DXnard - Class 2

Discussion in 'MBBO 2018 BIKES - CLASS 2' started by gowjobs, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. gowjobs

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    I had mentioned in the build off discussion that I had recently come up on another DX frame and fork. I started playing with it and some of my leftover bits and pieces this morning:
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    So the Chop Shop Customz post, Patina Kustoms handlebars, and girder fork made the cut. I went to visit my friend, Keith Kodish, and came away with what I believe are the perfect wheels for this pre-war:
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    Painted drop-centers with a Morrow rear hub.
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    I went and got tubes... more pics tomorrow.
     
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  2. gowjobs

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    Oh yeah... the name. While I currently reside in Ventura, I was born and raised in neighboring Oxnard, CA. It's sort of known for being a punk rock, lowriding, beach town with an agricultural background and a rough-and-tumble reputation. I figured this original-paint build with the raked fork and slammed seat would fit that mold pretty well.
     
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    Dave, your bikes are always top notch.
    Your skills as an artist play a big part in that.

    LOVE that fork! I want one!
    Wheelset is spot on.


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  4. gowjobs

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    Wilderness Trail Bikes recent rebranding of their Thickslick tire from Freedom to WTB opens up new artistic possibilities. IMG_20181006_182455_381.jpg
     
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    Hahahaha! :21:
     
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    Those wheels are a spot-on match Dave! This is coming together nicely.
     
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    Air in the tires, and trimmed down the fork steerer to length this morning. IMG_20181007_085643_728.jpg
     
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    Looks interesting so far,forks I love,have many and I like the wheel matching...
     
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    That fork is a monster! Make / model / year?
     
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    It's of new (Chinese, I believe) manufacture. Picked it up on eBay some time back. Brazed/welded construction, meant for boardtrack racer replicas and motorized bicycles. I think I found it by searching "girder fork".
     
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    I ordered a custom saddle for this bike last month. I am assured that it will arrive before Halloween. It is really going to fit the style of this bike well.
     
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    Great mix of parts there!
    It all flows together very well.
     
  14. gowjobs

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    With a bit of luck, I could be riding it in an hour or two. :thumbsup:
     
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    Well...?
     
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    Not riding it yet, but the seat's on. There were... interruptions.
    It's currently in the back of my car, so I'll shoot some pics on my lunch break.
     
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    Got the cranks ('80s vintage BMX cr-mo), bottom bracket (Tange sealed) and skip-tooth drivetrain installed, then I clamped down the cowhide seat from Obsidian Monarch (stretched on a Brooks B72 frame).
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    I might have missed it earlier; what is the brand / model of your rear tire / slick? Sweet looking.
     
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    The rear tire is a 26x2.125 Jerald slick, meant for use on horse-drawn sulkies/carts.
    If you look around on here, you should find a Jerald Sulky Sllick thread.
     
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    Need to come up with a suitably vintage/punk coaster brake strap. Any suggestions?
     

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