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I haven’t been too productive on this thing.... I ordered some additional pinstripes for the green wheel areas, but they never came in!!!

Got in the bottom bracket, headset cups and crank and chain ring in.
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I know I missed this. :cry:

Too much stuff going on in my personal life.

All good though.

I tried to rush in some parts in the 11th hour, but the seat I ordered off eBay, I was in formed a week later by the seller that the seat was no longer available!!!

I got one on order from another place but it hasn’t showed up yet.

here’s an update; fun with vinyl letters.

i’ll slam this guy together once my seat shows up.
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I know I missed this. :cry:

Too much stuff going on in my personal life.

All good though.

I tried to rush in some parts in the 11th hour, but the seat I ordered off eBay, I was in formed a week later by the seller that the seat was no longer available!!!

I got one on order from another place but it hasn’t showed up yet.

here’s an update; fun with vinyl letters.

i’ll slam this guy together once my seat shows up.View attachment 153216
I know the feeling. Glad to see you're still working on it! I'm excited to see the final product! Nice lettering on the tires!
 
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Not giving up!!!!

lol

trying to have this together for 4th of July ride.

I’m in the midst of buying and selling a house. Between work, kids, houses, life.... aye carumba!

I hope to do build off 16, but need a house as I’ve put my bikes in storage.
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Sounds like you've got a lot on your plate, but I'm glad you're at least making progress on your MBBO bike!
 

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How did you get the lettering on tires? Looks sweet
Thanks @Palepainter !

so, 2 step process
1- purchase “permanent adhesive” vinyl letters

2- clean tire area with rubbing alcohol and apply!!!

I’ve done this on a few other bikes. I have not logged serious miles on the tires, but I have ridden them and the decals have stayed on so far!!!
 
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So..... 90 days late.... BUT finally DONE!!!

Rides like silk

Thanks for all the fun and support here guys.

I apologize I could not get this done in the time frame specified.

My housing situation has been a disaster the past 8-9 months. Hopefully I’ll be back to building for next year’s build off.
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Way to go Jude! The Flying Tiger looks great! Glad to see you finished it. I look forward to seeing what you build next once you get settled into your new home.
 

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