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Mean Streak

Discussion in 'MBBO & WBO 2019 - FINISHED CLASS 1 BIKES' started by GuitarlCarl, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. GuitarlCarl

    GuitarlCarl

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    Well, is it a muscle bike or not?
    It meets two out of the rules and I would add has a tough stance including pedal parking. Now, I did create it from the bones of a Long BMX, which in turn I created with the tubes from a couple of old ten speeds. But the look is there I think. If I was a banana seat guy, one would be right at home on it. It can also be reset as the original build, a 20" tired BMX, as well as a third option that will probably be the long term look, a 26" tired cruiser. But here it at a "fixed point in time" 01/27/2020 You can see the short build thread >>>HERE.<<<
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    This was the starting point VVV The first order was to modify the frame. I wanted a laid back seat and the BB needed to slide forward a bit. I cut the seat stays where they butted into the original seat post tube and spread them to move along side the seat post tube. Extending them created a kind of a cantilever look but also echoed the chain stays angle. An idler was created to get the chainline clean and I wasn't using the old BB anyway... So here it is, a muscle bike driven by a two speed kickback hub. Quicker and badder than the sum of it's parts, Mean Streak.
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    Carl.
     
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  2. MattiThundrrr

    MattiThundrrr

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    Another epic journey. Can't wait for Vote Day +1 build.
     
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  3. OddJob

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    I somehow missed the paint job along the way. Cool effect you have going there, Carl!

    That baby is stretttcheddd !
     
  4. Jude Ephesus

    Jude Ephesus

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    Sweet ride Carl!
     
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  5. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6

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    It has elements of a dragster, so its a muscle bike to me. Dang good one, too.
     
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  6. Reallybigtim

    Reallybigtim

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    She got a mean streak!
     
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  7. GuitarlCarl

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    One of my favorite pieces is the idler. I cut down a crank and carved a face into it.[​IMG]

    Sent from across the universe using Tapatalk
     
  8. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Fun ride. Kinda mimics the Murray Chopper frames a little.
    That idler is killer
     
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