Westfield Wasteland

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  1. GuitarlCarl

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    It's a 44' Westfield/Columbia
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    I'm going with a classic Dragster Rat build. Big n' little, lace up some wheels. Chrome rat trap fork. No theme yet...

    Carl.
     
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    Gee Talk about getting in quick... Some nice bones thr...
     
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    Was there a prize for first to enter? ;)
     
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  4. GuitarlCarl

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    Anybody else can't wait for the BO12?
    Midnight my time zone...I was up.

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    This is it this morning and I have a hour or so to tinker...

    Carl.

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    In like Flynn.:grin: Early bird gets the worm.
     
  6. GuitarlCarl

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    Couple hours of tinkerin' counting scrubbing the crank and rings in the kitchen sink... and here we go...
    Issue 1...needs a spacer, easy fix if ya got one.
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    can't let little drawbacks stop the build
    Three Arrows ring on a Huffy crank
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    The wheels are just placeholders and here's where it all slows down. I need to lace my wheels to get what I want and I don't have the front hub or the rear rim.

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  7. GuitarlCarl

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    One more before I head out.[​IMG]

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    Looks like you made some good progress on day one, Carl. Like the frame and theme. Those fenders are cool. Will they make the cut?

    RaT oN!
     
  9. GuitarlCarl

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    Probably not. I'm going to stuff a big o' tire on the back. Here's a 2.1 on it for now...
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    I think a 3" tire will fit.

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  11. GuitarlCarl

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    Might be boring for a bit.
    I'm still scavenging parts.

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    That makes two of us.
     
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    Carl builds are never boring, you know I will be watching!
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    I got to checking clearances...
    I borrowed the QuickBrick and rim, off of my 41' Elgin that @SlyRed built. It's only a 26x2.125 BUT on a 57mm wide rim it really opens up. So I'm thinking of going with a 57mm rim flat black, so I'd better check to see if it fits eh?
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    No problemo. There's more than enough room! Now I wonder what Duro's cream Goodyear/Diamond tread will look like opened up on a 57mm rim? That tire has a bit of a shoulder, not quite a pie plate profile but in that realm.
    I also swapped out my crank and ring for a mag style. The 3 Arrows ring I had on it was for a 5 speed derailleur setup and I need to run the wider chain to drive the kickback I have. The crank I have here is beefier too. Early BMX I think, and like new. I also found some bow pedals in cream.

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  15. GuitarlCarl

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    and now a virtual bit of mockup...
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    Don't be doin that to an old man!...I had to wipe my eyes twice! I thought I had become bikelexic.
     
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    Took me a while to figure out exactly what was going on there!
     
  18. GuitarlCarl

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    :eek: Smoke and mirrors.
    I like the extra tube in the middle, and I want to put the rear wheel back a bit. But unless I can find a donor with the same seat stays and dropouts, I doubt the double stays will happen.

    Carl.
     
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    I think I have my drive train sorted out.
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    Pulled the rear wheel off of an old build to get the coaster kickback hub I wanted and I found a high flange 27 1/4" wheel too. IF I can find the tires I want I may only have to lace the rear hub to a 57mm rim. That 27 squeezed right in, that's skinny fat to me and clean with no cables.

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    Nice and clean looking, and I love those two-speed kick backs; they remind me of Chevy Powerglide transmissions.
     
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