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Discussion in 'WINTER 2015 BUILD OFF' started by Rat Rod, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    I had initially planned to build this bike up for the build off starting in May, but I've got everything I need and don't have the patience to wait. :21:

    I had a nice lady contact me a few months ago asking if I knew of anyone interested in the vintage bikes that she had and she sent some pics along. Long story short, I managed to buy this 46 Monark Silver King from her and have it shipped to me down in Texas. Apparently her husband found it at the dump and had ridden it for a few years before his health went south.


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    Clearly this bike had some weird things going on with it. About all I plan to use for this build is the frame and fork. (sorry, not selling any extra parts)

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  2. The Renaissance Man

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    I wouldn't want to wait either!
     
  3. Rat Rod

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    Got started on putting things together today.

    First off I had a set of 24" x 57mm 3G Bikes coaster wheels that I wanted to use along with a set of 24" x 2.10" Tioga Power Block tires.

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    The Front wheel was a bit of a bugger to get on. I decided to remove the front axle hangers and mount them on the outside of the fork to get the front hub to fit.

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    One thing I noticed is that the springer bolts stick out too far and get mighty close to the spokes on the front wheel.....not good. Going to have to pull out the grinder and take off the end of these bolts.

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    After mounting the rear wheel I found another bolt that might be a problem. It will probably get the same treatment with the grinder.

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  4. Rat Rod

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    Last week I also ordered a correct seat post for this frame off of Ebay. I still had to use a shim to get it to fit snuggly.

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    When I got the frame it had this ugly bolt sticking out on one side.....how'd you like to catch your thigh on that bad boy. :arghh:

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    Busted out the hack saw and the hand file...

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    Another part I had collected for the build was a new Gyes leather saddle. I liked the shape of this one and thought the holes on the side looked cool.

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  5. Rat Rod

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    I had a new bottom bracket conversion kit, compliments of Porkchop BMX that I had planned to use because I was going to run some 3 piece cranks. I got it all packed with grease and installed today as well.

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    Got the BB hanger all cleaned out...

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    Ready for a set of cranks now!

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    So I had this really sweet set of DiaCompe Competition cranks and a Chop Saw chainring from Porkchop BMX all set to install and realized that a 175mm crank arm would be way too long for this frame on these tires.

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    I've decided to order some short 145mm Redline crank arms off of Ebay to swap out with the DiaCompes. Plan to run the same chainring and pedals though.

    So here's where the bike stands for now. I had a BMX stem and some old Dyno ape hangers. I threw them on for the photo to see how it would look. Not sure if I'll stick with them or not.

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    I don't plan to polish the frame out.....I like the dull aged look of the aluminum as it is. I'm getting a set of white wall Thick Bricks next week and I may see how they look. I have a feeling that they will be too wide for the frame and fork and won't fit.

    If it weren't for having to wait on cranks, this bike may have been completed in a couple of hours. :21:
     
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    Flip the stay bolts and stick acorns or some such on them.
     
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    You can't, they're shoulder bolts.
     
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    On the seat stays?
     
  9. Rat Rod

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    Yeah, that was my first thought....just reverse the bolts, then I realized that they were shoulder bolts and wouldn't work the other direction.

    If I just buzz off a bit of the end I should be good.
     
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    Oh well.
     
  11. Rat Rod

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    Not sure about the seat stay bolts, but I have a feeling that they mount like they do to keep the head with the slot flush on the frame. I'll check it before I go grinding on that one.
     
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    Dang talk about a sweet project , and you didnt even have to go looking for it ! sweet score
     
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  13. GuitarlCarl

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    I like it. Them black on black, tires n rims, looks good.
    Apes are ok, IF they're comfy for you to ride on...

    Carl.
     
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  14. Rat Rod

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    The problem with these frames is that they are bit on the small side since they were designed to run 24" wheels. Having the apes is actually a helpful thing for someone 5'9".
     
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    Nice seat!
     
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    I have always wanted one,wish I lived in USA.
    Did you know...
    The "Indian Motocycle Co." was originally founded as the Hendee Manufacturing Company byGeorge M. Hendee in 1897 to manufacture bicycles. These were initially badged as "Silver King" and "Silver Queen" brands
    Now that would be a score.
     
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  17. LukeTheJoker

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    Very cool! Love those frames, always like those power block tires and that seat... Wow!


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  18. Rat Rod

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    A Hex Tube, very cool starting point Steve ! I would have to not wait and build it as well, I look forward to seeing the end result .
    Mark
     
  20. GuitarlCarl

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    There's a short list of bikes I'd love to own and even with my limited knowledge, one of these aluminum frames tops it.

    Carl.
     

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