1. The Renaissance Man

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    still unfair​
     
  3. ParkRNDL

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    I think I know where this is going... ;)
     
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    Your going to play that game again ? First one to start , last to finish and then take first ?
     
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    I think she's a Fairlady!
     
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    Yep, I've had this idea on the shelf for almost two years now. Nothing like a build off to get the momentum going. A new tank is the sole reason for doing this. The rest of the bike will probably not change very much except for the fork and seat. I wish it had came with a blue seat, just don't think the flower pattern is going to make the cut!
    I sure hope not! Well the last part would be nice but certainly not the last to finish part!
    Not for long. :21:
     
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    Holy frijole, a 20" convertible tank. This is HUGE. Imagine all the pristine girls' bikes out there that can be saved instead of cannibalized for roached-out boys' frames...
     
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    Can't wait to see the new tank design! +1 on ParkRNDL as per the girls frames that could use this upgrade. It will also perpetuate the MBBO on into infinity and beyond!
    RaT oN~!
     
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    A new tank design. Nifty! Welcome to the world of the muscle bike. So... will be be multi-speed, and will the tank have a built-in shift console? :D
     
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    <ears perk up>
     
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    Hadn't considered a shift console. :39:
     
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    A new TRM tank? This is gonna be cool. Similar design or something completely new? Either way, I'm watching for sure!!!
     
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    Here's where it stands as of last night.
    TRM Stingray Convertible 1.jpg


    It can (and probably will) change a little or a lot as I get into actually sculpting the shape on the bike. I'm thinking no headlights this time so that a springer fork can be used. Need to buy a fork before I get started.
     
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    That tank is awesome!
     
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    After midnight, we gonna let it all hang out... :giggle:
     
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    Still pretty, even if it's not a lady anymore!
     
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    Because you're not a muscle bike guy... yet! :D

    Here's a thought: You've got the other tanks. What if I wanted to build a 24" or 26" bike with a shift console from a girl's frame? Could you design some sort of removable... or at least cutable... panel, where you could drop a TRM Console (patent pending) into the TRM tank?

    Just thinking out loud.
     
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    That's a good idea.
    I created a shifter for Quoise last year but it was too complicated to reproduce for public consumption. The internals would be the hard part. I would need to either make a simple shift mechanism or find an existing generic shifter that I could modify easily.
     
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    This. Being a business man, you're going to want to find something reproducible. I'd find some cheap chinese thing that you could buy in bulk and build from that.
     
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    I'm open to suggestions on a cheap shifter @CRASH .:happy:

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    The rough cut tank halves are finally started. As usual I'm using HDU to make the plug.

    IMG_1507.JPG

    The first thing to do is make it fit over the frame. There's much more left to carve but this is a good start to show me where to cut.
    IMG_1509.JPG
     
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