(MBBO#05 Class 2) GET SMART!

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  1. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster) Pro Member

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    I had no plans for any more build competitions after building the Decoluxe, but when I saw that this frame was up for grabs last week from @kingfish254 , I thought why not? It's a very quirky retired Washington D.C. SmartBike, not really sure of the manufacturer.

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    I plan to 'get smart' about my approach to this one and keep it very simple and spend very little time and money. No eye on the prize, just have fun building.
     
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  2. The Renaissance Man

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    Yeah! :rockout:very Cool frame ! pretty much the same plan for me:)
     
  4. kingfish254

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    When I got my new RRB shirt, I noticed the frame looked similar.

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  5. ADVHOG

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    That's a really cool frame. Can't wait to see what you do with it!
     
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  8. LukeTheJoker

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    Super cool! TRM in and with that cool frame!
    Awesome!

    Luke.
     
  9. The Renaissance Man

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    Just started playing with the bones of this frame today to see where it will go. After I finished drawing the basic shape I couldn't resist making a 60's poster with it.
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    Who knows how it will end up, but my first thought was faded yellow to green paint.
     
  10. OddJob

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    Well 99, you've done it again.
     
  11. The Renaissance Man

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    Green?
    Missed it by THAT much...

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    HA! He's trying to lull the rest of us into a a false sense of security, then BAM! awesome build that we couldn't even wash. Nice try. Be alert, people.

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    Zis is KAOS, ve don't BAM here!
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  15. RustySprockets

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    Came close to working a swap for one of those (a complete bike) last season, but the other party...backpedaled. Like you, I could see promise in those swooping frame lines.
     
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    Looking awesome! That frame is so cool!

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    Is it going to be a 24/20 wheel setup? Great frame for an adult rider. Really can't wait to see what you do with the seat/sissy/handlebar angles on a muscle bike.
     
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    It's like a strange little liner frame, Not sure who made it but it should work well as a muscle bike.
     
  19. Green Dragon

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    Watching this one with interest, I remember when Kingfish fiirst posted that and thought ' Muscle Bike' .. gonna be cool to see it play out.
     
  20. The Renaissance Man

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    The Smartbike had 24/20 originally, but I'm going with 20/20 only because I just picked up a set at my honey hole flea market that are going to work perfectly. It's amazing how parts show up at that flea market just when I need them!
    Indeed the frame size is perfect for an adult muscle bike. It's about the size of a 20" frame but has the length of a 26" bike!
     

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