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This sticker right here, indirectly from The Renaissance Man to Lil Thundrrr
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...but I doubt he'll take any pledge to ride safely. That's not in his wheelhouse
 
I had that frame, only a 26" version. It was a Hercules or Hawthorne made by Raleigh.
 
His intensity is always at eleven. That's even better than Spinal Tap, because he doesn't even have 1-10.
However , the name ain't changing. As you can see, lil Thundrrr is following in my footsteps. Thus the Baby Duck. He loves the name, and is excited to fly in formation with the big Duck
 
Some parts selection has taken place
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Going with this SR Swan 60 from the scrapped folding bike, scuffed it clean with a scouring pad. I might like it better than my own stem. If he doesn't like the fit, there are options, might even give him the opportunity to take the one from Mr Norris
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He wanted the seat that came off Fishbone that became Bonefish. Color matches perfectly so that's nice
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Well, it turns out that this Raleigh is being a Raleigh.
Seatpost doesn't fit.
Axles don't fit.
Tires don't fit.
We're off to a good start.
Seatpost doesn't fit. - big or small
Axles don't fit. - got a file?
Tires don't fit. - say what
 
Up to 20 x 1.75 tires will fit
20x 1.75 was going to be my skinny up front. How the heck did those poor kids back then think anything smaller than 1.75 was muscular? This is making me grumpy.
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Know what makes me happy? Frogs. This guy won the Life Lottery yesterday while I was mowing the lawn. Usually I get brown warty toads
 
20x 1.75 was going to be my skinny up front. How the heck did those poor kids back then think anything smaller than 1.75 was muscular? This is making me grumpy.
View attachment 248473Know what makes me happy? Frogs. This guy won the Life Lottery yesterday while I was mowing the lawn. Usually I get brown warty toads
That's one of the best patterns for a Heddon Torpedo top water lure.
 
Two weeks later...
Some progress on the Little Duck, sort of. I mounted the mini riser bars Ingola gave me with the Fireball frame on the Big Duck. Moving backwards is sorta like progress, right?
What’s the next step in the master plan?
 

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