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That is one tough looking bike!
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Wow...bare knuckle indeed...tuff looking ride!!! Two questions if I may....the rear tire cleared with no modifications to the frame? and would there be any way you could give a "how to" for leaning back the head tube as you did on your sons bike.
Thanks for all the kind words guys, it means a lot
"Tough" is the look I wanted this build to have from the start, and I think I'm gonna pull it off.
I had to use vise-grips and slightly flatten the seat stays, but there was plenty of room between the chain stays.
On my son's bike, I cut off the headtube with a hacksaw, then cut about an inch or so off the top tube, filed the top and downtubes to fit the the headtube then welded it back on. I didn't use a jig, just tacked it to the downtube and "eyeballed" it, moved it around a little, then tacked it to the top tube, and oxy welded it all up. I didn't take any pics, as it was all done really quickly. Hope this helps.
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