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I'll jump in many posts later and say I really like the Evans and bug-eye tank look. Great synergy. Prefer the bars up, and I'm a non-nanner guy myself, but ya know, opinions and carpets that tie the room together and all. I think the nanner works with the bars up just fine. Guess I'm saying bars up to keep the fork and tank working together and not being distracting. You know, everything everybody has already said but now I have time to comment, so, keep it up!
 
@kingfish254 here you go B. I think it’s 1/2”? But that’s a guess. Choose a girth that works for you.

The dropout is squeezed between the two washers.

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I'll jump in many posts later and say I really like the Evans and bug-eye tank look. Great synergy. Prefer the bars up, and I'm a non-nanner guy myself, but ya know, opinions and carpets that tie the room together and all. I think the nanner works with the bars up just fine. Guess I'm saying bars up to keep the fork and tank working together and not being distracting. You know, everything everybody has already said but now I have time to comment, so, keep it up!

Thanks for the feedback. I also think the bars look better up so far. We'll see what saddle I end up with.
 
Since I am sure that the bugeye tank is going on the build, I broke out the files and did a little shaping to get a closer fit. I am very happy with the big half. And yes, the big loud pushbutton bell is stock for this tank.

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Marked up the left side and you can see that it's really not much material to remove.

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Got the left side filed before running out of daylight (and not wanting to disturb neighbors with sound of a donkey as I filed). Left side only needs minor tweaks.

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Not ready to worry about chainguards yet, but ran across this one while hunting for my seatpost shims. Figured I would take a reference Pic.


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Also ran across this trophy I made for my rookie Build Off in BO6. BEER RUN UnCANny Rat Stout

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