Black Widow, the Newb's Bonker

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  1. Pop.Cycle

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    OK I am throwing my hat into the ring. Been working on this one for awhile and will use the deadline as an incentive to push a little more. Going to be a mixed up hot rod styled cruiser with a little bit of BMX, a bobber style ride with a bit of klunker, or Bonker if you will.

    Getting in a bit over my head but going full out! I hope this will include my first self-built wheelset and even use Cam's jockey shift idea on a Nexus 3spd roller. Not a fab job or blown custom, just my personal bike made cool. Don't worry, I have a big bag, I just need to see how many tricks are in it.

    This will be my first build here and hopefully I can cross the deadline, weather permitting. Whether you love it or hate it, I'm gonna ride it! :rockout:
     
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    The build is:

    -04/99 Dyno duece 26" rear
    -Nexus 3spd roller ala kingfish
    -Omeon drum front ala Smoopy and possibly V brake rear for quick stops
    - keeping the fenders like a bobber
    - low rise klunker style bars
    - Odyssey/Porkchop and my tools......

    Wrap it up in a Black Widow themed paint scheme unprofessionally done by yours truly and whattya get?.....Hopefully enough time by April 1st! I don't want to be the fool lol!

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    You have raised a question for me with your prognostication of 'finishing the build by April 1st'.
    "Is an unfinished build, ever really finished?"
    And, a second one, which may be even more pertinent...
    "Can you have a deadline for an unfinished build?"
    o_O :grin:

    Pop.cycle up some pics so we can see what ya got....and, welcome to your first build off~!:thumbsup:
     
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    Welcome aboard!
    Looking forward to seeing the pics, sounds like my sort of ride!
     
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    You are absolutely correct! I have going back and forth on this tho, as I am a driver and only home a limited time during the week so it's building myself up! Lol you are right tho, it never ends!

    Pics coming! Got to find the device...
     
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    Thank you @LukeTheJoker for the urging and persistence, I will give it a try!
     
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    Wasn't taken for broadcast at the time but this was what I started with when I got it in Aug. last year. It came as a pile of parts, many little nuts and parts missing, no cranks, chainring or chainguard......speckled with rust and more dings in the paint than a station wagon parked in a compact space. Pardon the mess.... 20160822_132148.jpg
     
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    Tore it down and prepped to the primer/base coat and thru wet sanding and a few coats was able to get it smooth 20160826_213759.jpg
     
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    Scrapped a set of cranks and sprocket from what I believe was a 1973-ish Huffy cruiser. Pretty much the front lower drivetrain, including pedals, with a 1pc BB kit to recycle what parts I had. Rebuilt the original coaster hub but that's gonna go.....

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    Originally swapped the fireball for some Duro 3" whitewalls and once I got it together it looked like this....

    A bunch of thrown together parts made to run for the meantime.
     
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    Took alot of prep, and to those who don't know......the $1 store magic erasers are amazing at taking surface rust off with a dash of WD-40. Almost like synthetic extra fine steel wool! Had it on the forks and handlebars. The seat was gone and so no issues with the springs but nothing a bit of elbow grease couldn't get out. 20160903_160101.jpg
     
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    Nice tip on the erasers and WD-40. Had not heard that one. Of course, most of the time I'm adding grime and rust, not taking it away! :bigsmile:
     
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    Well, my friend , I've only been involved in two 'build offs' but I must answer with a resounding ...YES.
    When the last day is finally here...and the clock is ticking down...then the build is done.....


    ......for the time being. :grin:

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    This weirded me out......so in 1997-1998 when I built my last cruiser, (prior to Norcal move) a friend gave me a chainguard for my then....1973 Huffy build.
    Thinking nothing of it i had kept that chainguard for nearly 20yrs, one of only a few parts, and only chainguard, that I kept during the move.

    When I came across this Dyno pile I never realized the chainguard I had ALL those years......would be so necessary! #meanttobe
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    Ahahahaha, no doubt! I seen someone refer to them as "wasn't as crusty" as they liked em! Lol
     
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    Add some details.....

    Came up ala Ebay an Odyssey OG Black Widow sprocket and elsewhere a set of VP747 bear trap pedals! Mixin' in some old school!

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    And thru a friend's moto stuff was able to dig up a set of MX low rise bars. Originally intended for a HBBC bike I had. The width and low profile made the Dyno a sweet almost BMX feel......fell in love with em....

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    Bear traps....one of the best grippy pedals ever devised. They adorn the Mesa Buggie as well!
     
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    Oh yeah!. A staple!

    AND as far as prognostication, always speak life. To much toll to do otherwise.

    My deadline is to valiantly strive to push myself. As a truck driver this weather can really play a role more than skills.

    ....but yes, until a bike is torn down or sold, it's never done!
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    Rigged up a temp vise out two clamps and with a Sawzall and a Drexel made up a mount for the jocker shifter! Came out good and with continuous measuring is solid!.....now a PVC cap and bolts....
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    Cue some theme stuff... a little masking and cutting.....and bit of spray and viola!.....
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    Although this was a test on the front fender only, a little white dusting the edges and a misplaced hourglass or spider is in store. The basic shape was a hourglass with pointed ends to give a mean demeanor.....
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    I think the preliminary came out good! :rockout:
     

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