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Head tube trimmed. Thick tubing.
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Finished cut down head tube.
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Leftover.
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Stem cut down, 52 degrees. Thick stuff.
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Geometry set. It's perfectly balanced at the seat clamp. Weight is in the low 30s.
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Still not rideable, just looking at various components.

The down tube doesn't pass through. It could be removed in place of something else or decorated. I like the Thompson barrel fins. The seat tube tapers from 1'' to 1.5'' at the BB.
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That thing is looking hot already!! :113:
 
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Cool bike! “Flying Wedge” sounds like a professional wrestling move.


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Thanks, the 52 year old frame is super awesome to me. Wish it was made of titanium.

I associate the name with Ace Frehley and the guitar.
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And the football play.

The frame forms a V, observed from the front.
 
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I was wondering why you weigh everything? I understand that bikes are very precise and down to the millimetre. I’m still learning, so I’d love to know your reasons behind it. Thanks
 
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I was wondering why you weigh everything? I understand that bikes are very precise and down to the millimetre. I’m still learning, so I’d love to know your reasons behind it. Thanks
If I may answer for him, @hamppea doesn't ride, Hamppea RIDES!!!!!!!!!:rockout:
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The Smoke lives:happy: It's faster, more efficient than expected! The SA 4 speed is ultra smooth. All overdrive gears like the Nexus 4. Easy to work on.

30 mile ride today, no issues. Kept it in high to hang with speedy. The Smoke did great! It's capable of 115 gears inches with A 14T rear cog. Tire pressures are 70-85 psi.
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First fall. Glad I don't have a top thumb shifter. Reason why I prefer the shifter under the grip. Have ideas for a shifter mod.
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The seat and high sissy bar are temporary, making my own. The bare metal & black rim look wrong to me. I imagined the bike with color and polished rims. Searching for a nicer front hub and sealed BB bearings. A YST would fit nicely. Focusing on details next. Solid rider thus far...
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Didn't show earlier, this how the finished head tube cut down looked after filing&sanding. Reamed the inside for 32.6mm cups with a dremel.
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Madman!!!
 

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That thing looks fast just sitting still! True hot rod vibe. Bike is looking great.

Seems you turned The Greenway into a Speedway...! I like the splashes of red color, maybe some darts or panels on the frame as well?
 

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