Der Rote Baron - Felt Red Baron

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  1. rydr1

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    I picked up this bike over two years ago, rode it down the street the day I got it and hung it up ever since.

    I have always found this exact Felt bike, or should I say paint job, with the story of the Red Baron to be interesting. It was time to do something with it. The only things I see staying original are the frame and wheels. I will be trying out a few ideas to see how it all pans out.

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  2. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster)

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    That's too nice to be stuck to the ceiling, good luck with your ideas!
     
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  3. LukeTheJoker

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    Agreed!

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  4. Funkme

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    Yep agree with the 2 :acute:
    Time to get it rollin.
     
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  5. Glen

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    Ditto... don't be shy, let the ideas flow.

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  6. c1run1

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    :113: id take that like it is !
     
  7. OddJob

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    Like the idea! Don't forget Snoopy....
     
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    Wright Brothers gone wrong?

    Flying Felt?

    Winged wonder?

    ...do I need to go on? :113:
     
  9. kingfish254

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    Curious to see your changes.
    Cool bike.
     
  10. rydr1

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    Thanks guys.
    Starting off by cleaning up the frame a bit.

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  11. rydr1

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    I'm trying to catch up here. I've been busy at work the last few weeks.

    Here are just a few items I plan to mock up and go from there. I picked up a 3 speed shifter from @MIGZ and thanks to @Tater who has helped me acquire some parts and has also donated a few parts to my project, I've been waiting long enough to use the chainring.

    I will be converting the single speed to a 3 speed, trying to install the shifter right by the tank and some other details to come...

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  12. LukeTheJoker

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    I spy Berm Masters! :banana:

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    Interested to see how this turns out, my new felt red baron is going through regular changes already but like to see what everybody else is doing also!
     
  14. rydr1

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    Time to update this thread.

    I haven't had the time I expected to have, but I'm getting there. Ordered a few parts, waiting on a chain and its taking some time to make these tires fit the fork.

    Still deciding on grips, but the handlebars and saddle are set for now.

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    Nice Brooks! you can never go wrong with a b67:thumbsup:
     
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    It's getting there. I have laced and trued the rear wheel with the 3 speed hub. I still need to fit the chain and the shifter. The rest of the stuff planned are small details, I just have to get it running so the deadline doesn't pass me up.

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  17. LukeTheJoker

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    Looks awesome!

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    Okay, I haven't forgot about this build off. I believe I have this thing complete, but constructive criticism, or not, is welcomed.

    Picked up ideas along the way. @Tater built a Felt Bomber a few years back that rolled on Berm Master tires and it looked great. I tried these tires on this build just because of that.

    I wanted to keep the shifter cable completely exposed running along the frame, and I'm satisfied with the outcome. The shifter mounting bracket required a different angle to function on this build and even though it hurt to put holes on this frame, it had to be done or I would need to get someone to fabricate a mount for it.

    I'm also running a lower than desired PSI on the front tire just to make it fit, I couldn't go back to thick bricks after purchasing the Berm's, that would mean I gave up on my idea.

    So let me know what you guys think, I may be messing with it more right up to the deadline. I wanted to accent the bike with something made out of wood, but my simple mind is toast right now.

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  19. LukeTheJoker

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    Looks good!
    You could shave the lugs slightly on the front to allow full tire pressure...

    Luke.
     
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    My dad passed in 2008 of emphysema, before the chemicals at the factory made him sick he was a pilot. His personal aircraft was an ultralight with red baron skins,your build reminds me of that ultralight. Thanks for that.

    Personal stuff out of the way,I dig what you've done here.
     
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