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The Flying Yard Sale

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 10 BIKES' started by Flying Sheepdog, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. Yooperman

    Yooperman

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    Thanks for the info. It should be a fun ride. The skeeters are bad in the country but not so sad in town.


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  2. gigmata

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    I do enjoy Sturmey-Archer hubs.


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  3. Flying Sheepdog

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    Like Kingfish I'm having some handlebar issues. I goofed around on the welder today and chopped a straight bar and an old moon to make a wide track type bar. The spread is 29". 70% angle on the handles. It needs some clean up. I just got a new welder and was attempting to dial it in. [​IMG]
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    Still not sold on them though they are pretty comfy. I have two other sets of bars coming in. One is a WWII original set. I am not too much on riding with a straight back anymore. I kinda slouch and put a lot of weight forward.
     
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  4. Flying Sheepdog

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    Christmas came early this year. Thanks Rat Rod Store for the Boa-G's! And I'd better hide the receipt before the wife gets back from Germany. I am so psyched to get the rims back from Tim my powder coater. Once the shop gets it laced up I'm able to get this project moving in a hurry.
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  5. Flying Sheepdog

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    Please don't mind the junk. Tomorrows clean-up day. I am widening the rear CS & SS for the rims and fender. I am also taking a look at the geometry of the rear end just a bit in regard to the wheelbase.

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  6. LukeTheJoker

    LukeTheJoker Moderator

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    Looking good! Brown Boa's are cool and those bars are awesome! Looking forward to seeing what you are doing with the frame!

    Luke.
     
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  7. Flying Sheepdog

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    LOL. Modding the frame = Danger Zone.

     
  8. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    First time I have seen teh brown BOAs. Can't wait to see them on the wheels.
     
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  9. gigmata

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    I can make you a great deal on some new brown BOAs.


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  10. ChimeraCycle

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    Love this build. I cringe everytime a frame gets chopped, but I cant wait to see the finished project. Those bars are very coolĸ
     
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  11. Flying Sheepdog

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    Believe me I cringe too. I have plenty of backup if I have trouble.

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  12. Flying Sheepdog

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    Had some lunchtime fun today while I was looking for parts and gingerbread. I found a cache of Vietnam era Purple Hearts and am in the process of reuniting them with their recipients and or next of kin.

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  13. us56456712

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    That took guts, only a real man would have the sisu to chop that frame.
     
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  14. jasper87

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    :thumbsup: for frame chop awesomeness!
     
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  15. Flying Sheepdog

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    It's been a long hard week. I've had three days worth of migraines. I get them now after gaining a brain injury in combat. Too much "boom boom." Half my Masters Degree is floating in the ozone above Afghanistan as we BLOG. Migraines, then my basement flooded out - sump pump died. Had to cut and drag out carpet...alone. Had some good news this morning as I was contacted by one of the Purple Heart medal recipients. It looks like we found the family on one of these medals. The warrior died in March and will be buried in Arlington in mid July. We'll make sure the wife has it before the ceremony. Sorry, not bike stuff but had to share. [​IMG]

    I am waiting for my rims to get back from the powder coater. It's been over a week. I was able to work on welding my bike back together. First I had to round out the tubing where it originally was bent.
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    I worked some tension pins in between the tubing and the spacer tubing.
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    Next I put together a brace to hold everything together. I spaced the dropouts at 5 1/2 inches to take in the Strumey Archer Hubs and measured everything out by triangulation. Everything measures out true. I could tell upon chopping this bike that it has undergone surgery in the past. I'm keeping the fingers crossed.
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    I popped the BOA-G's on an old set of rims and set them into the frame. I will have to give the tire a bump to get the hub axel around the lower tip of the dropout but once its in I have about an inch of clearance all around.
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    Results will be posted tomorrow.
     
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  16. LukeTheJoker

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    You are a scary looking dude with that helmet on and those crazy eyes... :eek:

    Luke.
     
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  17. kingfish254

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    First off, thanks for your service to our country! Sorry to hear about your migraines.
    Second, I think it is awesome what you are doing with the Purple Heart Medals!!! BRAVO!!!
    Third, It's fun to see a picture of a mad scientist at work in his laboratory!
     
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  18. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster)

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  19. Flying Sheepdog

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    You should have seen my prom picture. 1988 - Mullet n' tail's.
     
  20. Flying Sheepdog

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    I've got a bit more to go on the frame. For a welder, I make a pretty good social worker. The mig is doing fine but it's been a while for this guy. Taking my time on it, checking the geometry. I have some questions in regard to the Strumey Archer hub as it seems to mount a bit off center but I think that's normal-?

    I had some packages come in and also got my rims back from the powder coater. Tim does great work but shame on Prisma for selling what they call "Camo Green." I should have gotten a swatch first. In my 22 years in the military I've never seen little pixy sparkles worked into any camouflage color (except for a girl named Audry and buddy, if Audry was being shipped I would have paid double and bought Tim half a warm beer. Anyway, I can work with it I'm just a bit put off.

    The WWII Torrington handlebars came in along with a 28" drop stand with ears and a fender clip.
    I like these handlebars and have half a mind to invert them for a board track stance. For some reason I feel like inverting these is like modding out my Grandfather's bicycle. Such a weird vibe.

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