RRBBO13 Wine me, dine me, 29 me! (The art of being sidetracked)

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  1. Uncle Shish

    Uncle Shish

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    Traded my mountainbike for this frame. I have a set of Nexus 3 spd 29" rims and a vintage Monark fork. That's about it right now.

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  2. kingfish254

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    Cool homegrown frame. Has similar lines to a Ruff Dean. This should be fun.
     
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  3. Uncle Shish

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    Hoping my 5’ 8” frame will be able to ride it as it’s quite long and drawn out. If not, one of my boys is 6’2” ... hey, wait a gosh darn minute ... so is our mailman!
     
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  4. Rat Rod

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    Cool frame...did it come with a fork?
     
  5. Uncle Shish

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    It did come with a hand-made aluminum triple-tree fork. However, I will not be using it as the steer tube and lack of bearing races make it a bit unorthodox.
    The guy that built this bike is pretty good with fabricating and will be assisting me with modifying this frame to suit my needs.
     
  6. OddJob

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    Starting out really cool! RaT oN~!
     
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  7. Uncle Shish

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    This is what it looked like as I traded for it. Pretty cool as it was. A great starting point for sure.
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  8. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Can't wait to see how this one turns out.
     
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  9. G-Matt

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    Cool frame a bit like a ruff hard time frame. I can picture tank in it


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  10. Uncle Shish

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    Something like this, maybe?
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    Cool frame! Whats that tube holder thing on the downtube/chainstay? Nitrous tank?
     
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  12. Uncle Shish

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    The guy that made it had a Bluetooth speaker attached. I removed the mount but now have holes to weld shut.
     
  13. Uncle Shish

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    Happy accidents! Just so happened that the bracket the builder attached to pull his kids trailer with was in the perfect position to attach the coaster brake. I used a thick plastic tube, cut to length, to span the gap and hide the screw.
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    Also goofing around with making a template for a frame gusset .
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  14. Captain Awesome

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    That's a cool frame. You had me at 29'er
     
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    Already love it.
     
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  16. Uncle Shish

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    Haha, thanks! Need to get back at it .... mostly collecting parts and trying not to get sidetracked with other bike builds.
     
  17. Uncle Shish

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    F2AE54F0-29E2-47C8-8200-6038D5152EBA.jpeg FB94AB57-1EF1-4CD2-824C-76141227F4F5.jpeg Thinking of going with this vintage Monark fork. Added new bushings, hardware, and axle plates to fit the axle rather than alter the originals.
    I also have a black Schwinn style springer that might be cool.
    Still waiting on my welding buddy to add the tank section for me. Slow going at this point.
     
  18. kingfish254

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    The frame seems to be tilted forward with that setup. Can you add some spacers below the bottom bearing race to raise the front a little?
     
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    Cool frame, I am with KF on this one. looks like it needs a little raise in the front...
     
  20. Glen

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    I agree, but look at the rear wheel... it's off the ground by 1 or 2 inches, so it'll look fine I reckon once it's sitting on both tyres. :nod:

    Glen.
     
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