Muscle Punk.

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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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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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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Hacked up a few mudguards (fenders) and added some bits.
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Just riveted on the cut off tails. I figured rivers work with the steam punk side of things.

Added some body filler - roughly. It was nudging 40oC and the Fuller was going off really quickly so it’s not a flash job. Sanded it back a bit and sling on some primer.
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Taking this one down to the wire. Summer heat and other projects took a lot of time away from bikes. I’m hoping it’ll get to a reasonable finish point.
 
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Hacked up a few mudguards (fenders) and added some bits.
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Just riveted on the cut off tails. I figured rivers work with the steam punk side of things.

Added some body filler - roughly. It was nudging 40oC and the Fuller was going off really quickly so it’s not a flash job. Sanded it back a bit and sling on some primer.
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Taking this one down to the wire. Summer heat and other projects took a lot of time away from bikes. I’m hoping it’ll get to a reasonable finish point.
Dig these fish tails!
 
Thanks. I’m hoping they add to the steam-punk vibe. They were a late addition for the concept.

Have added some paint to the guards and rims. Pics to come when installed.

My plan to ‘borrow’ a bit of work time today was thwarted by a storm. Dropped a massive branch over the work shed and meant limiting time in there and moving stuff out until the experts tell me it’s safe. Particularly because the remaining tree looks pretty dangerous too. Combine that with football training and back to school for the kids means less build time during the week. However, tomorrow off.

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