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  1. charliechaindrive

    Let's see some home made battery tubes!

    Has anyone ever built their own battery tube like this before? id like to build one but I'm not 100% sure on how they're wired and or insulated. A battery tube and older light is what I'd like to set up on my silverking, so it keeps up with the "squint your eyes it looks correct" vibe. my other...
  2. charliechaindrive

    1936 monark silverking

    Putting this together as a slump buster. Paid 200$ as you see it in the first picture from a scrapper The original fork broke, but i think i can fix it. I bought a pre war hiawatha for parts and got it together and riding pretty bare bones with a 60s chrome fork out of the parts pile and some...
  3. charliechaindrive

    Stupidity at its finest

    Looking sweet!
  4. charliechaindrive

    BACK IN BLACK (klunker build RRBBO#9) *NAME CHANGE*

    Well it's done! Here's my finished photo
  5. charliechaindrive

    BACK IN BLACK callin' it done

    I made a slideshow
  6. charliechaindrive

    BACK IN BLACK callin' it done

    It's been a heck of a transformation going from a minty green disaster, to this gloss black trail hopper. Hopefully someone other than me likes this thing. Here's the build thread http://ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/back-in-black-klunker-build-rrbbo-9-name-change.83713/ Before: And...
  7. charliechaindrive

    BACK IN BLACK (klunker build RRBBO#9) *NAME CHANGE*

    Thanks guys! As soon as my cellphone charges up I'm going to head out to take some finished photos. Probably going for a roughly 13mile ride on this thing, hopefully everything will go smoothly. Last night I got all the cables hooked up and the chain on, and a halfway decent adjustment for the...
  8. charliechaindrive

    RE-TIRED STRIPPER - Formerly Spit Ply-er DONE (basically)

    Tank is beyond belief my friend.. great job
  9. charliechaindrive

    BACK IN BLACK (klunker build RRBBO#9) *NAME CHANGE*

    I could. But I don't think it'd look very good. I'm eventually going to buy a new stem for it though. Today in town I picked up a can of black and white paint and a repair link for the chain so I'll be doing the final assembly tonight. She won't get the checkerboard yet, but it's going to...
  10. charliechaindrive

    BACK IN BLACK (klunker build RRBBO#9) *NAME CHANGE*

    Well finally today I got paint on this thing, and I was very satisfied by how it turned out even when it was just a frame on the paint stand After letting it dry a few hours I put it together again, and I'm glad to present the 98%complete checkered flag klunker. I'm actually seriously...
  11. charliechaindrive

    BACK IN BLACK (klunker build RRBBO#9) *NAME CHANGE*

    Well seeing as there's only 6days left in the buildoff, I cant get my uncle to blast my frame and sneak it into the powdercoat room for me, so I'm stuck with either having a rusty frame or doing a full custom pain job,,rattle can unfortunately. I'll get the first coat of paint on it today...
  12. charliechaindrive

    Huffing Indian

    Wow! Jumped in for the first cut already!! That thing should turn out to look awesome.
  13. charliechaindrive

    BACK IN BLACK (klunker build RRBBO#9) *NAME CHANGE*

    Thanks for the proof of idea, crash! Today I drug my donor bike into the shop to harvest my needed parts. I blew the grips off with the compressed air, and a habit I have is to blow thru the handlebars to eliminate any insectoid dingleberries that might be inside. This time I'm glad I did...
  14. charliechaindrive

    BACK IN BLACK (klunker build RRBBO#9) *NAME CHANGE*

    Scored another parts donor! This one turned out to be a huffy Savannah, which I think is from the early 80s. It's going to give up its handlebars, suntour mighty thumb shifters (recommend klunker parts straight from Marin county!) and its cool old-school grips. I haven't gotten much of...
  15. charliechaindrive

    BACK IN BLACK (klunker build RRBBO#9) *NAME CHANGE*

    I'll half to check tomorrow if I've got any other threadless stems in my stash. But the bars themselves are bent, and the perfectionist in me is kind of annoyed by that. I don't know if I want to try to straighten them. I might just look into buying a pair of bars similar to what's on a felt...
  16. charliechaindrive

    Fabulous Fifties Fixie?

    The world's finest motorcycle made darn good bicycles too. I'm still waiting for an Indian to make its way into my stable, definitely going to watch this thread!!!
  17. charliechaindrive

    BACK IN BLACK (klunker build RRBBO#9) *NAME CHANGE*

    I got the first mock up done today I'm happy to be able to see what this thing will hopefully look like when it's done. The whole rear end assembly fits good, which really made my day. I just need to add a second little tab on the derailleur hanger for the adjustment screw. I also got the...
  18. charliechaindrive

    BACK IN BLACK (klunker build RRBBO#9) *NAME CHANGE*

    Earlier this morning I put my seat post in the lathe and cleaned it up, and I also straightened it. It turned out beautifully. Then I went up to the bike shop and picked up my bottom bracket adapter. When I was getting that, one of the mechanics asked me if I'd be interested in the old crank...
  19. charliechaindrive

    BACK IN BLACK (klunker build RRBBO#9) *NAME CHANGE*

    Flipped that 700series trek for 100$ yesterday, so I bbasically got that 830 for FREE! And I also ordered my bottom bracket adapter yesterday. I could've gotten the one off the shelf at the shop, that uses the modern European cartridge bearings, but I'd rather spend 15$ and have everything...
  20. charliechaindrive

    Defiance - Aannnnnd it's done!

    A pinstriped urban klunker...looking great!!!!!