That thing is looking hot already!!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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Thanks, the 52 year old frame is super awesome to me. Wish it was made of titanium.Cool bike! “Flying Wedge” sounds like a professional wrestling move.
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Madman!!!The Smoke lives 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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