Apocalypse Knight

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Im not one to normally remember dreams, but there is one from a few months ago. It would make an interesting B movie.

The gist is I was a time traveller from a dystopian future, I went back to the 15th century where my time machine broke. But a blacksmith helped me fix it, then travelled with me.
Forward and back through time the blacksmith saw many interesting things, but he particularly liked an invention called the bicycle.

So one day back in the dystopian future, the time machine breaks again. Stuck here, the blacksmith decided to build a bicycle to get around on.

This is my attempt to build the blacksmiths bike.
 
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Then I started throwing these parts at an old Hawthorne frame I had in the attic.
This is what I've come up with so far.
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And with fenders.
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My plan is bare metal, with some armor plates and chainmail. And a forged kickstand. I'm not sure how well it will turn out, but I'm gonna do my best.
 
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Then I started throwing these parts a an old Hawthorne frame I had in the attic.
This is what I've come up with so far.
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And with fenders.
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My plan is bare metal, with some armor plates and chainmail. And a forged kickstand. I'm not sure how well it will turn out, but I'm gonna do my best.
Like the fenders. The bike will pop with the right paint job.


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Looks great as is :113:
 
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Bike looks cool with the light blue and black rims. Dig the medieval bare metal plan tho.

So you got a forge set up? Forge sounds like some fun for sure.
 
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New welder showed up this morning, I unpacked it then spent a couple hours trying to get it to strike an arc.
Finally gave in and called tech support, the guy says try to strike it on the ground clamp. I tried that and nothing.

Guy says you have a defective unit, we'll have to switch it out.
So now I have to ship it back and wait for another one.... might be a couple weeks before I can get the kickstand on.