The place to compete against another forum member in a mini build off.
I cant wait for the build off so i will start here.
i have Ross Central Park ex-rental bike, some air-flow handle bars and a stermey-archer 3spd, and a brooks saddle.
Paint: Custom Black and yellow, or a sand dune-like color?
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That goodrich frame is a real beauty! I'm building a real bomber classic klunker and would love to join the challenge. Better late than never. I've got a real dx frame found a morrow hub and am ready to get ratty!!! Lets build some klunkers! oh yeah and my Klunker will be ridden on the real pearl pass tour when finished after this summer.
so this is the thread you were talking about...
hey jay, I'd be careful with that fork... They tend to go fork $$$ on ebay and you're looks really nice. I watched cause I have one that I got before cobra had a chance...
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When's the due date?
I would love to do this build off with my 30's Rollfast but I'm in RRBBO #6 and I'm kinda tight on money and time right now.
But I am almost done so I could start on it soon.
BUILD OFF #8 "the Islander" viewtopic.php?f=75&t=72864
this thread is a year old but i reall dont care. More like a "Post you klunker build" thread.
wow jay the bike looks great. i apologize for not posting my build in a timely manner. The klunker i built came out great and i can wait to post pics. Jay im loving ur bfgoodrich bike.
well my build started like this. i started with the same frame as you in very rough shape and then went online to research my build. After reading everything online i could find i decided i needed a prewar frame with a straight chainstay. the prewar frames with a straight chainstay have a higher bb height. i also discovered an excelsior would be the frame of choice. lucky for me i had picked up a complete excelsior from canada. i quickly pulled the frame down and was ready to begin. like any good hotrod i had found my base and it was time for the drivetrain. so i started digging through my collection for some hubs. after some more research i learned about the morrow bombers crew. i knew that was my kinda klunker. so i went through my garage and found a morrow hub from a ladies bike. unfortunatly the break assembly had cracked and so i kept looking. after some snooping i found some of my war time hubs. all black. oh yeah ratrod style baby. i had found a nice new departure front hub and was looking for a rear. after wiping the grease off some hubs i realized my blacked out hub was a morrow!! hooray. i rebuilt the hubs and realized that vintage rims werent going to cut it for a real pearl pass bike. i went to my local bike shop and had them order me some alex downhill rims (dx32) and some black 14g spokes and black alloy nips.
i then moved on to the chain. i had to use a skiptooth. I wanted to do pearl pass old school and so that was an easy choice. i used a sweetheart sprocket and the original dogbone cranks. after thinking about going over the pass with a 52 tooth i realized that wasnt going to happen. not enough gear or ground clearance. i also realized the cranks wouldnt make it. so i pulled an old bmx bike apart and stole her profile ss cranks. the bmx cranks had a smaller spindle diameter so i had to make and adapter from a campbells soup can. i then changed the skiptooth for a prewar ladies skip tooth shamrock sprocket. better patina, gears and ground clearance. i feel like a real rat rod. old hubs to new rims adapted to newer cranks with old sprocket. mmmhh adapting. more to come asap i cant wait to tell this story.
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