••••\Ya·Ku·Za/•••• " lotsO clear update pics "

Dec 5, 2011
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Pittsfield Illinois
Re: ••••••\Ya·Ku·Za/•••••• !Guinness World Record?! •

imagearchy said:
ossum said:
Echoing everyone else, these things are hardcore, I dig them.

I am curious though, they look really thick in the pictures. Is that an optical illusion or are they much thicker than regular MTB discs? If so, how do they fit in the calipers?
They are 12 guage steel. The same thickness as the originals. It may look thicker because it may be cut at an angle on most edges. The plasma cutter does not alwase cut perpendicular to the surface because electricity and compressed air in a plasma cutter are continualy in a chaotic state. It is tough to tune!
That may be true but at least youll have NO lack of stopping power,ya know-stop on a dime and get 6 cents change.
 
May 1, 2011
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Denver Colorado
Re: ••••••\Ya·Ku·Za/•••••• !Guinness World Record?! •

Here is the hardware for the rotors. Nothin special. Stainless countersunk bolts and lock washers. With nickle plated acorn nuts. 24 nuts n bolts gets expensive! Ace hardware is getting way out of hand on prices....
 
Re: ••••••\Ya·Ku·Za/•••••• !Guinness World Record?! •

imagearchy said:
ossum said:
Echoing everyone else, these things are hardcore, I dig them.

I am curious though, they look really thick in the pictures. Is that an optical illusion or are they much thicker than regular MTB discs? If so, how do they fit in the calipers?
They are 12 guage steel. The same thickness as the originals. It may look thicker because it may be cut at an angle on most edges. The plasma cutter does not alwase cut perpendicular to the surface because electricity and compressed air in a plasma cutter are continualy in a chaotic state. It is tough to tune!
Aha, I see, that' makes sense. I didn't know that (or anything else) about plasma cutters.
 
May 1, 2011
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Denver Colorado
Re: ••••••\Ya·Ku·Za/•••••• !aaaaahhh nuuts! •

This is the sprocket i have chosen to use. If it works or not?
I dont know, but its the look i am going for. Thats with out the bash guard and the printing.
 
Oct 26, 2010
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Mid west
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You should build a bike for the Hand made bicycle show!! What else do you have up your sleeve? 8)
 
May 1, 2011
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Denver Colorado
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The darn mailman mis-delivered my crank! Some fool didnt return it! Now i have to change my plans!
I did pick up this cool 49 hawthorne at a yard sale for $100! I am probably going to flip it to make some money for my build.

The horn and headlight work off of the same batteries! Never seen that before?
 
Mar 1, 2012
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Murray, KY
Re: ••••••\Ya·Ku·Za/••••••

I was wondering what was up, this is definately one of the more creative builds.

Good luck, Rg
 
Jul 22, 2009
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Carmichael, CA
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imagearchy said:
The darn mailman mis-delivered my crank! Some fool didnt return it! Now i have to change my plans!
I did pick up this cool 49 hawthorne at a yard sale for $100! I am probably going to flip it to make some money for my build.

The horn and headlight work off of the same batteries! Never seen that before?
Wanna sell the tank??
 
May 1, 2011
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Denver Colorado
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Critter1 said:
imagearchy said:
The darn mailman mis-delivered my crank! Some fool didnt return it! Now i have to change my plans!
I did pick up this cool 49 hawthorne at a yard sale for $100! I am probably going to flip it to make some money for my build.

The horn and headlight work off of the same batteries! Never seen that before?
Wanna sell the tank??
Sorry. i am selling it as a rider after i do a patina restore. It has a nice stainless tank & fenders!
 
Aug 30, 2010
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Portland
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Liking your build so far! I respect the way you raise the bar with your innovation!
 
May 1, 2011
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Denver Colorado
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Never thought i would be pressing a head tube race into a crank tube?

Figured i would be the only builder this year with a Dana 3 speed transmission but i am
Pretty sure that there is another! Its alot lighter than i thought it would be and it brings the center
Of gravity a lot lower...!

I will have some modifying to do to get it to fit right. I will need to narrow the crank set tube about 8mm to get the cranks axle to fit right. Maybe modify the transmission sprocket to double the teeth to get the chain to clear the frame.
I have some magic coming my way via USPS to help me out with the aluminum mods..

And the part i have been dreading.. Drilling 12 holes into the side wall of my 26" x2.5" Felt wheels.
Ouch*!* but it will be worth it. I will have 12 studs per rim to tac in and some thread tapping to do too.

Slow but sure...
 

CCR

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Mar 9, 2007
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Southern Illinois
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Sorry to say but the last time I checked up was after the Denver cruise pics ... I was impressed with the frame back then now my mind is blown actually seeing those breaks !!! Awesome stuff man 8)
 
Mar 1, 2012
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Murray, KY
Re: ••••••\Ya·Ku·Za/••••••

Nice work! This is a very unique build.

Oh, CeeBee's build "Mighty Rat Gumbo" is using a Dana too. I've looked for one of those forever and there's 2 in this build!

Rg