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    ok! :D i`ll be using my christmas day score.like i had mentioned earlier, i`ll be using the frame,bearings,and part of the forks. i have an extra rat trap,but i need to check the dimensions and the threads on it. i`m shootin` for an early 60`s street racer/flat tracker vibe. something evil,but of course,good evil! :D :D :D [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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    Sweet! If the bike is half as nice as the packing job, you're off to a good start! :mrgreen:
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    been wanting to see this thing unwrapped for a while!
    the suspense is killing me.
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    it's like han solo trapped in carbonite...
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    This place is just oozing with dorks! I finally feel like I fit in - lol.
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    I laugh so hard, I almost fell out of my chair. I'll be thinking about that every time I see a crated bike from now on! :D
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    carbonite! :roll: carbonite! :roll: now where the heck did i put my dorktionary? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    well, my $9 cheng shins came in yesterday,so time to go to work! :D mounted them on a set of all black weinmann rims,that i borrowed from my rollfast build. got the vntg. hot rod look i was after.[​IMG] decided against the fork flip,so i pulled out these 1" threaded triple tree forks, i`ve bee saving.[​IMG] kept playing with the forks until i found the sweet spot.should have it done tom.[​IMG] some mock up shots! :D
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    it`s officially carbonite free! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    Looks clean, haven't seen one of these with a triple tree yet looks terrific so far.
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    right on!! :mrgreen:
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    I've been waiting on new pics from this build. Lookin forward to whats gonna happen!
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    Do you mind me asking where you bought those tires? Beautfiul bike!
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    Yeah Seriously.... those are great tires!
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    the tires are from niagra cycle works. they are $9.16 a pop! :D nirve sells the same tire as the classic,for $19.99! :?
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    Triple tree!...Perfect choice!
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    Cool! Thanks for the reply, I'll probably buy some of those down the road a ways.
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    well,today i got around to finishing up the forks, stem and bars! i decided to run the fork tubes 1" over,then put rubber fork boots on,to try for a fake suspension look.[​IMG] [​IMG] the spacy lookin` stem,is an 80`s sakae mtb stem,that i wire brushed the old blk. paint off and clear coated the bare metal. the bars are chrome clubman style bars that i cut 1-1/2" off of both ends.i might narrow them up a tad more! :D [​IMG] lastly i found some old bmx grips that kinda matched the tires ok.[​IMG]. also painted the sprocket today,and if the weather stays warm, i`ll put together the drivetrain on wed.! :D happy building! :D :D

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