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Discussion in 'CLASS 1 - MUSCLE BIKE 2019 BUILD JOURNALS' started by El C, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. Klunkruiser

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    Two out of three is the rule.

    I started three bikes in this class.
    One I've already kinda dropped out. Unless I get a welder and completely change directions with it. Just lost interest in building an ordinary ladies muscle bike. But there's still plenty of time for a reconfiguration and name change.

    One, Motorskimixti, will make it for sure.

    And the third, Kona Cafe', should make it if/when I get around to building a cafe racer style banana seat and bolt a fat tire on the back and slightly less fat tire on the front.

    Don't have any ape hangers layin around...but....if I get a welder...maybe
     
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  2. Ben lay

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    This thing is amazing. Love it. Can I early vote ? I'm registered and stuff...
     
  3. MattiThundrrr

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    Trust me, Mr Klunk, people be waiting on that Kona...
     
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  4. RustyGold

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    Hit the 2 outta 3 and your good to go :thumbsup:. I can imagine it with a fat and skinny...and a nice flat (but contoured) skateboard banana :grin:.

    Suggestion for name...Odds and Ends...
     
  5. El C

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    Ok, weekend is on and maybe I can make some progress.

    Firstly, I think I´m gonna make the top tubes a bit longer, maybe say 3"-4" (pic below).
    That way I can make more room for pedals and longer handlebars. Working-title-long.jpg Or maybe not...
    It´ll put those weldings under more stress and I definately don´t want to add more of them...
     
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  6. Dr. Tankenstein

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    I think the current length will give you plenty of pedal clearance and the proportions are good right now


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  7. El C

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    Which photo you refer to?
    The latter is photoshopped to be 4" longer than the first sideview.
    Difference is easier to see here.
    Working title.jpg Working-title-long.jpg
     
  8. MattiThundrrr

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    I like it original sized
     
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  9. Ben lay

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    I like the shorter one. Looks like a mean little Racey bobber. Though both are sexy for sure. If I had room to pedal etc I wouldn't stretch.
     
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  10. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Sorry, I was referring to the shorter version


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  11. Psychographic

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    Unless absolutely needed for pedal clearance, I would leave it alone.
     
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  12. OddJob

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    The original shorter version for sure. For all the reasons mentioned above ^ , and above that ^^ , and even above that ^^^ ! :bigsmile:
     
  13. MattiThundrrr

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    Head and seat tube angles look fast sitting still!
     
  14. El C

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    This may be a tiny problem.
    If I put the crankarm where I want it then there is only about 6 cm (2,36") gap between the front of the pedal and front tyre.
    Is that enougn to keep it rideable? pedal-clearance.jpg
     
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    How big are your feet ? :giggle:
     
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  16. MattiThundrrr

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    Pedal with your toes. You'll be fine.


    *custom bikes are more than a build. You have to learn the method to ride them! Like a secret handshake for your feet!
     
  17. RustyGold

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    Most of my big BMX bikes have toe overlap...as long as you don't have pedal to wheel interference.
     
  18. Psychographic

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    Why not go with a shorter crank?
     
  19. El C

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    Just the right size. I just want this bike to be rideable for others too.
     
  20. El C

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    Shorter cranks makes pedaling uncorfortabe nand look stupid.
     

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