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Old 05-03-12, 06:14 PM   #976
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Of course, you can't have just one:


Was: boring canary yellow 1988 Specialized Rockhopper. Now: 2012 Satin Black cruiser, 3/4" copper tubing handlebars, jute wrapped grips, 150mm Tioga T-Bone stem, flexible copper icemaker line bottle cage, 6 speed thumbies, slicks. This bike is a hoot to ride.
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Old 05-31-12, 01:56 PM   #977
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I almost got one for myself. I'm 35, and was asking me wife if she'd buy me that "Schwinn from Kmart". She liked it too, so it would have been a sure thing, but they left very little room for any kind of custom mods. I love the back wheel, but it can't be laced to any other hub. Little kids don't care, but to a big kid, it was kind of a letdown. I'll have to build a few myself instead.

Your nephew is lucky to have such a cool aunty.
cool i have a new stingray that needs a few parts
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Old 05-31-12, 02:03 PM   #978
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couple of monstrosotys i made/helped make
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Old 05-31-12, 02:04 PM   #979
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grrr thirs pic isnt showing up it works when i click on it
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Old 06-05-12, 01:44 AM   #980
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Wow there's some amazing bikes in here, cheers to the creativity of some of these bike craftsmen, or craftswomen.
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Old 06-05-12, 01:45 AM   #981
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Wow there's some amazing bikes in here, cheers to the creativity of some of these bike craftsmen, or craftswomen!!
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Old 06-19-12, 08:32 PM   #982
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Nice builds! How wide are the back tires on that trike and where can i get some?
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Old 06-22-12, 06:30 PM   #983
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I've been around BF for a while. One day I stumbled across Alt Bike Culture. This is what happened:

Was: boring 1981 Raleigh. Now: 2012 Comic Book Bike, red cloth bar tape, wine bottle cork bar end caps, Campy brake levers, Shimano Arabesque shifters, Snake bottle cage, Tire Savers. It took me all Winter, several bottles of wine, (not to mention the comic books). When it warmed up, I hit it with clear coat. Done on the cheap with trades. A super fun ride.
Fill us in on applying the comic books! I love it!
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Old 07-06-12, 09:28 PM   #984
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some of my bikes i build and sell, but i build what i see in my head
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Old 07-06-12, 09:33 PM   #985
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my frame conversions
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Old 07-06-12, 09:38 PM   #986
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singel speed, patina and all 3 speed hub converted to run middle gear, 78 murray taper frame
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Old 07-06-12, 09:41 PM   #987
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Old 07-06-12, 09:44 PM   #988
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a 60s schwinn i converted from girls frame
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Old 07-16-12, 08:40 AM   #989
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my latest pub crawler:

1936 Westfield Seminole

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Old 08-04-12, 03:39 PM   #990
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some of my previous builds
Centrix (unknown year and model)
stretch/drop Leader frame and unknown litle girl bike
chopp leader "wheely machine"

Western frame "unknown year and model"
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Old 08-04-12, 03:49 PM   #991
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1936 Westfield Seminole

Man! you got taste! i wish my Centrix look as good
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Old 08-10-12, 03:52 PM   #992
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Here's a shot of my latest Custom , The Cherry Bomber . It's not quite finished yet . ]
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Old 08-13-12, 05:34 PM   #993
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My 1920s velodrome replica, yes i did get alot of hater comments from single speed guys that only can only assemble a bike out of parts and have no idea how to machine or fabricate anything just slap together multi colored junk and call it art lol, yes its pointy and yes it looks dangerous but frame is an 1985 tour de monde thats like 50cm so its low, and this is what they ran on some of the old race bikes it was called a "lucky seven" and its was to get an aerodynamic competitive edge, my bike however is very light and did use a bit of modern tech like black anodized aluminum wheels and aluminum 3 piece cranks, modern chain aluminum "M" bars and a few other things, i do ride it alot and people trip out.
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Old 08-19-12, 01:44 PM   #994
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My 1920s velodrome replica, yes i did get alot of hater comments from single speed guys that only can only assemble a bike out of parts and have no idea how to machine or fabricate anything just slap together multi colored junk and call it art lol, yes its pointy and yes it looks dangerous but frame is an 1985 tour de monde thats like 50cm so its low, and this is what they ran on some of the old race bikes it was called a "lucky seven" and its was to get an aerodynamic competitive edge, my bike however is very light and did use a bit of modern tech like black anodized aluminum wheels and aluminum 3 piece cranks, modern chain aluminum "M" bars and a few other things, i do ride it alot and people trip out.
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Old 08-26-12, 05:59 PM   #995
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So this is the first incarnation of my monstrosity, it's changed a bit since but i don't have recent pictures of it. I'll take some in a day or two though.
Man it's changed a lot since then, I've got to take some new pictures.
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Old 08-27-12, 08:25 AM   #996
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I like what you have going on! I'm working on one now that's similar but more of a UTE to carry people or cargo. I've got less than two weeks to finish it for a festival so I will have pictures soon. Looking to see yours finished here soon.
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Old 08-27-12, 09:41 AM   #997
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So this is the most recent state of this monster. What I need to do now is build another fork to fit a 26" wheel so the pedals will actually clear the ground. Plan on putting some long swept bars on it, and once it's actually rideable stick a little motor in it.
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Old 08-29-12, 04:30 AM   #998
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Old 08-29-12, 04:40 AM   #999
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Old 09-03-12, 07:09 PM   #1000
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I like your fork idea Elbowgrease. I have one I have not posted here I did a few years ago but left it hanging on the wall as work in progress.
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