Pinnochio-Done as it's gonna get

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  1. hammer mechanic

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    I need to get my drive train finalized so I can get the fender mounts worked out. Not a lot of room left in those fenders.
     
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  2. KOTA

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    It just looks so comfortable!....The way a bike should be.
     
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  3. hammer mechanic

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    I needed some "Real Boy" sized bars. Had thought about buying some new, but what the heck, I'll just make some.
    Started with the biggest bars I had. These came off of an old Sun beach cruiser.
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    Pretty large to start with. Cut up a failed set of bars that I tried to bend once upon a time.
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    Added 4" of length.
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    Still have to weld these up, but you get the idea. I can always trim them down later.
     
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    Awesome sense of scale on this build man!
    Ten or twenty years from now someone is going to post pics of this bike asking people to help id it. :)
    Keep doing what you're doing cuz it is working well!
     
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  5. hammer mechanic

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    I decided to get the ball rolling so to speak. I installed a single speed freewheel.
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    I was limited on my crank options. I thought that I was going to go OPC and had decided to use this old Columbia setup. 073.JPG
    Wrong!
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    Apparently these are thicker like a skiptooth and I would have needed to run a 3/16" chain.
    Anyway I went to plan B.
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    I pulled the cranks from a Giant built Schwinn.
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    Got my chain on without any more drama. 079.JPG
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    How it sits right now.
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    Did some more fit up on my chain guard. Had to trim quite a bit from the back side to clear the tire. 081.JPG
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    Still need to make a bracket and cut a notch for the adjustment bolt.
     
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  6. OddJob

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    Now you're cookin'! nice progress...keep em comin'!
     
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  7. hammer mechanic

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    I did actually take this out for a short ride. Rides really nice with the big, fat tires. No brakes so I didn't go far.
     
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    Get some brakes hooked up and have fun on that big beastie!
     
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  9. hammer mechanic

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    I plan on it. I have some cables on the way from Worksman. I wasn't sure what length I would need, so I ordered one of each(three total-short, long and longer).
     
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    Love the Worksman wheels and the fenders on it!
     
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  11. hammer mechanic

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    Thanks, the wheels are super straight and I'm gonna need it to get these fenders to fit.
     
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  12. G-Matt

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    To bad the Columbia Sprocket wouldn't work that was really cool I don't think I've seen that one . The bike is coming together nicely. What did you decide to do with the rack ?


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  13. hammer mechanic

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  14. OddJob

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    Ve haf vays of dealing vit da shiny...das rust-ification!

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    Those cranks are cool, and would be sweet on your build.
     
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  15. hammer mechanic

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    I'm still alive. Working way too much, though.
    Fiddling with getting fenders to fit.
    Welded some tabs onto the rear dropouts today to mount the fender braces to.
    Will have to shorten the braces.
    Also got a nice piece of leather to recover my seat.
    Cables for my drums are missing in action.
    Pics to follow.
     
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    Cut out these tabs to weld onto the rear dropouts for fender mounting points.
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    Got welded onto the bike. 088.JPG
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    Got my seat broken down and soaking in white vinegar. 085.JPG
     
  17. KOTA

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    This bike has so much frame work done, and you did it so well. The scale and ratio are perfect. I agree with what KF said. 20-30 years from now someone is going to think they stumbled across a very rare unproduced "prototype".
    Great job!.......Color or not?
     
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  18. hammer mechanic

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    Thank you, sir.
    I do plan on painting. I guess I had better hurry up.
     
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    Working on my seat today.
    I liked the look of the seat when I got it but it had some missing/broken parts so I had to take it apart. Of course I broke some more parts. So at this point I decided to clean it up and give it a paint job as well as a nice new piece of leather.
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    My plant hanger changes color with the Buildoff season.
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  20. kingfish254

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    That seat cleaned up well!
     
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