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Winter Build off, The (.....) Baron

Discussion in 'WINTER 2013 BUILD OFF' started by Pushie Pirate, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. LukeTheJoker

    LukeTheJoker Moderator

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    Oh yeah! Nice!

    Luke.
     
  2. dracothered

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    Like Luke said nice...
     
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  3. jats

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    the primer makes this thing look way cool the curves are sweet!!

    Troy
     
  4. Pushie Pirate

    Pushie Pirate

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    Made it , made it, made it, yahoo! Sweated on the deadline for a bit but got there in the end,
    spent an hour just getting that front fender so it wouldn't scrape!

    Here she is The (Black) Baron, sort of going for the black Knight come world war one fighter
    of the streets, black and silver, low and mean lookin!
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    Maiden ride today, beautiful day, we have had a hot and dry summer out in the Tasman Sea.
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    Now the devil is in the detail, if you look back in this thread to the mock pic's I originally had the
    gear and rear brake cable running through clips under the top tube. Really liked that curve and
    to be honest the who bike was built around it, so rather than ruin it with the cables hanging
    underneath ran them through the top tube, now I have a nice uncluttered top tube and that
    curve she is oh so nice!
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    Had this old rear reflector just waiting for a bike like this, and covered the front brake cables
    with scrap outer cable to tidy them up .
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    Masked up some sections of the chain guard to break up the chrome.
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    Stand from a rear axle stand modified to lay it out, bit of a brass bed trim painted silver to
    fill the right angle at the bottom of the seat post.
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    Welded some extensions on some cruiser bars and used some old light fitting ends for the tips.
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    Plastic garden light for headlight with a cheapy torch in it.
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    She rides nice, twichy steering at low speeds with the rake of the forks but they are all like that.
    Seven speed twist shifter is nice and a smaller sprocket up front helps with the laid out riding
    position, pretty happy with her now just want to get some miles on her, ride em don't hide em!
     
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  5. LukeTheJoker

    LukeTheJoker Moderator

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    Really good work PP! Love the way it looks in black!

    Luke.
     
  6. GuitarlCarl

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    Blow some minds with a before picture, from when you first had this frame shape, and a after pic in the some stance... nice job bro.

    Carl.
     
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  7. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    the floating chainguard is my favorite part. That's a sweet feature.
     
  8. Pushie Pirate

    Pushie Pirate

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    Thank you everyone pretty happy with her, here ya go from a pile of junk to a Black Baron.
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    Best thing about this baby, only paid for the tyres, chain guard, paint, filler, welding wire and gas!
     
  9. dracothered

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    Just plain sick... (Love it)
     
  10. kingfish254

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

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    AWESOME Transmorphication!!!

    You should post this pic in the bike of the day thread.
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  11. Glen

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    Arr, that be a winner fair and true. Good job cap'n :praise:

    Glen.
     
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  12. pick

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    Great job & an awesome bike!
     
  13. Pushie Pirate

    Pushie Pirate

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    Black Baron got a disk brake update and some different handle bars, those
    pointy ones where nasty! She's way nicer than before, both stopping and a
    lot more comfortable riding position.
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