new build off idea ..

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  1. heartlandcruisers

    heartlandcruisers

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    looking good troy.
    the boardtrack is a all time rat rod favorite.
    looks like i might have to step my game up a bit lol.
    i do have a couple issues i ran into of which i need to discuss.
    first off my rear tire doesn't work it rubs on the fender.
    and my forks im just not feeling it with the grey ones so i took some pics of what i wanna use if it is ok to swap them out..
    first off the tire is this snake belly pattern cheapie tire.
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    and second these are the forks i wanna swap with my grey ones they fit better and look better to me.
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    other then that everything is going ok other then the common issues of parts needing cleaned and whatnot.
    i got a few ideas to make this more unique but before i let my secrets out i gotta make sure it will work as planned..

    good luck troy
    Sean
     
  2. jats

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    sorry to here about the tire! heading to work tomorrow was thinking of maybe working on it a little in station :lol:

    Troy

    can't wait to see how you fix the tire and forks
     
  3. heartlandcruisers

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    thanks troy
    i actually did get the original tire to work i just had to wrangle it in a bit
    im also gonna use the forks i already have after looking at it i decided i can make it work
    so no parts changes yet lol
    the only things i got done yesterday was removing the sprocket from the cranks to clean it and tearing it back dawn and got the rear fender mounted
    so its going a lil slow lol
    thanks troy
    Sean
     
  4. heartlandcruisers

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    s i got a lil more work done
    almost finished got the rear fender mounted the crankset mounted and chain installed
    almost there but still more work to do
    heres what i got so far
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    greased all the bearings and put the hardware on
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    might be using these grips
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    close up of the fender
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    might add tis license plate to the build these plates were off my wifes old cat and been used as a window cover for awhile
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    more tonight
    enjoy
    sean
     
  5. jats

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    cool!! that thing is looking great!! had a few set backs like a messed up gooseneck but will have some pics tonight!!! O.K. the mystery of the day, what is to big for a 26" tire and to small fro a 27" tire???? I don't know but its the rims on the Austrian bike I am building on any clue as to what size they are? sooo I will be converting to 26 inch rims they are shorter but should be able to get the brakes to work I hope

    Troy
     
  6. jats

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    finished front end, uhm oops

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    the 2 piece crank

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    the one in the front takes a 26" tire the one in the back a 27" so whats in the middle Austrian made and its marked Velo I think

    Troy
     
  7. heartlandcruisers

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    cool deal troy
    sounds like they may be metric wheels i have never seen them but i know they do exist
    where te bikes from a foreign country that would be my guess.
    the stem problem i had a similar issue with another bike
    sorry for all the setbacks but it will work out in the long run
    as far as mine goes it is finished!!
    i tweaked all the pieces and greased everything and inflated the tires mounted the front fender cleaned it and took it for a quick ride
    so with that being said heres my finished build i call it recycler
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    breakdown of parts as follows
    frame 1969 amf flying wedge been sitting in the weeds foreever 0 dollars and 0 cents
    handlebars off junk huffy i parted out bike was free 0 dollars and 0 cents
    front fork off huffy atb that i parted out freebie 0dollars and 0 cents
    front wheel off ghost rider sting ray scrapped freebie 0 dollars and 0 cents
    tire and tube also from ghost ridr bike freebie 0 dollars and 0 cents
    headset bearings off the huffy atb freebie 0 dollars and 0 cents
    seat post original flying wedge seatpost
    seat off huffy bike parted out i got for free
    rear fender flying wedge fender
    front fender a bobbed cruiser fender from a previous build bike cost 0
    crankset bearings and front sprocket from harley bike i parted out another freebie
    chain original flying wedge chain cleaned and lubed
    rear wheel/tire/tube off next turbo i parted again freebie
    grips mismatched i had lying around off freebies
    license plate off my wifes old car
    front axle off a huffy rim freebie
    total cost o dollars and 0 cents
     
  8. jats

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    congrats!! I head to work tomorrow but will finish up the day I get home will Use some 26" rims should look cool!!!! See ya in 2 days!!

    Troy
     
  9. heartlandcruisers

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    sounds good troy
    looks like you been busy here but its looking good
    good luck and see you in 2 days
    sean
     
  10. heartlandcruisers

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    forgot to add the pedals came off a mongoose (walmart) outer limits that i got as freebie
     
  11. jats

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  12. heartlandcruisers

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    ok not quite done im having issues with the brake i forgot to clamp the coaster so slight adjustment and a clamp and i will be done.
    sean
     
  13. jats

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    so Sean, I think I'm done!!! :D

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    the tires and the bike they came off a yard sale gitane from last year!

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    the 3 speed cable donor

    and here he is!!!!

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    so the seat is an old Schwinn BMX seat
    the Tires are in really good shape and I got the Gitane because of them.
    the Western auto 24" girls bike donated the 3 speed shifter, cable, cable housing clamp, cable roller bracket, and the little thread on lever pull thing on the end of the axle.
    set back seat post was a set of snail bars that have been lying around for ever unk. origin
    the goose neck came out of a box of parts that were given to me along with a bunch of BMX stuff not sure what its off of.

    thats all the scrounged parts that were not on the bike! was able to free up the old brake cables and even reuse them :D total cost 0 dollars and cents :lol: :lol: took it for about a 3 mile shake down cruze with no break downs :shock: this thing is a blast to ride :lol: :lol: is a new rider in my stable!!!!!! can't wait to take it on the 10 mile loop and see how the 3 speed handles the hills :D :D

    Troy
     
  14. jats

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    Sean,
    an excellent build off will have to do it again next year!! :D Love your bike those frames are real cool and happen to know were one is thats for sale, will have to go check it out a little better :D

    Troy
     
  15. heartlandcruisers

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    looks aesome troy!!!!!!
    congrats it came out excellent
    no how do we get voting setup?
    new thread or do we contact mod to have them do it?
    let me know
    sean
     
  16. jats

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    not sure? will do some asking around

    Troy
     
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    Awesome results guys! Can't wait to vote!

    Luke.
     
  18. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

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    You can set up your own poll... I think. haha
     
  19. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

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    Do you have this option when you start a new thread?

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  20. heartlandcruisers

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    ahh cool i didn't even see that
    thanks yoothgeye
    yeah we can set it up that way
    thanks again
    Sean
     

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