Cut, chop, shuffle, let's see what happens!

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  1. auditech10

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    IMG_0545.JPG I decided to cover the fender in fiberglass, and go with fiberglass scales. I must be getting old, I thought someone could really get hurt on those metal spikes. Two layers of glass applied. I used the last of my Entropy Resin epoxy resin, bummer. For anyone who does a lot of glass or carbon layups, I highly recommend it. Almost no odor, and dries crystal clear. This isn't an advertisement, just spreading the word about an alternative to West epoxy.
     
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    ER Doctor: How did you hurt yourself
    Steve Irwin: Crikey, I was following this beauty of a dragon and I got too close and it's tail scales went right in my chest.
     
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    The rear wheel is polished. I wish I had more time to make it perfect, paint removal was pretty aggressive, so there are still some scratches. It's a good 5-footer though.
     
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    IMG_0550.JPG Second layer of fiberglass applied, scales will be installed tomorrow
     
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    IMG_0551.JPG I spent hours trying to get the wobble out of the wheel, with no luck. I built a different hub, looks much cleaner, but wobbles the same as the last. I called it a night, I'll try again tomorrow.
     
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    IMG_0554.JPG So this just happened! 3 coats of gloss lacquer, a dusting of red flake, top of with 3 heavy coats of 2k gloss clear and voila! The wind wasn't cooperating, so there is a little more red than I would have liked. I think once the fenders and all the other small red bits are on it will balance nicely.
     
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    That is gonna look WICKED! :showingbiceps:

    Looks like you're going to make the deadline!
     
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    Thanks KOTA, I had some moments of doubt, but I think I'm going to make it. I got the rear wheel as close to true as possible, so that's a plus. Rear fender still needs finishing, but I should be able to pull that off in a week.
     
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    IMG_0558.JPG Glass is finished on the fender, sanding before attaching the scales. I will need to do a skim coat of filler to smooth it out. Now it's off to wash off the fiberglass dust.
     
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    I love the lines of that frame.
    Modern stretchiness, but nice nod to old frames!
     
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    Thanks Kingfish, the modern stretch frames with the acute angles are cool, but I think the flowing lines are the bees knees. Easy on the eyes, like an old caddy with tail fins, just nice to look at.
     
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    IMG_0562.JPG Threw some mud on the fender tonight, sanding and fin install will be tomorrow. I know I said that the other day, but I need to get on with it. I'm mulling around the idea of a front fender. It will all depend on how much time I have.
     
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    IMG_0559.JPG Started hanging parts on the frame. I forgot my tap and dies at work, so drive train will have to wait. It was getting late anyways. Now the question is, which side is the dominant side. Anyone will tell you drive side is where the money is at, but those polished spokes are on the other side. What to do, what to do?
     
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    IMG_0565.JPG It was a late night last night, bent and welded the handlebars. I'm happy with the way they turned out. I'm thinking satin black for the color.
     
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    Wicked


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    Spokes on the wheel need to be in your pic man!
     
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    I agree Luke, but she is a little long, I was trying focus more on the bars, which are also pretty long, haha.
     
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    Looks Bad A**.....If you've never ridden a bike with "tiller effect" steering, it will take a short time to get used to it. You can't beat the look with those bars. NICE!
     
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    Thanks KOTA! I'm sure there will be a learning curve, but I'm looking forward to the challenge.
     
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    IMG_0567.JPG I started installing the drivetrain last evening. The hub really pops against the darker color of the frame. Slowly chipping away towards a rider, it won't be long now!
     

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