• BAD NEWS • 1953 Western Flyer Newsboy Special

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 8 - TRADITIONAL BIKES' started by nateyboy, May 1, 2013.

  1. nateyboy

    nateyboy

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    Long-time member, first-time builder. I picked this bike up at a local auction last fall and have been gathering parts for RRBO8 ever since. I'm stoked to finally get going with the build!

    As she sits:
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    Happy building, ladies and gents!
     
  2. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    You know I'm gonna watch this one!
    Good luck.
     
  3. Funkme

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    Good luck on your first build...have fun... :D
     
  4. s1cks66

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    This is awesome from the get-go. Happy building!
     
  5. Critter1

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    Newsboy Special!! I happen to know first hand that it can be at least the 8th coolest bike in the build off.. :wink: I will surely be following this build!
     
  6. inshane64

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    I love those frames!!!
     
  7. CCR

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    Agreed ... one of the coolest bikes made bitd. Good luck :wink:
     
  8. LukeTheJoker

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    Very cool frame! One of my personal favourites!

    Luke.
     
  9. kim_dude

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    Super cool frame!! 8)
     
  10. nateyboy

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    Using advanced rendering technology, I've generated a composite of my planned build. Please note that not all parts shown are to proper scale:

    [​IMG]

    :p
     
  11. kingfish254

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    I wonder how many times I am going to look at your thread title and think. "Oh no, what happened?"
     
  12. Critter1

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    I just did exactly that! Haha!
     
  13. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster)

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    Just did it too.

    Still, it's a very cool play on words for the name! I like it!
     
  14. nateyboy

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    What's really sad is I saw it out of the corner of my eye earlier and did the same thing. :roll: Hopefully the finished build will clear up any misconceptions. I like the name too much to change it now!
     
  15. uneasy rider

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    cool frame & a great name. 8)
     
  16. tailhole

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    I like it! I've got a buddy that's been looking for a frame like that...
    Can't wait to see what you do to it.
     
  17. kingfish254

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    Leave it, it will drive more people to see you cool build.
     
  18. MplsCoaster

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    That bike has got great lines! Looking forward to your build...
     
  19. nateyboy

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    • BAD NEWS • 1953 Western Flyer Newsboy Special 5/5/13

    As mentioned, I've been thinking about this build for a while now and collecting parts accordingly. I'm basically going to try to meld a bunch of stuff that I think is cool from a bunch of different bikes and hope the end result is something swell, and not...this:
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    Some highlights from the parts stash:

    EvanAction Springer (thanks Yeshoney)
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    Fatty fat fat Firestone Fenders (thanks...someone. I've had them a while).
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    And of course, the Firebolt tank (thanks Kingfish)
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    The original parts came off surprisingly easy and I started the mock up with the aforementioned parts. Me likey.
    [​IMG]

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    Wheels and tires are next. I've got more parts up my sleeve, but they'll have to wait until the next update. :wink:
     
  20. kingfish254

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    The bug eyes really compliment the Evans Action.
    This is gonna be fun!
     

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