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The next time I messed with the guard was about ten or so days ago when I got the crankset installed. But the chrome definitely needed cleaning. You can see where I did a little test clean on the nose.

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Here are the before pics

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And how it looked after a little 0000 Steel Wool and wd40.

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Then a little polishing up

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I like the way it looks with the build. I kinda wanted to wait until I got the bars in to fully commit to it, but after my tests with the Jed Clamp-Its worked, I am pretty confident that the guard is a keeper.


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Looks like I also test mocked it about a week ago with the checkered saddle and the substitute bars

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And again with the Clampits testing

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You can see from this view that the Lawless sprocket is a very 3-D object and not skinny like most.

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I realize that I will probably have to make the guard ride a little higher than normal, but first I wanted to gain as much clearance as I could. There is a lip on the area that cover the sprocket.

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So, I ground it off to save some fitment headaches.

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I know that I am not going to use the Aqua Velva color that is on the guard and it is a distraction on the mockups, so off it went with a little Goof Off. The chrome was gorgeous underneath it too.


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The shape of the chain guard really ties in with the rounded crank arms. Most of the time, our crank arms themselves don't really set themselves apart. Yours do. The ashtabula style cranks (one piece) kind of all have the same look.
 
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I would cut that whole section that was Green out and drop the front down a little more .
Bike is looking awesome another win coming up .
 

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That checkered saddle is SICK!

Better not be any Pleather this year :shake::)


I made the checkered saddle back in BO13 for my Holeshot build.
Don't be hatin' on my JC Penney jacket sleeve nanner :D :D :D
I love how it turned out on SteamRoller and ride it proudly!!! I still have another sleeve leftover :D

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I like the Mark 3 guard shape and bevel but it's too short and hides all the goodness around the BB from the non-drive side. I see what OJ is saying about the Spaceliner guard matching the crank.


This is going to be a good rider as well.
 

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I like how almost ‘minimal’ it is, fits the ‘all business’ look the rest of the bike has and adds just a little bling

It's a clean guard right now. Of course, I can't promise it will stay that way :D :D :D
 

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The shape of the chain guard really ties in with the rounded crank arms. Most of the time, our crank arms themselves don't really set themselves apart. Yours do. The ashtabula style cranks (one piece) kind of all have the same look.

There shapes do compliment each other well.
 

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I would cut that whole section that was Green out and drop the front down a little more .
Bike is looking awesome another win coming up .

Hmmmm,, not sure if I'm ready to slice that section out. I'll have to think on that.
The positioning of this right now is just propped into place. I haven't worked on the brace and such, so it is all rough mockups so far.
 

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I like the Mark 3 guard shape and bevel but it's too short and hides all the goodness around the BB from the non-drive side. I see what OJ is saying about the Spaceliner guard matching the crank.


This is going to be a good rider as well.

The Mark 3 is a little short, but that could be extended pretty easily. I didn't hate it, but it just wasn't as cool as the liner guard.
I'm expecting it to be a good rider too. I don't envision any wacky riding geometry in my ideas around this build.
 

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Strike 1 !!! LOL

It did turn out schweet last year though.

Another sick build this year, looking good :rockout:


LOL! No Strikes! That seat cover was a Home Run baby!!
 

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Ahh, those bars are like a good version of what I was thinking when I was pondering a pirate ship bike! The idea was to look like the prow, but I thought it just didn't work. This bar being separated, matches the effect I had wanted, but without being too much and too obvious. Here, it's aggressive and interesting, but should be a pretty comfortable angle to ride. No surprise this is looking awesome.
 

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