King Krate

Discussion in 'WBO 2018 - SCRATCH BUILT BIKES' started by pvwacko, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. The Renaissance Man

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    Awesome! That really changes the overall look!
     
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    WOW! DANG! and OMG!

    One question, do you shift with your foot?



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  3. pvwacko

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    I haven't tried that yet... so far it hasn't been difficult for me to reach the lever.


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  4. deven_science

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    Beautiful work, my friend. Only one critique. I really wish you would have made an oversized set of cranks for the lower BB, even if they didn't actually move so that they could still be used as a step. I think the pedals where a crank should be just brings it down a hair for me.

    Overall, brilliant work.
     
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  5. GuitarlCarl

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    Yep. I think maybe you are using the pedals as a step up. But it is a distraction when everything else you've done is so spot on. I'm thinking no cranks at all so you don't have to worry about scraping. Maybe a step tab on the chain stays, only sticking out a couple inches, they'd be pretty inconspicuous there.

    Carl.
     
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  6. pvwacko

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    Understand where you're coming from on the pedal steps. Everything I build I build to ride so I made a few changes for durability and strength. It's not a perfect copy but it is fun as heck to ride and the step is in the perfect location. Fortunately, it's a standard BB so if anyone wanted to change it it would be easy to do. For me it will be just fine. especially after I get matching old school pedals too and bottom.

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    It probably would look better with cranks, but you don't need a crank arm swinging around when you're trying to get a foothold while mounting or dismounting. To me it's a minor sacrifice and in the "BIG" scheme of things it isn't worth pursuing.
     
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  8. arty dave

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    I've followed this from your 1st post....this thing is totally rad. I've been showing my workmates and they think so too. What colour will you paint it?
     
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  9. pvwacko

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    It's going to be gold to keep with the King theme. Won't or painted before the build off ends but will be in a month.


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    Keep us posted on the 'post paint pics' ! Rad work on this. Rat-isfying indeed!:41:
     
  11. pvwacko

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    I'm posting up the bike in the finished discussion. I'll update here when I finish the paint and polish though. Thanks for watching and cheering me on everyone!

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    That's just insanity.... I like it.
     
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    I have to say that I have enjoyed watching this idea come to life just about as much as any build I have ever seen on RRB.
    Well done brother! Can't wait for the shiny work to start next.
     
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    kingkrate_cover.jpg

    Wowsers!!! :) So amazing and cool and ... have you been in 5th gear yet?
     
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    That...

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    INCREDIBLE!:13:
     
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