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Discussion in 'CLASS 1 - MUSCLE BIKE 2019 BUILD JOURNALS' started by biggraham, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. biggraham

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    Hey everybody! I may build a few in this MBBO, but I realise I don't have a current daily, and I fondly remember the ladies 24" spyder. So I bought this: rolfast angle front.jpg
    This Rollfast is on it's way to me (currently outside Sac')
     
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    Gotta love the twin frame rails! Probably just ditch the fenders and chainguard, add 'nana and sissy, and sort out the pedals and grips. Should be fun! I may also may use a kickback or a 3-speed wheel. rollfast rear.jpg
     
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    XL 'nana from fleabay: new banana seat.jpg
     
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    With the above banana seat, I'll hopefully enough legroom. I have a laid back seat post that may also work, if it's tall enough. rollfast side.jpg
     
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    Is that a 24"? Man... that screams for a 5-speed conversion. But that's my thing. You do your thing. It's a great start!
     
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    I'm keeping an eye on budget costs, so I can sell her if need be (too many ex-build frames floating around.) I'm a big fan of nexus 3's tho...
     
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    I threw it together, and got this:[​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    I flipped the seat post around to scoot the nana back a touch, and grabbed the first pair of grips I could find.
    I love how lithe she is, but you certainly feel the 1.75 under you. I just picked up a 2.125 and tube at the local bike co-op, I'll try and pop that on later today :)
     
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    Got the 2.125 rear tire on, makes quite a difference, comfort-wise[​IMG] !
     
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    [​IMG]

    This overhead view shows the difference between the tire sizes :)
     
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    I like the full size muscle! One of my favorite things to rides
     
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    I find the 26" sized muscle bikes to be almost too large, they lose the convenience and rideability of the smaller bikes.
     
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    Now put the 2.125 on the front and get a 2.5 for the rear!:)
     
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    I like the tire combo now too. If you get the gearing right, I think a big boy muscle bike is about the most comfortable ride I've found. I can 'sit in' and pedal my Shelby Flyer Woody all day. And still be able to stand up and crank up the hills when I need to.

    shelbywoodytestride.jpg
     
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    Yep. It's pedal forward before they had pedal forward.
     
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    Not too much visible progress, but I've rebuilt the front hub, raised the bars a touch, angled them back a little and raised the seat an inch or so :)
     
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    It's a beauty. Sweet and simple.
     
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