BO15 All Downhill

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I have always liked the look of downhill bikes. Not the cost. Don't really do off road. So here we go. A street bike that looks like a downhill bike.
Inspiration:
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Humble beginnings, Started with an ex Wallyworld 24" Schwinn Ranger that was wrecked, bent crank arms, warped wheels twisted fork and snapped handlebars.
in 2018 I gutted the frame and test fit 26" wheels, removed brake bosses and kickstand bracket, then just parked it.
https://ratrodbikes.com/forum/index...tn-bike-frame-converted-to-26-klunker.107587/
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Tried Redline stem and Renthal bars. No bearings fitted yet. Just mock - up.
 

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Did some finish work on the head tube extension today.
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More mock up: Found a seat post, trying a seat, trying a few chainrings.
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Gusset for strength, and for looks. You want this downhill bike to look like it's 'bomb proof' ; if you know what I mean. ;)
Look like your drawing shows a single front chain ring with a bash guard, all good. Fab-RaT-cating a chain guide would be cool. You could use parts from a couple old rear derailleurs to achieve something like this:
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Also, the absolute knobbiest and beefiest tires you can find would really set this off! And I like your YOTR paint job! Make it flashy and gnarly!
 

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