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I'm in again. I'm starting with a Micargi Puma frame. This one will be gloss black with polished alloy, chrome and stainless parts. I'll be using two stems and split bars on the triple tree fork, a recovered WCC saddle and some cool lights. I'm not gonna spend much money on this build, or fabricate too many parts. The only things I have to find are a headlight and some alloy for the tank plates. The tail light will be a repop vintage microphone I picked up at a pawn shop. I'm not sure if I will use 24" or 26" wheels and tires yet.......the build will tell me as it progesses.
This will be the tail light
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Frame and fork: great
Seat: can't wait to see what you do with it
Microphone taillight: brilliant!
Good luck, can't wait to see it, last year was inspirational, I see the same thing coming again.
Crazy on the tail light......off to the pawn shops...
If I wanted a Schwinn, I would have bought a Schwinn!
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Thanks, CCR . I'm actually more enthused over this build than I was for Bareknuckle Brawler last year (maybe because I won't be building wheels or forks!). I've got a solid plan this year, and won't be straying too far from it.
I cut the bars today in readiness for the first mock-up in a couple of days. Also dug out a possible wheelset.
Here's my $400 wheelset . I built this a couple of years ago and have hardly used it. 26" Sun Double Wide rims with a Sachs Duomatic rear hub and a vintage Sachs front hub. Currently fitted with Electra Vintage Diamond 26x2.35 tires, but I have a set of 3g Boa-G's for this build if I use 26" wheels.
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