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I’m in now too!
Was going to wait for a purchase to arrive and inspect before I started posting but couldn’t stand it anymore

I’ve gotta say that I had a great time in RRBBoff#6.
Found a lot of support and help, so thanks everybody!
It’s an honor to be in with such a talented group of people.

Built a Spaceliner for RBBBoff#6. Put about 300+ miles since last summer.
It’s the most fun bike I’ve ever rode and continue to enjoy it
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Learned some things from last year:
Don’t get too crazy with ideas that can’t be self made
Use a classy frame to start
Keep it fresh with new twists on old themes
Wheels make a big difference!
Make something I like and not worry about the contest
Shiny bikes turn heads (expect feedback on this one)
I like designing and riding more than building :lol:

So the plan is to build this CWC Pilot frame I bought last Friday
Have to wait for another week or so to get it, Arghhh!
Not sure what it’s going to look like when it shows up but got my Typhoon for backup
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The things I want to add to this bike that the Spaceliner didn’t have:
Better stance, more styling accessories, and more color
Got to figure out how I can ride a bike with “stance” :lol:

The general direction is Bare Metal (kinda) and Slicks (Big and Littles)
Not sure of the details yet (especially without the frame here)
My biggest learning curve is to build my own wheels

Still ordering parts so not much to show just yet
Got a huge bar to reach due to the amazing CWCs that are already out there
(Skipton’s Son’s 24” and Ratina’s 50s CWC to name just two), hope I can make something as cool
Thanks for looking
Steve
 

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Another CWC!!

Get your bike riding quickly, I loved your photo diary of all the places your build-off bike last year took you.

Have fun again.
 
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I love your bike from last year an dlook forward to seeing what you do this year.
 
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Can't wait to see what you do with that frame :D Good luck :mrgreen:
 
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MplsCoaster said:
Learned some things from last year:
Don’t get too crazy with ideas that can’t be self made
Use a classy frame to start
Keep it fresh with new twists on old themes
Wheels make a big difference!
Make something I like and not worry about the contest
Shiny bikes turn heads (expect feedback on this one)
I like designing and riding more than building :lol:

Steve, Thanks for this insight! You single-handedly assisted me in making a fairly tough decision. Just thought you ought to know!

BTW....LOVE the Spaceliner! Another BIG influence!
 
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Thanks a lot guys :D, I thought I'd lead out with Liner then ease into the CWC :lol:
Knew I'd have CWC competition but can't remember who else right now
Youthgeye, I'll be trying to think of some new scenes outside of South Mpls
It's a great game, isn't it TM
Hope I don't disappoint X Crusier and Doon
Still figuring out what to do, lots of theories so far, Nick
Glad I could help Brett :D :D I wrote it down so I wouldn't let myself stray :lol:

So I can only think right now, decided to look at forks. I love a heavy negative caster fork
Decided to put a whole bunch together to see which ones I liked
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The 3 forks(mid bottom)24" Huffy Capri, 24" Schwinn Breeze, and 26" Schwinn Typhoon
The Schwinn Breeze fork on the Typhoon looks almost right with a S5 24x1 3/8(upper left)

My Royce Union next to it is one of my favorite nonspringers, love the way the top of the tire goes above the bottom of the head tube (factory setup with 26x1 3/8 tire),
So many others got it right and many I did weren't quite there

Hope it fits on the CWC and can make the truss rods work
Thanks for looking
Steve
 
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Skipton said:
I have been waiting for your Build Off post to start.

REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS BUILD!

Let use know when the CWC arrives.

Build It Ride IT! :D
What he said. Quit slackin' and Get ta Buildin'!! Peace
 
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I'm watchin, takin notes, so I can steal some your ideas for nxt years build off! :lol: 8) :mrgreen:
 
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Thanks Guys!
Skipton said:
I have been waiting for your Build Off post to start.
REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS BUILD!
Build It Ride IT! :D
Unfortunately I can only design it so far :roll:
Jake Sensi said:
Quit slackin' and Get ta Buildin'!! Peace
But I'll GTB as soon as I can :p
pick said:
I'm watchin, takin notes, so I can steal some your ideas for nxt years build off! :lol: 8) :mrgreen:
Hope I can add something interesting to note :D

