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  1. Bugdust

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    I'm new here but I figured I'd throw up my current project. It probably won't be finished by the deadline and it's nothing like some of the builds here. It's just some junk parts I have around the shop. The tires are new ones I bought a year or so ago for a different project. The chains are new from Walmart. Everything else is old junk...no fancy new parts or new tubing. More to come.
     
  2. RustySprockets

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    That's how it begins.
     
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  3. Bugdust

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    I chopped 2 old frames apart. I stretched the keeper about a foot or so, capped the end of the main tube, laid the head tube back a few degrees, added a rusty trike rear, threw on some new Maxxis Hookworms and some crusty cranks, an Huffy seat and Schwinn Meridian handlebar and walmart chains. It rides good. I have torn it back apart and I'm changing the rear frame and welded in the top tube.
     

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  4. Bugdust

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    I have it torn back apart. I welded the top tube together and to the frame. I tried to heat the rear triangle and change it but I don't like the results so I will cut it off and build it from scratch.
     
  7. The Renaissance Man

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    Nice job fitting the joints.
     
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  8. Brian macumber

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    Nice job on the stretch
     
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  9. Bugdust

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    The wheels above are not the ones to the trike. The rears have issues so they will sacrifice their hubs to go into the 26x4 wheels for the ICT project. So, I took a different pair and cleaned them up and painted them with hammered silver. I have to get a wider front wheel. As soon as the rain stops I will do more. I am also limited since I have a torn tendon in my foot and have to wear a "boot" 20180707_121138.jpg 20180707_121711_001.jpg 20180707_124128.jpg 20180707_130529.jpg 20180707_153852.jpg
     

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  10. Bugdust

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    I got all three tires and wheels ready. I have to center the front axle and rotate the tire so that the Maxxis logo is by the valve stem, but they are basically ready to bolt on. 20180707_204218.jpg
     
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    Welcome to BO13
    You're off to a good start.
     
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  13. Bugdust

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    My swollen foot (torn tendon) kept me from doing much today. I cut off the whole rear of the frame and started over. Kind of hard to see in the pic but I'm mocking up the rear again.
     

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    Use the FULL IMAGE option when you post pics. Otherwise we just see thumbnails
     
  15. Bugdust

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    Ok. I thought it was better to post thumbnails. Just click on one to see full size
     
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    Too much work to click on today's internet. We've all gotten lazy. Much easier to scroll :D
     
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    Excellent progress,thats certainly a 180' change... This is going to be cool in the end...
     
  18. Bugdust

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    I got a little time in the shop today. I worked on the rear of the frame some more. I only got one new scar coming so... 20180709_164407.jpg 20180709_174324.jpg 20180709_174328.jpg 20180709_174551.jpg 20180709_174454.jpg 20180709_174607.jpg
     
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    Ouch, looks like angle grinder rash.
     
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