Pinnochio-Done as it's gonna get

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 12 BUILD JOURNALS' started by hammer mechanic, May 1, 2017.

  1. hammer mechanic

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    Is there room in here for another Hawthorne? The answer is YES!
    This is a frame I got from Dizzle Problems in the swap meet section.
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    Also in the parts pile is a set of Duro Beach Bum tires that are going onto a set of Worksman drum brake wheels from ind-chuckz. 002.JPG
    The tires are billed as 26 x 3.00, but on the Worksman rims they measure 2.5 wide. Looks like they will fit the fork after I slot the axle, and are very close to fitting in back. 008.JPG
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    Pretty nice set of fenders that I got on a package bike deal. Someone paid to have these rolled, so they are nice and straight. The truss rods probably won't make the cut along with the rear rack.
     
  2. Funkme

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    Another excellent frame.A few skiptooths in this build-off.
     
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  3. hammer mechanic

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    Oops, I wasn't thinking about the skiptooth chainring. Don't know if I can make it work with my drum brake rear hub. I was already thinking about going with a 3 piece crank setup.
     
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  4. GuitarlCarl

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    If you look there's a guy on eBay that cuts new skip tooth gears to fit modern hubs. They are nice I have a couple and could probably dig a link up if you want.

    Carl.

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  5. SlyRed

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    It's IchiBike. You can buy from his website as well.
     
  6. GuitarlCarl

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    Yep. @SlyRed knows. The first one I saw was on a bike he built that I won in a raffle. (Love that bike BTW)

    Carl.
     
  7. dragnusa

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    Looks like beach bum tires are going to be popular this year.
     
  8. OddJob

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    Another Hawthorne. Somebody needs to paint theirs bright red, and have red leather seat and grips to match. And call it....
    "The Scarlet Leather" :wondering::nod:
     
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  9. LukeTheJoker

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    Awesome! Loving that wheelset with the Beach Bums too, very cool!
     
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  10. hammer mechanic

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    Thanks, they were practically giving them away!
     
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  11. SILVERKINGPC

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    Great project! Those are cool tires for sure...too bad they aren't skin-wall and lighter weight.
    I have always wondered why tire companies can't list the ACTUAL width of the tire when mounted....One of life's many unanswered questions. Not even a tire manufacturer is willing to answer that question...
     
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    Except here in Hawaii, the shipping was the only problem. 18 bucks before shipping can't be beat.
     
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  13. G-Matt

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    Add an other CwC to the mix can't go wrong there . Way to squeeze in the beach bums


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  14. hammer mechanic

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    They are beefy for sure. The Worksman wheels don't help matters. I had debated on getting some 57mm rims or larger to put these on, but like you, I didn't know how the finished product would measure up.
    Sounds like a good idea for a thread. Post Your Wheel/Tire Setup: Rim specs+tire specs=width and height when mounted as well as what frame it is being used on.
     
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  15. dragnusa

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    I got a set to use this year, I think I paid $22 each for mine, which still ain't to bad of a price.
     
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  16. hammer mechanic

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    Everyone knows that Geppetto wanted a real boy so here's my plan to make it happen. Apparently someone is a liar because the frame grew 6" in the process.
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    I like it!
     
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  18. hammer mechanic

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    Started cutting today.
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    Down tube cleaned up ok.
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    I'll have to come up with a patch for the seat tube.
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    Going to cut up my Schwinn exerciser for material to extend the chain stays.
     
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  19. KOTA

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    That frame has great lines to begin with! Your sketch looks perfect.... A true sex change: Nobody can tell. This is gonna look nice.
     
  20. hammer mechanic

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    Thanks, I'm leaving the head tube long, so some people will be able to spot it. Most everyone will be able to spot my welds. I just have to try to be patient with my 110v flux core welder.
     

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