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Discussion in 'WBO 2018 - SCRATCH BUILT BIKES' started by pvwacko, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. OddJob

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    Bill Walton, old guy, into bikes, lived as a kid during the '70s; he's the guy! I could see him riding that King Ray!
     
  2. palerider

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    Love it Awesomeness
     
  3. roadwarrior

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    FREAKING "SUPER KRATE"! :thumbsup:
     
  4. pvwacko

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    No fab time recently but some updates none the less.

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    Custom sprockets from Gear Head Customs. 85t and 32t both custom cut to the mag style.

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    Thought I was going to get lucky with these grips I found online... unfortunately they are kid sized so it looks like my kids are getting some cool grips...

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    Also got the chrome 36er fenders in the mail. With these and the chainrings I can dial in the chainline and clearances. They will both need to be bobbed and modified a little bit.


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  5. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Killing’ it!


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  6. kingfish254

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    Those sure are some tiny gas tanks :D
     
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  7. pvwacko

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    Finally got back out into the shop!

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    Springer legs bent up. Time for dropouts and pivots.

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    Dialing in the chainring fit before moving on to chainline then fenders.

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  8. order99

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    Oh Heck...are you building a Musclebike/Tallbike? With a Springer to boot?

    (pastes an '11' on his Cool Dial). :praise::praise::praise::praise:
     
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  9. pvwacko

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  10. pvwacko

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    Fork work today! Started out with making a nice burly pivot on the steer tube. Keeping everything lined up.

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    All welded up.

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    Over engineered the fork pivots as well.

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    I mocked up the forks to check the trail and just couldn't help myself from slapping it all on there!

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    Once I had double checked it was time for all the little bits to make the rest of the fork.

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    Keeping everything lined up for welding.

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    That's it for tonight! Next up is the spring mount then on to other bits.

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  11. Starnger

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    Great job! You would need some extra strong bolts to keep your fork pivots together :)
     
  12. kingfish254

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    That fork is almost there. Looking good!
     
  13. pvwacko

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  14. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    This may be one of the coolest videos ever posted on RRB.
    Here is a screenshot I took of it. The ride geometry actually looks pretty nice.
    Just insane!!!
    BRAVO BROTHER!!!!

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  15. SwissGuy

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    King of Kingsize!
    Man, this is insane!
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  16. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster)

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    So cool.:cool2:

    Now lets see a wheelie!!!:D
     
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  17. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Too cool!


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  18. order99

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    I would be utterly TERRIFIED to ride that thing! It reminds me too much of my 7-year-old self on a $10 adult male Schwinn...who wasn't scared at all oddly enough...

    Sigh. I'm old. :(

    Still young enough to be a little jealous of you though...love the design! :inlove:
     
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  19. kirkpatrick

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    That looks awesome! Looks like Honey I Shrunk the Kids! You look tiny, lol.
     
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  20. bikewhorder

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    I was thinking as I watched this that it would be cool to use the typical crank placement with some "stiltz" covered by pants for a truly freakish look.
     

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