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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. fordsnake

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

    Awesome build...nicely done.
     
  2. MazdaFlyer

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    Hey I'm really liking the wood rims and the AIR spokes. There was a vendor at the NAHBS with several different styles. Neat stuff.
     
  3. carrotsnax

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    Cool, thanks for the info! I am also using 700c rims but aluminum with 700c x 38 tires! I think that size for our builds is pretty much perfect!
     
  4. beatcad

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    man! that is looking great!
    i've been kicking around 2 or 3 ideas about pedals and ruined 1 pair tryin :lol:
    yer solution is nice. i might have to steal....uhhh...i mean borrow that idea :wink:
     
  5. Machine Age Victim

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    Thank you, much appreciated!

    No problem, Fyxation makes a nice set of white tires.

    I was hoping you would see my solution, "borrow" away!
     
  6. carrotsnax

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    Any progress?! :D :?:
     
  7. Machine Age Victim

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    Nothing too visually different from the last photo. I was able to ride it, it's very strange. My knees rise above my hands :lol: I still need to work out the cutting of the chainring, build the head badge and I have two bicycle carbide lamps on their way from Holland :wink:
     
  8. Machine Age Victim

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    Just got these in today
    [​IMG]
     
  9. cledry

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    Very nicely done. I like the fact that you had an idea in mind and have gathered the pieces to make a commendable version. This is one of the more interesting builds I have seen.
     
  10. Funkme

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    lovin the classic look and color combination....Nice bike... :D
    Simplicity at its finest...
     
  11. Machine Age Victim

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    Thanks, it came out pretty close to what I had pictured in my head.

    Thanks, I really like your build too.
     
  12. MplsCoaster

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Let there be lights! **Lightweight Build**

    Those lights are going to look classy
     
  13. Machine Age Victim

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    Thank you, can't wait to see them on the bike!

    Here's what I did today after cleaning the lamps, should finish up tomorrow or Monday.
    I took apart a 100lumen Rayovac headlamp and drilled a hole from the bottom chamber of the front lamp, then ran a wire through the hole.
    [​IMG]

    Then put just the LED part in the head and the battery/circuit board in the bottom chamber.
    [​IMG]

    I'll use a mason jar bottom for the lens on the front and some red glass for the tail, I don't want to drill another hole so the only way to turn the light on is to unscrew the bottom chamber, not too bad for now
     
  14. Machine Age Victim

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    I did a test cut on the spare/test chain ring I recently picked up and it cut like butter. I'm going to give the design a go and see how well it holds up before I move on to the good one.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. kingfish254

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    What a brilliant idea!
    I hope you are able to cut it all out.
     
  16. socal_jack

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    Looks good but might you want some thermal adhesive for the LED star module to the back for heatsinking.
     
  17. Machine Age Victim

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    Thanks, I'm stoked it cut so easily, hopefully it will still be strong enough once it's "lightened."

    Good call! I hadn't even thought about that. It does get pretty hot and there was thermal grease behind it holding it to the board. I'll go check out some thermal epoxies. Thanks for the tip!
     
  18. Machine Age Victim

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    Cutting the red glass for the tail light
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    The front came out really nice with that jar bottom
     
  19. Machine Age Victim

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    Lenses done, the red got chipped but I'll fill it in with transparent red epoxy
    [​IMG]

    Just waiting on brackets to arrive to mount them
     
  20. fordsnake

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    Wow, this is one fantastic build, love it!
     

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