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☆ARMADILLO ESPECIAL☆ final pics!!!

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 12 FINISHED BIKES' started by Missing Link, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. Missing Link

    Missing Link

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    Well, it may not be a top 10 contender but its the first one to the finish. Its been a fun build, frustrating at times, but fun. Now for the best part getting to ride it. I'll get my final pictures up once I get them shot so this'll have to do for now.
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    Its a Summit Workhorse frame and fork that I shaved the guard and rack tabs off of with a set of heavy duty allow wheels with 12g spokes and Shimano hubs and a 20t cog all from @ind-chuckz . The paint is Rustoleum oregano satin. The tires are CST Ritchey knock offs.
    I used an 80s Panasonic stem and Sunlite 3 1/2" rise steel mtb bars with Cult Vans grips. It has a cnc milled alloy seatpost topped with a Retrospec saddle. I used a 152mm crank I got from @Indyjps with generic bear traps and a three arrows 40t chainring and a KMC chain.
    I'm about to take it out for a spin and see how it rides. Thanks everyone for all the comments and advice and good luck to all of you who are currently building.
     
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  2. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster)

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    Very clean and simple. Less is more!

    Great looking bike!:cool2:
     
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  3. idiotboy

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    [QUOTE="The Renaissance Man, post: 1048024, member: 16745"

    Great looking bike!:cool2:[/QUOTE]

    What he said! I would be happy to ride that :D
     
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  4. StevieZ59

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    That's a great looking bike. Simple and cool
     
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  5. Missing Link

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    Thanks guys, so far I love it, took it down to the park 2 blocks away and tried it out earlier. A lot of hills and steep rocky embankments, I'll say it climbs great and weighs at least 10 lbs. less than the stripped down 55 Huffy Customliner I've been taking out on the trails lately. It will definitely serve me well when I move to San Antonio in August, hill country, cliff sides and canyons and creek beds, oh my!
     
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  6. johnp.smith

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    Make a detour to San Francisco and ride it down Mt Tamalpais to christen it as an official Klunker. Nice simple clean bike. I agree with Less is More
     
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  7. RustyGold

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    Super sano! :thumbsup:

    Jason
     
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  8. heartlandcruisers

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    congrats on being the first to finish i dig this man i dig this a lot simple yet very cool and amazing looking has that klunker look to it but it also has clean lines very nice indeed :rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout:
     
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  9. emfife

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    Nice move, from San Angelo to San Antonio (not knocking San Angelo, ha ha). Enjoy
     
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  10. KJV

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    Dig it :thumbsup:
     
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  11. Indyjps

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    Very clean lines and nice color choice.
     
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  12. squirreldh

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    Basic, simple, elegant! Very nice build, love how the components work together, the black and silver go well together across the ride, even blackwalls on alloy rims, well done!

    keep the rubber side down!
     
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  13. kirkpatrick

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    Very clean and classy looking bike, looks bought. Nice job!
     
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  14. Missing Link

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    Took it out for a 2 hour ride at the state park this evening and almost ran over an endangered species, at least on a state level. 20170614_192955.jpg
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    20170614_222417.jpg How long's it been since you've seen one of these guys in the wild, nonetheless plucked one up off a bike trail in the middle of nowhere and had it contently hang out on your knee? As you can see from the last picture their endangered status may have something to do with the fact that they are the most zen lizards in all of lizardom.
     
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  15. OddJob

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    Nice 'first across the Finished line' ! Boy, you Texans can really pull the strings.....this has to be the earliest posting of a Finished Bike thread ever! And I know, cuz I'm usually waiting in the wings for it to happen.

    Already got it out in the dirt I see. How do the bars / balance feel?

    Also, you should change your name to Doolittle. A skunk and a horned toad in the same thread? Just hanging out sitting on you?
    :grin:
     
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  16. OneHorsePower

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    BEAUTIFUL !! :113:
     
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  17. MazdaFlyer

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    Clean, no clutter bike. Looks like a production model.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
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  18. Chad T

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    Great looking bike!! You really did a lot with a little. Awesome parts/color choices.
     
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  19. LukeTheJoker

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    Great build, congrats on first across the line!
     
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  20. TV Casualty

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    Great color on that bike.
     
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