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    *MBBO/ORBO* - So, who's in and for what category??

    I don't know if I'll enter the MBBO this year or not. I still haven't even finished my trike from last year's MBBO, and I haven't been able to finish my latest Build Off bike due to circumstances beyond my control. I have a solid contender for the MBBO that could easily meet all 3 requirements...
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    BAD NEWS: My Twisted Take on a Western Flyer Newsboy Special

    I thought they served a purpose! Thanks!
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    BAD NEWS: My Twisted Take on a Western Flyer Newsboy Special

    Thanks Kingfish! The moment I put the flipped Schwinn springer on, it was love at first sight! I know it may be polarizing for some folks, but I when I got this bike, I got it specifically to tap into its customizing potential, not to leave it stock. It's just got such such a cool line to play...
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    BAD NEWS: My Twisted Take on a Western Flyer Newsboy Special

    Going spare? Sorry, I'm not sure what you mean.
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    BAD NEWS: My Twisted Take on a Western Flyer Newsboy Special

    Decided to mock up a few more parts earlier this morning. I tested out a few different fenders for the rear, swapped the bottom bracket parts out for the correct chainring and a shorter crank, lowered and leveled the seat, and I made some adjustments to the fork and handlebars. Normally, I like...
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    anybody else feel like this?

    Jeez, I constantly have a mix of all those feelings you guys described. I feel like I need to just build a bike, but I'm burnt out from the last project that I didn't get done in time for the Build Off, but then I see a really cool build someone else is working on that gets me inspired to build...
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    Something for inspiration

    Double the riders, double the hospital bill!
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    BAD NEWS: My Twisted Take on a Western Flyer Newsboy Special

    No worries dude, I knew you were just stating your opinion. Thank you!
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    BAD NEWS: My Twisted Take on a Western Flyer Newsboy Special

    Did you see the pics with the flipped Schwinn springer? I can understand how a lot of folks feel this bike would look better stock, but when I got this bike, there was no doubt in my mind that I was going to modify it. Maybe the next one I get, I'll leave original/stock, but right now, I really...
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    BAD NEWS: My Twisted Take on a Western Flyer Newsboy Special

    Thanks! Yeah, I've got to give RBT full credit for giving me that idea for the flipped fork. What'd be really cool is if I could get the line of the rack to actually line up perfectly with the front axle. It already steers as well as the average lowrider bike, so how much worse could the...
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    BAD NEWS: My Twisted Take on a Western Flyer Newsboy Special

    I was going to mockup a few different front wheels, forks and fenders today, but I decided to start with my craziest idea first... and well, now I almost feel that there's no need to mockup the other parts. I took the repop 26" Schwinn-style springer fork I plan to use for my "Poison Apple"...
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    BAD NEWS: My Twisted Take on a Western Flyer Newsboy Special

    I could try practicing those techniques on another bike I don't care for as much. I just don't know if I want to do that on this one.
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    Western Flyer Newsboy Special

    Well, based on what I've seen in photos, the Firebolt has narrower chain/seat stays than the balloon tire frame. I slapped a pair of 26" x 2.35" tires on this bike, and I still have loads of room to squeeze even bigger tires on it. I know the chainring/crank arms aren't original, but thankfully...
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