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    Bikes you've built.

    I dont know where to put this, it could go in a number of forums. But I figured it could be a nice change of pace for the mechanics forum to show some people what you can build when you put your mind to the task.

    Lets see the bikes you have built from the ground up, pretty much frame up builds.







    And a few others I dont have pics of right now, but I'll try to get later. These arent as sophisticated as some of the road bikes and other bikes in here, but they were just as fun to build and i've had just as much fun on them.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    wethepeople: I like the genrallee, got to get me new BMX at some point, jsut need to find the time to ride it so that I can justify buying a new one after so long away from the 20 inches.

    Nearly done on my sinmgle speed convertion. Just need to buy some new ball bearings and rebuild.
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    bump ^^.

    Just got this little fella rebuilt after bending the fork/cranks/blowing up the bottom bracket.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople
    I dont know where to put this, it could go in a number of forums. But I figured it could be a nice change of pace for the mechanics forum to show some people what you can build when you put your mind to the task.

    Lets see the bikes you have built from the ground up, pretty much frame up builds.
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    Wow! I don't know what to say.
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    Why are BMX seats tipped up wouldn't that hurt the nuts when you came back down on the seat? Or make you jail material
    The Ferrari ('05 Bianchi Forza) had a flat (Stupid Glass) the Japanese wagon ('77 Nishiki with Arkel Utility Basket) was in the body shop (On my bench being repainted...repent ye rust)
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    I have had this bike down to bare frame quite a few times. The only stock parts are; The BB shells, the stem, and the basic frame. The fork is not stock. I play around with the setup alot, but I am liking this one.

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    To the OP: How well does that dual-suspension bike with the double-crown front (fourth picture down) ride? It looks very cool.

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    This is my homage to Sheldon's Raleigh International and San Jos8. It's a 1979-ish Fuji Royale with an 8-speed Shimano red-band Nexus hub. Sugino RD crank, 700cx25 wheels, Nitto bars, and the suicide levers from my 1973 Schwinn World Traveler complete the look. The front ring is 42 teeth, the rear is 19 although I might change that to an 18 over the winter. This rides like a dream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanparrish
    Why are BMX seats tipped up wouldn't that hurt the nuts when you came back down on the seat? Or make you jail material
    Since when do you really sit on a BMX seat other then when your waiting to drop into a half pipe or bowl? It's so you dont chafe your theighs or something when manualing, you never land on the seat.

    Quote Originally Posted by mlts22
    To the OP: How well does that dual-suspension bike with the double-crown front (fourth picture down) ride? It looks very cool.
    It rides very well, soaks up small things like washboard and big things like 20foot hucks nicely. Plus it has very little brake jack.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople
    Since when do you really sit on a BMX seat other then when your waiting to drop into a half pipe or bowl? It's so you dont chafe your theighs or something when manualing, you never land on the seat.
    So, uh why not just remove the seat altogether
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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople
    Since when do you really sit on a BMX seat other then when your waiting to drop into a half pipe or bowl? It's so you dont chafe your theighs or something when manualing, you never land on the seat.



    It rides very well, soaks up small things like washboard and big things like 20foot hucks nicely. Plus it has very little brake jack.
    Yeah the only thing that drops into the bowl is my turd in the morning. Thanks for the cool BMX info I wish I had talent like that
    The Ferrari ('05 Bianchi Forza) had a flat (Stupid Glass) the Japanese wagon ('77 Nishiki with Arkel Utility Basket) was in the body shop (On my bench being repainted...repent ye rust)
    so I took the SUV ( Cannondale V2000 Active 100SL)

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    My very first build
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    Thanks to the pletora of information on the internet (including Mr. Browns inspirational SS manifesto), I've build up a platoon of Single speed bikes as well as others. All of these were stripped right down to the frame and rebuilt out of bike lust. Hurray bikes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
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    Sheldon, I *love* that photo of you on the tandem, being both captain and stoker simultaneously! Great shot! Beautiful, creative bikes you have made too. All of you. What a great thread.
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    just a couple...











