(ORBO) KLUNK THIS! finished

Discussion in 'ORBO 2016 FINISHED BIKES' started by hammer mechanic, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. hammer mechanic

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    KLUNK THIS! is officially finished.

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    This is my second bike build off. I learned a lot from RRBBOX last year and was able to apply a lot of that to this build. Thankfully the weather cooperated as well.

    http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/orbo-klunk-this-is-finished.96246/

    Here's KLUNK THIS! in a nutshell:

    Frame: Late 40's/Early 50's Shelby
    Fork: Akisu MTB from 80's mystery bike with Shelby truss rods added
    Front Hub: Unbranded high flange track hub with cartridge bearings
    Rear Hub: Mexican Bendix 70 with Coaster Culture mod applied
    Rims: Sun Ringle MTX 33
    Tires: Schwalbe Rapid Rob
    Spokes: Wheelsmith black stainless 2.0 mm
    Crankset: Sugino crank arms. 40T front sprocket with bash guard. EVO pedals
    Bottom Bracket: 68 x 103 Euro bottom bracket using Truvative adapter
    Rear Cog: Sturmey Archer 20T chrome
    Chain: KMC 810
    Seat post: Chromo from Porkchop BMX
    Saddle: Brooks B72
    Bars/Stem: From Schwinn Cruiser
    Grips: 80's MTB
    Headset: 1" Threaded
    Paint: Rattlecan
    Pinstriping: Sweet striping by Dusty Designs in Leavenworth, IN.

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    This bike far exceeded my expectations. Thanks to everyone for all the positive comments so far.
     
  2. Georgeediii

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    Fantastic job! One of my favorites for sure.
     
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  3. horsefarmer

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    hammer mechanic,
    Nice bike, Well done! I also like how you presented your build with appropriate photos and specs.:thumbsup:
     
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  4. bikedudeomaha

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    super nice! definitely one of my fav's.
     
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  5. deorman

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    Sweet! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  6. Burning Man

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    Sweet bike I'd KLUNK it! NICE work.
     
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  7. hammer mechanic

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    Thank you very much!
     
  8. hammer mechanic

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    Thanks, I see you did much the same on your bike as well. Just one more idea that I "borrowed" on this build.
     
  9. horsefarmer

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    Ya its funny, I was thinking I kinda like the reviews on MTBR.com reminded me of Car&Driver BITD. So I thought maybe write up the finished build thread like that - then I saw yours and really liked the idea of 1 nice overall pic and then the artsy detail pics and some specs tossed in too. Great minds think alike, eh. :wink1:
     
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  10. hammer mechanic

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    Funny you should mention it, but I listed mine like they show specs for used bikes on Bicycle Blue Book.
     
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  11. KJV

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  12. LukeTheJoker

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    I'd Klunk that!

    Congrats on finishing!

    Luke.
     
  13. hammer mechanic

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    Thank you, sir.
     
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  14. Shark Attack Dan

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    Nicely done package. Dig the pinstripes.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
     
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  15. Psycho Sammi

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    That is AWESOME ! Its is inspiration to get back to work on my Shelby project.
     
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  16. metalchewy

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    Great looking bike. Lotsa cool little details!

    Building... riding...
     
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  17. hammer mechanic

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    Thanks, I was originally going to swap parts from this girls Shelby onto my bare frame, but then the ORBO happened.
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  18. kingfish254

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    Love that paint job
    Slick wheel/tire choice too
     
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  19. hammer mechanic

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    Thank you, thank you very much!
     
  20. SILVERKINGPC

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    Looks great! Very nicely done HM. The Shelby frame made a great platform to begin with, but you are right, you now need another one!
     
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