*** Blue Arrow & Minnehaha >>>>>>>>>>DONE

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  1. Funkme

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    Hi Everyone,
    Back to enjoy another build,and watch some bikes take shape from so many fab builders...

    Last year I entered the Anything goes section,and decided to go crazy with a fantasy build...
    Before I had even finished 'Angel '0' Death', I had decided what frame I wanted to use and style...

    This year I will be using a old french frame( no headbadge) I'm dating it around 30's-40's,maybe even earlier from the serial number 52L, and frame + crankset...The champione du monde sticker looks like a add on? Frame is very light and I love the design on the bars(for extra strength).Tried to research it,but cant seem to find the manufacture,maybe a early peugeot or a unknown small company that Peugeot took over...
    Purchased it 4years ago,I chopped the top bar off and tacked a top bar on...But I never continued and it sat in storage until now.(hope this wont disqualify me from the comp)
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    The headbadge once was: lion and letters PIA
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    Last year I loved the Crusty Racer build,so I want to keep the old rusty look.
    I will be building a motorized board track racer with side car and keeping it old skool...
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  2. GuitarlCarl

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    That is a cool plan.
    I will be watching this thread as well. ;)

    Carl.
     
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  3. Funkme

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    On the 1st of May, I dragged it all out,the bits n pieces,and did a mock up of what I wanted... I also found this old newspaper glue into a old chest. Thought it was a sign of good luck...
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    Went with many names Griffon/Feather something/French Blue etc trying to keep it with the frame...
    Settled on Blue Arrow,I already had the design in my mind and exactly what I wanted... Came across this on the internet...So I guess I will be doing a replica or dedicating it a great bike...
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    Now for the real thing and where I want to go....
    Beauty be holds 1913.
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  4. kingfish254

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    Welcome back Miss Funk! This is gonna be fun!
     
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  5. Funkme

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    Another challenge,hope it's a easy one...
     
  6. Funkme

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    So what I will be doing to the frame...
    1/ Widen the rear drop out to fit 3" tires
    2/ Shorten the head stem to fit the front end I want(girder forks)
    3/ Add a top bar using the old one shape and weld.
    4/ Extra mount for the engine to attach
    5/ Keep original color w/ rust

    The parts pile;
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    The girder forks(parallelograme fourche)
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    The original plateu/crank set that came with the frame.
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    Original handlebars that came with the forks;
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    Brooks saddle or I could go with old spring saddle?
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    Eeany,meany,miny moe... The tanks...Deciding between the brass or the green,tank has to be painted rusty...
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  7. Funkme

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    The mock up...You have to love packing tape and hay bale strings....
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    Most likely won't get started until July,May is a busy time for me,work wise...But at least you guys get the idea of where my project is heading...
     
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  8. Gold Street Customs

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    Will be watching....alot
     
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  9. fordsnake

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    I've loved all your builds...I'll keep an eye on this one!
     
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  10. Funkme

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    Right back at you Fordsnake...Loved all your past builds...
     
  11. LukeTheJoker

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    Glad you are in Funk!

    Luke.
     
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  12. kingfish254

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    Sweet Girder, THREE cool tanks to choose from, nice partzpile.
    In Funk We Trust
     
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  13. panelman

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    Engine and a Sidecar! The lugs on that frame are really cool too!
     
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  14. dracothered

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    I like it already, but if you find a little 2.5 hp side valve flat head gas engine I think it would be better.
     
  15. jats

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    WOW love it its gonna rock!!!!! wonder how many motorized bikes are being built this year!! Momma Jats will be entering soon also

    Troy
     
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  16. Funkme

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    Thanx, Will be trying to keep all the lugs in place even when I cut the headstem....
     
  17. Funkme

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    Seems to be a lot entered this year,I'm wondering if I am the only one with a sidecar build?
    Hurry up Momma Jats...
     
  18. Funkme

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    Been collecting for a few years...But need to decide on the brass tank or green one....
     
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    Looks like the brass one is a better length to match the bend in the top tube?

    Luke.
     
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  20. Funkme

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    Yep would be better,I had this for another build,and I have another 3 pull starts...Will try this first,and if $$$ permit,will invest in lil more ooumph!!! I might invest in a old villiers 100cc bike moto...
     

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