(ORBO) KLUNK THIS! finished

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KLUNK THIS! is officially finished.

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This is my second bike build off. I learned a lot from RRBBOX last year and was able to apply a lot of that to this build. Thankfully the weather cooperated as well.

http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/orbo-klunk-this-is-finished.96246/

Here's KLUNK THIS! in a nutshell:

Frame: Late 40's/Early 50's Shelby
Fork: Akisu MTB from 80's mystery bike with Shelby truss rods added
Front Hub: Unbranded high flange track hub with cartridge bearings
Rear Hub: Mexican Bendix 70 with Coaster Culture mod applied
Rims: Sun Ringle MTX 33
Tires: Schwalbe Rapid Rob
Spokes: Wheelsmith black stainless 2.0 mm
Crankset: Sugino crank arms. 40T front sprocket with bash guard. EVO pedals
Bottom Bracket: 68 x 103 Euro bottom bracket using Truvative adapter
Rear Cog: Sturmey Archer 20T chrome
Chain: KMC 810
Seat post: Chromo from Porkchop BMX
Saddle: Brooks B72
Bars/Stem: From Schwinn Cruiser
Grips: 80's MTB
Headset: 1" Threaded
Paint: Rattlecan
Pinstriping: Sweet striping by Dusty Designs in Leavenworth, IN.

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This bike far exceeded my expectations. Thanks to everyone for all the positive comments so far.
 
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Fantastic job! One of my favorites for sure.
 
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Ya its funny, I was thinking I kinda like the reviews on MTBR.com reminded me of Car&Driver BITD. So I thought maybe write up the finished build thread like that - then I saw yours and really liked the idea of 1 nice overall pic and then the artsy detail pics and some specs tossed in too. Great minds think alike, eh. :wink1:
 

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Ya its funny, I was thinking I kinda like the reviews on MTBR.com reminded me of Car&Driver BITD. So I thought maybe write up the finished build thread like that - then I saw yours and really liked the idea of 1 nice overall pic and then the artsy detail pics and some specs tossed in too. Great minds think alike, eh. :wink1:
Funny you should mention it, but I listed mine like they show specs for used bikes on Bicycle Blue Book.
 

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Nicely done package. Dig the pinstripes.

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That is AWESOME ! Its is inspiration to get back to work on my Shelby project.
Great looking bike. Lotsa cool little details! [emoji106]

Building... riding...
Thanks, I was originally going to swap parts from this girls Shelby onto my bare frame, but then the ORBO happened.
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I may have to start looking for another Shelby mens frame.
 

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Love that paint job
Slick wheel/tire choice too
 
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Looks great! Very nicely done HM. The Shelby frame made a great platform to begin with, but you are right, you now need another one!
 

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