Thunderbolt Grease Slapper

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 1 - BUILD JOURNALS' started by GuitarlCarl, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. LukeTheJoker

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    You won't need the fan assist if you eat enough beans on the ride!
     
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    that depends if you're upwind or downwind...

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  3. OddJob

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    How's the gearing on that hot tamale Tom, er, Carl? I lost count, but that front chain ring looks to be around a 53 t monster! If you get that up to speed, you'll be 'blowing by' the other riders in more ways than one on your S.O.B (south of the border) ride.
     
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    Nobody light a match...
     
  5. GuitarlCarl

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    Gerty says there's a 20 tooth cog on the red band 2 speed hub, running 1:1 in high and .67:1 in low, a 52 tooth Evans sweetheart with a 20 tooth cog is 2.60 ratio in high. Now calculate the 26" rim with a 2.10 tire using a 52 tooth sprocket and a 20 tooth cog and you get 68.14 gear inches which Tom boy says is actually pretty easy to pedal and that's in high!

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  6. GuitarlCarl

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    Well folks after all of that...
    Gerty pulled a 3 speed from a Rat,
    with matching black rims, red nipples and steel spokes. I won't bore you with math but Tom says 2nd gear feels like high gear on the two speed kickback and 3rd will really get you moving. It's still a coaster so there's only the one cable. All around nice guy Tom Slick likes it simple. I'm guessing Tom's looking for a race, but I'm also wondering where Gerty found that rear fender? Looks to me like it was originally on the front.
    Remember there's no such thing as too hot of a sauce on the Tamale Ride, Marigold...

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Merle.

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  7. GuitarlCarl

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    Tom wanted to try the original in the rear so full fendered it is. What is he thinking? [​IMG]

    Merle.

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  8. Glen

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    I don't know what Tom or anyone else is thinking, but I'm thinking that fender looks great.

    :thumbsup:

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    I really like that first fender in the rear, the color match with the frame; that white border on the fender is real 'racy' . The full fender does make the back tire look fatter. Depends on what 'Tom' is trying to achieve.

    Black wheels look great!
     
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    ^ What he said...
     
  11. GuitarlCarl

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    Well Croozers, Bruisers and there's no such thing as losers here at ratrodbikes... The Tamale Ride is done and dusted. There were a few folks in attendance who have bikes in the build off, but our hero was the only one who actually rode his build off bike, the Thunderbolt Grease Slapper.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Also, both fenders are original to the bike, but the rear was repainted before. Orange!?!?! Gerty, repainted it again in a faux weather finish.

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  12. OddJob

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    Nice Rat-ina on that rear fender. Wow, Finished huh? I guess Tom Slick being first to the finish line was a real thing. :grin:
     
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    "There's no such word as finished in bike building, Marigold." Tom Slick. "I know a few choice words Tom boy. Bash yer knuckles on a frame a couple times and you will too!" Gerty Growler.

    Now, now folks, don't get bunched up in a pack. I heard there's a race coming up you won't want to miss. The Tour De Pork. It's a 3 stage race for heavyweights starting out with a roll thru the Hot Dog stand district, where you must stop and wolf down as many franks as you can. There's a complicated algorithm for scoring the first stage, a combination of weight gained and minimum lap times divided by the finish placing, multiplied by actual hot dogs consumed! Save some room for dessert.

    Merle.
     
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    Is Hunter S. Thompson writing your blog?

    Love the build ... and the reading :)
     
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    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
    Hunter S. Thompson

    I should aspire to be so eloquent...
    Merle.
     
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    Hello ratters, here's just a teaser for the upcoming Tour De Pork. Remember, there's no word as whoa! in a Hotdog eating contest...[​IMG]

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    Cool stem.
     
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  18. GuitarlCarl

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    Looks like Tom found a rubber baby buggy bumper for the rear fender... What's in your pocket?
    [​IMG]

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    There should be a category for first one finished, :emo:
     
  20. GuitarlCarl

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    Time out.
    It's not finished. o_O
    Ha! @OddJob will win that :21:
    It's not finished. o_O

    There's still over 3 months to go!;)
    It's not finished. o_O
    Google Tom Slick & The Thunderbolt Grease Slapper.
    It's ok if you don't get it.
    But understand, it's not finished. o_O
    and remember there's no such word as finished
    until Gerty says it's finished. o_O

    Carl.
     
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