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Harlequin T

Discussion in 'WBO 2017 FINISHED BIKES' started by GuitarlCarl, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. GuitarlCarl

    GuitarlCarl

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    It's far from what I started with, an early 60's Huffy Daisey Tandem. Also quite different from what I envisioned on the build that never got finished, Harlequin Deuce, which used a 70's Columbia Twosome. But after a frame swap and a new direction, it's went from a hopping clown parade bike, to a modified burrito with a few unusual ingredients.
    Here's what I started with...
    0718141720a1.JPG I rebuilt it into this over a decade ago. A freaky fast bike with two men on it, but it also flexed from the weight and worked the coaster hard stopping.
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    So after many drawings and discussions here. (the build thread) I had a plan and started cutting and welding. Faux weathered paint and many bits of copper and brass later I now have a bike that makes people smile and is a fun ride.
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    There are a few novelties here, Chain drive steering, an exhaust that is a sound tube for a Bluetooth speaker and a rear bumper spur.
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    She rides nice, at approx 89 gear inches, it's easy to cruise but stout enough that your not pedaling like crazy to get nowhere. Steering gearing is 1 to 1 so it steers feather light without overkill, and the horn works as well.
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    Carl.
     
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  2. boro

    boro

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    Congrats on finishing your build. It has some unique crazy style!

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  3. OddJob

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    So much creativity and unique design here! One of the things I just saw now are the '4 wheels'....Rear and front, chain ring, and steering. They almost have a 'juggling' look to them with the different sizes and positions. Huh. Your joker is a juggler too....:grin:

    I can't decide between this pic...
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    ....and the checkerboard square wall pic as my favorite. What if those squares were black and white....

    Nice work Carl! :113:
     
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  4. LukeTheJoker

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    Nice job Carl!
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  5. OneHorsePower

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  6. Chad T

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    Love the way you let your creativity flow on this one. Would love to ride it and listen to War's "Lowrider" on the speaker..:D
     
  7. OddJob

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    My tune de jour-ney would be Steve Miller's "The Joker"....:cool:
     
  8. sdframe

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    CRAZY COOL!
     
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  9. KJV

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    SICK :rockout:

    Foghat...
    "Slow Ride "
     
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  10. GuitarlCarl

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    ok add...
    Golden Earring "Radar Love" :inlove:
    Deep Purple "Highway Star" ;) and
    :eek: Primus "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver"
    to the playlist and let's roll!

     
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  11. Falstaff

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    OK, I'll join in

    Cake
    "Going the distance"
     
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  12. GuitarlCarl

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    Don't run me over Grampa!

    Carl.
     
  13. tjwilson

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    Great bike! Looks like it rides really nice. And oh yeah, awesome traveling music!
     
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  14. GuitarlCarl

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    Thanks! I used @Chad T idea and Lowrider it was!
    It has to ride nice, I lost the true burrito "look" when I pulled the large front wheel and bent fork. But I gained a reliable and controllable cruiser that doesn't look like anything else I own, and I've been riding it every day.

    Carl.
     
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  15. Pookie42

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    Super cool Carl now let's get it in the city this weekend


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  16. Chad T

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    Looks like a blast to ride! Speaker sounds good.
     
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  17. GuitarlCarl

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    Carl.
     
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  18. SoulGarageOH

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    Man, that thing is kooky! Love it.


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  19. G-Matt

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    Man o man some much thought & creativity went in to this XL burrito. Came out great she's a one of a kind for sure


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  20. franconuevo

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    another creative explosion from the mind of G.C.
    so many cool things goin on with this ride, I don't even know where to start....Bet you had a fun build , it came out super and not only that...looks like it's a thrill to ride...love it.
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