(Class 1) STORMTROOPER Finished

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  1. Falstaff

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  2. G-Matt

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    Nice bike the white & black looks great and the seat is sweat . Can't beat comfort . Those 3" wheels are a beast to squeeze in your average frame . I had to pull mine back as fare as possible to keep it from rubbing. Also had to put spacers on the drive side of the crank to keep the chain from
    Rubbing on the tire but it all worked out barely.


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  3. Falstaff

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    The seat is comfy.
    The chain is close to the tire, but it doesn't rub. But the wheel isn't perfect true so it rubs a little where I put the light wire. The light wire isn't very bright so I'm bummed that the rear of the bike doesn't look like a lightsaber, but all in all I think it turned out well.
     
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  4. jlr551CFD

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    LOVE the chainring!

    (ETA, the rest is pretty sweet also!)


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  5. metalchewy

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    That big tire and black ape hangers make this bike looke awesomely mean. I love the details on the crank and the head badge as well. Just in time for the new movie to be released.. Great work.

    Building... riding...
     
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  6. KJV

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  7. OddJob

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    The black and white has a tough look to it, muscle bike tough. Really like the inverted look of the seat profile and the angle of the seat stays....very geometric. Should get you through the next millennium, Falconstaff....
     
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  8. Falstaff

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    Thanks everyone, I honestly wasn't thinking about the new movie when I started in on this. I just got the image of a stormtrooper in my head while trying to figure out which chainguard to use.
    Glad I decided no chainguard.
     
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  9. LukeTheJoker

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    It came out awesome!
    :thumbsup:
    Congrats on finishing Falstaff!

    Luke.
     
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  10. Falstaff

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    Thanks Luke.
    If I do this again next year, I think I'll come up with something a bit bigger.
     
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    Too small for you to ride comfortably?

    Luke.
     
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  12. Falstaff

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    No, that's not it.
    I still have a lone Craigar SS mag with a formula one tire mounted to it taking up space in my garage, and I really don't need a table. :39: :thumbsup:
     
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    Oh yeah! :113:

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  14. Scribble

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    I love the stance of this build.
     
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    Simply beautiful
     
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  16. Falstaff

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    Thanks everyone, this bike has gotten a bit more fanfare than I expected.
    Must be a lot of starwars fans around here.

    Even though I got a little bored about 90% into it, I did have fun putting this one together.
     
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  17. The Renaissance Man

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    Turned out nice!
    You should take it to your local movie theater and get some pictures with the marquee or posters. Sometimes they have cool looking life size cut-outs in the lobby for these big releases.
     
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  18. Falstaff

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    I thought about it, also thought about the costume @Chad T pointed out showing up at the theatre.
    My local Wal-Mart doesn't have it.
     
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  19. roadwarrior

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    Super cool! If there is an ACE HARDWARE near you they have that 1/2 link! If there isn't then PM me your address and I'll send you one.;)
     
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    Thumbs up on Dec. 18th, the day "The Force Awakens" opens!
     
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