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Turning Japaneese MBB0-VI, Class II

Discussion in 'MBBO 2017 BIKES' started by roadwarrior, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. roadwarrior

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    My entry for the build off. Unknown year, 20" Royce Union. I know nothing of this company but the frame was a deal and I think I can make a cool muscle bike out of this. I'm thinking 5 speed with 20-16's, custom forks and a cool banana seat. I love the neat looking brass head badge. My one problem on this frame is this distorted head tube that needs heating up and tapping back into shape.
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  2. CRASH

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    By distorted head tube, do you mean that flare at the bottom?
     
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  3. LukeTheJoker

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    Cool frame!
     
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  4. Green Dragon

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    you always find the kool import frames - I'm jalous :)

    Will be watching this one closely.
     
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  5. gowjobs

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    ...and what MBBO would be complete without a build named after a musical reference?
     
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  6. Chad T

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    Cool frame. Love the oddballs. Not sure if you're keeping the paint but the lime with white is kind of cool.
     
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  7. OddJob

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    Agreed! It will set it apart from the typical muscle colors. And with that comment, I've probably P.O'ed a bunch of the traditional muscle builders here! I guess I'm just in that kind of a mood tonight....:soapbox:
     
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  8. CRASH

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    :bigboss:
     
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  9. Indyjps

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    Heres the girl version, used this as a parts donor for last year MBBO. May have a few pieces left of it.
     
  10. ParkRNDL

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    Just stumbled on this and it brought back memories. One of my favorite bikes as a kid was an old Royce Union muscle bike given to me by my uncle when he was done with it. Looking at your frame pictures, the headbadge and seat tube decal look VERY familiar. Mine was yellow with a black head tube. Still remember fighting with that old cottered crank, trying to get it to stop clunking. Wish I had a picture of it somewhere.
     

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