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Been looking forward to this!

For those that are worried that I have started early, I haven't, I do know there is still 13 hours until start time, just posting up my thread so that it is all ready when I do get something happening...

It is actually 2:45am here, I was just getting ready for bed when I got an email through that the forum group for the MBBO was set up, so I set up the rule thread and moved the notification thread over, and now I am too excited to sleep...
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What is it about Muscle bikes that turn us into little kids again?

So, my bike...

Well normally now I would be telling you exactly what I will be building, what dimensions, parts and steel I will be using, and also posting a drawing or diagram of the project...

This time will be different, you all know how I work by now, my methods for building and the like, so I am just going to post photos, and maybe some small explanations, I am going to be doing the sneaky, sneaky and not revealing everything at once. :bandit:

That being said, I have to take a break mid-October for at least a month, possibly far longer, so long in fact that I may not be back to work on the bike before the deadline, so I will have to have a riding bike by then. At that point I will get some photos and hopefully a riding video in case I don't get back to paint it and completely finish it, I will at least have something to enter.
I'm not happy about it, but it is something that cannot be avoided.

So, this is my build thread for "Pedro."

Luke.
 
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So, it appears I am not too good with the sneaky sneaky thing, I get too excited with whatever I accomplish and want to show it off...

Here is your fix for today:

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uummm ..uummm.. is that gonna be a front or a rear there Luke?.. looks wild already..lol
:bigsmile: That is rear Monstaah!

Front will probably be a version of the double wide bicycle rim set up I was playing with on another thread, a 16x3 rim sounds about right for the front, that will give me the proportions I want of 24" rear and 16" front, love me some rubber rake for the hotrod muscle stance!

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So, it appears I am not too good with the sneaky sneaky thing, I get too excited with whatever I accomplish and want to show it off...

Here is your fix for today:

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Luke.
Is that the "winner's cup".....? :21:
 
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Is that the "winner's cup".....? :21:
Imagine posting that thing halfway round the world! :headbang:

Actually it is surprisingly light, and the tire is surprisingly light too, should be pretty reasonable when together, certainly lighter than either of "BigJim's" wheels, front or rear...

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Looks like you're going to put muscle into muscle bike!
 
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How are you rolling the piece you added? It is way too round!!
I ordered that cylinder of steel last year but never used it, built the offroad "Mad Maxine" instead, it has been sitting here waiting for 12 months!

Glad I finally used it, I hate spending bike building money on things with a very specialised use.

I will have to roll some 16 gauge to widen the front wheel, hopefully I can do it myself around a gas bottle or something, could not have done it smoothly with that stuff, it was 1/8th" thick...

Luke.
 

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A little update for today:

Stripped two 16" front wheels, one an old steel 20 spoke, stripped for the rim itself, and the other a 28 spoke alloy version, stripped for the spokes and hub...

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Next step will be to widen the rim by splitting it down the middle and welding a filler piece in, aiming for somewhere around a 3" (75mm) total width, then drill new spoke holes and lace it up with the spokes and hub from the alloy version, still deciding whether to do a standard 3 cross pattern to the centre of the rim, or to use the 2 cross + side-to-side cross pattern I came up with in my "Lacing together two rims" trial, it wouldn't be as strong, but it sure looks cool!

Here is the 20" double rim I did the 2X+1X pattern on:

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