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    anybody out there?

    Hello, hello...anybody there?

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    Apparently not.

    [Okay, I just recently got my sticky fingers on an EasyRacers EZ1, but I don't have anything worth posting about yet.]

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    I'm busy riding

    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck1
    Hello, hello...anybody there?
    Yes, I visit several times a week but am not a chatter. Maybe I'll post some pictures in a couple weeks when I get my Baron. Still riding my Lynx for now.
    I'll gently rise and I'll softly call
    Good night and joy be with you all.

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    Pictures of homebuilt

    Here are some pictures of a bent I built a few years ago. I currently ride a similar design. Comments?

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    OK here they are...I hope

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    Quote Originally Posted by bentrox!
    Yes, I visit several times a week but am not a chatter. Maybe I'll post some pictures in a couple weeks when I get my Baron. Still riding my Lynx for now.

    Are you getting Don Smiths baron? or are you somebody else. I know Don just sold one to a guy in California.
    chris@promocycle.net

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    Do you have any pics of other bents you have built?
    A friend would bail you out of jail... A good friend sits there beside you and says "Damn that was fun"

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    C'est moi, mon ami!

    Quote Originally Posted by lowracer1
    Are you getting Don Smiths baron? or are you somebody else. I know Don just sold one to a guy in California.
    That's me, Chris! Just started assembly recently. Unraveling Don's meticulous wrap-and-pack job was a project in itself - he must have been an ancient Egyptian mummy preparer in some previous life. He's given some great tips and advice to me, though, which will add to my enjoyment once I start riding the Baron. I look forward to tapping into the accumulated experience of all you lowracer guys there in Michigan (Tri-County?)

    Eddie
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    Good night and joy be with you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NuTz4BiKeZ
    Do you have any pics of other bents you have built?
    These are pictures of the bike I ride now. I built it in 1999 and have put several thousand kilometers on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck1
    These are pictures of the bike I ride now. I built it in 1999 and have put several thousand kilometers on it.
    I'm having a brain cramp...lets try that again.

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    Hey Canuck1...
    Nice Job, What is the frame material?
    Do you plan to build any more bents?

    I have so far built 2 SWB's and now I'm building a compact lowracer.
    It's just as much fun building them as riding them.

    The pic is of Bent #1, this was just after it was completed and before a number of alterations. It is now sitting in my garage waiting for the chop... I'm going to downsize it a bit so my 11yo daughter can ride it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NuTz4BiKeZ
    Hey Canuck1...
    Nice Job, What is the frame material?
    Do you plan to build any more bents?

    I have so far built 2 SWB's and now I'm building a compact lowracer.
    It's just as much fun building them as riding them.

    The pic is of Bent #1, this was just after it was completed and before a number of alterations. It is now sitting in my garage waiting for the chop... I'm going to downsize it a bit so my 11yo daughter can ride it.

    That is a great looking bike NuTz...actually our bikes are pretty similar; monotube, SWB, sort of raised USS with bar end shifters.

    I was thinking about a low-racer for real speed but lately I have been looking at the Bachetta style...still aero but way higher. They are supposed to be very fast and you are sitting up nice and high. A little tricky in the stop and go though I think.

    I might be just looking for an excuse to build something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NuTz4BiKeZ
    Hey Canuck1...
    Nice Job, What is the frame material?
    Do you plan to build any more bents?

    I have so far built 2 SWB's and now I'm building a compact lowracer.
    It's just as much fun building them as riding them.

    The pic is of Bent #1, this was just after it was completed and before a number of alterations. It is now sitting in my garage waiting for the chop... I'm going to downsize it a bit so my 11yo daughter can ride it.

    Sorry, I forgot to answer any of your questions. The frame is made of 2" 6061-T6 thin wall aluminum tubing. I chose aluminum because it is light, cheap, readily available in my area. Also it is very easy to work with. I cut it with a carbide wood blade in my table saw. The only really expensive part is getting it TIG welded together. This frame cost me about $300 to have welded.

    This is the second really usable bent I have built and this one was built in 1999 so really I don't build them any more.

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