Bi-polar Vortex

Discussion in 'WINTER 2013 BUILD OFF' started by Tommy Atoms, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. Tommy Atoms

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    Ok we are starting to thaw out a little here. I actually confirmed the presence of pavement under all that ice a snow. Maybe in a week I'll have a street to ride on.
     
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  2. dracothered

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    Now remember we are in Michigan and many times the weather they say we are going to have isn't true. LOL
     
  3. Tommy Atoms

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    I know the old saying " If you dont like the weather, wait ten minutes"
     
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    That happens to you guys too? I think it's a conspiracy. Hope you guys get a break from the cold soon!
     
  5. Pushie Pirate

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    Wow Tommy love your bikes, out of the box, circle, triangle
    and everything else, what a machine, well done!
     
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  6. LukeTheJoker

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    +1! Agreed!

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  7. Tommy Atoms

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    Thanks fellas! Hoping for a test run by the weekend. Looks like well be in the forties for a week before back into freezing again.
     
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    Did the "Major Award" from the build off show up?
     
  9. Tommy Atoms

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    Yes They have Kingfish. I hung them in my shop. Thanks... I think.
     
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  10. Tommy Atoms

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    Made these killer handgrips over the weekend. Were getting close to the deadline...starting to sweat.
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    I was beginning to think you had forgot to include a skull. Looks good.:cool2:
     
  12. Tommy Atoms

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    Supposed to be 35 degrees tomorrow. Looks like I might get a small window of opportunity to get a ride in. Fingers crossed.
     
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    I hope you do Tommy!

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  14. GuitarlCarl

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    Yeeah hope you can too, its 8 here wind chill -7... I can't :arghh:

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    And don't forget the camera... we gotta see a video of this thing riding :bigboss:

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  16. Tommy Atoms

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    This I swear was really the first day since we shouted Happy New Year and threw confetti that I felt confident that the weather was good enough for a test ride even with a looming snow and ice storm that could be smelled in the air. My back hurts from shoveling more than six feet of snow this season and my bones ache from the constant cold that is Michigan. Unfortunately not everything has gone right on this build. This bike has been challenging to make and I knew from the beginning that a possible design flaw might doom this build and it did. The bike as it sits right now is not ride-able and I know why but there is no time to fix it. Im not giving up on this one but for now im moving on to other stuff. If you want to see it get finished I will post it on my face book page. Also I am hosting the 2014 Freakbikers burrito build-off on Facebook as well and it is not to late to join so come on and check that out too. Thanks for all the great comments.
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    Shame to hear Tommy, I will follow along on FB...

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    Man that is a bummer that you can't ride it now because it isn't ride-able.
     
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    Sorry to hear this news. Still a sick looking bike!
     
  20. Tommy Atoms

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    Having all that weight out front was horrible for the caster on the front wheel. All it wanted to do was flop to the side as soon as your leg went forward on that side. If I bring the bottom bracket rearward it should correct the problem. I fell off at least ten times today and the cement is harder in the winter. I had the family all loaded in the van and they were going to follow me and get some video but i never got off the launch pad. Oh well this is how we learn. This is my most morphed bike ive ever had and im not giving up on the underslung steering yet.
     
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