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

Aug 30, 2010
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Re: Simplistic Speed, Let there be lights! **Lightweight Build**

I really love the details and craftsmanship in this build!
 
Aug 23, 2012
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Re: Simplistic Speed, Let there be lights! **Lightweight Build**

Thanks!

Well, work has been hectic and 6 days a week but I'm still working on the couple things I need to finish. The chainring is coming out nice but im not going to post a picture till its done :p
 
Aug 23, 2012
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Kansas City
Re: Simplistic Speed, Chainring Photos! **Lightweight Build**

Thanks, Luke, here it is!!

Well, the initial design didn't work out, see previous posts. After drawing in plan A I drilled the holes for the saw to start the cuts.


You can see at the bottom of this photo the attempt at plan A. Plan B needed to remove that cut and most of the previous drill holes.


Continuing to cut plan B


Here's all the major cuts done, looking like it was cut by a third-grader :lol:


Here I'm using a carbide bit to grind the cuts and make them even. The bit throws off shavings that are metal splinters, I found this out after I started with exposed hands and arms *sigh*


Done before it's vinegar bath, just needs a little finishing then on the bike :)
 
Aug 23, 2012
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Kansas City
Re: Simplistic Speed, Cut Chainring Photos! *Lightweight Build*

I came home to this...


All done soaking so I threw it on!




Just a couple more details then it's on to the photo shoot!
 
Oct 20, 2012
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Re: Simplistic Speed, Cut Chainring Photos! *Lightweight Build*

Amazing work here!!

Beautiful design and flawless execution of a SICK brainstorming!!

WELL DONE!! :mrgreen:
 
Aug 23, 2012
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Kansas City
Re: Simplistic Speed, Cut Chainring Photos! *Lightweight Build*

Thank you, all. Certainly not one of the easiest things I've ever done :D

kingfish254 said:
LOVE the way the chainring turned out.
It's funny how much lighter it is, too bad it's on a bike that weighs a ton regardless :lol:
 
Mar 19, 2011
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Re: Simplistic Speed, Cut Chainring Photos! *Lightweight Build*

I've been so focused on my build, I just haven't taken time to really see how everyone else is coming along? This build is truly outstanding and that chainring is mind blowing! All I can say...is Wow!
 
Aug 23, 2012
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Kansas City
Re: Simplistic Speed, Cut Chainring Photos! *Lightweight Build*

Thank you! It does mean a lot to me that others appreciate my efforts and designs.

fordsnake said:
I've been so focused on my build, I just haven't taken time to really see how everyone else is coming along? This build is truly outstanding and that chainring is mind blowing! All I can say...is Wow!
Thank you, fordsnake. I have the highest gratitude for your experienced opinion.


I've added some brass screws to break up the chrome.
 
Aug 23, 2012
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Kansas City
Re: Simplistic Speed, Headbadge Done! Soon pics! **Lightweight**

Well, this has been in the background bet worked on for awhile. I knew it was going to be the last piece I put on and I finished painting it today.

My GF is an amazing sculpture so she made a headbadge for me!










She then made a rubber mold of it so I could make them from 2-part epoxy


Here's the final being drying against the frame so it doesn't shrink past the diameter


And finally painted and patina added


She's now 100% done, on to photos!!