Long BMXXX DONE!

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It's looking much better. I don't really know the look you are going for, have you considered moving the seat back and the BB forward? It looks like you are losing ground clearance on the pedals.
I have lost some ground clearance, But I originally had nine inches at the pedals lowest point and I think the frame is where I want it. What does that leave us to modify? The fork. That's where I think I can gain some clearance back. even though I won't need much for this urban curb hopper. As far as the look... A ridiculous long BMX, a squished 10 speed with 20" wheels.

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Yeah CarT:eek:ns BMX. It just came to me. I looked over at the tall bars hanging on a hook and thought; Why not? So I got a bit of a lift out of changing the fork to one for a 26" and now it's like 3" or so at the lowest point in the pedal rotation and that's a stock kick stand from a 26" frame. I'm thinking the curbs around here will be safe. The craziest thing is that is comfortable enough right where it's at. I probably could finish the CarTOONs aspect of it without too much work. So now I pause and ponder...

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One step forward and not two back but at least one sideways... Twin brakes ain't happening here. I'm a bit disappointed but the chainline is what it is and I'm done messing with it. So it's in the way for a second brake, I suppose it'll be cleaner with less cables...
Not much said about CarT:eek:ns BMX so I'm thinkin' those bars ain't stayin' either. I don't have my paint scheme either so I'm still flipping pages in my head for that too. I keep telling everybody else there's plenty of time but I have another build I want to start so...

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Tall apes kind of kill the "bmx" for me but they look great from a cartoonish viewpoint. I'm just following along and waiting to see what you finally settle on. From your previous threads I've noticed you try a bunch of different bars and stuff as you go along
 
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Tall apes kind of kill the "bmx" for me but they look great from a cartoonish viewpoint. I'm just following along and waiting to see what you finally settle on. From your previous threads I've noticed you try a bunch of different bars and stuff as you go along
Yes I do. Sometimes I know what the final will be. But it's more fun to see what others think too. The tall bars could've been modded into BMX with a crossbar and a plate. It was Cartoons for sure.

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Yes I do. Sometimes I know what the final will be. But it's more fun to see what others think too. The tall bars could've been modded into BMX with a crossbar and a plate. It was Cartoons for sure.

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Now that ^ would make it really Cartoonish! Crossbar and big ol' number plate!
 
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When I first saw the bars on it, for some reason I thought it would be perfect for Magilla Gorilla. As I don't know you, and didn't want to say something that would be taken the wrong way, I kept my mouth shut.

You absolutely nailed the cartoon look.
 
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When I first saw the bars on it, for some reason I thought it would be perfect for Magilla Gorilla. As I don't know you, and didn't want to say something that would be taken the wrong way, I kept my mouth shut.

You absolutely nailed the cartoon look.
Thanks!
A frame like that requires something outlandish!
There's an older build of mine called ALiEN FiRE.
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The tall bars belong on that bike. I'm not the first guy ever, but nobody here had done the underslung bars coming out of a gooseneck inserted thru the bottom of the fork before (that I could find) and if you go back thru my builds I almost always try to do some crazy bars (and the tall bars make an appearance at some point cuz ya just gotta see...) I'm waiting on a couple parts. But expect something "outlandish" for sure.

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Got a start on the gussets. One on each side in the front. Also got a good start on stripping the paint. I'm thinking a black wash afterwards filling in all the nooks and crannies.

In the words of @CRASH "It looks like monkeys welded it." But ya gotta run what ya brung and all I have here is a cruddy fluxwire feeder. So it's tack, tack, tack... gussets over homemade lugs.

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