new entry...

Jan 27, 2007
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Clovis/Fresno, CA
I hope I can get it done in time for judging.......
Hey, I am a new member and will try to post pics when I figure out how...

Right now, I'm deciding what frame to use.
I am choosing from a couple of oldies: one make unknown, one Columbia.

I'll decide quickly ... and hopefully figure out the picture thingy...[/img]
 
Jan 27, 2007
9
1
Clovis/Fresno, CA
okay...I feel like an idiot...
I have been checking progress on all the bikes and been completely lagging on mine (partly because I am getting ready to move and all of my stuff is all over the place and also taking up all my time)...
Anyway, I am REALLY impressed with everybodies rides so far and I wish I could take the time to post a reply on everybody's thread, but I cant take the time to do that, so hopefully you just read this and know that you are included in the praise!
Well, I'm going to finally get some work done on this thing tonight and in the next few days. I will post pics throughout the build progress...
:oops: (I'm embarassed because I am WAY behind all y'all !) :oops:
 
Jan 27, 2007
9
1
Clovis/Fresno, CA
HOLY SMOKES, GUYS..... :idea:
I was working on my bike last night and was frustrated because it really wasn't looking how I wanted it to...
then I realized that the frame I was mocking up (the first photo, unknown make) was actually manufactured with all joints BRAZED.
I wanted something more burly looking and feeling, so I decided I better go with the Colombia........
THEN.....
this morning I was cleaning out some stuff from my garage (because I'm moving and really shouldnt be spending ANY time building a bike!) and ran across an old seat idea I had stashed away!!!!!
You guys are gonna FLIP when you see this! (I hope...)
I also might build burly handlebars from a piece I will hack off of an old metal sculpture I made a couple of years ago...it had a piece I built for the front out of an old VW header....we'll see...
Sorry no pics yet, but I wanted to make it known that it is under way.
 
Jan 27, 2007
9
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Clovis/Fresno, CA
well, looks like I'm joining the "off with the seatpost club"
I can't get it out...

Thought about this seat...

But this is the beast that will be utilized.

also note the tap handle that will probably be used as a brake handle...

I'm probably going to cut these big bar-type things off my old sculpture for the handlebars (or I might use another idea I came up with tonight)..

These cranks were a pain to bust loose (and the pedals were even harder! But at least they came out eventually.

This is what my living room looks like right now (like I said before, I really shouldnt be spending time on bikes, but...).

Sorry to upload all these photos at once, but I thought I better show something for "evidence".
Peace to all and I will probably not post for a few days now........ :wink: