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10-23-09, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By Blais

Help Identifying a frame

Hello! I've got a mystery road frame that I was hoping one of you gurus could shed some light on. It's a lugged frame from the 80's (I think) with the serial number SC629818 stamped on the BB. It...
06-14-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,421
Posted By Blais

Another thing to do, if you are welding inclined,...

Another thing to do, if you are welding inclined, is to make a mini-tall bike out of 2 tiny frames. I just built one for a buddy (pics soon) where the pilot sits on the upper frame but uses the...
06-14-09, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 457,301
Posted By Blais

Effing sweet dude. I've wanted to do the same...

Effing sweet dude. I've wanted to do the same thing with my neglected Uni but never got around to it.
05-01-09, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,600
Posted By Blais

OP, Here's the best advice for your situation...

OP,
Here's the best advice for your situation you'll get on bike forums:

The next time some foo be hatin on yo scrapah, pull yo heater and blast that ***** back to compton. Fo real yo, mad...
12-16-08, 01:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,987
Posted By Blais

Fair enough. My camera bought the farm, would...

Fair enough.
My camera bought the farm, would have posted pictures already, I'm going to see if I can borrow a friend's. I don't have an internet connection at home right now so it's a little tough...
12-16-08, 11:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,987
Posted By Blais

Anyway... The front dropouts look like they...

Anyway...
The front dropouts look like they have Suntour stamped on them.
The headset simply has Japan stamped on the front.
The frame is lugged.
Serial number only appears on bottom bracket...
12-15-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,987
Posted By Blais

The post wasn't about the bike being found. I...

The post wasn't about the bike being found. I asked if anyone knew which manufacturers used Nitto components in the mid 90's. NOT about the ethics of taking abandoned bikes or even which specific...
12-15-08, 07:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,987
Posted By Blais

This forum seriously is a ****ing joke. Two or...

This forum seriously is a ****ing joke. Two or three decent posts offered in two pages of idiocy.
12-11-08, 06:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,987
Posted By Blais

Well, in that case, allow me to return it to you...

Well, in that case, allow me to return it to you in better condition than it was left.:lol:
12-11-08, 05:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,987
Posted By Blais

Dear ******s, The thread wasn't supposed to...

Dear ******s,

The thread wasn't supposed to be about how the bike was acquired. I knocked on my neighbor's door and asked about it, he said it had been sitting there and he was thinking about...
12-11-08, 02:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,987
Posted By Blais

A bike that is a mystery

So I walked past an abandoned bike on my street for a couple of weeks and finally put a sign on it that said "I'm taking this on monday". Monday afternoon, I took it home and stuck it in my basement...
12-03-08, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,746
Posted By Blais

It seems you've posted a harmless and, in my...

It seems you've posted a harmless and, in my opinion, well-written article several times with a title that is meant to get us riled-up and pissed-off at a 'hater'. Talk about your all-time backfires,...
10-27-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,327
Posted By Blais

The Torker LX was my first Uni and I'd certainly...

The Torker LX was my first Uni and I'd certainly suggest it as a good place to start. It's sturdy, fairly cheap, compact, simple and probably the best choice. I'll also echo the chopping of the...
09-29-08, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,129
Posted By Blais

I'm almost positive it's been posted here a few...

I'm almost positive it's been posted here a few times too.
Cool-ass bike though. Atomic Zombie's creations are nuts.
07-25-08, 10:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,987
Posted By Blais

Gas-powered bikes in the electric bikes forum...

Gas-powered bikes in the electric bikes forum makes me angry so I'm going to voice my anger in the Car-Free forum.

Makes approximately as much sense as:

The fact that elephants do not fart bees...
07-21-08, 01:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,428
Posted By Blais

You could just go all out and have it anodized or...

You could just go all out and have it anodized or better yet, boron-carbide coated.

BTW, Rallykid, your signature is freaking hilarious! What is that from?
07-21-08, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,294
Posted By Blais

Holy cow, I've been wanting to do that exact...

Holy cow, I've been wanting to do that exact thing since I firts saw one of those plastic horse things on the side of the road. SO COOL!
07-18-08, 05:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,174
Posted By Blais

Stink Whistle. Or is that slang for a...

Stink Whistle.

Or is that slang for a high-pitched fart?

A fellow freak-bike builder referred to a bike we saw in a pond as an 'organ donor'. I kinda liked that.
07-18-08, 05:27 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 22,225
Posted By Blais

Oh For The Love Of All That Is Decent, Stopping...

Oh For The Love Of All That Is Decent, Stopping Digging Up This Piece Of **** Thread.
07-15-08, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By Blais

Rad! Next we'll see tall bikes at the LBS. Come...

Rad! Next we'll see tall bikes at the LBS. Come to think of it, that wouldnt be rad at all.
07-01-08, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,316
Posted By Blais

Here's assplant with some minor mods and...

Here's assplant with some minor mods and improvements:
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w53/hollowgrind/Bike/assplant.jpg
I changed the bars because the old set was too low and got really...
06-26-08, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,415
Posted By Blais

siiick. That will make a cool chopper.

siiick. That will make a cool chopper.
06-25-08, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,415
Posted By Blais

Ya dood. ANYTHING can be done. I've done the same...

Ya dood. ANYTHING can be done. I've done the same thing with a smaller-framed full suspension bike and it was a lot of fun. If you dampen the rear spring a lot it makes for a really fun, bouncy ride....
06-24-08, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 457,301
Posted By Blais

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w53/hollowgrind...

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w53/hollowgrind/1download.jpg
Built this today, took me about 3 hours.
06-24-08, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,316
Posted By Blais

I hadn't had wire for the MIG welder until today...

I hadn't had wire for the MIG welder until today so I finally got to build it. It took me about 3 hours to complete, from the time I rolled both complete bikes over to the shop and took a test ride...
06-24-08, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,506
Posted By Blais

I think the acronym is as follows: OMGWTFSTFU.

I think the acronym is as follows: OMGWTFSTFU.
06-24-08, 11:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 758
Posted By Blais

Rat Patrol Worcester

So I've been convinced that Worcester needs a chapter of Rat Patrol and I've decided to try and get it going. I know there are plenty of gutter punks, crusty bikers, artist, delinquents, drunkards,...
06-23-08, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,006
Posted By Blais

Yeah, looks like a freaking challenge.

Yeah, looks like a freaking challenge.
06-23-08, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,006
Posted By Blais

That's pretty cool.

That's pretty cool.
06-23-08, 01:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,428
Posted By Blais

That's a fantastic idea. I bet they'd be willing...

That's a fantastic idea. I bet they'd be willing to do it for pretty cheap since they'll have the paint already mixed and prepped. If you had the frame adequately stripped down and maybe primed, all...
06-23-08, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By Blais

Not a bad idea. I was thinking along the same...

Not a bad idea. I was thinking along the same lines for a cargo rack with it's center of gravity behind the rear wheel to help un-weight the front end.
06-23-08, 11:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,428
Posted By Blais

If you do strip it down, you may be able to...

If you do strip it down, you may be able to locate a place near you that will give it a flat black powder coat. I've seen the results of just such a venture and it was pretty nice.
06-23-08, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By Blais

It is pretty freaking hilly but one can ride down...

It is pretty freaking hilly but one can ride down park ave, almost from greendale to oxford, most of highland before Belmont, main st and most of downtown without too much trouble. So basically just...
06-22-08, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By Blais

ok then! Rat Patrol Worcester it is!

ok then! Rat Patrol Worcester it is!
06-22-08, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By Blais

The headtube is a concern, and most of the welds...

The headtube is a concern, and most of the welds on the frame! I'll just beef up whatever breaks and eventually it will be bullet-proof. We've tried it with two people, not easy at all. I think I...
06-22-08, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By Blais

Thats me! Did you recognize me from the picture?...

Thats me! Did you recognize me from the picture? Holy cow, I didn't know any SCUL pilots were on here! I would definitely start up a SCUL chapter here but I think I'd want to run it by Skunk first. I...
06-20-08, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,316
Posted By Blais

that's pretty baddass! Now I need another Mixte...

that's pretty baddass! Now I need another Mixte frame.
06-20-08, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,316
Posted By Blais

I'm going to call it assplant no matter what!!!...

I'm going to call it assplant no matter what!!! That's awesome.
06-20-08, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,316
Posted By Blais

Building a tall bike today!

I'm planning on using my Suteki fixed conversion for the bottom frame and a mixte frame sorta like this one for the top:http://www.sheldonbrown.com/images/mixte-supercourse.jpg

My only question is...
06-20-08, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,174
Posted By Blais

What do two blatantly racist entries in the urban...

What do two blatantly racist entries in the urban dictionary about stolen bikes have to do with abandoned bicycle slang? I fail to see the connection and the linked material is pretty offensive, what...
06-19-08, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By Blais

Perhaps Rat Patrol Worcester? Haha!

Perhaps Rat Patrol Worcester? Haha!
06-19-08, 03:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,012
Posted By Blais

The magnet trick is a good one. I recently read...

The magnet trick is a good one. I recently read something on instructables about using the neodymium magnets on the bottom of your bike or scooter. I guess it works really well.
06-19-08, 11:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,174
Posted By Blais

'Booty', as in treasure. I often cruise for...

'Booty', as in treasure.
I often cruise for booty around Worcester but you don't find much... Except at the bottom of the pond in Elm Park.
:/
06-19-08, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By Blais

Thanks man. I'm hoping it will attract the...

Thanks man. I'm hoping it will attract the attention of some crazy kids who might want to start up a group. Boston and providence has SCUL, NYC has Black Label, and Worcester has NOTHING. Worcester...
06-17-08, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By Blais

Thought about that. I might actually build a set...

Thought about that. I might actually build a set of springer forks like the ones reccomended in the "minibike forks" thread. The spring will probably help with fork longevity too.
06-17-08, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By Blais

Hmm, I'll try and see if I can find a memory card...

Hmm, I'll try and see if I can find a memory card for the 'ole camcorder.
06-17-08, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By Blais

We tried that but it is really hard to maintain...

We tried that but it is really hard to maintain balance with so much weight up high like that. You have to come to a perfectly balanced stop and sit bolt upright. I think it will work with practice...
06-17-08, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Blais

I spent $70 on mine but I also scavenged a lot of...

I spent $70 on mine but I also scavenged a lot of goodies from the community bike shop. I went pretty bare-bones and stayed as much on the cheap as I could.
06-17-08, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By Blais

You are absolutely right on both counts....

You are absolutely right on both counts. Unfortunately, those are things you have to live with when building these silly choppers!
06-17-08, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 457,301
Posted By Blais

Here's my latest, Face-Plant: ...

Here's my latest, Face-Plant:
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w53/hollowgrind/Bike/FP.jpg
That's my 6'2" roommate, for size comparison....
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