Joker-n-Jack wrote:That's just MEAN lookin'!
thanks, i am trying to hit that New School Muscle car look. A modern remake of a classic.
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Lawwill Leader that it. the Kris Holm rims really filled out the Felt Quick Bricks. any bigger in the rim dept and i may have had to open up the fork. if you look up at the top the is room to do that as well, but not this time.
running the Big Dawg in the rear.
what do you think of a name change to "Black Floyd" ? i am going to paint the frame matte black. i will have shiny black parts, some anodized green here and there and polished stuff.
extending your 1 1/8 steerer tube.
i scuffed up the profile adapter and beveled the inside of the steerer tube.
i mixed up the JB Weld and only put it on the adapter then slid it in.
i tapped it with a hammer and wiped off the excess. sure you can sand it down, but why bother with all that.
then i installed the Rock Shox compression plug to keep it snug. There is a cap on the top and bottom with two allen bolts and a shaft in the middle. i will get a pic when its done setting up.
so no one can say i whipped out my credit card and bought this whole bike. i fit the rear tire in there. welded in the gusset/kickstand mount and extended a short steerer. I am making a seat. stripped the paint and now i will paint it. all in all i have done my fair share of fabrication. i think i am safe.
If your bike were a car???!! This is what it reminds me of.
Nice swooping lines with a little Tech...& a touch green instead of red...coulda photoshoped it but who has the time in this build?
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I wish I had access to a machine shop to make cool parts like that. I have to do it the old fashion way, pony up and buy them.
Only a couple of bucks, but it saves an old fork with a too short steerer. In the old days of mountain biking head tubes were short and now they are tall.
Here is the link to it on profile designs site.
That's the vibe I am going for. Old school looks, but all new school performance.
Here is the color palette.
Flat black frame.
Splashes of gloss black, polished aluminum and anodized green.
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