(MBBO#05 Class 2) the UNVEGA- sneak peek & ride vid. all done.

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  1. franconuevo

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    Muscle Road - the Unvega
    MBBO#05 Class 2

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  2. Indyjps

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    Whoa, you're not messin around.
     
  3. CRASH

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    This should be very interesting! Are you going to keep it a 10 speed? That would be super trick, especially if you were to fabricate some sort of dual console stick shift for it!
     
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    Hmmm..that would be cool Crash, I haven't done any shifters, so it might be a bit out of my range - heck I've never even thought about muscle bikes 'till now.
    Most likely gonna use a little 3spd freewheel..(subject to change though) .time constraints...goin on the road for the next 2 weeks, and there's a buttt load of welding , touch up and paint match, cuz I want to keep the original color....if possible.
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    grind down that outside ring that holds it all....or reshape it? make it into a little chain guard? I don't know
     
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    Very cool! I like where this is going!

    Luke.
     
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    Glad to see you in!
     
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  7. Old Scool

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    Really cool transformation, I can't wait to see how this one turns out.
     
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    Oh, it WILL turn out....not sure into what..:21:..but I guarantee it will resemble a muscle bike, and will be rideable.

    Now....I hope I remember how to weld......

    thanks
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  10. Chad T

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    Looks like a great start Franco. Can't wait to see where you take it.
     
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    Dang! I like it!
     
  12. franconuevo

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    My original plan was more of a large triangle,,,long runs from fork tube to back, you know, like the Ross Apollo , etc.
    Then I decided to convert a road bike....As a result of that brilliant idea.... I have a bunch of cut up parts to assemble into a working bike....Where to start. hmmmm....(strokes beard)


    Lets start here:
    ....lay it out on a full size template, and tack. Yes, it's a fancy jig
    ...I'll be disclosing the plans for that some other time

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    But for now, Let the fun begin

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    Not bad, but when I eyed it, the BB was not square to the littleframe
    It was skewed a bit.. Here we go, cut it apart....give it a little twist.....give it another shot.


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    OK....close enough, that took the skew out of it alright. Apparently, 2nd time's a charm...It's not 'perfect', however (in this shop anyway), any piece within a couple three millimeters of absolute is called 'close enough'.

    Now I have something to go off of....yaaaay.

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    Nice job :113:
     
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    Thanks OHP...as one 'minimal jig' builder to another, I gotta respect that comment
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    The Wheels:

    Originally was going to go with chromed wheels, based on the fact that I had a 16" front wheel from a unicycle hanging around. Shiny chrome, but it had the framed housing roller bearings, and I didn't feel like messing with it
    Instead, I just bought a little 16" BMX kids bike from Thrift for 5 bucks. Had black rims, but decided to go white......

    16" Front: painted, cleared

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    20" Rear: Painted, cleared
    This was off of an Upland BMX bike I had 18 spd.. Decent little freewheel hub, I removed sprockets to get it down to a 3 speed
    This rim was surface rusty, so I dismantled to paint and then re-laced it.......

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    Great start, loving it!

    Luke.
     
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    A little more progress today
    Got the chain-stays welded in. Used the 'string' method with a threaded bolt in the dropouts to keep the width I need. After playing tug of war with it for a while, I'd say it's sitting pretty straight as is

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    Put a nice bend on the fork, and next need to chop out approx 3 1/2" (almost 9 cm.) out of the straight part of the fork blades so it sits as I envision....(according to the drawing I did, anyway)

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    And continue that top bar through as well. Sunday I'm heading up to the North Country for a bit, so there will be a little break in posting.
    But I'm sure glad I got the basic frame together before I head out.
    It's been a bit of a challenge keeping everything in line....whew. :)

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    franco...the ol' eyballer
     
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    Awesome work so far!
    The string method is great, I use it all the time, that and a good eyeball test and you can build a great bike that looks good and tracks nice and straight!

    Enjoy your visit north, looking forward to when you come back and update more!

    Luke.
     
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    Like the look of this! The dropped BB reminds me of some mtb designs from the '90s. What size is your rear wheel again, 24?
     
  20. franconuevo

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    The rear is a 20" Odd Job
    running a 16" on front.

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