Mudd (my name is)

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Stuck a chrome fork in it and calling it done. Introducing Mudd. Build can be found here.

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The beginnings, 1947 JC Higgins, painted with a brush & rough
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Cockpit: 2Fastmoto Bars, Italmabure double clamp stem (modified), Black Oury waffle grips

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Tush department: Viscount double spring saddle, home brew solid 304 stainless seat post bushed to 7/8" at saddle, single lock ring

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Fork, front wheel: Genuine Bicycle Products fork, double wall aluminum rim, 12ga spokes, generic heavy duty sealed hub, Kenda K-Rad 26x2.30 tire, headset constructed from 3 different ones to make it all work

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Rear wheel & such: Double wall aluminum rim, 12ga spokes, Shimano CB-E110 hub 21t edit: 19t (21t was way too low), Kenda K-Rad 26"x2.30 tire, Origin8 chain adjusters, welded dropouts, welded reaction arm tab

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Crank department: Heavy duty crankset swiped from an Atlas X-frame industrial bike, generic BMX 39t aluminum chain ring, generic shin eating pedals, KMC nickel chain

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Valve stem covers: Modified pencil toppers

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Headbadge: Mr Natural decal & Mr Natural wanna-be

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Paint: Duplicolor Detroit Diesel Alpine Green, some old clear coat that was on my workbench

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The future:

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Mar 26, 2012
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Solid build! Very unique paint color, cool parts mix, and the 'wannabe' photo is priceless! :thumbsup:
 
Jul 24, 2013
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Really sharp build. Simple and clean with good choice of parts around the frame. Also, that’s a really cool location for your finish shot. What river is that?


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Really sharp build. Simple and clean with good choice of parts around the frame. Also, that’s a really cool location for your finish shot. What river is that?


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Thanks. That's the Kankakee river, photos were taken on a bluff in the Kankakee River State Park.
 
Jan 21, 2009
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Great looking bike. Perfect for cruising the paths. paved or dirt.
Your tires are labled 2.3. instead of 3.0.

I remember Mr. Natural from my older brother's strange comic books back in the day.
 
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Great looking bike. Perfect for cruising the paths. paved or dirt.
Your tires are labled 2.3. instead of 3.0.

I remember Mr. Natural from my older brother's strange comic books back in the day.
Thanks! You are correct on the tires, I'll make the edit.
 
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this build was a great introduction. You really gave is a feel for what Couch Tater is all about. And the bike? It's almost perfect. Needs a fine coating of dirt. Klunk it!
Thanks. RRB is great, so many off the wall thinkers here I feel right at home. When I was looking for a new time waster it was either building bikes or taking up interpretive dance. I think this was the better choice.
 
Oct 18, 2014
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Very nice, wonderful color and details, clean lines. I'd have included the rear rack myself for the practicality of it, but looks cleaner without it-I love the handlebars grips and head badge to death!
 
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Very nice, wonderful color and details, clean lines. I'd have included the rear rack myself for the practicality of it, but looks cleaner without it-I love the handlebars grips and head badge to death!
Thanks!
 
May 14, 2013
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