BO15 SteamRoller - (PrototypeSpyBikeCamoTapeRemoval+WorkOnHoleyHigginsRack)

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This actually makes my 10th annual Build Off. So far I've finished 1st, 2nd, 3rd(twice), 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 26th; so I guess I am shooting for 8th place this year :cool:. I still don't have much of a clue as to where this build is headed, but I did decide on a frame and got a rolling chassis today.

I already knew what wheels I wanted to use. I got these 26x3 curvy mags from @BillyZ 's Billy Bueno’s Random Prize Drawings Facebook group about a month ago. I didn't know what they were going on, but I knew I wanted to use them. Every time I see them, I think of a steam roller, so my Build Off 15 build name is gonna be SteamRoller.

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I tested them on my TSP Oldster frame and they looked very cool, but I'm not ready to build out that frame yet.

I really wanted to build a practical every day bike for this build off, but that idea was squashed when I got these wheels. I was thinking of stripping my aluminum Felt frame down and polishing it to a chrome finish and then do a multicolor Metalcast paint scheme. I was going to try it with these wheels today.

Then I started thinking about what other frames might work with these wheels. I seriously considered my JetFlow, but didn't feel the wheels would be right with that and I just did a X53 build last year. Then I remembered that I had the Elgin Twin Bar from bighit's "Bully" build from BO7.

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The rear wheel and tire fit fine, so I needed the right fork. I tested the Indian style girder fork that I have, but the steertube was too short. So I think I am going to go with the Girvin fork from bighit's build as well.

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So, do the wheels work with this setup? That was the goal of this morning. I think they definitely all play together well with a killer stance and mean look. I don't know if I will get any farther today, but I really like how this all fit together.

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Here is a churnin urn of burnin funk to getcha in the mood!!!!!

 
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Dood! I don't know if you could have come up with a better frame to show off those wheels.
You going to go CAT yellow and black on your 'Roller?

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Yeah, once I slid the wheels on this, I didn't even bother trying them on the Felt frame.
Hadn't even thought of color yet. A "Big Yellow Equipment" theme could be fun. We'll see.
 
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Just an observation.................that front wheel looks like it wants to be further forward than it currently is................
Girvin forks often give that impression, but if you draw an imaginary line through the steer tube to the ground, you'll see that the tire contact patch is about an inch or two behind that point. That's exactly where it needs to be to track properly.

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Awesome wheels on an awesome frame with an awesome fork! I can't wait to see what more cool parts will be installed. Also paint will be something pretty for sure. Or will it be bare?
I have no idea what the finish will be on this bike. Other than what you see, I don't have any direction yet. Just gonna go with the flow.