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CALIFORNICATION - Custom Western Flyer build.

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 8 - TRADITIONAL BIKES' started by thebigorangecat, May 1, 2013.

  1. thebigorangecat

    thebigorangecat

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    I have been tossing names/themes around in my head for months now, location, part, piece, this, that - and then it hit me!

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    Going for a west coast, cruiser, klunker, bmx, drag strip, hollywood kind of look.......................

    Well, lets just start with this :mrgreen:

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    Wish me luck, this will be my first documented build.
     
  2. Funkme

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    Good luck, and welcome to your first build off... Another addict in the making... :D
     
  3. kingfish254

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    Welcome to the madness.
    Good luck.
     
  4. s1cks66

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    The name fits the bike, I can dig it.
     
  5. Critter1

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    You had me at "...Hollywood". Awesome name too. The more California builds the better!
     
  6. CCR

    CCR Mouth-Breather Moderator

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    the big orange cat starting out with a big orange cruiser .... Awesome place to start, the hollywood mention has my attention too. Like the name too 8)
     
  7. LukeTheJoker

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    Sounds great! I think?

    Nice starting point, looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

    Luke.
     
  8. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

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    Go full klunker and join the klunker competition.
     
  9. thebigorangecat

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    DAY 1

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  10. thebigorangecat

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    DAY 2 - TEARDOWN

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  11. MazdaFlyer

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    I like the straight bar frame look and the orange. Saw a black frame bike with orange pin striping and rims recently, looked killer.
     
  12. thebigorangecat

    thebigorangecat

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    I'm a big fan of Black-n-Orange....

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    But, let's stay away from references to the Giants or 49'ers :lol:
     
  13. thebigorangecat

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    DAY 3 - PARTS!

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  14. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

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    Love the pedals... and the bars... and stem...
     
  15. thebigorangecat

    thebigorangecat

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    I like the bars alot, but wish they had less or no knurling.
     
  16. thebigorangecat

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    SPROCKET AND FORK MOCK UP

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  17. Captain Awesome

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    loving that shifter and those pedals
     
  18. Lowlife Lucas

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    That frame is awesome!
     
  19. thebigorangecat

    thebigorangecat

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    HEAD BADGE!

    Used a stripper to uncover this western flyer badge....

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    ...but upon further investigation the orange paint is shot and will need to come off :( And there is probably 8 -10 coats of paint on this thing!

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    Good news is, I will repaint it orange again!
     
  20. thebigorangecat

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    WEEK 2 - Got some tires mounted up!

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