The Kraken

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  1. LowpowerD

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    Alright! I got started earlier today and got a lot done.

    '41 or '42 Huffman built Western Flyer blown apart to just the frame.
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    Seat parts have been hit with white vinegar and brass brush, almost ready to paint!
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    The crank, chain ring, and head badge are looking good. The kick stand needs some work yet.
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    Some goodies from the Midwest Bike Swap. Headset, bottom bracket, Torrington pedals, and handlebar struts!
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    Release it.... :D
  3. LowpowerD

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    YEAH!
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    I look forward to seeing what you do.
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    I hope my bike doesn't have... THE MARK. :eek:
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    I love the flow of that frame. Great name too!

    I'll 2nd that^^ "Release the Kraken!!"
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    Don't know what a Kraken is but you got some cool parts to start with. That sprocket looks huge.
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    Sweet parts! 8)
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    Quick! Someone rush this man a copy of all the Pirates of the Carribean movies!
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    Can't wait to see it done
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    Cool frame. Nice lot of parts already! Looking forward to seeing what you do! :D
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    Thanks for all the good comments guys. Most of the parts are original to the bike. Handlebars, crank, chainring, and seat. The bearings, cups and spokes are wasted. The original rims and front hub might be used. If so, I'll swap out the ND rear for a Musselman. The tires were glued to the rims, they're a mess. I have an alternate wheel set that I'm working on, also with a Musselman.

    Long story short, the Kraken is a mythological sea monster. And has nothing to do with the built. I just thought it sounded cool.
    Build theme is a kind or late 40's hot rod vibe.
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    love the name, buy some of this for inspiration
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    You beat me too it! Yes!! Release the Kraken!!...along with a beer chaser..
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    Great Start Dave! Lookin good so far. Now get to KRAKEN! :mrgreen: I will be watchin this one....
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    lookin good Dave :D
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    Ok, I worked on the alternate wheel set and it just ain't happening, need parts to make it work right. I'm trying real hard to build my bike out of parts I already have. Instead of plan B I'll have to shoot for plan A. Anyway, I did get the bars together:
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    Earlier when I said this build has nothing to do with the mythological creature, that was kind of a half truth. The story should have gone like this:
    I wasn't going to join the build off this year. I already have enough projects going. But while listening to one of my favorite bands, Clutch ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSSW3ANl ... re=related ), I had a vision. And to the bone pile I went...
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    I'm not sure the reflectors will make the final cut. We'll see.

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