Jacked Up Pilot, few new pics

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  1. kingfish254

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    Re: Jacked Up Pilot, Alloy springer seat brackets

    Great seat work there!
    Now you can get back in the saddle!
     
  2. MplsCoaster

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    Re: Jacked Up Pilot, New seat mounts, test ride

    Hey Peatbog, Thanks for the stance comp.
    I'll now say that yesterday's mount was a Proof of Concept :lol:
    Got some thicker aluminum today and it's much better (ie safer)
    Kept thinking about how you would machine something up :mrgreen:

    Thanks Pick! Steal away :D
    The clock is really ticking loudly for both of us :shock:

    Thanks for the nice comment Kingfish, but I'll only accept it today :oops: :lol:
    Got in the saddle today :D

    So I looked at the setup this morning and shook my head
    Went to the metal warehouse and got some 3" channel and 1/4" flat
    Simplified the design with the right pieces :D

    Still have one more piece I'd like to make but it works now :wink:
    It's actually really solid. Curved the edges and put in grade 8 bolts
    Thought they might look kinda cool (and strong) and they kinda match the brazing
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    Took it for a 4 mile shake down, changed the bar angle til it was comfortable
    Maybe they will stay that way but it looks a little funny
    Took it down to the community garden. It rolls smooth..
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    Then over to the gulley, knees didn't hurt yet :lol:
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    Up to the Longfellow park, have to get out of the saddle to get going :roll:
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    And parked in my yard, where I can look at it a bit :D
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    Think the blued frame looks kinda brown in the right light
    Can't wait to get the wheels, it will change the look again
    Also need them to mount the truss rods :wink:
    Thinking about covering the seat but we'll see if there's time

    So vacation was productive
    Shifter is going to be a pain, but got lots of al stock for a bracket
    Thanks for looking
    Steve
     
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  3. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Re: Jacked Up Pilot, New seat mounts, test ride

    Nice, Steve! :D I'd cover the seat a cool classic black with black grips 8)
     
  4. MplsCoaster

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    Re: Jacked Up Pilot, New seat mounts, test ride

    Hey Schwinnray, It’s funny my wife said exactly the same thing
    So I’m convinced and now need to get it done
    Think I might steal Slowriderz idea about an old leather coat for a seat cover

    Here are a few more pictures of the seat pan, front bearings set up, and the simplified rear mount
    Original
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    Set-back, bolt-together, aluminum-mounted springer (whole seat/springs/mount is ~ 1 ¾ lbs )
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    2 bearings, 2 aluminum L channel pieces, seat post strap, and hardware
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    Aluminum 3” channel and ¼” plate bolted onto the frame bracket (still a bit crooked :oops: )
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    And Thanks so much someone (Bean, I think) for the trick of using paint thinner on the tire stickers
    Used this combo and took them off in minutes, can’t wait to do it to the rest of my bikes
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    Hopefully get the wheels tomorrow and then finish up some more details by Sunday
    Thanks for looking
    Steve
     
  5. aka_locojoe

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    Re: Jacked Up Pilot, New seat mounts, test ride

    Really like your seat set up. I think it looks good un-upholstered but I don't know about comfort.
     
  6. kingfish254

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    Re: Jacked Up Pilot, New seat mounts, test ride

    Love that seat. It was one of the seats that inspired me towards my current seat when I discovered that I had it.
     
  7. Skipton

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    Re: Jacked Up Pilot, New seat mounts, test ride

    I argee the seat looks great.... And so glad it weighs less then 2 lbs :wink:

    When do you get the wheels?

    The three speed will be so nice.

    Keep up the great work!
     
  8. Jake Sensi

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    Re: Jacked Up Pilot, New seat mounts, test ride

    You are entered in the Tuff Bike competition. Good luck! Peace
     
  9. MplsCoaster

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    Re: Jacked Up Pilot, Chukkers pics

    Randy, thanks and it may have to stay that way if I run out of time
    I could always wear some roadie padded spandex shorts :lol:
    Thanks Kingfish, really like the way you "sharked" your seat
    Thanks Skipton, they are on!
    Peatbog, hope you get the label thing worked out, Forgot that was zinc on grade 8s :lol:
    Thanks Jake, hope it still looks that way when done

    Got the wheels back today, used the velocity plastic plugs for more room
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    Glad I didn't leave the rims white, they are less spectacular but kinda fit it better
    Had to use a half link to get it spaced out better
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    Infamous basement shot because it's too dark outside :lol:
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    Think the Chukkers give it something extra
    It rides nice but can't wait for the stick shift
    Now I got to monkey with the fork a bit and install the truss rods
    Then get to building the shifter mount

    Tick, Tock :shock: , got to get those ride shots in too
    Thanks for all the support and checking it out
    Steve
     
  10. Oneuglybike

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    Re: Jacked Up Pilot, Chukkers pics

    Outstanding bike!!! The stance really is perfect in my opinion!!
     
