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Aw shucks, I didn't finish the buildoff this year, sometimes life has to take priority over my hobby. It's annoying but there is naught that we can do about it. At any rate this project has come too far for me to stop now so keep watching this thread for progress.
This years event is going to be a little different for me. I am working on the road and only have a little time at home on the weekends. Plus I'm just going to build a really cool diamond framed road bike that has been bouncing around in my brain for awhile now. This is just a bike I really want for myself, if you ladies and gentlemen here like it too that will be a great bonus!
The bike for this build is sitting at home, it is an old friend of mine who deserves a little TLC. I do not have a picture as he sits now. How about a little shot of a preliminary design sketch to get started?
Thanks to Kingfish for this part I'm sure that I'm not the only one using one of these.
Some neat bar end brake levers!
Of course this next shot will give away my game plan to those of you who know me....
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Keep this one coming. ... looking forward to the progress.
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I'll keep it to myself as long as you don't tell anyone that the bullet holes in my build will be caused by a pink gun.
Can't wait to see what you do with the stick shift!
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Here is a picture of this bike this morning just before I started turning wrenches. This is my favorite horse in the stable now and I really hope that I still like riding it as much when I am done.
I have to admit this thumb-shifter is a little awkward.
and these braze-ons have got to go!
Anyone whom has seen this bike before may remember it had a layback seat post at one time. When I was living in Wilmington I swapped that for an Electra seat post so that I could mount a really old Brooks B72 on it. Unfortunately the B72 was dry rotted and broke one day when I jumped a curb with it, so I put this seat on it.
Got it torn down 80% of the way this morning, and will be taking it down to bare metal, removing all unnecessary tabs and then transforming it into a rolling sculpture.
If you are curious to see how this bike started out, here is the previous build thread.
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