The Jiggy Higgy

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 3 BIKES' started by spinman, May 29, 2008.

  1. spinman

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    "...I'm really liking the looks of this build, man. I really dig the simplicity of your front end. And I bet it rides amazingly...
    And by simplicity I mean looks... I'm sure the time involved in creating it is contrary to the looks. It's straightforward, but the deltails bring it all together in its amazingness..."

    Your very kind. It's hard to believe something coddled together like this actually feels like it was all meant to be together.

    I'm just happy to get it done!

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  2. sensor

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    looks good :mrgreen:
     
  3. karfer67

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    she a runner yet? lookin good
     
  4. spinman

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    I had my test pilot Louie, who's a biscuit under 240 to test drive the Higgy. He didn't break anything so i figure it meets minimum safety standards. :shock:

    Time to break 'er down and sand....

    Spin




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  5. karfer67

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    great photo and i like that you let someone else ride her first not too sure about that fork? just kidding it is awsome did you warn him about that seat post?
     
  6. spinman

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    "...did you warn him about that seat post?..."

    Nah. He likes that kind of thing. :shock: Only kidding. He'd kick my butt for suggesting such a thing.

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    Got this leather bolo braided cord from "Leather Cord USA" on the 'net. Comes in spools (mine is 10 meters) and differnt widths (mine is 4 milli) and colors (mine is antique brown).

    I'm gonna drill a hole underneath the bars where your thumbs would rest, then thread the cord thru and out the end of the bars. Secure the cord, then begin to tightly wrap the cord around til i reach the end, where another hole will be, to thread the cord thru. Then I'll tie the 2 ends together.

    It feels real good on the hands.

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  8. cman

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    Cool Idea for the grips.
     
  9. spinman

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    Got the frame pretty much stripped to bare metal (thank you Mr. Porter Cable sander and Mrs. 100 grit paper).

    Have to hang the parts in the shed and start painting.

    Spin


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  10. Gold Street Customs

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    I want a test pilot named Louie, :mrgreen:
     
  11. sensor

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    i want the helper thats just upper left of that bottle :shock: now you do know that if that seat post drops that itll not only burn you on the tire but impale your guys also :shock: youre a braver man than me!(btw dont let louie see this post :lol: )
     
  12. sensor

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    i quoted the wrong thing:oops:
    i meant that one :oops: :oops:
     
  13. spinman

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    Well, the paint went on better than I'd hoped. This stuff really lays on well and covers in one coat. I didn't even have time to prime first.

    If you want the real mil-spec colors, check out Gillespie Coatings.

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    and to think you did not believe me that the green and red wheels would look good together.
     
  15. spinman

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    "..and to think you did not believe me that the green and red wheels would look good together..."

    Yeah , you were right. Not too bad a combo. :D


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  16. vanessa

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    THIS BIKE IS AWESOME! TOTALLY HOT AND WILD.LOVE THE RED AND GREEN COLORS! IT WAS PUT TOGETHER SO WELL! LOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!
     
  17. 37fleetwood

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    I like it, it's simple but very cool. definitely going to have to build a fork similar to yours for my Motorized project!
    Scott 8)
     
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    AWESOME MAN! you know how i love a leaf spring springer!
     
  19. spinman

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    "...AWESOME MAN! you know how i love a leaf spring springer..."

    Yeah, I'm still having drill bit nightmares 'cause of that .... spring!! :shock:

    Seriously though, your original design really inspired me.

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    Thought ya'll might like to see the changes I've made. Didn't like the riding position, so I added the nana seat and bars from Plan9customs and sabre sissy bar from Wacko's garage.


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