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Brassknuckle build - scientific timelapse photography

Old 01-12-08, 05:04 PM
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Brassknuckle build - scientific timelapse photography

Started with something to roll on . . .



Added a skeleton, something to hold the front wheel, headset, seatpost . . .



Cut the steerer, added something to hold the handlebar and covered the seat tube with tape to make it black . . .



Something to sit on . . .



Something to hold onto and steer with . . .



Something for emergency deceleration . . .



Something to connect me to the drivetrain . . .



Something to transfer my calories to the rear wheel . . .



For testing purposes I threw my clipless pedals from my roadbike on there and took it for a quick but sandy and wet ride. It passed the test. I'll put some clips & straps on there before my first trip to the local bar.
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Old 01-12-08, 05:10 PM
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i really like these frames. nice build.
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Old 01-12-08, 05:11 PM
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looks good, what's the gear ratio?
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Old 01-12-08, 05:12 PM
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looks good, whats the gear ratio?
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Old 01-12-08, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Gluestick View Post
looks good, whats the gear ratio?
Thank you. 48/17
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Old 01-12-08, 05:17 PM
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deep v's look nice on brassknuckles. very cool build.
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Old 01-12-08, 05:40 PM
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How's the ride feel? One always hears about how rough/bumpy alum frames are..the more I see this frame the more I want it tho..
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Old 01-12-08, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by knucks View Post
How's the ride feel? One always hears about how rough/bumpy alum frames are..the more I see this frame the more I want it tho..
There are plenty of roadies out there that love their aluminum bikes. You'll never know until you try it. Brassknuckles are cheap as hell, might as well go for it.
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Originally Posted by knucks View Post
How's the ride feel? One always hears about how rough/bumpy alum frames are..the more I see this frame the more I want it tho..
I think it's great. However, I don't have much point of reference as my road bike has an aluminum frame with an aero downtube and seatpost. I've never placed too much emphasis on personal comfort.
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Old 01-12-08, 06:11 PM
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all you have left to do is to blackout your seat post and your seat clamp then you're good to go!
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I don't get it. Why not just get a black post in the first place? (unless it came off another build.)
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Old 01-12-08, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by shogun17 View Post
I don't get it. Why not just get a black post in the first place? (unless it came off another build.)
The seatpost/seatpost collar unexpectedly came with the frame/fork.
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Old 01-12-08, 06:26 PM
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looks good. take stickers off rims sometime.
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Old 01-12-08, 06:56 PM
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just out of curiosity, what did the frameset run you? I'm almost finished with my road conversion and I'm looking for my next project and I really like the looks of that frame.
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Old 01-12-08, 07:07 PM
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just out of curiosity, what did the frameset run you?
Frame/fork/seatpost was $300 from thebikebiz.
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Old 01-12-08, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Eyestrain View Post
Frame/fork/seatpost was $300 from thebikebiz.
wow, thats way good. definitely next project. Yours looks too good to pass up
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Old 01-12-08, 08:08 PM
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do you get any toe overlap with that guy?
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Do I spy continental ultra sport tires?
If so, be prepared for flats. Those things are glass magnets. Easily the worst tires I have ever owned.

http://www.roadbikereview.com/cat/wh...5_2489crx.aspx
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Cool build, but I just can't hang with the sloping tt.
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Originally Posted by knucks View Post
How's the ride feel? One always hears about how rough/bumpy alum frames are..the more I see this frame the more I want it tho..
smoother than my steel frame and stiffer to boot
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Old 01-13-08, 01:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Zombie Carl View Post
Cool build, but I just can't hang with the sloping tt.
i agree, something about the sloping tt reminds me of BMX too much! it looks clean none the less!
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Old 01-13-08, 08:20 AM
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what size did you get is that the Medium?
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Originally Posted by musicsucks View Post
do you get any toe overlap with that guy?
No. That was a major goal. It's a 55cm (medium) frame. Size 9 foot, 165mm crank.
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just make a .gif
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Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
Do I spy continental ultra sport tires?
If so, be prepared for flats. Those things are glass magnets. Easily the worst tires I have ever owned.

http://www.roadbikereview.com/cat/wh...5_2489crx.aspx
it is so true but otherwise a nice build
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