  11. texasbigjon

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    Re: Jacked Up Pilot, Chukkers pics

    that wheel/tire combination is classic hot rod! 8) really gives it some attitude. very cool.
     
  12. Skipton

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    Re: Jacked Up Pilot, Chukkers pics

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    Steve,

    The rear tire looks even BIGGER... on those rims! :mrgreen: :shock: 8)

    Hot Rod to the CORE! :mrgreen:
     
  13. MplsCoaster

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    Re: Jacked Up Pilot, Chukkers pics

    Thanks Guys! :D I appreciate the commnets
    It helps me make sure I'm going in the right direction

    A couple more shots in the light before work
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    Thanks for looking
    Steve
     
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  14. pick

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    Re: Jacked Up Pilot, Chukkers pics

    +1 Looks BAD! (in a good way!) Great job Steve!
     
  15. aka_locojoe

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    Re: Jacked Up Pilot, Chukkers pics

    Looks great with those wheels. I don't know why but no matter how many times I look at the pics I always find myself drawn to the rear wheel/tire.
     
  16. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Re: Jacked Up Pilot, Chukkers pics

    That's becuase it's so big it has it's own gravitional pull! :mrgreen:

    I REALLY dig that wheel combo, do they make those rims in 24"?


    Cheers,
    Dr. T
     
  17. MplsCoaster

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    Hey Pick, Thanks! Yours looks Really Bad(in a really good way) too
    Glad you like the wheels Randy, thanks
    It's awesome that you mentioned your view skew, me too :D

    Thanks DrT! You cracked me up big time! :lol:
    They have different styles but not as deep
    http://www.velocityusa.com/default.asp?contentID=603
    They have 24" (iso 507mm)for a normal size but only ~24mm deep
    I've see a 24" (iso520mm) for BMX/recumbent Deep V (30 deep)
    The Spaceliner is 43mm and these are 32mm deep
    Super tough wheels, so heavier too

    Worked again Thurs nite and then thought I'd take Friday off for some bike work
    It was productive and I got some things purdied up
    So I'll play the guessing game for once
    It'll be riding by tomorrow morning so here is some art shots til then :lol:
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    May have to change a few things once I ride it :lol:

    So many cool bikes finishing up, :shock: :D
    This is a great build off!
    The world is a better place with the addition of the Build Off Bikes!

    Thanks for looking
    Steve
     
  18. pick

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    Re: Jacked Up Pilot, Finshing up, art shots

    Looks so cool, I want to take it for a spin!!!! or maybe take off with it & never come back! :mrgreen:
     
  19. MplsCoaster

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    Re: Jacked Up Pilot, Done!

    Thanks Bike2112! Your bike is really cool
    Peatbog, not steroids, only caffeine for the muscle behind it :lol:
    Hey Pick, I guess that's a good thing (for You!) :lol:


    Well, It's done! :D
    Got a few more things I want to do but everything is there
    The minute I started a shakedown ride, it started to rain :lol:
    so maybe get a few more details done
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    So I used some hammered copper paint (plus clear) on the pitted truss rods and seat springs
    Took the seat pan down to bare metal (pitted, surprise) then primered, painted and clear coated

    The shifter is a ratchet mechanism that works awesome!
    Forward for downshift and back for upshift
    Like the way the mechanism looks (plus all metal) so I'm leaving the plastic cover off
    That's the second "art" shot

    Like the road bike stem better too, another horizontal surface to blend in
    Hopefully the extra work yesterday makes it a little classier (yet still tough)

    Sure nice having a first gear. It's good for old bent knees :lol:
    Sorry about the rainy shot but it's supposed to clear up :D

    Thanks again for all the encouragement guys! :D :D
    Now I'm going to relax a bit :wink:

    You know one of the best things about this competition is that
    Finishing your bike seems almost anticlimactic
    Until you realize you get to ride it now! Whoppee!
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    Thanks for looking
    Steve
     
  20. Skipton

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    Great job Steve!

    Shifter is cool bike is cool!

    Going to need some SPEED shots when it stops. :D
     

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