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  1. deven_science

    Rat Rod bike hats

    I've sold a few.
  2. deven_science

    Rat Rod bike hats

    haha. I see why you tagged me. I've made myself a few rat rod hats... out of steel.
  3. deven_science

    Stainless Scrapper

    I think something like this? I have to sacrifice all of my 7/8" tubing to do a cantilever, so if I want to build matching bars, I might have to buy more, but this is the way to go, I think.
  4. deven_science

    Has anyone here followed their dream

    I have at least considered it. I could build frames/parts full time, and make some kind of living at it. I've got enough interest from others to know I would be successful. But I could never make enough on my own to match my union plumbing wages, benefits, and retirement. So the plan instead...
  5. deven_science

    Stainless Scrapper

    The chain stays are in.
  6. deven_science

    Stainless Scrapper

    Used two bends that were in the parts I had on-hand to start the chainstays. I even put in some braces a few inches back, which looked terrible, and I spent three times as long to cut them back off and clean the area up. ugh.
  7. deven_science

    Stainless Scrapper

    And the BB is cut in. Next challenge will be to start the rear.
  8. deven_science

    Stainless Scrapper

    I think I've finalized the design, which'll mostly be a pretty simple cantilever design (hey, what can I say? I love cantilevers). This week, I'm focusing on getting the BB in place.
  9. deven_science

    Stainless Scrapper

    I've set aside one stick of 1" to make stainless forks, and one stick of the 7/8" to make a custom set of SS bars, as well. So, with the limited amount of SS tubing available, I'm trying to plan the rest of the build. Here's a couple of art deco inspired ideas. Not super loving either of...
  10. deven_science

    Stainless Scrapper

    The limited amount of stainless I've got on-hand is sort of dictating the build. I used the scrap piece from the front downtube as the seat tube, including the straight bit I would normally cut off. That's okay, as I'm thinking that may make room for a short seat post.
  11. deven_science

    Coming soon

    And I saw it, and Yann's workshop, three years ago. Just as cool a build in person.
  12. deven_science

    Stainless Scrapper

    I'm thinking polished, but we'll see how it goes.
  13. deven_science

    Stainless Scrapper

    The front half is looking like my typical style, so once that's together, I'll ponder if I want to do something different for the back, or will the fact that it's stainless be enough to stand out.
  14. deven_science

    Stainless Scrapper

    I've spent most of this year working at a hospital, plumbing a couple of new wings to expand the place. Behind the hospital is a big dumpster by their mechanical building, wherein they toss stuff not up to standards. Broken office chairs. Dented up carts. You get it. I'd seen several IV rolling...
  15. deven_science

    Faux Tanks

    I've make some faux-tanks for a few of the custom frames I've made:
  16. deven_science

    A new build from a noob builder (cruiser content & questions)...

    Custom Cruisers in Zwolle, Netherlands. It's owned by a friend of mine, Karim de Vries. He carries all the cool parts, and definitely has the wheelsets you're talking about.
  17. deven_science

    Original Plastic Bicycle

    When I was in Scotland, their museum had this plastic bike from the 60s, I believe. It's been a few years, but I think it was from Norway or Sweden. It was hung up high, but this was the best pic I could get.
  18. deven_science

    Faux Tanks

    It was indeed a real horse saddle of some type. I always got different experts telling me what kind, never the same answer. Kid's saddle. A slim type of jumping saddle. Who knows, but I still have it on a shelf to use again in the future.
  19. deven_science

    Faux Tanks

    Here's one that I was never super happy with, but the idea was to make a place to put a bunch of the cool stickers I'd collected over the years.
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