So got some things coming in the mail, but not the bike yet, Arghh
Needed to look at some things so using the Typhoon for now
Cleaned up the 24" Schwinn Breeze fork and put some slicks on
Think the fork rake looks pretty good with a 26 x 1.25 Specialized Fatboy
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Been thinking about doing this curved bar (maybe sprung) for a seat
Got my inspiration from a bike that Skipton pointed out at the Hand-made bike show
Will add a link in a bit (the one with Skipton's fenders)
Want to use something else that matches the curves of the CWC
We'll see how ambitious I get... (kinda like the uncovered tire better)
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So I mentioned Bare Metal (kinda),
Had this other idea that I've thought of since I got the Typhoon stripped
My buddy kinda chemically burned the frame with the stripper and I like it
So remembered having my Dad show me how to Gun Blue our shotguns
Tried it out on another frame my buddy stripped (closer to bare metal)
Bare metal
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First coat
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First coat sanded
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Second coat
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Kinda like the patina that it makes
Can sand it off and put more on or sand more off, relatively easily
Might try some heat on it yet to see if I can bring out the "blue"
Not sure how clearcoat would effect it but thinking bluing is a protective process anyway

What do you think?
Thanks for looking
Steve
 
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One word: Awesome! Seems like we have a lot in common. We like the same frames, my build is bare metal also. Last year we used the same frames, with totally different outcome. So, I guess we have good taste huh??? :lol: Lookin great so far & I'm stealing ideas for my upcoming CWC build. Got to get my RRBO7 build done first before tackling the CWC though!
 
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those ol cwc frames have such great lines. 8) cant wait to see what you come up with.
 

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the gun metal bluing reminds me of the wartime "blackout" hubs, never thought about it used on a bike before !!! Nice :)
 
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the bluing is an idea i was thinking of doing this year! looks like you beat me to it!
the darker the better then hit with a polish.... you guys always surprise me!

How bout ".the DeAd-R!NgEr."
 
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Wow, Thanks for all the great feedback! :D
I think I'm going to hold off on a name until I see the CWC bike, kinda just want "The Pilot" or "Pilot"
That might even change if the CWC is too rough so...
Hopefully it's going to look kinda like a drag bike (with the slicks and stance)
but don't want to put "drag" anywhere in the title :lol:
The CWC is supposed to get in the mail today :roll:

TM: I kinda like it too, but if I use a big seat I think it will be a long pan seat not nanner
Pick: We both have awesome taste! :lol:
TVC15: You're way too kind, "Think and plan" is the only thing I can do right now
TBJ: You're right, the CWCs are cool, did you see your bike in the fork study? can only hope to get close to your bikes
CCR: Never thought about blackout hubs, interesting. I was hoping the bluing would be fairly original
DrT: That sounds like a great tribute bike, glad i could contibute
SPRooSpdwy: Interesting names,Thanks. I still have to wait to see if the CWC frame looks okay to leave bare
Imagearchy: Man am I lucky or what? Was really hoping no one else would do it. Thing is there are several different ways to apply it and shine it. Hope I didn't wreck some major plans. I have to admit, I let my secret weapon out early just in case :lol:
After 2 coats and a light polish, it almost seems gone already. Your method make sense, dark then polish.
And many layers (according to the directions). Interesting name idea

Here is another angle with the slicks, (kinda like it)
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Sorry no other updates. Should be getting some more parts in the mail mid week :D
Thanks for looking
Steve
 
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Some heavy competition going on out there :D
Glad I'm just building myself a bike :lol:

So got some parts this week, frame got in the mail yesterday...
Decided to go fatter in the back if I could
The BOA-G fits (almost but with some slight frame adjustmets :lol: )
Finally got some Big and Littles, hopefully Nick approves
Should fit on the Pilot too


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Can't wait to get the frame going
It's going to be kinda heavy so a Nexus 3 speed is coming

Bound and determined to lace my own wheels
26" Velocity Chukkers came too, last trick up my sleeve
They're kinda heavy but are tough and will ride really stable
Going for the white S7 updated look

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Got an idea for a shifter too (with a backup plan :lol:)
Think I like the rims the same size and the different tire heights
Kind of a Jacked-Up Stance

Thanks for looking
Steve
 
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