Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 2 - BUILD JOURNALS' started by OddJob, May 1, 2019.
Lexan? You lost me, my thespian bike builder.
Lexan is like clear perspex... plexiglass?
Polycarbonate, space suit helmet vision shield. Tough stuff.
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I'm on the no tank side of the fence. IMO it looks a lot more classy without.
Erm... If I don't understand, does it mean I'm neither a Millenial nor a Hipster?
Float the flame in there by using thin gauge wire that is blacked out so it isn't as noticeable and make the flame the center of attention...
^ This! Show off the custom frame more rather than hiding it with a tank.
Loving the new shifter height!
I agree with the 'tanks, but no tanks' voters in that it does dominate the look of the bike. That space between the bars is just begging for something though!
Picked up a funky piece at one of our annual Lion's Club city wide garage sales yesterday. Couple of pieces actually. I might fiddle with those today and do a couple of different mock ups.
Day off, sun's out. RaT oN~!
Holy cow you are a busy bee with the fiddling and posting! I've put more work into getting caught up with your thread than I have in my build....
Like it better sans tank but it suits your style. Very Oddjobby/OJesque. Like the tank better without the flames too. Maybe something more antiquey? But like TRM said. Do what you like it's your bike...
How do you compensate for this? I have a rear rim coming with offset spoke holes.
Haha! Yeah, well, now that I'm down to 20 hrs a week on the work schedule, I have more time to 'fiddle and post' !
It's funny that you say it 'suits your style'. We all have a certain bend towards a style don't we? I'd be curious to hear what cues you to say " Ah, yeah, that's OddJobby / OJesque for sure".
Here's the spoke length calculator I used for building my wheel. It requires a lot of measuring of the hub and rim, so I'd wait until you have those in hand before you get your spokes.
Thanks for the time you put in on my thread, Chad. Now, as our friend Jake would say.... GTB!
I have an extra chrome plug, 1" left-over from my Huffy Tandem build. Might plug off your stump in fashion?
Your's if you can use it.
Killer build you have going on bud! You are almost finished and no one on the Cabe is gonna be able to identify where this model when it shows up 10 years from now. Excellent work on the frame reverse transjennerfication. The tank panel area reminds me of the scale of a cycle truck. Have you thought an advertising panel?
"Saturn Chili Company,,,,,,,,,next stop,,,,Uranus" ***
Shifter is perfection too!!!
*** I reserve rights to this particular business slogan for possible future cycle truck build some day in the far future.
Haha! Yeah, I really want to put something in that spot. Had thought of advertising, real or imagined. Have another idea percolating over the next few days. We'll see what that looks like.
Thanks for the kudos, much respect to the "king" of rat rod bikes!
I was thinking you might be hiding your tooth picks in that shifter frame mount . Better make that cap removable .
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Friday Fiddling report from the BACK40. I've been dying to see what the frame would look like if it was all the same color. So I grabbed an original fender and dragged it down to Ace. Bill was there, a regular employee whom I've encountered many times over the past 18 yrs.
Bill is prob a good 10 yrs older than me, and still puts in a full week. It's his 'retirement job', and I guess he likes it because he's there all the time.
Anyway, he mixed up a 15 oz (443 ml.) sample can of Valspar paint in Blue Nuthatch. I'm guessing that when the girl who owned this bike originally got her dad to hand paint over the bright green color it came with, they picked out a Robin's Egg Blue, so I figured I'd stick with the bird theme.
Last night after dinner, I meandered out to the shed and bobbed a stainless steel fender I had picked up a couple years ago. I fit the fender, and then used a 600 grit paper to take down the shine of the stainless.
Here are a few photos from the BACK40 deck from Friday Fiddling on MIG-RaT.
Wow! This is so cool...
Now that I see it with some paint on, I do think it looks better without the wood.
What makes it OddJobby / OJesque to me is the burnt wood.
Now... on to how I would fill that space if it were mine. To me it looks quite hot rod-like, therefore, I'd add a piece of louvred metal...
One on each side... but that's just what I'd do
If you think wood's good, then use it you should.
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