouts before...
    This one is gonna be awesome!
     
  11. XC204

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    Re: Street Skinny Typhoon

    Thanks guys. I'm in Mich. for Thanksgiving and wish I had brought a bike! here is a different view of the front end.
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    By null at 2010-11-20
    Front wheel is a narrow 26 mtb double wall rear will be a 26" wide alloy with the 3spd.
     
  12. XC204

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    Re: Street Skinny Typhoon

    Got some work done on the 8ball shifter today photos later.
     
  13. XC204

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    Re: Street Skinny Typhoon

    Got my tire and spokes and headset today also got a good start on the 8 ball shifter at lunch.
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    Not sure if shifter is too big I may cut it down one hole. Also does anybody know the cable length / shift on
    this Shimano 3S ? or could measure it for me?
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    By xc204 at 2010-11-30
    thanks
    Gary
     
  14. Uncle Stretch

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    Re: Street Skinny Typhoon

    I'm not sure if a 1/4'' is enough ,but sometimes with too long spokes , you can go to cross 4 instead of cross 3 and it will make up the difference. It looks really cool to. Nice work . Lots of good ideas.
     
  15. Gdcast

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    Re: Street Skinny Typhoon

    Beautiful shifter!!!
     
  16. XC204

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    Got a little time in on the Typhoon worked on shifter added detents for lever got rear wheel laced the other day.
    3/16" ball bearing ,spring from the plumbing stock pile MTB bike stem cut down and a little lathe time.
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    Partially put together.
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    Together.
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    bike mockup sweep alloy bar wide alloy rear wheel laced to Shimano 3S 3 speed narrow alloy front with skinny tire.
    seat front mounted to seat post will have braces to seat stays.
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    By xc204 at 2010-12-04
     
  17. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Re: Street Skinny Typhoon

    Gary
    Got a lot done on a snowy day! :wink:
    Sure looks cool... the shifter on the down-tube is perfect! front end dead on!, seat idea is great! can't wait to see the brackets to the stays
    have any thoughts of a bobbed fender for the rear?
    this thing is going to be BAD!
     
  18. skillsthebarber

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    Re: Street Skinny Typhoon

    can u show a closeup of how u mointed the seat?
     
  19. XC204

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    Re: Street Skinny Typhoon

    Skills its just setting there now but will photo when I mount it.
     
  20. XC204

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    Re: Street Skinny Typhoon

    Got the rear dropouts welded on last night. Stance and length comparison to stock American same frame I think.Camera angle is a bit misleading Typhoon is 28" to high
    point on top tube. American is 30" Length gain = 2"
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