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  1. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    I was talking with a friend of mine recently and he said he had dug up this old Dana 3 speed bike transmission that he used to run on an old BMX bike of his back in the 70s.

    He asked me if I was interested in using it on anything...and I thought...yep, build off bike material. :mrgreen:

    So I'm starting off with a Higgins frame, the Dana transmission and a set of 3G Jemima 57mm wheels.

    We'll see how things go from here.


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  2. CCR

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    Re: ★★ DANA-GLIDE ★★

    Im starting to think you purposely delay the build off until after the TX bike swaps get going :mrgreen:
     
  3. Critter1

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    Re: ★★ DANA-GLIDE ★★

    Those transmissions are SO COOL! Its only appropriate that you participate in your own madness sir! :D
     
  4. Rockit!

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    Re: ★★ DANA-GLIDE ★★

    I broke my Dana :cry: :cry: :cry:
     
  5. kingfish254

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    Re: ★★ DANA-GLIDE ★★

    Cool concept Steve!
    Great frame and I can't wait to see another Dana working.
    I have one, but no plans to use it for BO8. I am saving it for my Screamer build.
    Now you just have to finish this one. :mrgreen:
     
  6. xddorox

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    Re: ★★ DANA-GLIDE ★★

    Wow, never heard or seen one of those before. Can't wait to see how it looks all put together.
     
  7. thebigorangecat

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    Re: ★★ DANA-GLIDE ★★

    I'll have to keep my eye on this one!
     
  8. King Zebba

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    SWEET! 8)
     
  9. yoothgeye

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    Re: ★★ DANA-GLIDE ★★

    This is about as far as Steve usually gets... we should get him a special prize just for finishing. :lol:
     
  10. Uncle Stretch

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    Re: ★★ DANA-GLIDE ★★

    I thought someone said they don't work with a coaster brake because they won't back pedal.
    I just checked mine and it goes back too.
    Should be a nice build Steve. Will be watching.
     
  11. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Re: ★★ DANA-GLIDE ★★

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


    I hope to see this one finished though, look cool! :mrgreen:
     
  12. Rat Rod

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    Re: ★★ DANA-GLIDE ★★

    This is so true...ha ha!
     
  13. Rat Rod

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    Re: ★★ DANA-GLIDE ★★

    Beginning the mock up stage tonight to check fitment.

    The Dana transmission went on pretty easily and it seems to spin and shift correctly.

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  14. kingfish254

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    Re: ★★ DANA-GLIDE ★★

    WOW!! You really are going to build a Build Off bike!!! :mrgreen: :p
     
  15. yoothgeye

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    Re: ★★ DANA-GLIDE ★★

    Wait for it...
     
  16. Uncle Stretch

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    Re: ★★ DANA-GLIDE ★★

    Hey Steve I think you put the fork in that front part, not the shifter. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  17. Rat Rod

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    It's my new secret weapon. :lol:
     
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    Re: ★★ DANA-GLIDE ★★

    Would love to find one of those transmissions! :shock:

    Luke.
     
  19. CCR

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    Re: ★★ DANA-GLIDE ★★

    Turn left to shift down, right to shift up :mrgreen:
     
  20. mikeeebikey

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    Well heard of one that actually works! Sweet build.
     

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