~The Medellin~

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 8 - TRADITIONAL BIKES' started by SPoKe, May 24, 2013.

  1. SPoKe

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    After being a lurker here for several years, I thought now is the time to get involved in a Build Off #8.
    Introducing... "The Medellin."
    I chose the name, "The Medellin," simply because the frame is a Columbia. And there is no more synonymous or infamous term surrounding Columbia (the country) than Pablo Escobar's notorious Medellin Cartel. With no further ado, here starts the birth of "The Medellin."
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    Begining the stripping process-
    im using a nasty little product call Aircraft Remover.
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  2. SPoKe

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    Scrapes off pretty clean
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  3. kingfish254

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    Welcome to RRB and the build off.
    Nice first post, complete with drug cartel and strippers.
     
  4. Critter1

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    Welcome to the madness of a BUILD OFF! What a shame to remove that nice original paint... you must have something much better in mind. Great start!.. lots of Columbia frames this year.
     
  5. SPoKe

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    Yes, it is indeed a repo. I'd have to be more nuts than I already am to mess with an OG.
     
  6. SPoKe

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    I disassembled the fork this week and had it on the garage floor while i stripped the frame. when I went out to my car a couple days ago, only to notice that I had parked on it!!! I backed the car up and found that it was bent up pretty good :(
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    So I clamped it down, put a flame to it and bullied back into shape.
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  7. SPoKe

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    Here are some parts that may make the cut:
    Found this old school exercise bike seat in the neighbor's trash. Probably going to cut it up and reshape it to make the saddle.
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    Found these bars a couple years ago in Aruba at a Radio Shack, yes Radio Shack.
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  9. SPoKe

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    That saddle rocks!!
     
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    +1
     
  12. loudboys

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    Just remember; under the current RRB anti-doping statutes, you aren't allowed to use Colombian marching powder during the building process. :lol:

    BTW, cool seat.
     
  13. The Renaissance Man

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    I'm watching this! I've got one of those seats also and have been wondering how to use it!
     
  14. SPoKe

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    Thanks man! Got the sharp edges pretty smooth, but I still prolly won't be riding it in my Speedo.
     
  15. SPoKe

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    No Colombian marching powder? I guess I'll stick with Michigan stumbling sauce

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  16. medellinbike

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    hey your using my last name for your build!
    youll be hearing from my lawyer pretty soon :lol:
     
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    I think I've got two of them in my garage. Keep getting them, and have nothing to do with them.
     
  20. SPoKe

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    Revamped the saddle.
    The big springs just didn't look right, so I chopped up a fork and and came up with this:
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