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Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 1 - BUILD JOURNALS' started by MONARKofSoCal, May 1, 2019.

  1. MONARKofSoCal

    MONARKofSoCal

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    24" Huffy built western flyer
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    Gravity bike rules used for inspiration

    http://wgsa.weebly.com/gravity-bike.html

    general rules all classes
    1. Max Weight: 34 Kg / 75 lb.s Max weight is for bike ONLY.
    2. Max Wheelbase: 127 cm / 50 in. (front axle center to aft axle center) Stock Speed Bike. No restrictions in Unlimited classes
    3. Wheels max Diameter: 51 cm / 20 in. in Stock Speed Bike classes No restrictions in Unlimited Speed Bike classes
    Design: 3 spoke minimum
    Wheel Covering: Disk wheel covers are allowed on rear wheels ONLY in stock classes. Both in Unlimited classes allowed.
    4. Tyre's: No restrictions MUST be in good condition.
    5. Handlebars: Design is open to the builder/rider. Design must prove no danger to rider.
    6. Seat: Design and position is open to builder/rider. Design must prove no danger to rider.
    7. Foot Pegs: Minimum diameter 3 cm / 1 3/16 in.
    8. Ballast: Solid weight ballast is permitted. MUST be secured to the gravity bike frame via structural fasteners or welding.
    No ballast is permitted to be carried on riders body
    9. Frames: Stock Speed Bike classes, only 20" BMX frames are allowed. Unlimited Speed Bike has no restrictions
    All chassis' and frames must be structurally sound and free of rust and defects. Frames may be either
    "box" or "round" in design. See bike classes for further verification here.
    10. Brakes: All style/design Gravity Bikes must have working front and rear brakes. Disc brakes are HIGHLY recommended,
    however not mandatory. The basic requirement for any braking system is that the rider MUST be able to bring
    the Gravity Bike to a full stop, from a speed of 100kph/60mph, within 100m/300ft. Custom braking systems are
    permitted, however it is up to the rider to prove the braking ability of the custom braking.
     
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  2. Uncle Shish

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    Liking those vintage graphics!
     
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  3. G-Matt

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    So. Cal. the allusive 2nd place winner of last years build off .
    This should be a cool build ,,,
    All I ask is to send a video of you do 60mph on it !!!
    Now that would get my vote


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  4. MONARKofSoCal

    MONARKofSoCal

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    LOL
    so is this what happens when you get a podium finish
    the standards for winning get upgraded

    I think I need to finish a trophy to present to this years 2nd place finisher first
    before attempting any other "requirements"
     
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  5. G-Matt

    G-Matt

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    Yes if you get a second place finish the next year you must go 60mph on a gravity bike on video .
    Another congratulations on last years build off .
    This should be a cool bike...


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  7. MONARKofSoCal

    MONARKofSoCal

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    some more parts for the build up
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    The 3 piece cranks are something i had in my parts bin
    dont know what bike they are from but they are heavy like cast iron
    Which is good for a gravity bike
    and I need a 3 piece crank to either re position or remove (along with the huffy sprocket) when going downhill

    I will be needing an adapter for the cranks to fit the pedals the same exerciser pedals I was given as a trophy for getting 2nd place last year
    thank you Kingfish

    Plus some 20" suspension triple tree forks for the front
     
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  8. LukeTheJoker

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    Loving the frame and the theme of the build!
    Bring it on!
     
  9. The Renaissance Man

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

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    The tank will make a nice place to hide some lead weights.
    Can't wait for the ride video!!!
     
  10. G-Matt

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    What goes up must come down, and the coolness keeps stacking up .


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  11. MONARKofSoCal

    MONARKofSoCal

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    If I can use enough heavy parts I may not even need lead weights
    or i may use some lead batteries and electrify this bike for flat land racing
     
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  12. SwissGuy

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    And immediately this song popped up in my head:


    Keep those wheels spinning!

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  13. G-Matt

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    Lol I seen them once a years ago


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  14. OddJob

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    Looks like this build is going downhill already. :21:

    RaT oN~!
     
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  15. LukeTheJoker

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  16. MONARKofSoCal

    MONARKofSoCal

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    pulled out a worksman 20" with drum
    also a 20" moped rear wheel that someone before me added in a costerbrake (but this may get changed later)
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    The part that I really was looking for was the moon snap on caps that I once had on my old pt cruiser
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    I thought with the disc being 15" and the wheel from the bike measuring out to 16"
    (all wheels with decimal tires are 4" smaller that the listed size so 20 x 2.125 is actually a 16" rim)
    it turns out to match up quite well

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    I originally bought them from a guy who had lost one from his complete set so i bought them at a real cheap price
    the one on the left of the photo had extra damage so I was able to pick up two more at moon headquarters in Santa Fe Springs for 1/2 off since they where considered "damaged"
    Good thing its for a ratrod
    I dont need anything perfect or full price


    The extra disc i am using for practice modifications
    as you can see the snap ring part and wheel spokes get in the way
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    so some modifications will be needed
     
  17. SpikeFC

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    Oh Moon Caps... now that is a looker...
     
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  18. LukeTheJoker

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    Moon caps are always cool!
     
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  19. BobbyStillz

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    Liking the concept so far! Can't wait to see the execution. *awkward statement if out of context lol!
     
  20. kingfish254

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    Moon discs are always cool. I never knew they had snap ons.
     

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