(WBO) Drag Rat

Discussion in 'WINTER 2015 BUILD OFF' started by barber, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. Walker

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    The internet was in a frenzy, was it a silver frame or black!
     
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  2. barber

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    So.... the painting on the frame is done now. I got that worn out look I wanted to get. Even growd a bit of rust today... the fast way...
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    Front light and hubs are done as well....
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    back to work to get some more progress here.
    Cheers!
     
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  3. barber

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    Finally shifting system is done and working...
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  4. barber

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    So.. finall check before the fork gets done.

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    as I expected.... need to solve it so the fender will fit as well...
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  5. barber

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    Due to some minor issues with the fork I need to withdraw...
     
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  6. RustySprockets

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    Too bad you won't make the deadline, but it's a great looking bike.
     
  7. gigmata

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    What is your issue? The bike looks good so far. I must have 8 forks in my apartment/patio not in use?


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  8. gigmata

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    It looks like you need a way to attach the bars. I was in a similar situation and wanted to use dual stems coming out of the fork tubes. Ultimately, I could go another route but I was prepared not to. Let me know what you need, dude. I like the way this is turning out.


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  9. barber

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    Thx buddy! Really! My problem is I'm not a welder. So I asked the guys in the custom motorbike shop if they could help me out. So as the said no problem I gave it to them and waited. Also the handlebar issue should be solved by cutting the ends and weld them to the fork tubes. Now he told me they don't have the time to do it... So I ordered another fork which fits the frame but it's on delay...:banghead:

    So... no way I can make the deadline!
     
  10. barber

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    Ha! Back in the game. A friend helped me out with a fork! I really love that scene. So much help and friendly dudes out there! Great! So I'm back in the game. Now it's time to hurry!
     
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  11. gigmata

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    I was ready to send a similar pair of forks to you. You may also be able to use motorcycle handle bar risers and some star nuts to do the trick.
     
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  12. barber

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    That's awesome buddy! Thanks. Yeah now some caferacer type of handlebars should do it...
     
  13. Funkme

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    Glad to hear your back in the build.
    Minor problems can be sorted out.
    5 days left,see you at the finish line.
     
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  14. barber

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    Finally it's done! As the fork I got from my friend was 1 1/8 I had to source something else. The final fork came from a ladies bike (we call them holland - bikes) made for 635 sized wheels as a regular 28" fork didn't work. So I added some additional bars to make it look more oldschool. And found a new place for the towhook!
    The rear fender was another thing to solve but it's now fixed and not touched by the tire any more.

    I wish i could post some pix in the sun but the weather here won't get better soon...

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    oh yeah... shifting is more "finding gears" but it works... all 8!!!
     
  15. LukeTheJoker

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    The bike came out nice!

    Luke.
     
  16. Loki182

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    Sweet Bike! I really love long low bikes... as you could probably guess. Do you know what kind of frame that is? It has really nice lines.
     
  17. drabe

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    Nice ride, I love it, you got my vote!
     
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  18. gigmata

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    I voted for you too. That thing is sweeeeeet!


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