Daddy Long Legs (former Thin legged cruiser)

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 10 BIKES' started by boro, May 14, 2015.

  1. G-Matt

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    Sorry to see this man I was digging this build . I guess you got to caulk it up as a learning curve . Better a broken frame then a broken neck . I'm sure you will be back next year


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  2. boro

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    I've decided to not to give up so fast. On the day the frame broke i was really frustrated, but now I want to get it done one way or another.
     
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  3. G-Matt

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    Right on man winners never quit & quitters never win !! Geter Done


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  4. Kevin Kanouff

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    I had to check you on this, but yes you are geek to the awesome!
     
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  5. boro

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    IT was a long day but now I can take it to bikes meeting in Madrid this weekend.
    Then I'll have to paint the frame search for cool accessories and so on and so on... but it rides!
    I'll post a video as soon as I'll figure out how to do it.
    I really appreciate your support guys.

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  6. Falstaff

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    Glad to see it back in one piece.
     
  7. Kevin Kanouff

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    You should detail those parts out for us too! Looks great.
     
  8. boro

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    The wheels are 28 inch ( actually they call them 29 in mtb world), shimano alfine 11 hub in the back and a dynamo hub in the front. Tires are schwalbe big Ben 28x2
    200mm disc brakes front and rear
    Noname cranks with 44 tooth
    An old cannondale saddle and a mtb bars.


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  9. Frankie plekhand

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    Whoo Alfine 11 ?
    That is one smooth riding hub! I love to get me one of those hubs but they are so expensive!

    Keep up the good work!

    Frank
     
  10. boro

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    And here goes the video!

     
  11. DC4L

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    Thats really cool, love the vid!
     
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  12. boro

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    I've decided to change the name of my build ;) Thank you Funkme for the cool idea.:41:
     
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  13. The Renaissance Man

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    It's back from the dead! Nice clear video. :thumbsup:
     
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  14. boro

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    I can tell you now that it is really comfy ride and my god is it smooth even with the wheels not properly centered. the thin steel tubing and big wheels absorb almost all bumps! It turned out better than I've expected.
    And because it's weights so little (i can hold it with one hand) it goes like heck. Now I do understand all the hype about carbon fiber and titanium frames. too bad that there are only sporty bikes made from lightweight stuff.
     
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  15. order99

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    I'm really glad you didn't give up on that frame-looks comfy with that reclined pedal-forward stance...
     
  16. G-Matt

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    Great on getting it upright and rolling again looks like a fun ride !


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  17. boro

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    Sorry for being silent for so long....
    The "ultraligera" frame did not work out :(.. it kept on breaking, flexing and driving me crazy. So I've decided to step back on this and redo the project.
    This time I've used standard metric mild steel tubes that I could bend.
    So for two weeks I was working on the new frame and here is the result:
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    Frame on wheels (steel need to cut and sand a lot)
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    And it is really low!
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    Hope Ill manage to get it done by the end of buildoff:)
    P.D.: Ive jumped on it before taking photos,it is alive! though it weight more than the misfit frame
     
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  18. kingfish254

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    Welcome back!
    I like the new game plan!
     
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  19. boro

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    So. Everything fits and and feels right. Now sandblast and put it all together one last time!

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  20. G-Matt

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    There you go looking better then the last frame . Cool


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