Rust in Peace

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF #8 - ANYTHING GOES BIKES' started by SSG, May 5, 2013.

  1. SSG

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    She's little tired, has a few freeze cracks and a few pin holes. Check out how much of the tank is left.
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    Cut down to size.
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  2. LukeTheJoker

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    This one should be good! Those vintage frame pieces should make for a nicely styled build!

    Luke.
     
  3. kingfish254

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    First time I have ever seen the tank fall apart before the light bezel.
    Good luck!
     
  4. pick

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    Unbelievable! Looks like it was burnt up in re-entry into the atmosphere! You would think it would melt the plastic. :lol: :lol:
     
  5. SSG

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    Right now I'm sort of fishing for ideas. It could go together something like this?

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    I had to stand on a chair to get the whole thing in one photo btw. I plan to throw in some weird stuff to set it apart from the typical burrito style (which I've already built).
     
  6. Funkme

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    Luvin the name.Great for this build...Goodluck
     
  7. Bill in Houston

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    What is a freeze crack?
     
  8. LukeTheJoker

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    When the frame fills with water through a rust hole or something and then the water freezes repeatedly during winter. It expands and repeatedly works the metal until it gets to the point of cracking the tubing.

    Luke.
     
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  9. SSG

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    Notice how the edges of the crack bulge out from the expansion of the ice.
     
  10. Bill in Houston

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    well, i have seen pipes do that, but i had never seen a bike frame do it. makes sense! thanks!
     
  11. SSG

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    Less is more?
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    These could be seat springs or rear suspension, not sure yet.
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    I've been using my high tech adjustable tubing cutting jig and a hacksaw, no power tools needed so far.
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  12. LukeTheJoker

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    Sometimes the simple (reliable!) stuff is best!

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  13. SSG

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    Progress has been slow; I've been working on it a few minutes each evening. I've managed to get the down tube angled right and have started welding the frame together.

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    It's pretty true now, but its still too flexible without the chain stays and top tubes to get it really dialed in.

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    I also scored a huffy parts bike which may provide the wheels and some other odds and ends. It has a shimano 3 speed hub if I can salvage the wheel.
     
  14. LukeTheJoker

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    Frame is looking cool!

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  15. SSG

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    I'm lacking a few pieces of tubing to finish the frame. I went to lowes today but they only carry 1/2 tubing (Actual tubing, not conduit or gas pipe). I'm sure I remember them having a few different sizes in the past. I'll have to try the local steel place tomorrow and see if they have anything in the scrap bins since I only need a few feet.
     
  16. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Nice work on the frame so far, looks good! :D
     
  17. SSG

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    I picked up a set of $3 led bicycle lights today, and got the bottom stays welded up.
     
  18. SSG

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    I made a tiny bit of progress today on the frame. The down-tubes are done, but I still need to mount a bottom bracket housing.

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  19. LukeTheJoker

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    Love that top line, nice swoop!

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  20. fsjaak

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    Ditto on that top arch. Looks a little like my Buell.
     

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