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Progress has been a little slow. A lot of rainy weather and I still have some painting to do. I rode the ladybug to the autoparts store for some clearcoat today. The Ladybug was my fist build off bike. It was a muscle bike (sort of). Now it is more of a Klunker. Looks cool, but still not my favorite to ride.

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Project is still stalled. I have my eyes on this RIM, but bmxguru isn’t taking orders month of Sept. planning to lace it to the red band bendix with some colored spokes. Certainly open to other ideas.

Just a few more days and hopefully I can place an order. Im anxious to get this together.

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Project is still stalled. I have my eyes on this RIM, but bmxguru isn’t taking orders month of Sept. planning to lace it to the red band bendix with some colored spokes. Certainly open to other ideas.

Just a few more days and hopefully I can place an order. Im anxious to get this together.

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I think I saw the Guru was going to be back next week but if you didn’t want to wait and weren’t locked in on A7 style

https://www.planetbmx.com/shop/26-se-racing-double-wall-rim-in-anodized-colors.html
 
Thanks! I will give the guru another few days. I have no idea who he is, but it’s obviously a small biz so I like to support it.
No update since this

He’s been battling health issues for awhile

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Project is still stalled. I have my eyes on this RIM, but bmxguru isn’t taking orders month of Sept. planning to lace it to the red band bendix with some colored spokes. Certainly open to other ideas.

Just a few more days and hopefully I can place an order. Im anxious to get this together.

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I recently got a couple of those in blue, during a short period when he was shipping. They seem to be pretty nice rims and a good price. I hope he gets better soon.
 
Some updates:

The guru is taking orders so I ordered my rim and spokes.

Working on the pedals. They were dirty and rusty so I sent them thru the ultrasonic cleaner. First with dish detergent, then with evaporust.
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They cleaned up nice, but were very loose so the decided to take them apart so I could re-grease and tighten the cones.

But I ran into the same issue @CRASH did with the spindles. The cones aren’t threaded. Never seen that before.
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So I just used some thick oil and put them back together.
 
Nice work on the wheel. Diggin' the paint and the black spokes. Fat tire...what more could one ask for? :grin:
 
Nice work on the wheel. Diggin' the paint and the black spokes. Fat tire...what more could one ask for? :grin:
Probably knew someone was gonna say the obvious.

Mo fattah, mo bettah!!!!!

Hehehe.

Great job on the wheel. One of a kind and pretty cool. Looks great.
 
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I’m not feeling this at all. Maybe it is because I am trying to check the boxes to qualify as a muscle bike, when this really isn’t a muscle bike.

I like what I started with more than what I have created so far.

There is still time to salvage this. Just need a new idea.
 

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