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#1 slydog

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 08:30 PM

Sam wanted a bike for his young bloke Shelby but I couldn't get the wheels multi spoke wheels I wanted in the smaller 12"-16" sizes so I wrote the project off for a while,till yesterday I spotted my daughters old 16" bike there so I decided to do a quick chopp on it.

Custom frame but zero buffing and bogging of welds on this one but it will be original for the little man.I need some black rims for it but worse comes to worse the poxy white ones will stay on.I need to trim the cross bar from the bars and give it a quick sand and prime and paint and fit a new seat and some BMX pedals and it will be good as for a youngster to destroy...LOL

The stock rear clip needed some tweaking by opening it up and cutting out the chain side of the rear bar work and recessing it back into it's self for chain clearance.I tried a old springer front end but it was just pox from the start so I threw it to the back of the shed and stuck with the little shocky version.

Now for paint,thinking black unless I can get some basic black or chrome wheels in the next 2 days then it can be Gold or somthing else I have in the shed...?

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This where I cut the inner tube out and recessed it for chain clearance...

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 08:48 PM

so cool
i was almost inspired to go buy a tip bike for $10 and try it.. then i remembered i have to idea of art..
best you keep that skill.. looks great

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 07:21 AM

That looks excellent!

What kind of bender do you use to shape the tubing?

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 12:23 PM

That looks excellent!

What kind of bender do you use to shape the tubing?


My massive guns bro...LOL Nah a ABC Roundo,or known as a radial arc bender to roll the steel to the desired radius.I have a small 12tonne bender at home for some of the "bends" or a oxy and some force for smaller stuff.You can fill tubing with cooked sand and heat and bend it with zero distortion if done slowly.

Thanks for the comments guys...

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 03:41 PM

Not bad for a sunday effort 1 1/2 weeks before the transporter leaves town.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 07:21 PM

Bikes in primer and getting baked in the oven,well in front of the fire in the shed anyway...LOL Colour is still not 100% as it has white wheels and white forks I'm sort of stuck to what I can use to a degree...

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I didn't prep any of the welds or use any bog at all this time as it is a kids bike but it came up OK with some primer and will be smooth enough for a young bloke to tare around on...

Colours colours colours is my biggest concern ATM...

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 06:47 PM

Well I settled on some Teal I had left over from another job.As I'm stuck with the white wheels I needed something to sort of match and not look too stupid and It's a better option than Black as there was no buffing or bogging of the welds at all...

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 06:53 PM

looks good how do they ride with that massive caster set into the forks

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 06:56 PM

Colour will look the goods with the white wheels Rob ..... Looks tops :)

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 07:04 PM

looks good how do they ride with that massive caster set into the forks


Don't know I don't fit on this one...LOL It's nothing there only a pushbike so there no issues at all.My kids ride theres around with zero issues at all.You just have to realize there a custom bike not a MTB.

BG's bike has ALOT of rake and he rides it fine and the bearings are fine on em as theres not enough force to damage em.Hope that answers your question,so now go build one!

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 09:13 PM

Looks the good dog

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 06:13 PM

Shelby's bike is done and ready for the trip...

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Heres Jada thinking it should stay here...LOL

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