Top Fool,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, wanna race?

Aug 14, 2019
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This was my first build off. I would like to thank you all for your interest in this build, and most of all, thank you to all who helped with info and encouragement. I doubt if I would have finished without your assistance.

The inspiration for this bike was a Top Fuel drag bike. I started with two Roadmaster MTB frames, one a 24" bike and the other a 20".

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Some highlights of the build,

Two frames made into one with added bracing, extended top tube, relocated BB, and raked head

Engine turned rims

Paint- Black base with Gold Ice Pearl, graphics are done with a Graphite mettalic base, Silver Mini Flake, Aztec Gold Candy with Candy Rootbeer fogging, Pinstriping is Imitation Gold One-Shot.

Nitrous water bottle with gauge, knob that started out as a model car tire, braided hose from a defunct portable air compressor, and drilled out brass fittings

Shifter made from a twist grip, with a motorcycle foot lever

Shortened cranks

Scratchbuilt chain guard

Gold EVERYWHERE!

This is what the stock bike looked like.

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The two frames I used,

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A view of the flake I used to paint it,


The build thread can be viewed here,
http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/top-fool.109693/

Although I have finished it enough to make the deadline, there are a couple of things I still want to do on the Fool. Mainly a clear cover for the chainguard (if there is clearance), and the kickstand.

Two things I learned while building this bike, fleece lounge pants are NOT good welding attire, and if you plant to cut and grind a lot of metal, barefoot is Not the way to go!:rofl:
 

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