Keep a diary of your latest build here.
Later in the day I took this photo. I just really liked the way it looked so I'm posting it for you all.
Wow that really captures it all...The garbage container, the phone, the chair...J/K.
Seriously though,it really is a cool angle!
If they come, I will build it.
ifitsfreeitsforme and I wandered over to his garage at lunch today and he had some bearing cups that fit Boy's bike!!!! Boy will be so psyched!!! He can grease it up and put it together tonight!! (after homework of course )
he's one lucky man to get a sick ride like that.
what is that rear tire from/who makes em it looks so rad.
got em from this guy on ebay.
He had several when I got mine. does't look like he has anymore. here was the auction:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &viewitem=
One night last week we put the bike together and he took it for a ride. the chain broke. It was late so we put it in the basement and went about our week. Today, Boy went to Norwalk Maritime Museum with my Mom and Dad. I was doing laundry and noticed his bike over on the other side of the basement. So, I went over and got a little greasy instead of bleaching the whites.
Examining the chain I noticed that I had put it together a little tight on one link. I forgot to "push back" when I put the pin back in I think. I put the chain on correctly. when pedaling while the bike was hanging, it got bound up again. The front chain ring had a couple of bent teeth. I straightened them out with some pliers. When he got home I had the bike in the kitchen. Mom said: "Well, that's a Skip bike!!" and it is, but better. Boy had a hand in it. It is definitely not what I would have done. But I love it a lot.
Thanks for all of the encouragement. I am amazed that this thread has gotten the number of views it has. I highly recommend that you do this with your son. He got to use tools, have a vision and then ride his vision. I am very proud of him. We had lots of fun. Thanks again.
Here is a really bad phone pic of him riding it. I'll take some better photos soon.
As I type this I'm getting all teary eyed. I love being a Dad
Come here big guy, I'll give you a hug <band member-to-band member style of course, snicker>
<chest bump> <fist tap>
Awesome.Looks great moving.Can't wait to see it.Great job guys.
"....................." -The Stig
i hope that's only his first chopper
-Bad Influence Uncle Ian
Boy is off from school today so we wet to work together. We brought our bikes to work.
I asked Ian to take some "action" photos.
This is outside one of the elevator doors.
We rode all around inside one of the vacant portions of the building.
Ian thinks it's just not right how big my muscle bike is.
We are going for a ride as soon as we get home. He's getting used to riding that bike. Practicing wheelies and doing skids. He's very pleased.
Last edited by thatismytruck on Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.
hah hahhah yeah! those pics came out great. he's actually skidding right in front of me in the blurrier shot. jeeze he's growing fast. his voice is deeper than the last time i saw him too. they grow like weeds.
So is he going to be a Genetic Misfit like you - 6'5" or taller? If so, hang on to that GM Musclebike
Boy just said he thinks he's going to be taller than me. poor guy. I'll get him a hard hat now.
Like father, like son.
Those are great pics! Boy will have memories of growing up and spending time with dad for the rest of his life. Can't put a price on that.
That's awesome! I want to see some wheelies on that giant muscle bike!
If they come, I will build it.
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