••••\Ya·Ku·Za/•••• " lotsO clear update pics "

May 1, 2011
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Hello Every One! I have decided to Join the Rat(rod)Race once again this year. I enjoyed meeting so many like minded builders last year and the pressure of the competition! It's good to see so many builders returning this year! I can't wait to see what becomes from everyone!! After finishing 5th With My ((Aluminaty)) build Last year I realized i learned many things from all of you. So this build my goal is to make a bike that everyone wants from the parts that those same people gave/sold me because they thought they were past there prime(SuCkEd).

I have a hard time remembering who built what in the past so I figured I would give everyone a refresher who i am and those Newbs an introduction too.

Here is My last years Build and My forever Bike. My 1956 Goodyear highway Patrol!



so i hope i haven't wasted too much of your time,
So here is my build Proposition!

ya·ku·za

   [yah-koo-zah] Show IPA
noun, plural ya·ku·za.
1. any of various tightly knit Japanese criminal organizations having a ritualistic, strict code of honor.
2. such organizations collectively.
3. a member of such an organization; gangster.

I am using influences from many Japanese Bike/Motorcycle builders and once again i will be working in aluminum this year!


I have collected these parts over the winter for this RRBBO7
its a KoNa -stinky- downhill frame with 2 cracks in the levers and a real nice rattle can paint job done by the a couple of guys at the Pro's Closet in Boulder. they painted it in Denver Nuggets Colors and used it as wall art. then i have a favorite of mine, the girvin fork! then some random goodies that i will be using .
 
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I'm gonna be following this one! I loved what you did with the Aluminati.

I am a mountain biker at heart, so I am excited to see what you are going to be doing with those pieces.
 
Jan 23, 2011
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Cue that "Welcome to the jungle" and glad to see ya back now...GTB!! Peace
 
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#FollowingThisBuild

Alluminati is an awesome bike in a few ways. It was one of my votes last year. Sure you'll be a heavy hitter again.
 
May 1, 2011
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Denver Colorado
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bighit said:
Don't sweat it I got your back with a new school build as well. I always wanted to use a full suspension frame. They beg to be rodded.

All that matters is what it looks like in the end.
Thanks! It's the vision that makes a differance! I wouldn't care if i had a folding clown bike. It's all in the vision!!!.
 
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I'm sure I'll be blown away again this year!
 
May 1, 2011
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Denver Colorado
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First mock-up. but i am sure things will shift around a bit for the stance and fork configuration. i think my biggest goal is to file all of the corners/edges to a similar radius to make it look closer to an actual manufactured bobber and strip that nasty paint..



 
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Yeah,Man 8) 8)
 
May 18, 2011
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The Bluegrass State
Re: • • •••••\Ya·Ku·Za/••••• • •FiRsT mOcK-up•

Looks mean... I like it!
 
Jan 23, 2011
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Ooooo!! Now that's lovely! Even with those colors it's cool. GTB Peace
 
May 1, 2011
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Denver Colorado
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Maybe headlight? Dont know if i am liking it to much? I just had it sitting around.
And i am testing my pic upload on my iphone so i dont have to post from my computer

And it is a Xmas miracle! Kind of a pain but it works! Awsome no more PC! Later Bill Gates!
 
Jun 20, 2010
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that is rad!
 

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Jul 1, 2010
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Re: • • •••••\Ya·Ku·Za/••••• • •headlight?•

Where'd you get that bolt on handlebar crossmember?
 
Feb 27, 2012
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Re: • • •••••\Ya·Ku·Za/••••• • •headlight?•

diggin the vibe!
 
May 1, 2011
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Denver Colorado
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yoothgeye said:
Where'd you get that bolt on handlebar crossmember?
I have no idea what it came off of. I get most of my parts from local denver guys that part out graigslist bikes. But he does a lot of bmx bikesthough.
 
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