hey we got some cool bikes in this build and a lot of talent ! I cant wait to see what all the first timers come up with ...
I haven't got to far, got the frame stripped of all the old parts now its time for the fun part...yuk..I have never liked the sanding.
Picked up an old Giant a few weeks back might use it as a doner....more later this week .
I may not respond to everyones build thread but I am looking "keep up the good work"
I think I'm really gonna like where you are going with this...Ponytail has a Cleveland Welding framed bike very much like if not exactly like yours,if I'm not mistaken,although his is already built.He won't be using it in this competition.keep up the great work!...Pappy 8)
a little time this morning so I tossed a few parts on , this is what it looks like but could use a little tweeking if it stays like this.
I dont know if I like the front fender , just looks a little cheezy and the rear needs a trim and some struts for support.
you mean in the back right? i ran into the same issue when keoki wanted to put a 36 in the front. this requiered a smaller rear gear which caused the chain to run really close to the frame. if you go with a larger gear say a 20 it should be fine.
yep the slack side was rubbing the frame, I pulled another rim out of the pile with a larger sprocket and switched the 36t crank for a 40t
"all good" .....still have an issue with the head set I think I may have to get some different cups ...this is one of those 1 1/8 steer tubes
going in a 1" head tube... rides wierd but it does ride
herr_rudolf my original theme was a news boy bike but the more I do to this bike ??? its morphing into something else.
Still unsure if I will incorporate the graphics , don't know if I want to advertise for Castrol without some remuneration
My first priority is to get the frame straight, been fighting the rear wheel alignment and now that I found the bend in the seat stay
I am going to try and fix it.....I usually scrap a frame if its bent but I like this frame and its worth repairing so....
so far I made this tank plate but I may not use it.