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Old 08-22-2012, 10:31 AM   #406
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When he looses the head tube,he also looses the VIN number.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:53 AM   #407
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How about we all not derail this thread any farther and just ignore the and maybe he will just get bored and go away and Mullet can continue his story for our entertainment. mmk.





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Old 08-22-2012, 11:10 AM   #408
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I'm not defending anybody's shitty work. I'm defending the OP doing what he wants.

The owner of the bike didn't want to make a new head tube.
End. Of. Discussion.

He's not doing how you would. Actually, he's not doing it how I would, but I'm shutting my fucking mouth and not telling him how "wrong" he is. I'm sitting back, and watching a guy who wants to work on a weird bike.

There's thousands of bike building threads here, how about you go into all of them and tell the owner that they are doing it wrong? Do we all need your approval? Do you need to approve everything I do on my Thin-Strom project?

The short version: The OP doesn't care about your opinion.


You seem to be getting awfully angry...........There is a right and a wrong way to do things, and in my view anyone who charges a lot of money to do a job the wrong way is neither professional or honest!
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:15 AM   #409
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You seem to be getting awfully angry...........There is a right and a wrong way to do things, and in my view anyone who charges a lot of money to do a job the wrong way is neither professional or honest!
You're missing the point. You've made your opinion very clear. You are entitled to your opinion but now, please, just let it go.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:17 AM   #410
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You're missing the point. You've made your opinion very clear. You are entitled to your opinion but now, please, just let it go.
Just ignore the guy. The ignore list is a great tool.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:17 AM   #411
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This thread is about to be sent to jo momma,so please drop this.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:28 AM   #412
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If you use the head tube off another frame (with numbers and a title) that will solve two problems at once for you.


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And also a felony in all states I believe. Dont get caught!
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:33 AM   #413
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If you use the head tube off another frame (with numbers and a title) that will solve two problems at once for you.


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It is a Minsk which aren't imported to the US so that's out.


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And also a felony in all states I believe. Dont get caught!
It's federal offence if I'm not mistaken.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:34 AM   #414
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Damn great thread.

I sit here reading it and keep asking myself - would I do this?
Would I spend my money, what little extra I had, on restoring a piece of crap?

I find myself answering yes most of the time. Something about bring something - anything - back to a better state than it was in appeals to me.
I rebuilt a 76 R75/6. Never felt more foolish as when I finally rode the thing.
I still laugh about it.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:38 AM   #415
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You are not kidding. Cuong, the guy we bought the Minsks from in Hanoi, also sold and rented Urals. They were super bad ass, and I still want one. But the Minsks were $450 each, and the Urals were something like $1500 each. Should. Have. Gotten. A. Ural.
Hoh Jeeze,450 for a Minsk? ......Then Shipping?
Best. Thread. Ever!
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:42 AM   #416
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1 Flesh & Relics
2 I have a Russian IZh, a 2-stroke similar to the Minsk.
That looks like the bike the "Long Way Around" guys bought in Kazackastan when their GS crapped out.
Very nice bike! Borat would approve.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:47 AM   #417
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That looks like the bike the "Long Way Around" guys bought in Kazackastan when their GS crapped out.
Very nice bike! Borat would approve.
The Red Devil!

Very niiice, how much?
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:53 PM   #418
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You seem to be getting awfully angry...........There is a right and a wrong way to do things, and in my view anyone who charges a lot of money to do a job the wrong way is neither professional or honest!
Angry? No, I'm just typing slowly so you can understand what I'm saying. I'll try one last time. Even slower.

His. Bike.
Not. Your. Bike.

Your other option is to sue the guy who did the unprofessional dishonest work.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:43 PM   #419
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just keep at it. it was my advice to just cut and weld on a new head, but hell, what is the fun in that? in any case, if you are ever feeling on the edge of -whatever- give me a pm. ill deliver you some beer. i'm serious. well worth it for this post and hell id love to see the beast!
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:11 PM   #420
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The Christless thing got him through four countries with an ovaled steering head and a piece of soda can for a shim. It's not a frikkin' race bike. It's a piece of antiquated, indifferently constructed technology that was crude in the extreme when it was spankin' new. It's a pig. A cow. If it was a 1909 Pope, and he managed to do the same thing on it, you'd be singing his praises. HOW MUCH HARM CAN HE DO TO IT?

It's not how the bear dances. It's that the bear dances at all. Anyone can make it on the latest tech with a support crew. This is real adventure.

Now can we quit the sh!t and get back to this wonderful thread, which has restored my faith in the sublime?
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