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Grub goo!? Is that something you fix for yourself for dinner on "girl's night out"? :)
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:grin:


Not yet ready for painting, but I was looking at the spray cans I have in the shed that I like:

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Ooh! Metallic red.

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Gold. Very light on the metallic flakes.

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The rims are aluminum grey right now.

The wheels are dirty, nasty, but in very good shape and true.



I had this idea to have a rusty frame (no paint, all crusty brown) and coloured rims.
The tires will be white.

But I also like bicycles which have the same rim / frame colour.
And paint splatter is something I'd like to try as well......

I'll let my options brew for a while...
Feel free to post suggestions on the colours above.
 
Some updates:
Tires came in, I instantly mounted them. It took quite some strength to stretch them enough to be able to go around the rim.

The bottom bracket bearings are out. I then carefully made some cuts with my hacksaw without damaging the threads.
Then I could pop the plastic out with a screwdriver.

Thinking about the colour combo, I think I will not touch the following colours (from the previous post) for the bike and rims:
Light green, the pastel green and the metallic red.

I am thinking about painting the rims purple and go for and oldschool and modern combo look.

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Out!


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Original seatpost and BB fits perfectly.


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Cool stool

Please Sit GIF



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Tires fitting

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Aluminum grey rims is ok, but a bit boring for a freak bike in my view.
The tires go on pretty hard, so I'll paint them with the tires on and put some paper between rim and tire.

I tried one tire on my 1940 wooden wheels, so I could check how much pressure would be on the sidewalls. Pretty happy with the test!
Not for this project, but I had to share these pictures!

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Some updates:
Tires came in, I instantly mounted them. It took quite some strength to stretch them enough to be able to go around the rim.

The bottom bracket bearings are out. I then carefully made some cuts with my hacksaw without damaging the threads.
Then I could pop the plastic out with a screwdriver.

Thinking about the colour combo, I think I will not touch the following colours (from the previous post) for the bike and rims:
Light green, the pastel green and the metallic red.

I am thinking about painting the rims purple and go for and oldschool and modern combo look.

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Out!


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Original seatpost and BB fits perfectly.


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Cool stool

Please Sit GIF



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Tires fitting

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Aluminum grey rims is ok, but a bit boring for a freak bike in my view.
The tires go on pretty hard, so I'll paint them with the tires on and put some paper between rim and tire.

I tried one tire on my 1940 wooden wheels, so I could check how much pressure would be on the sidewalls. Pretty happy with the test!
Not for this project, but I had to share these pictures!

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Someone else who is no longer with us used those solid tires

I believe his feedback was “dangerous and slippery”

Just be careful first outing
 
I can't find a 'poll' option here. So I can lay out the various colour options to my fellow builders. Is there still one here?
I know you said the greens were out, but seeing a bike with such a wild chain setup called "Granny" makes me think of a Granny Smith apple. What if you made the frame and fork lime green, with gold wheels? Otherwise, red, white and gold would make for a nice combo. Or white frame with purple wheels.
 
I can't find a 'poll' option here. So I can lay out the various colour options to my fellow builders. Is there still one here?
That is not enabled inside of the sub forum

Let me look
 
Someone else who is no longer with us used those solid tires

I believe his feedback was “dangerous and slippery”

Just be careful first outing
Thanks Captain, I appreciate your concern and will be careful :thumbsup:

I know you said the greens were out, but seeing a bike with such a wild chain setup called "Granny" makes me think of a Granny Smith apple. What if you made the frame and fork lime green, with gold wheels? Otherwise, red, white and gold would make for a nice combo. Or white frame with purple wheels.
Thanks! Maybe its a good idea to reconsider it. I had some very nice parts lying around which, I initially did not want to combine with green. At least not the 'light' green.
I there is plenty of time. I should build a full mockup first, then decide!
I already built a 'pastel' green bike with white tires:

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It’s turned on here

https://ratrodbikes.com/forums/orbo-swbo-2024-discussion.276/
Just not in the build journals
Thank you for finding out Captain! :heart:

I would saw off my right test..., no, BOTH testicles to ride this bike!
@BartRidesEternal is probably thinking that very same thing right about now........😂🤣

There will be a seat above the sprockets.
Or else 'battlebots' grade safety measures need to be in place :rofl:
 
Parts are in. I am cleaning the rear hub right now... sticky black goo!

Money spent at the moment:
Tires, Bottom Bracket and chains:
80 euro's.
More than anticipated, but I like my bikes technically in order.

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Dirty!

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Almost clean!

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Starting thoughts on a seat post tube. Time for some welding soon.

I want to keep it adjustable, so several riders can ride it. (Except very short riders, because their parts will collide with the sprockets) :p
 
Some updates:
Tires came in, I instantly mounted them. It took quite some strength to stretch them enough to be able to go around the rim.

The bottom bracket bearings are out. I then carefully made some cuts with my hacksaw without damaging the threads.
Then I could pop the plastic out with a screwdriver.

Thinking about the colour combo, I think I will not touch the following colours (from the previous post) for the bike and rims:
Light green, the pastel green and the metallic red.

I am thinking about painting the rims purple and go for and oldschool and modern combo look.

View attachment 256126
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Out!


View attachment 256128
Original seatpost and BB fits perfectly.


View attachment 256129
Cool stool

Please Sit GIF



View attachment 256130
Tires fitting

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View attachment 256133
Aluminum grey rims is ok, but a bit boring for a freak bike in my view.
The tires go on pretty hard, so I'll paint them with the tires on and put some paper between rim and tire.

I tried one tire on my 1940 wooden wheels, so I could check how much pressure would be on the sidewalls. Pretty happy with the test!
Not for this project, but I had to share these pictures!

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That gives me an idea of how to mount a seat to my frame, and make it adjustable. Using a scrap BB.
 
Bare metal frame with purple, red or gold wheels?

Those wheels are the biz!!

Very cool build from a scrappy old bike!
Thanks for your thoughts Pondo! I'll keep that in mind when making a mockup.

He was a huge fan. I came very close to putting them on n a Raleigh Sports. They come in a 26x1 3/8 (590) size. I am anxiously awaiting your feedback as I have a few 3 speeds in queue and would love to try them.
I will let you know. You are welcome to come visit and try it when the bike is done :thumbsup:


Seatpost and BB updates:


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Stability!


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Brackets will be gone.

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Clean!

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Lets clean these too! Screws in em and cut off later.


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Removed.


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Sparks!!!

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Cleaning inside.


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Testfit with 25x2mm CroMo tube.


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Seatpost idea!


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Strengthening idea 1.

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Strengthening idea 2.



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Seatpost idea work in progress.

Will put the tube in the lathe first. The hole is 25mm, needs to be 25,4mm for stock seat posts.
I like it when its a freakbike where you can use stock parts!

Thanks for watching.
 

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