Pre-School Chopper

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I like both: two tone flat black and primer red! Like a rat Bugatti. BuRATti?View attachment 108092
I thought of that too. Then I remembered the blue chain.
Now thinking black and blue. Possible name change to "The Lil' Bruiser". LOL

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Thanks OJ!
I'm thinking a bead of caulk around the rims would be a good thing. Keep moisture out of the joint between steel and plywood.
I'm a firm believer that "You can't stop water getting into an area you don't want." I am also a firm believer of "Allow said water to flow out as easy as possible".
 
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I'm a firm believer that "You can't stop water getting into an area you don't want." I am also a firm believer of "Allow said water to flow out as easy as possible".
In other words, caulk is a no-no?


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I'm a firm believer that "You can't stop water getting into an area you don't want." I am also a firm believer of "Allow said water to flow out as easy as possible".
Does that include around sinks and tubs too?

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First, let me admit right up front, I know nothing about wood other than it comes from trees, and will keep you warm when burnt.

I've done a few old cars and trucks for people. It seems the most damage is in areas where the concentration was on preventing water from getting in, rather than drilling or installing drains. If air doesn't move through it, even moisture from humidity, mixed with fine dirt and dust will take forever to dry out.

It's your project, I'm just giving you another point of view.
 
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First, let me admit right up front, I know nothing about wood other than it comes from trees, and will keep you warm when burnt.

I've done a few old cars and trucks for people. It seems the most damage is in areas where the concentration was on preventing water from getting in, rather than drilling or installing drains. If air doesn't move through it, even moisture from humidity, mixed with fine dirt and dust will take forever to dry out.

It's your project, I'm just giving you another point of view.
Thanks. No real experience with wood and vehicles. Worked in remodeling for several years and we always sealed everywhere moisture could get in. Windows, doors, tubs, and sinks. That was my mindset.
Thinking about it as a vehicle rather than display shelves, I see what you mean.

I doubt if she's going to leave it outside in the rain!

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Spent a little time this afternoon with the chopper. First round of truss design done. Not sure if I like the stubby look or if I need to extend the truss up to the handlebars.
If I keep the stubby look, I may make the pieces above the crossbar longer and find some springs to fit over the copper tubes.


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That bike is going to make some kid feel so rad! However, think it needs something to finish it. If you don't extend it to the bars, perhaps a hoop like a sissy bar, or a crown like a fork. Do trusses usually go all the way up to the bars? Maybe curve them to meet at a bracket on the steerer, above the headset.
 
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I like the extend the copper tubes and stack some big springs over the top idea!
 
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That bike is going to make some kid feel so rad! However, think it needs something to finish it. If you don't extend it to the bars, perhaps a hoop like a sissy bar, or a crown like a fork. Do trusses usually go all the way up to the bars? Maybe curve them to meet at a bracket on the steerer, above the headset.
This is where I think I want to go, wether I go with a short or long truss layout...


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Yeah. Those are sweet.
How $weet are they?

Carl.

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Front End, phase III

Sorry, no Druid front fork, but the extension springs give it some druid-ish flavor. Still need to imagineer how things are topped off and attached to the gooseneck.


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