The Gooch!!!

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 4 FINISHED BIKES' started by ExtraBlaze, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. ExtraBlaze

    ExtraBlaze

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    Well I got enough done to make the deadline.Still some stuff to do but a complete bike.I present The Gooch.
    I wanted to build a "beater" so named my bike after the bully The Gooch.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePl_PEJKdTc
    I started with only a frame and tank.Scrounged a OCC front rim and got hooked up with a Super Kommet rear(Thanks KZ 8) ).I purchased the 24"x3" Thick bricks and 20" rise apes.I had a box full of brass wig nuts that set the color scheme.I added 1/4-20 brass screws in tank and Shwinn excersize sprocket,brass drawer pulls for bar ends,and made brass grill inserts for the holes in the tank.
    Hockey tape grips,cheap MTB seat with the cover ripped off,beefy 415 chain,and a set of pegs for the laidies.
    I wanted to mix parts up to get a sort of patchwork thing going and make it look scrounged up, so I miss matched the pedals and rims.
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    The gooch has alot of fans around here.My camera broke and I was scared I wasn't going to make the deadline so I threw a birthday party for The Gooch and told everyone to bring a camera.
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    The kids sang happy birthday while the adults toasted.
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    All the kids brought their bikes and took turns riding The Gooch.
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    Turned out good and was an awesome day that ended with a 30 person pool crashing at 1:30 A.M. :D
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    I can't belive how many bikes there are this year and can't wait to check them all out now that I'm done.
    This was my first build off and can't belive how fast it goes by.It was a blast tho'.Thanks for looking and all the help guys. :mrgreen:
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  2. ej599

    ej599

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    Very cool bike. Dig the apes. Great job.
     
  3. KZ1000

    KZ1000

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    cool looking bike, it is cool to see some of my old items on others builds, Love the sprocket
     
  4. blink

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    wow that sprocket is huge!

    sweet build.
     
  5. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    nice rat!
    great job
     
  6. kram

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    I thought the sprocket on mine was kind of big but it's tiny compared to yours. I bet the Gooch really moves once you get it started!
     
  7. ExtraBlaze

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    Thanks guys.The sprocket isn't as crazy to get going as I thought it was going to be.The kids were riding up pretty good hills with it.It defintly moves but doesn't like to stop when you are pedal to the metal.I have some more ideas to throw at the drivetrain but didn't havr time before the deadline. :mrgreen:
     
  8. Schwinnspastic

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    Diggin' it .. that sprocket is killer and makes my legs hurt just lookin' at it :)
     
  9. deorman

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    I looked up ratrod in the Funk&Wagnell's, there was a picture of The Gooch! :wink:
     
  10. UncleKudzu

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    that's crazy cool! awesome job!
     

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