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Hi Everyone,
Back to enjoy another build,and watch some bikes take shape from so many fab builders...

Last year I entered the Anything goes section,and decided to go crazy with a fantasy build...
Before I had even finished 'Angel '0' Death', I had decided what frame I wanted to use and style...

This year I will be using a old french frame( no headbadge) I'm dating it around 30's-40's,maybe even earlier from the serial number 52L, and frame + crankset...The champione du monde sticker looks like a add on? Frame is very light and I love the design on the bars(for extra strength).Tried to research it,but cant seem to find the manufacture,maybe a early peugeot or a unknown small company that Peugeot took over...
Purchased it 4years ago,I chopped the top bar off and tacked a top bar on...But I never continued and it sat in storage until now.(hope this wont disqualify me from the comp)
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The headbadge once was: lion and letters PIA



Last year I loved the Crusty Racer build,so I want to keep the old rusty look.
I will be building a motorized board track racer with side car and keeping it old skool...
 

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That is a cool plan.
I will be watching this thread as well. ;)

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On the 1st of May, I dragged it all out,the bits n pieces,and did a mock up of what I wanted... I also found this old newspaper glue into a old chest. Thought it was a sign of good luck...


Went with many names Griffon/Feather something/French Blue etc trying to keep it with the frame...
Settled on Blue Arrow,I already had the design in my mind and exactly what I wanted... Came across this on the internet...So I guess I will be doing a replica or dedicating it a great bike...


Now for the real thing and where I want to go....
Beauty be holds 1913.

 

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Welcome back Miss Funk! This is gonna be fun!
 
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So what I will be doing to the frame...
1/ Widen the rear drop out to fit 3" tires
2/ Shorten the head stem to fit the front end I want(girder forks)
3/ Add a top bar using the old one shape and weld.
4/ Extra mount for the engine to attach
5/ Keep original color w/ rust

The parts pile;

The girder forks(parallelograme fourche)

The original plateu/crank set that came with the frame.

Original handlebars that came with the forks;

Brooks saddle or I could go with old spring saddle?

Eeany,meany,miny moe... The tanks...Deciding between the brass or the green,tank has to be painted rusty...
 
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The mock up...You have to love packing tape and hay bale strings....




Most likely won't get started until July,May is a busy time for me,work wise...But at least you guys get the idea of where my project is heading...
 

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Sweet Girder, THREE cool tanks to choose from, nice partzpile.
In Funk We Trust
 
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WOW love it its gonna rock!!!!! wonder how many motorized bikes are being built this year!! Momma Jats will be entering soon also

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Engine and a Sidecar! The lugs on that frame are really cool too!
Thanx, Will be trying to keep all the lugs in place even when I cut the headstem....
 
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WOW love it its gonna rock!!!!! wonder how many motorized bikes are being built this year!! Momma Jats will be entering soon also

Troy
Seems to be a lot entered this year,I'm wondering if I am the only one with a sidecar build?
Hurry up Momma Jats...
 
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Sweet Girder, THREE cool tanks to choose from, nice partzpile.
In Funk We Trust
Been collecting for a few years...But need to decide on the brass tank or green one....
 
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I like it already, but if you find a little 2.5 hp side valve flat head gas engine I think it would be better.
Yep would be better,I had this for another build,and I have another 3 pull starts...Will try this first,and if $$$ permit,will invest in lil more ooumph!!! I might invest in a old villiers 100cc bike moto...
 
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