(ORBO) Heavy Duti Rocket finished

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  1. horsefarmer

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    bike 1.JPG Objective was to take tires, wheels derailleur and front fork from a 2005 Schwinn Rocket 3 donor bike which I bought for $5 at a swap and merge these parts to a Schwinn Heavy Duti frame from ind-chuckz. I'm very happy how this project has worked out. Very comfortable and solid ride. Feels great to bring 8 speeds and front suspension to this classic styled frame.
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    Build thread:
    http://ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/orbo-heavy-duti-rocket.96626/

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    Heavy Duti Rocket Specifications:

    Frame: Pacific bikes China built Schwinn Heavy Duti obtained from our own ind-chuckz
    Fork: SR Suntour XCP-70, 100mm travel
    Headset: Ritchey 1 1/8" threadless
    Stem: Shadow Conspiracy Attack front loader $2 from yard sale.
    Bars: Redline Pro Cruiser 28 1/2 wide x 6 rise. $5 swapmeet special
    Grips: ORLY lock on type $2 swapmeet special
    Front Brakes: Tektro linear-pull brake
    Rear Brakes: Unknown from China kids sidewalk bike!
    Front Hub: Formula aluminum
    Rear Hub: Formula aluminum
    Rims: Alex, 32-hole
    Tires: 26x2.20 Bontrager Jones ACX-B
    Spokes: Stainless steel, 14ga.
    Crankset: 38T Felt Jetson Chainwheel CNC Machined 6061 Aluminum $2 from yard sale.
    Pedals: Zefal alloy platform type $4 from Goodwill
    Bottom Bracket: Stock Schwinn OPC
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Alivio 8-speed, 11 - 32 teeth
    Chain: Shimano CN-IG51, 1/2 x 3/32"
    Seat post: "Roadmaster" Chromed steel $1 from Goodwill.
    Saddle: Velo unknown model $5 swapmeet special
    Water bottle cage: Planet Bike alloy $2 swapmeet special
    Paint: OG Schwinn
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    Calculated the gear inches using 38T front sprocket:
    1st gear 32 t = 31 gear inches
    2nd gear 26 t = 38 gear inches
    3rd gear 23 t = 43 gear inches
    4th gear 20 t = 49 gear inches
    5th gear 17 t = 58 gear inches
    6th gear 15 t = 66 gear inches
    7th gear 13 t = 76 gear inches
    8th gear 11 t = 90 gear inches
     

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    Last edited: Apr 1, 2016
  2. deorman

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    Great bike! :113:
     
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  3. hammer mechanic

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    Love those Heavy Duti frames.
     
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  4. OddJob

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    ...gotta get those lock-on Oury grips for Mesa Buggie next year for Christmas. ... the bike turned out great! Still got the white stuff on the ground? Hope you can hit the trails with 'er soon! :grin:
     
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  5. KJV

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    :thumbsup::cool2:
     
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  6. horsefarmer

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    Almost all snow gone here, but we are due for some this weekend. :mad: And ya those grips are really great - very solid grip.
     
  7. LukeTheJoker

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    Great work, congrats on finishing!

    Luke.
     
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  8. horsefarmer

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    Thanks for the complements. Wanted to put stock chainguard back on but could not get a fastener in the front mounting in time - blocked by seat tube and solid sprocket. Then again kinda like the looks of that sprocket anyways!
     
  9. horsefarmer

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    Actually had some sunshine this AM, so took a few more pics and added to the thread. :)
     
  10. kingfish254

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    Cool components that go well with that frame.
     
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