(ORBO) MasterSports/CyclePro revamp finished!

Discussion in 'ORBO 2016 FINISHED BIKES' started by LukeTheJoker, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. LukeTheJoker

    LukeTheJoker Moderator

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    About time this showed up here, I have not done anything to it since I finished the heatsink back in January!

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    This is basically my ultimate bike for when I was back in high school, light enough and small enough to throw around and skid, but strong enough to take the hits.

    I didn't change anything with the frame/forks/cranks/stem and bars, they are exactly as they came from @kelvin hahnel when I received the bike off him, I added a layback post and an unbranded Gyes saddle, but the main focus of my attention was on the wheelset for this awesome ride.

    I dug through my parts pile and found an original set of Araya 7X rims, the front was laced to a nice Sunshine high flange hub, so that was good, but the rear was offset laced to a 5 speed cluster, not only that but the rim was bent! I unlaced the rear and manage to slowly get it back to almost straight, and then laced it into a 'Hotrodded' KT Coaster hub using the Coaster Culture video as a reference, I was able to get the rear wheel nice and straight during the truing process. The tires were hard to find, I wanted some nice 'proper' gumwall tires, managed to find these 26x2.125 'Hwa Fong' made in Taiwan tires cheap and they fit the look perfectly, they also ride nice!

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    The 'Hotrodded' KT coaster rides really nice, easily the best coaster I have ever ridden on, but I wanted a little more, so built an aluminium heatsink for the brake, it seems to work really well, moves a lot of air when spinning, but I have yet to really try it out on a long decent.

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    The build thread can be found here: http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/in...orts-cyclepro-heatsink-done-and-fitted.96126/

    I love riding this bike! :thumbsup:

    Luke.
     
  2. deorman

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    Ah, the elusive man-sized bmx bike, right down to the gumwalls. :cool2::cool2:.
     
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  3. metalchewy

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    Sweet Ride Luke! That custom heat sink is awesome.

    Building... riding...
     
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  4. LukeTheJoker

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    :thumbsup: That is it! It rides like a BMX too! Perfect partner to my 'Joker' BMX from a couple of years ago...
    Thanks MC! I still have plans for V2.0 somewhere down the track...

    Luke.
     
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  5. KJV

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    Nice job.
     
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  6. kingfish254

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    That heatsink is insane!
     
  7. moleman

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    And across the line! Looks good! I am curious as to how much heat that sink dissipates, I wonder how hard it would be to do a test?
     
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  8. LukeTheJoker

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    Just a matter of finding a big hill I guess!

    Luke.
     
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  9. kelvin hahnel

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    Glad it went to a good home :) Turned out great :thumbsup:
     
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