Muscle Punk.

Discussion in 'CLASS 1 - MUSCLE BIKE 2019 BUILD JOURNALS' started by HuffnPuff, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. HuffnPuff

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    Over here in Aus muscle bikes are typically known as dragsters, but Drag Punk doesn’t seem to have the same ring to it.

    I picked up this modern department store Mambo Dragster for cheap a little while ago and now have a plan. Steam Punk styling over the basic bike. Bit of copper tubing, some bits and bobs and a little paint. Should be easy?
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    I probably should be finishing some other builds, but there’s plenty of time (just like build off 14?). I do need to do something with this so I can move it on.
     
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  2. HuffnPuff

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    Oops. Pics aren’t on my phone, mustn’t have taken any yet. I’ll have to grab some in the morning.

    Step one: remove stickers.
     
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    Looks like a great starting point!
    RaT oN~!
     
  5. MattiThundrrr

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    Seriously? Why would anyone remove those stickers? I mean, what's classier than a dog making butt music?
     
  6. GuitarlCarl

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    I hope you're keeping the seat...
    I love steam punk done right though.

    Carl.
     
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    They had me laughing too. Is that the actual logo for the bike? I can't imagine getting away with marketing a bike in the US with an image of a dog lighting a fart. :21::rofl:
     
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    There was a bit of a kerfuffle when Mambo first did that logo burn it has become their most recognised work. Initially it was a musical note, can be seen in the stickers on the floor. The flames seem to be a more modern variation I hadn’t seen before despite having the same bike a few years ago.
     
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    Spied this on the weekend. Chainring light bracket. The light is Ponting down because the town style bike had just done a lap of a kids MTB race course as a sweeper. Bit rough for the old rigid forks.
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    Might be borrowing that idea :)
     
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    That cool little bike is gonna get even cooler. Looking forward to the transformation.
     
  11. HuffnPuff

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    B3819238-F379-476F-A85D-1C14CFDA0651.jpeg The chain guard is a bit boring without the sticker. Let’s try something different. Stage 1: disassemble.
     
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    Yeah, without the stickers, it's just a big metal slab. Maybe it needs some kind of hand done punkey lettering
     
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    32C01C91-FAB8-4646-804B-15238F15DD18.jpeg Step 2: disassembled a cassette or two.

    A chain guard is supposed to protect you from the chain, but what if you at dozens of pointy teeth to one?
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    Not complete yet, but it’s close to dinner time and too hot to be welding anymore. Needs a little more along the top to fill between the cogs.

    We aren’t in real danger here at home, but there’s plenty of smoke around. Fires in the hills on the horizon. Over a million hectares burnt in the last month in our state. Situation is dire.
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    This is on our fires-near-me app showing from Brisbane to Sydney. Hundreds of houses lost, 4 fatalities and thousands of fire fighters hard at it.
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    Wow...stay safe!
     
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    Cool idea on the chain gaurd and yes stay safe
     
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