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GuitarlCarl

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C'mon man. No real rules 'cept for tire width, the "skinny"class is wide open. It's time for an exagerated WHATEVER you want, I'm doing a cartoon TT bike. Think I'll ever race a time trial? No so I'm going out there on it. I think it's the best class this year and a TT build lets me do a paint scheme comparable to a muscle bike on an adult sized frame without compromising on saddle and bars. Build one...build one... build one ...
 
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I'm in for my first BO, Skinny Tire. 1918 Rollfast I picked up this summer. Been gathering original parts and two parts bikes for a 700c shimano 3 speed coaster brake wheel set. Needs major steer tube repair work but I have a plan.
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How many entries are allowed. i Seem to have missed that in the rules.
* Multiple entries per class from one builder are allowed, but they must have their own build threads as well as their own finished threads and be entered for voting separately
 

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OK so I am in skinny tire with this. DB high speed race bike frame.
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what they look like mounted (barrowed picture) . should be skinny enough to be qualified for build of class.
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but do I go with Shimano 600 shifters and Shimano 105 thirty-six hole hubs. so my legs have options. when sore during a ride , chugging up a hill , riding in on coming wind.. or do I say bleep gears add a single speed 12 or 13 fix gear sprocket on full leg blowing fix gear hub. mate that to a 52 or 56 tooth single front gear sprocket?
 
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Fear prevents people from trying all kinds of fun things. I lack the common sense required to cause the fear. I remember flying over the bars trying to land a 3 or 4 foot drop onto a flight of stairs. As I attempted to run it out with a bike between my legs, I remember thinking about safety for a second. I have plenty of scars, very few regrets.
 

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Fear prevents people from trying all kinds of fun things. I lack the common sense required to cause the fear. I remember flying over the bars trying to land a 3 or 4 foot drop onto a flight of stairs. As I attempted to run it out with a bike between my legs, I remember thinking about safety for a second. I have plenty of scars, very few regrets.
He really does
 

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As I attempted to run it out with a bike between my legs, I remember thinking about safety for a second
Been there, done that. I was fearless in my younger riding years. I've had to learn to try not to crash too much because things break when I do now. I don't bounce as well as I used to. 🤣
 

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Fear prevents people from trying all kinds of fun things. I lack the common sense required to cause the fear. I remember flying over the bars trying to land a 3 or 4 foot drop onto a flight of stairs. As I attempted to run it out with a bike between my legs, I remember thinking about safety for a second. I have plenty of scars, very few regrets.
Matti, if you wanna call me a big chicken just say it plainly, son.

Now, I have been in at least 20 motorcycle accidents in 50+ years.

So what does that prove?

It’s possible it all only proves that brain damage is cumulative. (I ain’t claiming I don’t have any…)

Also, if you have no regrets in life you learned very little, or did everything right.

For instance, I regret not studying COBOL in 1995 because I could’ve made a lot of spare cash on the side at Y2K.

I regret doing that wheelie in 1969 that broke my friend’s tail light.

I regret hanging a target on the clothes pole, when I was 9, and shooting the neighbor’s house when I missed the bullseye.

I regret leaning my Raleigh bicycle against the garbage can when I was 7, as some garbage man came along and picked it up and crushed it.

I could go on for hours. I have lots of regrets because I’ve done lots of things wrong.
 

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Matti, if you wanna call me a big chicken just say it plainly, son.
I wasn't calling anyone names, if you look closely, the comment regarding "lacking common sense" was directed at myself. I was using an example from my bicycling life to show examples of how I felt afterwards to entice nervous builders into jumping in. I'll be in the deep end. Might be in over my head, we'll figure it out
 

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Been there, done that. I was fearless in my younger riding years. I've had to learn to try not to crash too much because things break when I do now. I don't bounce as well as I used to. 🤣
ya sucks getting older. we don't heal up as fast as we did in HS! but age is just a number. if I can throw a leg over a bike still. I will. if I can hold a wrench still. then I will dig in the spare parts pile or look on trash day. find a bike to rebuild. don't have room to park another bike. build it to sale or give away to a needy person. no reason not to join in on the build off!:p
 
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