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  1. CBURKE

    CBURKE

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    My spider bike! Started building it about 2 weeks ago. Hope I'm not to late to enter!

    From scratch with the idea of a long low cruiser that I wouldn't mind getting a little scratched up.
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    So I'm sure you can see the bike is VERY low, a little too low! So low that when the suspension travels the front of the bike hits the ground. (live and learn) I was given a few ideas to try and this is one of them. Looks like it's going to work! If not I could always pick up some 29 inch wheels and then I'd be set!
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    More to come!!!
     
  2. Falstaff

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    Welcome to the build looks like a good one.​
     
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  3. horsefarmer

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    Too low:) I was gonna say it wouldn't even make it down my driveway... Glad you have a fix. Good luck!:thumbsup:
     
  4. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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  5. Jake Sensi

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    Welcome to the jungle!! Great build

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  6. CBURKE

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    Thanks guys!
    Well it worked!!!
    She is sitting right where I want her!
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  7. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Great stance!
    Is that one of those dog chew toys you used as a spring. I've seen that idea before and think it is pretty slick.
     
  8. CBURKE

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    Yes sir! I put the spring inside (not easy) and that gave me a stiffer front and moved the fork out a little. Gave me just what I needed!
    Now I have room to put a Magnesium block under the bike for a spark effect!
    I'll have video of that! lol
     
  9. OddJob

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    Um, am I missing something...crank / drivetrain...? Scoot bike? Spider web is really cool!
     
  10. CBURKE

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    lol not done yet. I'll have that done in a day or two. Wasn't sure if this frame was going to work or be wall art, so didn't want to bother until I knew. Might need 2 whole chains for this one!
     
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  11. LukeTheJoker

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    Welcome to the build-off!

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  12. CBURKE

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    Did a little work last night. Added some more web. I'll only be doing it on this side because if the chain, unless I can figure out how to run the chain through the web without touching.
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    Have a little more to do.
     
  13. LukeTheJoker

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    ^ Nice work!

    Luke.
     
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  14. Funkme

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    Fast work going on here,and the bike is really taking on a spider look.
     
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  15. CBURKE

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    Spider added, still need to make another one for the other side. The chain is just about 2 whole chains so I may need to do something about the sagging.
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    Thanks for looking. Still a little more to do!
     
  16. The Renaissance Man

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    Anti-theft device. ;)
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  17. LukeTheJoker

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    Spider is very cool!

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  18. CBURKE

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    Thank you. Everything is hand made! The spider was made with 3 spoons. 2 big ones and one little one.
     
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    Love the spider art! You'll need a red suit and web shooter to ride this bike...
     
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  20. OddJob

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    Just wondering if you could mount a chain guide or tensioner off the seat tube or your lowest tube to keep the chain in line and provide some relief from the sag...? Maybe a couple of small pulley wheels brazed to a mount of some kind?
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