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The Hoosier tire is throwing my plans out a bit, seeing as it requires a long wheelbase due to the need for a jackshaft to clear the width, not really feeling it as a muscle bike build... I can make it work as a dragster build that still fits the rules of the build-off though...

Not really sure...

So, I have been exploring other possibilities, specially in regard to girls bikes as a build for my wife, so, has anyone ever seen an off-road, knobby tires equipped girls muscle bike? :39:

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The Hoosier tire is throwing my plans out a bit, seeing as it requires a long wheelbase due to the need for a jackshaft to clear the width, not really feeling it as a muscle bike build... I can make it work as a dragster build that still fits the rules of the build-off though...

Not really sure...

So, I have been exploring other possibilities, specially in regard to girls bikes as a build for my wife, so, has anyone ever seen an off-road, knobby tires equipped girls muscle bike? :39:

Luke.

That's why I voted for the rail design. Its the longer dragster style muscle bike.

As for the ladies bike no clue.
I had a thought of the biggest MTB rear tire I've ever seen on back and a 20" MTB front on a girls bike go threw my head as I read that. Lol
 
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That's why I voted for the rail design. Its the longer dragster style muscle bike.
Totally agree, but it is the length that I am not liking about either design, unfortunately there is no way around the length as soon as the jackshaft gets involved... :crazy2:

As for the ladies bike no clue.
I had a thought of the biggest MTB rear tire I've ever seen on back and a 20" MTB front on a girls bike go threw my head as I read that. Lol
Well, you are on the right track, but I was thinking more along the lines of dirtbike wheels and tires, maybe 90/100/16 rear and 90/100/14 front...

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To give you an idea of the wheelbase/design issues I am having, these are examples of designs that can work with the super-fat tire and jackshaft:

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And here is more the direction I would like to go:

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The only way I can make it work with that short frame is to push the cranks well forward and so have to move the front wheel too:

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That seems to ruin the look to me anyway...

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Any way you could run the chain back to a small shaft/gear then up to the jack shaft to keep it away from your feet to allow you to keep the peddles further back on the frame?
 
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Still need clearance for your heels when riding... That 14" wide tire just does not work with a short wheelbase... For me Muscle bikes are all about the short wheelbase and quick handling...

Maybe I should embrace the length and build a full dragster for the Winter Build-Off and use one of my narrower tires for this build...

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WIDE CRANK...lol
Or hump that frame up taller so your crank is out in front and up above the jackshaft. That might help tie it in to your velo designs

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Spent some time working on sizing, fit and mockups today, and have come up with a size that works, now just need to fill out the frame design, anyone want to give it a go?

I know @bikebuilder and @GuitarlCarl will have a go and maybe @whitefiretiger if he can make it work on his phone... Anyone else is welcome too...

Here are the positions of all the relevant pieces:

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The parts shown should stay where they are, that is where they work the best for fit and function.

Appreciate any help you give me!

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Easier to work off of than the old layout you had made.
Here you go... Figured I'd stick to the mega krate idea you had played with.
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This looked a bit short but I'll post it too
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I'd liked to have arced the top tube higher but having issues getting it to look right; thing its because the super short head tube.
Just realised, there is no reason I could not extend the forks in the middle if that helps design wise:

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As long as the front wheel and grips stay in the right places the forks could be made any length to suit the frame...

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I think that would make the frame more awkward. The 4" head tube limits design a little bit but I understand.

I think even ms paint I could pull off the shape better without the fork being extended.

Let me see what I can do

Edit I know it can be done but not until I can get on a computer.
Its not hard to imagine the the top tube and sear stay bar set being arced up a bit higher.
 
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Mock, mock. Who's there? Hoosier... Hoosier who?

(Merle wanted to say Hoosier Daddy so badly...)

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