The Longboard (First Build!)

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 6 FINISHED BIKES' started by PabloAntonio, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. PabloAntonio

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    Here is my build, as complete as it's gonna get by the cutoff time. She's a vintage 2011 Huffy Cranbrook. lol. I call her The Longboard. See the build thread here.

    I had a blast doing this, and I hope you all enjoy seeing her.

    The Longboard
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    Check out those wood inserts where the reflectors go in the pedals. Bam!
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    Take a close look. Those are wood spacers. Thanks a million, JimK for the brilliant idea!
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    And some beauty shots of the rear rack, which was ultimately the beginning concept of this bike.

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  2. Fireproof

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    WOW, Pablo . . . looks really cool! 8)
    Great job . . .Yer woodwork looks so nice against the black. :)
    The photos are nice, but I'm lookin’ forward to seein’ it in person! :wink:
     
  3. FatBoy

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    That turned out very nice!Great job on your first build!Cant wait to see what you come up with for number 2 :mrgreen:
     
  4. Elmer

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    Great woodworking (novice :?: :!: ) Great build (first :?: :!: ) I like the way the surfboard rack adds visual length to the stubby Cranbrook frame. Love your spacer solution. I had the same problem with my springer on an identical bike. I give your Cranny an A+++ :D
     
  5. jerrykr

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    nicest looking Cranbrook I've ever seen! Great woodwork, especially the chain guard.

    You've got a winner!
     
  6. gaskill

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    Nice woodwork. A very clean and well built custom
     
  7. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Great build, be it your first or not. Classic 'Woody' looks on a 'modern' bike.

    VERY well executed.

    Cheers,
    Dr. T
     
  8. SeattleBikeDad

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    Sweet, very SWEET!
     
  9. PabloAntonio

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    You guys are awesome. Thanks for all the positive comments.

    As I mentioned in the OP, this is as finished as it's gonna get for the Build Off, but this bike isn't complete just yet.

    Fireproof has offered up his talents for some laser etching into the deck, my cream Fat Franks are on their way, I want to get some basket panniers on this hoss, and some stubby fenders to protect that woodwork from rocks and other flying things. Keep up with the build thread for updates.
     
  10. erichitscar

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    Looks great! We had similar ideas! I can't wait to see it with the new tires!
     
  11. KOTA

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    NICE!..Great work!
     
  12. TuRBo Todd

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    Super cool!
     
  13. Jake Sensi

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    YA FIRST BUILD!! GET OUTTA HERE! GREAT JOB BUDDY!! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YA DO ANOTHER. THIS BIKE IS BADD!! PEACE
     
  14. Ken Nighplay

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    Nice job, very clean bike. Looks like a factory made bike your woodworking is top notch!
     
  15. johnp.smith

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    Nicely done, love the woodwork and the simple attachments of it.
     
  16. 2dawgs

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    Great Surfboard rack and overall build design. Clean & Cool.
     
  17. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Well executed for sure! great job!
     
  18. JimK

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    Great job Paul. She looks fantastic. Keep going.

    JimK
     
  19. Hammond Eggz

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    Very cool! Nice woodwork!
     
  20. herr_rudolf

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    Love it!
    Especialy the fin :D
     

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