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

  1. Uncle Shish

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  2. Uncle Shish

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    Although this is a custom frame, I did not build it, as I cannot weld. I traded an old GT iDrive frame & shock for it.
    This is as "fabricated" as it will get so I will let my fellow builders and the moderators decide if I should be in Class 1 or 2.
    Let the games begin!
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  3. G-Matt

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    I would say class 1 because it’s already build but better ask Luke .
    Anyway pretty cool frame a little like a combination of a hard time frame & a rat fink .


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  4. Uncle Shish

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    Quite a bit of filler work to do to clean up and smooth out these welds.
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  5. Chad T

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    Cool looking frame. I'd say class 1 as well if you're not cutting or welding it. Same as if you bought a Ruff frame or something IMHO.
     
  6. Uncle Shish

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    Thanks. That was kind of my thinking, too.
    Heck, everyone’s frame was “fabricated“ by someone, right?
     
  7. OddJob

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    Make it cry Uncle, Shish!
    RaT oN~!
     
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    So that's where you put my lost frame! Kidding! Good luck in the build off, can't wait to see how this one turns out after seeing the tandem

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    Seems like class one to me. Looking forward to what you have planned!
     
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    My only worry with Class 1 is that some may say it isn't fair to have a custom frame in there, but the final decision always lies with @Rat Rod anyway, he seems busy fixing forum email issues, so just run with it where it is and if it becomes an issue or someone complains we can deal with it then.
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    Cool frame! :rockout:
     
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    To me this is no different than using a Ruff frame, someone else built it.
     
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    You didn't build it, so I think it's kind'a fair to be in Class 1
     
  13. Uncle Shish

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    Thanks for the support my fellow builders. I appreciate your opinions. If complaining should arise and it becomes a distraction, I really won't mind if they move me to Class 2 as It's not about "winning" for me. However, not being a fabricator of metals (wish I had the skills & the tools), that would put me at a distinct disadvantage to those who possess them. Bottom line is, I love bikes. I like building them as much as I like admiring all the wonderful, inspiring creations here at RRB.
     
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    Suns out so I moved the operation to the back patio.
    Still massaging the uglies out but making progress.
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    Looking good, will be doing the same tomorrow with my ugly welds
     
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    Looks to be smoothing out nice!
     
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    First look partial mock-up
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    Unc, you got a good thing going there!

    There's something about a stance of a build, you know when it works by looking at it. Personally, I like that you aren't using a raked fork that would stretch it, and make it look like so many of those 'custom framed' bikes that are out there now. Don't get me wrong, those are cool. And I click on and ':heart:' at least 2-3 on Instagram every day! :wink1:

    But the kind of 'cramped' stance yours has with that Monark style spring in front, and the rear tire jammed up in the back, really appeals to me!

    What size are your tires? Remember the rule that our buddy @kingfish254 abides by..."Mo fatta, Mo betta"!

    RaT oN~!
     
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    Nice stance!
     
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  20. Uncle Shish

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    Thanks brother! The rims & tires are 29". Currently they are 29" x 2.125" but the rear needs replacing so I just ordered the Maxxis Grifter in 29" x 2.5". Not a fan of the Maxxis name in yellow on the sidewall so I'm going to attempt to paint the lettering white.

    The fork is an actual vintage Monark fork with updated rockers from monarkforks.com
     

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