☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster ☆ Klunker - DONE!

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  1. yoothgeye

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    Re: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster ☆ Klunker - Finished with a snag pg 16

    Thanks, I am actually working on this as I type. I have the grips (UNI Hand Grenades, made in USA sold by PorkchopBMX.com ) soaking in some dark brown dye I had. If they don't darken up much, I have some new black Oury MTB grips on standby.

    I just fixed the frame, first I cut away the paint around the joint with a razor blade, then I ground the metal with my Dremel tool, wrapped the bike in old tighty-whiteys and wet it all down with cold water:
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    Then I put on some ugly welds:
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    Took it for a test spin, hopped some curbs and it's doing fine. So I did minimal weld grinding, taped it up and sprayed it black.
     
  2. The Renaissance Man

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    Re: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster ☆ Klunker - Finished with a snag pg 16

    You'll have some explaining to do the next time your wife washes the whites! :lol:

    Glad your back on track!
     
  3. yoothgeye

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    Re: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster ☆ Klunker - Finished with a snag pg 16

    Haha, these are in the rag bin since I switched to boxer briefs a few years ago... TMI?
     
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    Re: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster ☆ Klunker - Frame fixed, done again.

    Looks like you have some skid marks after that ride.
     
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    HAHAH! I almost made skid marks of my own!
     
  6. yoothgeye

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    Re: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster ☆ Klunker - Frame fixed, done again.

    The grips did take some of the dye, but I think the green is still wrong, looking like the black ones are going to be the way to go:

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    Re: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster ☆ Klunker - Frame fixed, done again.

    Very Cool Love the Camo paint and 2-tone chain.
     
  8. yoothgeye

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    Re: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster ☆ Klunker - Frame fixed, done again.

    Green grips didn't cut the mustard, so I threw them on the ugliest bike in the world (maybe a video later of that bike jumping into a lake) and put on the new black Oury MTB downhill grips. Also made in USA and also sold through PorkchopBMX.com
     
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    Re: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster ☆ Klunker - Frame fixed, done again.

    I want to see that video :shock:

    Can't wait to see the new grips :wink:
     
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    Re: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster ☆ Klunker - Frame fixed, done again.

    the bb looks good in the grips pic!! looks like you meant it that way :D
     
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    Re: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster ☆ Klunker - Frame fixed, done again.

    I like how your using the RRB as your headbadge.
     
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    Re: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster ☆ Klunker - Frame fixed, done again.

    Thanks, I was thinking about breaking up the black box with some white paint, but I'm over it, haha.

    Thanks, I had all intention of etching my own headbadge, but time ran out and I couldn't find the acid anywhere around here. At least I still have the brass for a future project.
     
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    Re: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster ☆ Klunker - Frame fixed, done again.

    Looks great, but be careful: you're going to bend that post.
     
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    Re: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster ☆ Klunker - Frame fixed, done again.

    This bike is so freaking cool...
     
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    Re: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster ☆ Klunker - Frame fixed, done again.

    You think so? They feel pretty stout to me.

    I've been building Klunkers and now I go out and buy a factory made one! viewtopic.php?f=16&t=75365
     
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    Re: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster ☆ Klunker - Frame fixed, done again.

    I ran a red fluted 7/8" alloy post from porkchop that high on a worksman, and it folded in a hurry. I weigh 250lbs, fwiw.
     
  17. yoothgeye

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    Re: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster ☆ Klunker - Frame fixed, done again.

    Maybe your extra 50 pounds is what did it. :lol: My riding style on the trail will keep me out of the saddle mostly.
     
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    Re: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster ☆ Klunker - Frame fixed, done again.

    Could be, and I hope you're right, but I'm pretty sure I'd have bent it at 175lbs, too. Believe me, I was out the saddle all day on mine. A SS bike that weights around 35-40lbs? You gotta stand up to ride that on trails. I didn't feel it bend; I just took it out a dozen times or so, and then noticed it was definitely bent towards the back.
     
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    Re: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster ☆ Klunker - Frame fixed, done again.

    Well, as long as it doesn't fold, then I'm cool with it, if it becomes a lay back post... I'll like it even better! :mrgreen:

    BTW, wasn't making a weight joke on you, I'm overweight and give all the bikes I repair the 200 pound bunny hop test, if it can survive that, then it will survive what these neighborhood kids can do to it.
     
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    Re: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster ☆ Klunker - Frame fixed, done again.

    No offense taken; 250lbs is 250lbs. And you'll have a 20% better chance of not folding it at 200lbs. but my take on that post is that it looks cool, but is weak sauce. Mine bent, looked like a very mild layback, but i removed it quick b/c it seemed likely to fold if i kept up on it.
     

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