Street Skinny Typhoon DONE!

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  1. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Re: Street Skinny Typhoon

    Cool! 8)
     
  2. XC204

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    Its my "Skipton" stem.
     
  3. XC204

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    Welded up a backbone mount for the seat pan and recieved the springs in the mail. they look heavy duty.Now paint then stich on leather.
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  4. Critter1

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    I hope those springs wont make the seat bottom out onto the tire with your body weight. Hard to say I bet... Maybe you could make the spring supports adjustable where you attach them to the down tubes..??
     
  5. XC204

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    Finished up the seat this morning. Took 4 yds of lacing had 6" left over, what planning....not. Critter1 I sat on these springs its as close to rigid as it can get (HD)

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  6. Skipton

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    Man the seat looks KILLER!
     
  7. Critter1

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    Yes!! Your seat fab skills are stellar!! Very nice!
     
  8. XC204

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    Forgot topside pic.......Oops I guess I didn't
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  9. XC204

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    Got to use my Harbor Freight bar and rod bender for the first time since I got it about a year ago. It is not intuitive!
    Seat mount is done. looks like I will have clearance problems with a back v brake on chain stays, May get SA 3spd coaster.

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  10. deorman

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    Were you planning to mount above or below the stays? Will it help if you switch?
     
  11. deorman

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    Not that there's anything wrong with a coaster. :wink:
     
  12. XC204

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    Deorman above was my plan but crank is too close and my big feet I was going to foot pedal actuate it but Im warming to coaster but I gotta spend money then Ha
     
  13. Skipton

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    No Shame in a coaster brake.....Everything looks good!
     
  14. foryourride

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    clean seat set up
     
  15. Galtbacken

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    Beautiful work on the seat, turned out looking fantastic!
     
  16. Rat Rod Beach Goer

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    Awesome work. I really like the shifter. I would like to put ape hangers on my cruser but need to keep the shifter on the down low. Would you ever consider making one to sell? I like the eight ball, way cool.
     
  17. XC204

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    Thanks for the comp. all . RRBG the shifter has been a big pain in my seat testing gear! the most picky part I'v made its still not quiet done.I am adding a shift lock lever to engage the shift positions so it will hold in a gear the 8 ball is so heavy it wants to shift on its own. I would do Uncle Stretch's
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    version with the grip shifter on the tube and the lever mounted to that. Don't think I would want to make one to sell its too much work!
     
  18. XC204

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    I think I might be able to fit v brakes on if I modify the noodle. So I made a jig to align posts for welding.

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  19. Skipton

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    I like the way your thinking :wink:
     
  20. XC204

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    Got the right spokes and relaced the rear wheel 3x and finished the shift loc setup. Its as goofey as it gets!

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