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(BOTEN) "OUTLAW" ...Withdrawn from the build-off...

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 10 BIKES' started by LukeTheJoker, May 1, 2015.

  1. Jake Sensi

    Jake Sensi

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    Their spirit will live on in you and will always be there. Honor and remember the good times. Your extended family is here for you. PEACE

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  2. Flying Sheepdog

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    Luke sorry to hear the news. Lost my aunt and two grandparents to it. Horrible thing. I hope you and yours find some peace.

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  3. G-Matt

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    Sorry to hear that Luke take care & God bless


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  4. jasper87

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    My deepest condolences. My thoughts are with you.
     
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  5. LukeTheJoker

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    Thanks to everyone, your thoughts are appreciated!

    Luke.
     
  6. LukeTheJoker

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    I did some work on the drivetrain yesterday, made the jackshaft and started on the drive-side dropout, not happy with how the dropout came out so I will cut it off and start again...

    Here is the jackshaft, it is 73mm longer than a standard rear MTB hub:

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    I used one of those threaded discbrake adapters that thread onto a drive thread and ground down a drive side hub end to slide over the jackshaft, I will weld the hub end in place when it is all set up and I can get the position exact.

    Packed up for the day when the temperatures started dropping too rapidly and came inside, started work on another project...

    My Brother-In-Law got one of those talking Minion toys from McDonalds with a happy meal, it worked ok for a little while but it got quieter and quieter and then just stopped, so I figured "We can rebuild him, we have the technology!"

    I present to you "The Cyborg Minion" powered by a 2xAA battery pack, it is now much louder and the batteries should last for years!

    [​IMG]

    Luke.
     
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  7. LukeTheJoker

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    A video:



    Luke.
     
  8. OddJob

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    Luke, my condolences on your loss. May the memories of your shared experience help to ease the pain and give comfort in the days ahead....On another note, your build continues to amaze me with the custom mechanical mods and your "no fear" attitude to cutting up and welding back together dissimilar parts! Weld-one! :grin:
     
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  9. gsc

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    I am sitting in the doctors office waiting room debating on playing your souped up Minion video...ok maybe I will wait so I can laugh out loud..
     
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  10. Flying Sheepdog

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    Loving the minion.

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  11. KJV

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    Sorry to read, about your loss,,
    Thought & prayer .
     
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  12. heartlandcruisers

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    heya luke
    I just read you're post and heard about you're loss
    first off my deepest condolences go to you brother.
    it is never easy to lose a close friend.
    but just remember he is watching down on you with everything you do
    I definitely understand about putting the build on hold.
    a sfar as the build goes it is looking fantastic so far
    keep us informed and just a thought but maybe you could dedicate this build to you're friend.
    looking forward to seeing another fantastic build you always bring you're a game and never disappoint us .
    sean
     
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  13. Chad T

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    How's Luke doin'?

    Follow your joy....when it's time.:thumbsup:
     
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  14. LukeTheJoker

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    Thanks everyone for your thoughts, I started back on the bike today, still trying for the deadline, but I need to make up for some lost time!

    Luke.
     
  15. LukeTheJoker

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    Sorry for the rubbish pictures, these are from my phone that has seen better days. Just not up to doing videos at the moment...

    Started by trimming down and cleaning up the offside crank arm:

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    It will end up under this stainless steel cover which started out as a sauce dipping bowl from a dollar store:

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    Cut of my last effort at the drive side dropout and made this new one from an old Bratz bike sissy bar and some steel plate:

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    The drivetrain is mostly done at this point:

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    Started on the forks, only got as far as extending the threadless fork tube by 2" to suit the extra long headtube, but now I have a place to start next time:

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    I probably will not be using that bar clamp, will probably make up something that mounts the bars and the top of the forks more cleanly.

    Also thinking about a change to the frame that I want to make next time, it will lose me half a day to do it, but should flow better...

    Luke.
     
  16. LukeTheJoker

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    Thanks for my 5,000th "like" @Chad T! :thumbsup:

    Luke.
     
  17. G-Matt

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    Your a master mind ,with a whole lot of creativity


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  18. Chad T

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    Awesome! :D That's some great progress. Looks like some work went into that drivetrain...Love the way you've got that laid out.
     
  19. LukeTheJoker

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    Forgot to mention, considering a colour change and the addition of an extra discbrake to the front wheel as well... Plenty still to happen and see on this build! :crazy2:

    Now where did I put that twin cable front brake lever??? :39:

    Luke.
     
  20. MazdaFlyer

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    Hadn't been around for a while. Also sorry for your loss. Cancer has taken my father, mother and sister. Good to see you making progress on your super build.


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