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Remaking my Xtra.

Old 07-18-08, 06:57 PM
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Remaking my Xtra.

Since I wrote the last off i'm making a new one, his names ApocoXtra, it has been decided that the Nishiki frame should be the base, give me ideas, this bike is what became after a nuke so give ideas on things to add and the look, I wanna show people what a intresting bike it is, no one where I live knew about these bikes and laughed at the last, I want something intresting. that poor Inocent Nishiki, but it will be happy for I am his new owner! he will be my work horse.

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Old 07-19-08, 08:04 AM
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Go for it!
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And So, day 1 came on starting the build, First I grinded the stickers off, wich was a pain in the ass, Nishiki stickers are a pain, I'm gonna give it a light sand, not much, don't wanna make it to pretty lol, Remember ApocoXtra is after a nuke so it must look it's name, after that I found a big beefy pair of suspention forks, some crown ones off a bike canadian tire sells, crappy bike anyway lol so I noticed the pole on these aint threaded kind, and alot fatter then mine, so I removed it and found a kids bike cut the pole from those, cut the pole from the crown nd made it a spacer for mine, and Tada a nice beefy pair of shocks that can take lots of impact lol and disc compatibal.
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Hmm hmmm hmm Xtracycles... Only have two wheels, what about three, no not a trike, kinda like a half a big rig. I wonder how it will work if I make it
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Hmm hmmm hmm Xtracycles... Only have two wheels, what about three, no not a trike, kinda like a half a big rig. I wonder how it will work if I make it
A narrow axle span will make for a tippy bike.
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hmm still wanna do it through just to see if I can lol
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Make sure you take video of the first test ride.

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Why a video? so when I fall, I can laugh at myself? lol
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since your going to make the fifth horse of the apocolypse...

Go for a racing wheelchair set up on your rear? Not sure what to call that set up. Camber, toe-in, something...You know what I'm getting at? Not kickstand, no tipping, narrow track and able to haul loads...

just a thought...
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Why a video? so when I fall, I can laugh at myself? lol
I think it's rather more so we can laugh.
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Old 07-21-08, 12:09 PM
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Day two, I painted the frame black, since it's what I had in the shed, the the rear ends black, middle frame and shocks where, once this clear coat is dry I shall start the building i'm just gonna put two wheels for now, make it rideable so I can use it, then start the fun.
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well you already painted it black...but I was thinking that some the paint on truck bed liner stuff might be more with you statement.......maybe some glowing red highlights? or some propane powered flames? depending on how apoco you are going?
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Hmm most of the frame will not be showing eventualy so there more to do, theres gonna be plates covering some of it , i'll upload a pic of it so far soon
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Behold, the fruits of my labor. lol well this is the base.

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