The Orange Klunk

Discussion in 'KLUNKER BUILD OFF' started by sundevil91, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. sundevil91

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    After completely missing the last buildoff, I think I'll give this one a try. Been considering a klunker-style build for a while. The frame will be Hemi Orange with Black forks. I'm starting with the Phat frame I picked up a few weeks ago. Wheels are a set of Araya with high flange hubs I've had for a while now. I'm not completely set on the forks and bars just yet. The question is single speed freewheel, or should I use this Shimano 3-speed w/coaster brake I picked up recently? Any thoughts?

    BTW what's the deadline?

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  2. OUTLAW

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    1st of Dec., that looks reel good. use the 3 speed if ya want to go back to that style. thats what they used when this started. i think it was a single speed w/ coaster but the 3 sp would be kool. least ya would have some other gears to use.

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  3. GTCOMA

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    i say go for the three speed
     
  4. sundevil91

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    3 speed it is. I guess I'll be relacing my first wheel. Does anyone know anything about the Shimano 3 speed hubs? Can I use a Sturmey shifter/cable? Any help would be appreciated.
     
  5. sundevil91

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    Freewheel gone, 3speed in! I got started last night and could not quit until I got it all laced. Spent the better part of an hour tonight trying to true the wheel. It's still got a pretty good wobble, but I'm pretty proud of the job I did considering it was my first time. Now i need to find a shifter and cable for the hub.

    Also, I'm trying to locate a bmx style 26" fork. Anybody have one for sale or trade?
     
  6. sundevil91

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    Re: The Orange Klunk (new pics 10/23)

    I found some cool bars from Felt at a local shop. They were more than I wanted to spend, but I sold a couple of bikes on cl over the weekend so I could justify the purchase. They are a little too long, so I'm gonna cut about an inch and a half off each end. The mock up is basically done. Will tear it down this weekend and get it ready for paint. Orange frame, black forks and bars.
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    The big platform bmx pedals are cool, but I think some old school mtb will fit the theme a little better. I'm sure that I have a set that will work.
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    i also need a shifter and cable for this.....
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    It's a Shimano 3SC. Anybody have any ideas on what will work?
     
  7. GTCOMA

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    do you have a shifter yet?

    it looks like it is a standard threaded shift cable would work. It looks a lot like the bendix 2 speed i had on an old Jaguar.

    * and I love the bars!
     
  8. klunker

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    looking good! i wouldn't cut the bars down. back in the day they wanted the widest bars they could possibly get, and those bars look great!
     
  9. sundevil91

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    Re: The Orange Klunk (paint pics)

    Started the paint job last weekend.

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    Dupli-Color Hemi Orange Engine Enamel
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    The color seemed kind of bland. So, I layed down a little of this glitter effect before 3 coats of clear this weekend. What a difference! New pics soon.
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  10. ponytailmike

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    Looking good...
    Keep up the good work...

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  11. Galtbacken

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    Looking forward to seeing the colour with the glitter clearcoat! And thanks for taking photos by the pool, here it's freezing outside... :lol:
     

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