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Simplistic Speed, 100% done, pics posted! **Lightweight**

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 8 - TRADITIONAL BIKES' started by Machine Age Victim, May 1, 2013.

  1. jats

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Let there be lights! **Lightweight Build**

    hey Pm'ed you

    Troy
     
  2. tvc15

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Let there be lights! **Lightweight Build**

    I really love the details and craftsmanship in this build!
     
  3. Machine Age Victim

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    Thanks!

    Well, work has been hectic and 6 days a week but I'm still working on the couple things I need to finish. The chainring is coming out nice but im not going to post a picture till its done :p
     
  4. LukeTheJoker

    LukeTheJoker Moderator

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Let there be lights! **Lightweight Build**

    Really looking forward to seeing the chainring! :D

    Luke.
     
  5. Machine Age Victim

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Chainring Photos! **Lightweight Build**

    Thanks, Luke, here it is!!

    Well, the initial design didn't work out, see previous posts. After drawing in plan A I drilled the holes for the saw to start the cuts.
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    You can see at the bottom of this photo the attempt at plan A. Plan B needed to remove that cut and most of the previous drill holes.
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    Continuing to cut plan B
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    Here's all the major cuts done, looking like it was cut by a third-grader :lol:
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    Here I'm using a carbide bit to grind the cuts and make them even. The bit throws off shavings that are metal splinters, I found this out after I started with exposed hands and arms *sigh*
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    Done before it's vinegar bath, just needs a little finishing then on the bike :)
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  6. Machine Age Victim

    Machine Age Victim

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Cut Chainring Photos! *Lightweight Build*

    I came home to this...
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    All done soaking so I threw it on!
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    Just a couple more details then it's on to the photo shoot!
     
  7. rat-a-tac

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Cut Chainring Photos! *Lightweight Build*

    The lines on that chain ring look amazing!! great job!
     
  8. jats

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Cut Chainring Photos! *Lightweight Build*

    way cool on the chain ring!!!!

    Troy
     
  9. LukeTheJoker

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Cut Chainring Photos! *Lightweight Build*

    Awesome chainring!

    Luke.
     
  10. junknutz1975

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Cut Chainring Photos! *Lightweight Build*

    Amazing work here!!

    Beautiful design and flawless execution of a SICK brainstorming!!

    WELL DONE!! :mrgreen:
     
  11. kingfish254

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Cut Chainring Photos! *Lightweight Build*

    LOVE the way the chainring turned out.
     
  12. Gold Street Customs

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Cut Chainring Photos! *Lightweight Build*

    I bet that chainring is way lighter, looks good!!!!
     
  13. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Cut Chainring Photos! *Lightweight Build*

    awesome!
     
  14. supergoob

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Cut Chainring Photos! *Lightweight Build*

    With a jigsaw...thats awesome!!
     
  15. Machine Age Victim

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    Thank you, all. Certainly not one of the easiest things I've ever done :D

    It's funny how much lighter it is, too bad it's on a bike that weighs a ton regardless :lol:
     
  16. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Cut Chainring Photos! *Lightweight Build*

    I just love this bike..... Great idea and execution on the chainring!
     
  17. fordsnake

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    I've been so focused on my build, I just haven't taken time to really see how everyone else is coming along? This build is truly outstanding and that chainring is mind blowing! All I can say...is Wow!
     
  18. MplsCoaster

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    Your chain ring is too cool, great idea and work! What a classy ride
     
  19. Machine Age Victim

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    Thank you! It does mean a lot to me that others appreciate my efforts and designs.

    Thank you, fordsnake. I have the highest gratitude for your experienced opinion.


    I've added some brass screws to break up the chrome.
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  20. Machine Age Victim

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    Re: Simplistic Speed, Headbadge Done! Soon pics! **Lightweight**

    Well, this has been in the background bet worked on for awhile. I knew it was going to be the last piece I put on and I finished painting it today.

    My GF is an amazing sculpture so she made a headbadge for me!
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    She then made a rubber mold of it so I could make them from 2-part epoxy
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    Here's the final being drying against the frame so it doesn't shrink past the diameter
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    And finally painted and patina added
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    She's now 100% done, on to photos!!
     

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