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I went for a 12 mile ride tonight and felt that the Hot Rod 'Liner is done.
I've had a great time with a lot of talented and supportive people.
Thanks for all your help.
Things changed a lot from the beginning
I didn't get some of the stylin' parts done I wanted.
What I got was a great riding bike that is a bit unique, really shiny, and reasonably fast
27.5 lbs, 52/16 gears, Big and Littles (45mm and 28mm)
Here it how I bought it.
Here it is finished:
This is my neighborhood in Mpls.
Rode down by the river again
Franklin Ave bridge over the Upper Mississippi River
Awesome day today.
I actually rode all the way down to the river and back up again
(and my knees aren't yelling at me )
Then went on the Greenway. Huge mural!
Some earlier shots:
Downtown Mpls in the back ground
The Sabo bike and ped bridge
Nothing could be finer than ridin' the Hot Rod 'Liner
I love Spaceliners!!
Thanks for looking.
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love this build! the only thing I would have done diffrent if it was mine. is put a 12 tooth rear sprocket on to make it a real rocket. grate job on this build!
I love the utter simplicity of this build! The only thing I would've made different is made it a 10 speed but I absolutely love this
"We're married to the junk and we've got rust runnin' through our veins"
My favorite clothes are covered in bearing grease and rust.
Man! That’s SUPER CLEAN! I dig the big/little combo, and I would have never thought to use the “Vs” . . . COOL!
Now tell the truth . . . was that 26mph going downhill?
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Jesucristo es mi Señor y Salvador!
I am digging those deep v wheels, how wide is the rear wheel and tire out of curiosity? Nicely done, it's cool to see a very usable classic, i sure would have a time pushing my bike 12 miles.
Hardcore Hot Rod!
This bike just oozes COOL! Shiny, Cool Parts, Big & Little's.... ETC ETC...
The fixxie Guys must turn there heads..... when you pass them
Great Job one a great bike! Mixing cool old with cool new!
BIG POINTS... for it RIDING IT!
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Wow. Thanks for all the great responses!
I'm a really happy and a bit surprised.
I didn't think I get this much feedback.
I appreciate it a lot!
I tried using the KISS principle so I could focus on getting it set up and I could ride something kinda cool around town.
I hoped that by making a clean build, it emphasizes Viktor Schreckengost's artistic eye (Spaceliner designer).
I glad that others are enjoying that too.
It's really interesting to hear different response (all through the competition).
I see things I haven't thought of. That's awesome!
Here is a pic at the Mosaic of the Americans (without a flat tire )
Thanks TexasBigJohn. You're right, when I look at it now, they do go together. I guess the shiny bits match.
Thanks Karfer. I guess that was a goal in the back of my head. Just because it's an older bike doesn't mean it can't be fast.
Thanks Rat Rod. I really glad you like or else I might get kicked off
Thanks Slow Rider. I had a 52/13 setup for a while, and I could pedal hard down hills (Wheee!) but it was brutal from a stop. If your gonna build a coaster, sorry, the smallest is 13 (I looked ).
Thanks Graiggo. Sometimes the KISS principle works. It was less hard for me to screw up I was looking for a lighter bike to work with a single speed so no hand brakes (I really like coasters). You should try a Liner as a 10 spd.
Thanks Syndur. I was thinking I might blacken the pedals for more balance but I'm glad I didn't (with your approval)
I almost put on silver handlebar wrap too but after abandoning the all metal seat, I think the black tape works better.
Thanks Fireproof. I'm glad you like the different interpretation of big and littles.
I kept looking for something to make the bike pop and I think the V's helped.
I swear that I went 26.4 mph peak speed as an average of 2 runs (1 North and 1 South). The numbers are all here:
The pic was from a wind-at-my-back ride (on flat ground) but reflects the next set of high gear runs.
I used to work at GM and remember the LS7 Vette's doing north/south 0-100mph runs (Oh Man!) so I tried to do did the same (except the 100 mph bit).
Thanks KC so-cal.
Thanks Brentley. Glad you like them. The rear tire is 45mm and the 13mm rim strip tape filled the whole surface. I'm pushing the limits of the tire/rim combo and it took me a bit to get them installed correctly but now they work dependably. I'm glad you appreciate the in-use factor. I pushed it home once (early on) too.
Thanks Skipton. Thanks for your great support though this build.
When I was taking the pic at the railroad bridge, a guy on a fixie gave me a "thumbs up"
The goal was to ride it to the beach, surprisingly it worked!
Thanks Jerry k r. The pics just reflect how lucky I am to live in Mpls.
Here is a couple more pics from yesterday.
I'm going to keep taking/posting them until the deadline.
The rest of the Longfellow Mural
I can make it ride in the other direction but the glare hurts my eyes
Thanks for looking.
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