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Wanted something eccentric this time so went with the yellow. I've had this steed for almost 15 yrs now. Jap steel is real.

 

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Why does it look like the top tube is cut there? I'm a firm believer in Japanese anything. Those people don't fuck around when it comes to quality products in both workmanship and materials.

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Kills, what's the point of such short chain stays on the bar hopper up there?

 

I know why they exist in MTBs (better for manuals, bunny hops, tight turns, etc) but not for road bikes.

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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.....

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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

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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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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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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.

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Good practice to level your grips/bars FYI

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.

 

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

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

 

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

 

rad little project, @Ko SprueOne

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.

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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.

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

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It's in between work and home I get to ride it twice a day on my commute and I still never get sick of those trails. Great little urban trail network.

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As promised, here is my Sunday Wave-C bike. It was given to me by a local wheel builder for helping him with his WordPress site as a surprise gift. I didn't think much of it when they asked me what my favorite colors on bikes were. I told them red and black to match my car and they gave me this:

 

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It's got automotive paint. Black base with red flake in the clear coat. He built some wheels that used red nipples on black spokes. In any case, it's probably ~15lbs lighter than my TrailBoss I have and it's easier to ride. I use it mainly for going between the parking garage and my work every day but it does get taken out to the dirt jumps here in Austin, TX every now and then.

 

Yes, those are nerf darts on the floor of my work.... for people that are fucking around instead of doing the pile of work we have to get done. It's one of the "cool" things that work places do now.

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Wow, this thread is moving along quick... Nice!

 

Someone suggested I get a full face helmet... Was definitely planning on that along with some armor, at least for the knees and shins and elbows. I'm about to throw down on a season pass for Whitefish Mountain and the pass is good all winter and the following summer. In the summer they adapt the lifts for bikes and have a bunch of cool downhill stuff. Really it was after taking a day trip this summer and seeing how fun it looked that I started looking into this. Bike I bought was for that specific intention.

 

Anyone have experience with any of this stuff? Any particular brands or type of armor I should look into? Rather 'buy once, cry once' and get the most out of the time on my bike, which means getting good kit. Suggestions?

 

https://skiwhitefish.com/mountain-biking/

 

http://mtbparks.com/Montana/237-Whitefish-Mountain-Resort-Bike-Park/View-details.html

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