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Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 10 BIKES' started by deven_science, May 2, 2015.

  1. Bike Bum

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    Wow!! Those cantilevers totally changed the look of this bike. I think it flows much smoother now. Handle bars look good but it looks like your knees would hit your arms. But I'm with you, the older I get, the more comfort I want.
     
  2. bikedudeomaha

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    all I can say is WOW!
     
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  3. Glen

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    I have faith that you will come up with either a cool way to use those bars, or you will come up with something even better :thumbsup:

    Glen.
     
  4. The Renaissance Man

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    That was my second thought when I saw them. My first thought was WOW THAT LOOKS COOL!!! :D
     
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  5. jasper87

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    Dude! so much win already:thumbsup: I made a little squeak when i saw that back wheel:eek:. I was actually planning on doing something similar with the stems/clipons for my boX bike, I dont have anything as gorgeous as those though:(. With a roller already I cant wait to see what else you have planned!
     
  6. LukeTheJoker

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    Nice work on that jackshaft! I have accidentally bought some of those weird mid-size freewheels too, apparently there are three bmx sizes now...

    Have you thought about brakes yet?

    Luke.
     
  7. deven_science

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    I'm just now turning my attention to it. I don't have any of the materials to do a disc brake set up the way you recommended, so I'm playing around with various spoon brake or other friction brake options.
     
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  8. LukeTheJoker

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    Cool! Friction brake on that tire will be awesome!

    Luke.
     
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  9. c1run1

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    wow you did It ! Congrats looks cool
     
  10. deven_science

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    I put on these unusual motorcycle bars to try them out. While the ride was more comfortable, I don't think that they flow right with the frame, so I'll keep trying.
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  11. Glen

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    I don't like those 'bars myself... as you said, they don't flow right. Those Razor ones that Kingfish has is what you need. You've got the skills, so why not make some o_O

    Here's some I whipped up in photoshop...

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    Glen.
     
  12. deven_science

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    That does look pretty good.
     
  13. kingfish254

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    I immediately thought of these bars when you mentioned you were rethinking yours. Something that matches the sweep of that top bar would look sick.
     
  14. sensor

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    Frame looks really good. I really love the way you did the canti-tubes.
    Looking forward to seeing more(and if you leave it unattended around me that wheel will be going on my 31 still).
     
  15. Glen

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    I did another version in photoshop without the forward sweep:

    Version 2...
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    Then wondered what it would look like with the curve going the other way:

    Version 3...
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    I think I prefer version 2... but I'm sure you'll come up with something even better.

    Glen.
     
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  16. Dr. Tankenstein

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    I know these bars aren't what you're looking for, but this shot, to me, says "Dude! Someone stole my tank and motor!
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    As others have stated, this is looking amazing (as all Alchemist bikes do)!

    Cheers,
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  17. stretch

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    Z bars?:banana:
     
  18. deven_science

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    Third set of bars. I wanted something lower profile, but that I could comfortably reach. I took a plain set of cruiser bars, then cut up a set of mini-apes in the center of the last bend by each hand, and welded them on the ends. It gave me some 6-bend bars that I'm kind of digging. I'm not sure that they look as cool in the pictures, but I like them.
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    You may also notice that I changed out the chainring. Turned out the 36T I had on there made the bike easier to pedal than I thought it would, so I put on a 44T. It's also a little spikier looking, which is good for this build.

    Next is brakes of some kind.
     
  19. kingfish254

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    I think you got it right with the bars!!
    I really like the multi-jointed look of them. :113:
     
  20. deven_science

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    Thanks.
     

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