Firetruck Bike

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  1. xddorox

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    Ok, take 2! I realised today that I've had this thing lying around the backyard for a year now. It is a 1970 something CCM tandem bike that I wanted to turn into a truck bike kinda thing until I realised that a trailer was much more practical. So, as an ex-firefighter, I think that a Fire Truck themed bike would be appropriate. The frame was already cut to remove the second seating position over a year ago, so I hope this is not an issue for it to qualify. I plan on putting as many functionnal stuff on it as I can. Maybe even a working water pump, albeit a small one. Yes it's going to be red. Red is the ONLY color for real firetrucks. :mrgreen: I just hope I can make the deadline :|

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  2. xddorox

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    Ok, step 1 is done. Brought the beast indoors and stripped it down to the frame. Time for paint prep. I even located a huge headlight and a siren for it. Keep posted.

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    Got some wheels and tires from another sleeping project. Attached a headlight and siren that I had in my stuff.

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  4. xddorox

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    So I spent the first money for this project yesterday. Corostop rust paint and some steel bars for building the rear rack, total about $12. So today, I started with dismantling and painting the frame. A proper fire engine red!

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  5. xddorox

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    Pulling the plug!

    After thinking it over for a week, I made my mind and I'm pulling the plug on this project. I've had the feeling of going against the flow since the beginning and when I do that, it comes out real crappy. Besides, even finished I would not have ridden this thing, it would have gathered vegetation in the backyard after the final photo shoot. I understand that the build off bike must be ridden and that would have been against the rule and would bring bad karma. So I'm putting this frame back in the rafters and using the parts for other projects. My Black frak Chopper is coming along real nice, I'm going to ride the tires off of it and it suddenly qualifies for the Canadian Chopper Build-Off on choppernet.

    Even if I don't have a snowball's chance to win there, I can at least claim that it was in a build off. :D

    So ratrod, if you could kindly delete this thread when it is convenient for you, i would appreciate it. As for the rest of you, amazing bikes by all, I will enjoy the rest of this build off from the sidelines.

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    Gerry,I was looking forward to seeing it done.
    Maybe another day you'll pull it out and finish it.

    kick ... on The Chopper Build my friend,
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    Kev.
     
  7. cman

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    sorry to see it go.
     
  8. Markm

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    its your bike, your call...hate to see it go...
     
  9. Schwinnspastic

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    yep I agree with everyone else...was looking forward to seeing the end result
     
  10. xddorox

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    Well, it's not like it's going in the dump. I will eventually make something with this. Now is just not the right time for it. What can i say, I'm an artist at heart. Keep posted guys and sorry to disapoint you.
     
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    you are 100% correct...better to stop than to force it...no apologies needed!!
     
  12. Hooch

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    well atleast I know if my bike is to hot when its done your firetruck wont be puttin it out :p
    but seriously I thought it was a killer idea and hope you follow thru someday
     
  13. aka_locojoe

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    Well the build off bike has to be ridable but not necessarily ridden if that makes sense. I'll probably tear mine down after the contest is over.
    I can understand if your heart's just not in it though.
     
  14. xddorox

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    Hooch, the Firetruck bike will happen at some point. I might even find some interesting stuff to put on it this summer. i might put it together in the fall.
     
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    Re: SPINNAS!

    Hey Rickster..you have poated a nice collection of bikes..
    I look forward to seeing your work and designs YOUR bikes.
    you have quite a few.
    It's a lot harder ,and more rewarding ,than designing other peoples!

    xddorox..best of Luck once again on The Chopper!
     
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    If i had some Dam money i would, i got a notebook in my drawer with drawings inside and designs man i Wish i could do my own stuff, i dont have all the right tools though i need a cutting wheel and a welder i got other shizz.. I got somany ideas lol.. I stick with legos tell summer.. then i play with bikes again haha.
     

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