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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    So, uh why not just remove the seat altogether
    You never know went u get tired and want to sit? But the seats are also low and angled to keep them out of the way of tailwhips to.

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    it all started with these little guys though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    So, uh why not just remove the seat altogether
    seat= larger surface area for your junk to bounce off
    no seat= hospital visits frequently

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    In rough chronological order:

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    Lug Thife (both wheels built by me)


    I also (re)built a bike for my girlfriend, including a repaint. Don't have a current photo of it though...

    Oh, and to Sheldon Brown! I would never have tried fixed gear if you hadn't produced such a great guide to it I probably would never have gotten into bike mechanics at ALL without your site actually... thanks a ton
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    moxfyre, that second bikes bars is almost at homeless angle
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frozin
    it all started with these little guys though!
    Hey frozin, I see you're in MD! What shop do ya wrench at?
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    moxfyre, that second bikes bars is almost at homeless angle
    Ya ya ya I've heard enough of that already I bought bullhorns just cause they were "cool" without any idea of how they were supposed to be used. I set them up like a flat bar with bar-ends, and they were actually quite comfortable that way. I sold that bike over a year ago to pay for Steely Dan (the touring bike).
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    1. White Specialized Stumpjumper Pro. Replaced everything on the bike but hubs (both)

    Parts list:
    frame New frame
    Fork Manitou Black
    Headset Chris King
    Front Derailer Shimano XTR
    Rear Derailer Shimano XTR
    Front wheel Stock hub/Mavic rim
    Rear wheel Stock hub/mavic rim
    Handle bar FSA riser
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    Pedals Shimano 520
    Cassette Shimano XT
    Brakes Avid Arch rivals
    Stem Eaton magnesium
    Levers/shifter Stock
    Rack Delta disc rack
    Grips Grab-on

    2. Black Cannondale T800. Frame/fork original. Parts list:

    Frame Complete bike
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    Rear Derailer Stock
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    Rear wheel Phil Wood/Mavic
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    Rack, front Tubus Tara
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    Bottle cages Zefal

    Extras for touring
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    Bags, rear Ortlieb
    Handlebar bag Ortlieb

    3. Salsa Las Cruces. Parts list:

    Frame Salsa Las Cruces
    Headset Chris King
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    Rear Derailer XT
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    Rear wheel XT hub/Salsa Delgado
    Tires Continental
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    Bottom Bracket Shimano octalink
    Pedals Shimano M520
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    Brakes Shimano canti
    Stem Salsa SUP
    Levers/shifter Shimano tiagra
    Rack Tubus Vega/with light
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    The Salsa was a complete build from frame to bike. The other two were upgrades with replacement of all, or nearly all, parts.
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    Lets see here,

    I didn't do too much building on that one. Replaced the bb, chainwheel, bars, stem, saddle, cog. I guess the only things I didn't do were the headset, cranks and brakes.



    I built this one from a bare frame. Almost all the parts came from the bianchi, whos frame was destroyed. I have since turned it into a geared bike for my brother. I should get new pictures of that.


    This one came as a complete bike but I stripped it mostly down and rebuilt it as a fixed gear. It now has new cranks and bars.


    This is my favorite. Built from a brand new, bare frame. Every part is new. Unfortunately, I didn't build the wheels, but I am in the process of building a set of tubulars for the track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    So, uh why not just remove the seat altogether
    Have you ever ridden a bike without a seat? It just doesnt feel right. plus sometimes you sit down and coast around, like down a hill. Also when you land a trick and have to turn quickly, it's nice to have something to lean your theighs against other then a sharp seat tube.

    Frozin: Those are some pretty crazy road bikes, the Pinarello is pretty sweet, i've always liked those, and the Orbea is nuts to. Plus, thats a nice BMX, you can learn quite abit just tooling around with them.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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