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Old 10-04-06, 12:00 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 10-04-06, 03:58 AM   #2
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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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Old 10-14-06, 02:17 PM   #3
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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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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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Old 10-14-06, 03:01 PM   #5
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Old 10-14-06, 04:20 PM   #6
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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
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Old 10-14-06, 05:10 PM   #7
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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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Old 10-14-06, 07:47 PM   #9
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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
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.

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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.
It rides very well, soaks up small things like washboard and big things like 20foot hucks nicely. Plus it has very little brake jack.
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Old 10-14-06, 10:21 PM   #11
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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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Old 10-14-06, 11:10 PM   #12
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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
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Old 10-15-06, 02:49 PM   #14
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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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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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Old 10-15-06, 08:51 PM   #18
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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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Old 10-15-06, 09:01 PM   #19
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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
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Hey frozin, I see you're in MD! What shop do ya wrench at?
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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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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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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.
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