BACK40 returns!

Discussion in 'WBO 2017 BIKES' started by LukeTheJoker, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. SILVERKINGPC

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    What a great frame by you Lukester!! Nice job. Way cool. :thumbsup:
     
  2. LukeTheJoker

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    Yep, should be!
    Thanks!
    Thanks!

    Got the stickers on:

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    We were short on funds when we ordered them, so I got them printed on a white background and not profile cut, the white surround does show a little as it is a different shade of white, but it still looks good. I'm happy! :thumbsup:

    The paint is so bright white it is hard to get a good pic of... :confused:
     
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  3. OddJob

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    Seems like the backing blends in pretty well, I couldn't see it.

    What's the hub spacing on the fork and rear dropout again? And is your head tube a 1"?

    Just trying to compare with some of the modern hub spacing on the multitude of mtb models available today. Looking good Luke! Can't wait to see the parts on it! :inlove:
     
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  4. LukeTheJoker

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    Both hubs are rear BMX trick bike hubs, so 14mm axles and a O.L.D. of 115mm, headtube is 1 1/8th threadless.

    I'm looking forward to seeing it done too!
    :rockout:
     
  5. LukeTheJoker

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    Switched to a black leather Gyes saddle and some Alienation Ratchet grips, just suits the whole set up better, can't wait to take it for a ride!

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  6. OddJob

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    Sweet Luke! Let's get that baby in the dirt! The saddle is perfect on there. And is that a quick-release seat clamp?! Nice touch. :41:

    Ride Vid! Ride Vid! Ride Vid! :nod::nod::nod:
     
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  7. The Renaissance Man

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    Very nice Luke, very nice. :41:
     
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  8. LukeTheJoker

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    Yep, ended up with a quick release on there. Ride video will happen, just need to wait on my health a bit more or find someone willing to ride while I video...
    Thanks TRM!
     
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  9. c1run1

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    we need one of your famous videos ? hope you feel better soon , the bike looks great Luke !
     
  10. G-Matt

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    Came out great Luke !!!!! that frame has a cool look of klunker & old school BMX. The white really mad it come alive . cheers


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  11. Chad T

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    She looks sweet! Man that is a cool frame!!....:thumbsup:
     
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  12. SoulGarageOH

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    two thumbs up! I just got a set of wheels like those. I wasn't sure I was going to like how bright yellow the spokes were, but seeing them on Back 40, I like them a lot.
     
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  13. RustyGold

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    Super beefy frame! :113:

    Jason
     
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  14. Jaypem

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    So awesome!
    The drop out is very cool :113:
     
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  15. MazdaFlyer

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    Just SOOO Nice!


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  16. LukeTheJoker

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    This just turned up in my Instagram feed, MTB of the year at NAHBS...

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    That design and geometry looks familiar, a little more restrained though... :21:
     
  17. G-Matt

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    I believe that frame is a Trek Sawyer . It's a 29" trow back to the klunker . It can also be set up as a Kevlar bet drive single speed. They don't make that bike anymore but they still pop up once and a while . If it is a swyer


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  18. LukeTheJoker

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    I think that is a frame he built, I may be wrong?
    Cool whatever it is!
     
  19. G-Matt

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    Maybe but very similar to the Trek sawyer . Google it and check one out . Cheers


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  20. LukeTheJoker

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    Similar for sure!
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    Just realised that one of Sklar Bike's other bikes was actually in my design idea file for Back40:

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    Not surprising they have similarities! :21:
     

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