Dutch Diamond

Discussion in 'DIAMOND FRAME BUILD OFF' started by karl, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. karl

    karl

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    I found this 28 inch Gazelle frame,chopped about 5cm of the rearfork,
    and bended the rear upwards so it only fits 26 inch wheels,resulting in a lowering of the frame and a radical alteration of its angles.
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    I will leave the frame unpainted,i added a 28 inch fork,skinny fenders,26 inch
    wheels with coasterbrake,apehangers and a cruiser seat.
    Great ride,totally silent,very sturdy i,ll keep it.
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    Im gonna paint the fork,i think,put on some cool pedals,a chainguard and if doable this chaindisc.
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  2. Easy Skywalker

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    Coolio!
    I had one of these chaindisks, totally new looking, dunno where it ended up :cry:
     
  3. Anonymous

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    That crank looks like a Chevy Impala.

    I like your bike for its simplicity.
     
  4. mastershake916

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    Amazing look.
     
  5. xddorox

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    You know you are in an amazing hotrod place when someone has the guts to mod a classic Dutch bike AND manages to pull it off. Very sweet ride karl, way to go!
     
  6. ricksterr1221

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    RANDY! :lol: You need one of these sprockets for the John Deere Bike! that would be awesome!!!
     
  7. karl

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    Thanks for the props people,
    The sprocket is a Gazelle of course,which is a different animal then an impala isnt it?
    In Amsterdam there is a frame like this about every 500 meters,
    there must be thousands of them,they just refuse to die..
    I like that its soldered as opposed to welded.
    The subtlety of the mod gives it a "what the .... happened"look.
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    Here is a picture with the original bike behind it,to show the difference.
     
  8. aka_locojoe

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    Ha I never even thought of that.
     
  9. mastershake916

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    Well, I doubt anyone would be able to tell the difference from a chainring...
     
  10. rat royale

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    This a really cool! I like the short rear.
    Would NEVER have thought it started out like the bike behind it in that photo. Wow, you have a GOOD imagination. (or vision, or whatever it's called) :D

    Nice work.
    Rat Royale
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  11. Markm

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    Very Cool!!! :D
     
  12. Easy Skywalker

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    I rode it for a bit and it's super-comfy!
     
  13. karl

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    finished bike

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    This is my finished bike,i put on a brooks saddle,a pair of 3g superslicks,
    new pedals,headlight,carrier and chainguard.
    I tried to keep it as minimal as possible,i have driven it for
    a few hundred kms the last few months,its my daily ride.
    Comfortable,fast and reliable,i love it!
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  14. ACD

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    It looks great! Nice job.
     

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