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Achtung! It's done! My WWI-themed take on a modern-day Monark.
Lest we forget, it started out as the frame from an abandoned Diamondback Voyager, and a Control Tech Leader fork with an obscenely short headtube that I grabbed for $70 from a bicycle co-op:
Trimmed the frame's headtube, seat tube and a bunch of cable fittings, cleaned up the frame and added new engine-turned tank panels. Wheels are DH-39's with freebie red cruiser tires.
Bars are Haro Slim Bars with the bottom chopped off. Pocketbike clip-on brackets hold 1" seatposts for use as machinegun/pursuit handlebars.
BUILD THREAD: http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=39635&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&sid=0a30d1a0f46bb6045bdccd13b1bcce25
Last edited by gowjobs on Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.
If you can't restore it , Rat it !!!!
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I would have one, but I had to rush to take these pics at 7 this morning! I'm working all weekend to get a new product out the door on August 1st. I'll try to keep a browser window open to see all the great builds that are being finished this weekend.
The focus of this build was really to make it a solid rider. With that Leader fork and the 44/20T gearing, I can go for miles. I think the titanium seatpost I built might be a little stiff though - looking for something that transfers a little less vibration.
Dude, luckily i was following your thread, i still can't believe thats a new diamond back frame, i never would have guessed!!! i'll be searching for one of those frames! Congrats, it looks awesome! Great details.
"it's ok, i'm a mechanic, i can fix anything" - Mr. Fat Jack - 'Splash'
"New" is relative, I guess. I think they were introduced about '98 and were made for three or four years. All the reviews I find online are really positive. Lots of "best bike I ever had" comments. I'd have to agree - this thing rides really nice.
The link would help, now wouldn't it! Duh!: viewtopic.php?f=60&t=43630
If its for free, its for me!
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