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Simplistic Speed, 100% done, pics posted! **Lightweight**

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 8 - TRADITIONAL BIKES' started by Machine Age Victim, May 1, 2013.

  1. Machine Age Victim

    Machine Age Victim

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Side project distraction. **Lightweight**

    Thank you!

    Since I'm waiting for parts to go any further, I spent some time today working on my side project, military bike.

    Here's a link to the build viewtopic.php?f=21&t=73103
     
  2. Green Dragon

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    Loving it so far.

    This has got to be my favorite build this year. :)

    Been collecting parts for a lightweight / path racer / guvnor type build, but this makes fo reven more thought-fodder.

    keep up the great work . a true winner.
     
  3. Machine Age Victim

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Side project distraction. **Lightweight**

    Thank you for the kind words of encouragement. I'm really looking forward to finishing it.
     
  4. PeterBuilt

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    Thanks for the shout out on my bike. You have a crazy build go on, you lost your mind I hope you never find it. :lol:
     
  5. SSG

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Side project distraction. **Lightweight**

    Nice! I especially like the wood rims.
     
  6. Machine Age Victim

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Side project distraction. **Lightweight**

    :lol: Thanks! If you can't so something different then it's already been done.
    Thanks!!

    I also added a link in the reply at the top of this page to the side project I've been working on while waiting on parts.
     
  7. Machine Age Victim

    Machine Age Victim

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Found pedals! **Lightweight**

    I found some quill pedals that would work with the 1/2inch cranks, Wellgo 888s.

    Unfortunately they only come in black
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    So, I removed the black and "aged" them with a brushed/polished finish
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  8. carrotsnax

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Found pedals! **Lightweight**

    Good deal dude, when are you lacing up those beautiful rims?! :p
     
  9. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Found pedals! **Lightweight**

    How did I miss this whole build??? :shock:


    Nice work so far, has a real classic, clean look to it :wink:
     
  10. Machine Age Victim

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Found pedals! **Lightweight**

    Waiting on one part but I'm renting a truing stand and won't have time to do it till next weekend, blah. I hope those grips work out for you
    Thank you, can't wait to see it all come together! I don't know where the rock was but I've been here :wink:
     
  11. River City Speed

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Found pedals! **Lightweight**

    This is beautiful!
     
  12. MplsCoaster

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Found pedals! **Lightweight**

    Nice job on the pedals, they really fit your build theme
     
  13. Machine Age Victim

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Found pedals! **Lightweight**

    Thank you both! I'm glad I went with something simple for my first documented build. Next year will certainly be more complicated then this, and in the anything goes section.
     
  14. Machine Age Victim

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Complete Mock-up **Lightweight Build-off**

    Got (mostly) all the parts, now just labor before it's ridable.
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  15. kingfish254

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Complete Mock-up **Lightweight Build-off**

    CLASSY!
     
  16. Jake Sensi

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    AND SHE WAS SO NICE!! MAN SHE WAS LOVEY DOVEY!! PEACE
     
  17. rat-a-tac

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Complete Mock-up **Lightweight Build-off**

    amazing looking build. have you taken it off any sweet jumps yet?
     
  18. Machine Age Victim

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    Thanks! I'm still thinking it might look pretty good with a carbide lamp ;)
    Ha! That song would play 10 times a day at a job I used to have
    Thank you! Not yet, should I do the Klunker pic with it? :lol:
     
  19. carrotsnax

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    looks good dude, are those rims "clincher" style? What size are they and what size are the tires? A carbide lamp would be cool. I look forward to you riding it, I have questions for you when you do. I am curious how much they will flex, I hear riding on new wood rims are similar to having a sprung frame.

    Whats left? Nuts for front axle and?? your butt on the seat? :lol:
     
  20. Machine Age Victim

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    Thank you! Yes, these are clinchers, the biggest difference is they limit the tire psi to <65, due to the strength of the wall (there's carbon reinforced rims that can take much more pressure). There's also no lip on the inside wall so you have to use a steel bead tire. The rims are 700x30c the tires are 700x38c Specialized Hemispheres. They should flex, they're made to, and you should only have 50-60kgf of spoke tension to allow them to. Here's a pretty good write up about riding on them: http://www.roadbikeaction.com/Features/ ... heels.html I was just thinking this morning that they would be fun to lace up a set for my 29er but I don't know how they would handle big hits.

    oh, and as far as what's left to do to the bike, the wheels are just laced, not trued, and I need to get the chainring cut.
     

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