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Let's see your bicycles and talk about your builds.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Dirty_habiT, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. Shittles..TasteTheAsshole

    Shittles..TasteTheAsshole Dirty Dozen Crew

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  2. Hua Guofang

    Hua Guofang Dirty Dozen Crew

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    Just found out the headset on my DH build is shitted.

    There goes another couple of hundred on what was supposed to be a cheap build.....
     
  3. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

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    Yep, you're right. Eyes playing tricks on me.
     
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  4. KILZ FILLZ

    KILZ FILLZ Moderator Crew

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    Shorter wheel base for snappier handling.
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2017
  5. Brickos

    Brickos Dirty Dozen Crew

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    I'll be over in the BMX thread... Carry on
     
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  6. Ko SprueOne

    Ko SprueOne Senior Member

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    So far I'm seeing high performance in the various cycling fields so I'll post my low cost and low performance project here. I plan to add details to it as a find them or have time to fabricate them.

    Reproduction of a WWII era military bicycle. Copying the Wehrmacht style, Truppenfahrrad.

    It started out as a stock 1973 Huffy 3-speed that I found in a thrift store for $6.99USD. The steel tool box for the kasten mounted under the top tube was $1.99USD from the same thrift store during the same visit. The pump was mocked up but never used and the rear rack was already on another bike I had.

    It was approx. 90% disassembled and painted with the Rust-Oleum 12 oz. Camouflage series, Deep Forest Green. I masked off the chain though. Seat cover and hand grips were left stock 1973 Huffy color.

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    v Couple months later I added the white to the rear fender.

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    ^ The current configuration
     
  7. KILZ FILLZ

    KILZ FILLZ Moderator Crew

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    You've got yourself a beautiful "Townie" build there. Theyre fucking cool and yours is especially sweet. It's like a life size usuable version of one of your rad models.
     
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  8. theprotester

    theprotester Moderator Crew

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  9. Ko SprueOne

    Ko SprueOne Senior Member

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    Townie, that's what they're referred to
    KILZ FILLZ, theprotester, Thanks for the kind words.
    I'm still going to fabricate a front brake like they had back then. Find a head light and maybe a locking screw for the front steering. But all that's later
     
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  10. KILZ FILLZ

    KILZ FILLZ Moderator Crew

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    Good practice to level your grips/bars FYI
     
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  11. Hua Guofang

    Hua Guofang Dirty Dozen Crew

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    Nice one KSO. You see quite a few WWII era bikes restored around Europe in places like Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, etc.
     
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  12. Fist 666

    Fist 666 Moderator Crew

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    Pretty soon we'll get to have WWIII era bikes, whether we want 'em or not!

    rad little project, @Ko SprueOne
     
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  13. Hua Guofang

    Hua Guofang Dirty Dozen Crew

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    You know things are bad when the Russians complain that your leader is acting like a child.

    I ride my fav single track on Bruce Ridge tomorrow.
     
  14. Ko SprueOne

    Ko SprueOne Senior Member

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    I'll adjust those this morning. That may be the reason why the gear wants to stay in 3rd. Like it's pulling on the cable.

    Thank you. I heard about those and see some restorations online when I search for prototypical details.

    Thanks!
    There are contemporary military operations on bicycles in various places. Usually patrols but I don't know if they are at the regiment or platoon level.
     
  15. Ko SprueOne

    Ko SprueOne Senior Member

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    I just web searched, Bruce Ridge. It looks like a lot of fun.
     
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