The Chief

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 3 BIKES' started by xddorox, May 29, 2008.

  1. BLASTER

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    Love these tires!
    22psi :lol:
    Can't wait to roll my black Franks.

    Nice color combo...the cream on red.
    Very nice!
     
  2. cman

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    The wheels with the tires pop out of the monitor. The Fat Franks are a cushy ride. I have the Big Apples on my Xtracycle. Low psi really soaks up the bumps.
     
  3. tartosuc

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    hey Gerry, to clean thoses tires try VIM, it works great on everything plastic/rubber that i have a t work without damaging it.
     
  4. xddorox

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    I was taking pictures for my upcoming book today and took some shots of where I am right now with The Chief. I'm on vacation so hopefully I'll have some time to finish it. Kindly disregard the chain ring on there, it's just a mock up.

    Gerry :)

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  5. Gold Street Customs

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    I would be chasing fire engines all day on that, looking very nice. 8)
     
  6. sensor

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    thats gonna look nice :mrgreen:
     
  7. Mr. Farrell

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    hey Gerry... do you have any idea where i could get a chief frame? i looked online but noone seems to sell the frame itself.
     
  8. xddorox

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    Sorry bro, I tried as well and nobody sells just the frame. But look online, this bike is sold by so many online bike outlets, you are bound to find an entire bike for a good price. Good luck :D
     
  9. Mr. Farrell

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    ok, thanx.
     
  10. cashman

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    Your bike is looking sweet!!! Love the red color with the gold pin striping. Great build and good luck!!! Thanks!!!
     
  11. karfer67

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    this bike is stunning one of the front runners in my opinion
     
  12. xddorox

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    Thanks for the great comments guys. Right now the rear wheel is built and awaiting my attention in the truing stand before paint. I found a decent gooseneck and handlebars. I'm keeping the tank plate for last since I need to make sure that the bike is ridable before anything else. Pics soon.
     
  13. karfer67

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    i am doing the same thing with my bike. the tank is the last thing because i wanted to make sure it was right before cutting up a real expensive peice of copper. :D
     
  14. xddorox

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    Well I got it running after finishing the rear wheel. It rides like a dream. I'll have to keep the chain ring for now. I have scrounged every part I could find in my stash and it's stretched thin. The money spent on the tires was the bulk of my budget. I have some interesting accessories going on it.

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  15. JoeyMac

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    let me be the first to say, DANG that's fine!
     
  16. sensor

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    looks great! :mrgreen:
     
  17. xddorox

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    Took the Chief out for it's maiden voyage this evening. I rode down to the Mile End Bike garage where I volunteer and used some down time to install lights, bell and what every fire apparatus needs...a siren. :mrgreen: The bike rode great, but I had some issues with the front hub that was making an awful bit of metallic noise. Turns out I forgot to pack it with grease. :oops: The seat is pretty weird. I haven't decided if it's rough or it's just because I bruised/broke my tailbone recently. (No more skateboard for this guy.) About the only thing left to do now is the tank plate's paint job.

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  18. Mr. Farrell

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    very nice!!
     
  19. sensor

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    sweet siren :mrgreen: is it a fire chief?
     
  20. MonsterMetal

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    Its perfect. Thats a great example of how a well thought out bike should look.
     

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