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Dang, mine are 26 by 17 rise''. I have to wheelie turned to get through traffic @32'' wide in the city. Still bump a few mirrors along the way:blush:
Then there's the challenge of getting the bikes out of my studio down two flights of narrow staircase. It's a procedure with my drag fork bike:whew:
 
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Dang, mine are 26 by 17 rise''. I have to wheelie turned to get through traffic @32'' wide in the city. Still bump a few mirrors along the way:blush:
Then there's the challenge of getting the bikes out of my studio down two flights of narrow staircase. It's a procedure with my drag fork bike:whew:


Aaahh, yes. The things we do for our addictions.....:giggle:

These bars have 22" of rise. If used here they will be made black & probably chop 2"-2.5" off each side. Need to attach the seat firmly, adjust the headset, make sure everything is tight & go for a spin to start narrowing the parts list so I can focus on details, paint, etc. Will likely have a couple different setups in the end for different looks. Some may not meet the requirements for this competition.🤓
 
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So I finally had a chance to firmly attach the seat, adjust the OCC fork, removed the Jesse James stickers from the tank and Beast stickers from the top tube. Went for a good test ride to see how it rides in this configuration and was pleasantly surprised with how well it rides!!😊
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I was a bit concerned with the stability of the fork until I had to hop a curb flying down a hill to avoid a collision with a car!!😮😧 Since the tank is being held in place with a couple disposable shop towels rolled up & wedged onto the top bar it went flying so I flew through the intersection with one hand on the bar & the other trying to catch the tank with help from my knees.......😲😂🤣🤣

I pulled out the bars from the pile that work with the clamp on the forks which need to be 7/8". I will try some out while doing body work on the tank to prep for paint.
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Then installed an old school Bontrager titanium mtb flat bar to ease wheeling around. Looks pretty cool too!😉
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Time to dig out the Bondo & other supplies I need for the few parts that need paint.👍
 
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Thanks Matti!

I prepped the tank for body work today & dug out the Bondo & other things I'll need for this project.

Tank with dents.
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Filed down the rough weld at the front of the tank.
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Then sanded for body filler.
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Some supplies...
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Very cool build you have going here.

These 4130 West Cosat Chopper frames are fun, and really strong. I built one up a couple of times. Urrently Sitting by my parts pile with a Skyhawk mounted under the seat. Right now it has a broken gas tank.

Anyhow.

I love those 1" bars you had on the bike early on. Had a frame designer tell me at a bike show once after I had told him I was thinking of changing out to a stingray style ape. "Do you see All those bikes here with Apes, those apes were meant to mimic like those 1 inch bars you have on your old typhoon. You have the real deal, don't change em". And I ended up not changing them out.

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My personal opinion, these bars look great with this frame and no one else has them on their bike.
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Thanks for the feed back guys! It will be hard to decide on the right bar. And the look will change depending on the seat used. I think the flat bar would look best with a regular seat while the banana seat looks better with the apes. Still need a couple pieces to arrange a regular seat.....

I did some body work on the tank. Need to do a gel coat to touch up pinholes & a couple low spots to get ready for paint.
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Very cool build you have going here.

These 4130 West Cosat Chopper frames are fun, and really strong. I built one up a couple of times. Urrently Sitting by my parts pile with a Skyhawk mounted under the seat. Right now it has a broken gas tank.

Anyhow.

I love those 1" bars you had on the bike early on. Had a frame designer tell me at a bike show once after I had told him I was thinking of changing out to a stingray style ape. "Do you see All those bikes here with Apes, those apes were meant to mimic like those 1 inch bars you have on your old typhoon. You have the real deal, don't change em". And I ended up not changing them out.

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My personal opinion, these bars look great with this frame and no one else has them on their bike.
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This really is a good looking combo. The WCC fork is a bit tall with the geometry of the Beast frame and I like the OCC fork with some rake built in a little better. Keeps the frame lower & the kickstand still works! 😂 The WCC fork raises the bottom bracket almost 2" & falls over when using the kickstand. Easy fix but like the look of the OCC fork better. I can also use the stock handlebar clamps or a quill stem. Both forks handle very well however.
 
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I got the tank filled to get rid of the ugly weld at the front pretty well in preparation for paint.....
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Then was shot with primer.....
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And laid out a paint scheme with tape & sidewalk chalk as a start for what has been in my head....
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With help from @Palepainter rendering....
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And color flip which I think I like better.🤓
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I have a few other paint schemes in my head to play with as well. 😉Time to take of the OCC fork to prep & put on the WCC fork for riding for the time being.

Thanks Mike for all of your help!! :thumbsup:
 

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Cool build! I'm 3rding the vote for the 1" bars and the color flip on the tank. I like the Low Fat look of this !
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Do you happen to know if the WCC and OCC have the same length neck tubes?
I also love those “1 inch bars” can I has???? 😢
 
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Thanks for the feedback guys! Not a lot of updates as most work on this has been going on in my head. I have also been scavenging the planet in my area for some things I've wanted to incorporate into this build as well. 😉
The bike was missing the head badge when I got it so needed a replacement. Found a few to choose from at a bike co-op in Ft. Collins I've wanted to check for a while along with some stuff I didn't take pics of.(26" bmx fork, dozen rim strips, threadless stem for 31.8 bar, seat rail wedges:):)) Found some cool crank caps in my stash I like better than the stock plastic junk as well.
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And picked up a green sparkle & white sparkle seat to widen the color options at a shop in Loveland. Further muttling my brain with options........:headbang:
This green could work in 2 tone green reminiscent of prewar Shelby.
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Green/white color scheme would be cool too!
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I think I have a game plan for this that should be pretty cool in the end. I am going with the green/black as shown above. Just hope to hear from the paint shop soon that was going to color match a couple cans of green for me.🤞Or I will use plan 'B'.

Do you happen to know if the WCC and OCC have the same length neck tubes?
I also love those “1 inch bars” can I has???? 😢
The 1" bars seem pretty popular and I really like them as well! I picked up something today however that may make this possible. Swing by any time and they're yours.😉(sneek peek)
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I was also able to have a few more threads cut on the steer tube. Needed maybe 2 more....🙄🙄 @bruised , the steer tube for the WCC is 9 3/8" for threadless & OCC is 8 5/16". I need to remove 1cm from the top & extend the groove a bit for a nice tidy fit.

One other thing accomplished was drilling a square hole in the dropouts to mount the sissy bar. I like bikes that accommodate separate adjustment of fenders, racks, sissy/wheelie bars, etc. from wheels.🤓
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A couple of minor adjustments and prep some parts for paint is next! Thanks again for checking in!!🤓✌️
 
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I picked up the paint from the shop that was mixed and put into spray cans on Thursday. Time to get busy prepping parts for paint.
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I have settled on finishes for this bike. Going to do green with black accents with some other complimentary choices. Time will be a factor at this point...... 🙄
 
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I've been working on getting parts prepped and started paint today. I put a little more curve in the sissy bar & had a few more threads cut on the steer tube & extended the groove for the washer.
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I also polished the ends of the handlebar for glitter grips before paint.
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I did 3 coats of Rustoleum Bedliner on the sissy bar, fork crowns & handlebar. Then 3 coats of Rustoleum Pewter hammertone. It has nice texture but hoping for more "tone" when it dries. Kinda tricky to apply. Also the can leaked behind the trigger & was a mess.

Painted parts curing & staying warm in the boiler closet between coats(no pic of hammertone yet).🤓
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