Let's see who can build the coolest rat!
This is why you should grease the seat tube! I killed my 1/2" drill trying to dill this out...don't feel too bad...the drill was old. I have a new drill, and it worked SO good with a 3/4" bit.
First mock-up...no bottom bracket (unless you count the rag!)...same rear tire (it's getting changed)...fork might still go...
Choppin' 2-3 inches (5.08-7.62cm for you non-American readers!) off the bars...I like the drop on that neck.
More to come (I work under pressure...comin' down to the wire!)
I really like those straight bar frames and I like it with the straight handlebar.
The wheels are horrid! I had the tires inflated (for about 5 min...)...it was like riding a clown-bike (tires were/are also shot).
It'll stay the same color for a while, but eventually I'll paint it (Ultra Flat Black w/chrome accents).
I wish I could keep the sprocket, but the chain is toast (very, very old, hard toast). When I took the bottom bracket (and chainring) off, the chain kept its shape (not a good sign)...I'm trying oxalic acid, but that old skip-tooth might be dead
This bike should be smooth rollin. Those forks are great.
Nice work on rebuilding the wheels-front and rear. That is the skill I hope to tackle in the near future.
Double Nickle- " All I'm planing on doing is building a awesome bike for me to ride...."
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