Kombi-Klunker

Discussion in 'KLUNKER BUILD OFF' started by JoKeR63, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. JoKeR63

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    First off I'd like to say,I HATE MOUNTAIN BIKES! Twenty five or more years of this overblown bike style that has soaked into the BigBox montra as the only type of bike the sheeple should own, BLEECK!!!!
    Now if you own a REAL mtn bike, and you go down real MOUNTAINS, that's OK. I just really hate the perpetual knockoff's.

    Now to get off my stump. I do like the style of the Klunkers, however, and I had planned to put together one later if I found a suitable frame.
    My older son thought it would be a good idea to visit an old quarry that we used to go to when he was younger and I thought doing it on bikes would be a great way to rediscover this place.
    So I THREW together a mtn bike from parts that I had laying around, and to test parts for the future Klunker (see pics). Turns out it was fun to ride, now I just got to make it my own.

    My neighbour pulled a girls cruiser and a kids "buddy" bike out of the recycle hopper and took them home. Until his wife saw them, then he asked me if I wanted them. I always want cruiser wheels but another chick frame? Uhh. Then it occured to me that the buddy bike has a neat curved section that would make a nice top tube (see pics).
    Now to go get some gas for the torch......


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    I sprayed out the top tube to give you a better idea of what I'm going for.
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  2. Rodland

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    Looks like you'r on a roll. Don't stop till it's done.
     
  3. cman

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    Looks good using that bar w/the extra bar. have fun
     
  4. ponytailmike

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    W :shock:W!!!
    Keep the progress comming...

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  5. JoKeR63

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    Got the scallop done and removed the handlebar mount. Looks like I need some new sawblades and a sanding disk. Those flapwheel style disk's really smooth out the ugly stuff. :D

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  6. JoKeR63

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    Got top bar brazed in but ran out of rods, will have to wait for monday.

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    Top bar snapped into place, no jigging required!

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  8. JoKeR63

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    Donor for frt brakes.

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    Brake mock-up.

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  9. cman

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    Wow, never seen a new Huffy look so good.
     
  10. bikebuilder

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    That buddy bike top tube is genius! I really like the shape around "tank area". Can't wait to see it finished.
     
  11. JoKeR63

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    Got the top tube and brake bridge brazed in and ground down for the most part. A little more sanding and it's time for paint.

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    Had to make a clamp to hold the brake bridge in place.

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    I'm using these bars, they're a good mix of MTN and classic riser.

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  12. aka_locojoe

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    I really like what you've done with the top tube. Looks good.
     
  13. JoKeR63

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    Got all the sanding done and drilled out most of the cable slots for my thru the frame cabling. Found out I'll be mounting the rear brake upside-down so I'l have to cut a slot on the left hand side. I find cables really detract from the look of canti or curvy frames

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    Here's the mock-up. At least it's starting to look like a bike.

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  14. Markm

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    Man this is gonna be Sweet!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
     
  15. blink

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    some great fab work on this one.
    cant wait to see some paint on it!
     
  16. JoKeR63

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    Well I hope your're not going to be too disapointed,but, the paint this year was strictly commando. This was the last warm day for a while and we had high wind adviseries today.
    So I really couldn't do a stellar paint job at this time of year and I went with the primer red with satin black.

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    Stem was something of a accident, third coat got misted with silver and I kind of liked it. Then I just finished it that way

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  17. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    oh no, now maybe this is my favorite in the klunk-off. really sweet.
     
  18. Galtbacken

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    This will be a really nice one! I'll look good with the hidden cables, and I like the top tube!
     
  19. JoKeR63

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    It's Assembly Day!
    Got the wheels, drivetrain, fork, stems, bars, cables, and rear brake on.


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    Found this thing at a recumbent event and no one knew what it was, then I seen one on a mountain bike. Guess it's meant to protect a seat bag from post clamp rash.

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    I really like how the drivetrain turned out. :)

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  20. JoKeR63

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    Excellent!, I now have an international fanbase! :D , Thanks.
     

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