Pinnochio-Done as it's gonna get

Mar 3, 2014
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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.
 
Mar 3, 2014
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Still need to make a bracket and cut a notch for the adjustment bolt.
 
Apr 14, 2015
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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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Mar 26, 2012
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Mar 3, 2014
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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.
 
Nov 18, 2007
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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?
 
Mar 3, 2014
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Southern Indiana
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?
Thank you, sir.
I do plan on painting. I guess I had better hurry up.
 
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