RRBBO13 THICK as a BRICK <Last peek!>

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  1. Toeslider

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    ......aaaaand, done:

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    Seriously though...I know it's a cool bike to begin with, but I think I can make it way cooler. If not, the idea is to be able to return it to its stock form as you see here. I don't think that will happen, but if it really doesn't turn out like it looks in my head I really like the bike as-is, so I don't want to paint it or drill into it or anything. A lot of the parts will be bolt-on, but I still plan to fabricate a few things, time permitting.

    I'm going to try my hand at this whole vlogging thing too. Hopefully that will go well and will save me from posting a million pictures. If not, I'll do it the old way. Hoping to get a couple videos up by the weekend, one featuring the bike and my ideas for it, and another "unboxing" video of all the parts I have already:

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    They've been slowly consuming a corner of my living room for a month now. I'm excited to get started!
     
  2. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

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    Very cool bike, can I have it?


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  3. The Renaissance Man

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    Love the name! One of my favorite albums.

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  4. kingfish254

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    I have had one of those and I agree that it is a pretty slick bike right out of the box. Have fun putting your mark on it.
     
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  5. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    This is going to be cool to watch
     
  6. OddJob

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    Just saw Jethro Tull a couple years ago, again. They still have it.
    Looks like your build idea does too! RaT oN~!
     
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  7. G-Matt

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    Great bike already be watching to see all the improvements come to life


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  8. Toeslider

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    First video is up. It just describes the bike and the build-off to people who may be unfamiliar with either one:

     
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  9. Toeslider

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    Part 2: Plans/Theme

     
  10. KOTA

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    You're starting with a bike that looks better than ALL my finished BO bikes....Your plan sounds good.
     
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  11. Toeslider

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    Parts unboxing and reveal:

     
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    Solid parts pile my dude, I like the direction you're taking the bike :thumbsup:.
     
  13. Toeslider

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    Baby steps... I really need to get this front rim laced up to see if it causes any issues, but I noticed this clean raised center on the front rim with no spoke holes and thought it needed something. I found this tape at Walmart that is about the same color as the frame, so I thought I'd give it a shot. Obviously it's way easier to apply before I get the rim laced...
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  14. Toeslider

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    Had to make a little actual progress this weekend. Got the new front rim laced in:

     
  15. kingfish254

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    Cool idea for the spoke transfer.
    Just a tip, you may want to also include a couple of pics in your posts for the RRBers that may not have good enough coverage for video.
    Build on man.
     
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  16. Toeslider

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    Well, when stuff just bolts on things happen in a hurry!

    I have a little issue with the steerer tube on the fork being slightly too short. Not sure if it's going to be a critical issue or not, but the second bolt on the stem is right at the top of the steer tube, with no way to get it down any further. I think it'll be ok once I get a star nut down in there and the cap on, but I may look for a longer fork just to be safe.

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    Other than that the front end mock-up looks good! Fork sounds like it might be noisy when riding, we'll see. Clearance doesn't seem like it's going to be an issue, even with a 57mm rim and 26"x3" tire.

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    I may flip the stem over and see if the lines flow together any better, but I'm ok with it the way it is.

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    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    WOW! Frontend looks great.
     
  18. yoothgeye

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    I feel like it might be squirrely with the steering in front of the front axle.
     
  19. G-Matt

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    Cool stem


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  20. RustyGold

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    Maybe a shorter headset stack?

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