Flying Merkel tribute build... the Flying Merkin??

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Rebuilder, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    Looks like he's updating the jockey journal thread in his sig line
  2. Rebuilder

    Rebuilder Been here awhile

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  3. Gramp-Z

    Gramp-Z Been here awhile

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    I don't know how I missed this thread ! The thread started off with a cool idea and then you just impressed the hell out of me . It is rare for someone to have a vision and then back them up with fabrication skills . I think you will do well with your new business , and in the process inspire many more " backyard" builders . Hats off to you Sir ! :clap
  4. Off the grid

    Off the grid Seeker of the Unf

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    Reading this thread makes me realize that I'm about as creative and handy as an ape with a rock. :lol3

    Absolutely astounding in so many ways. Bravo!!! :clap


    Off topic....are you married? Kids? :lol3
  5. Rebuilder

    Rebuilder Been here awhile

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    Thank you.

    Long term and very understanding girlfriend and nope, no kids.
  6. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    That always helps.My girl is understanding because I still take care of the kids.
  7. Jamestat2

    Jamestat2 n00b

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    Looking through the net for a friend of mine who wants to build a 1903 Indian replica I came across this site.

    This is one awesome thread and I must give you lots of credit for such a nice build! :bow

    The Flying Merkel has always been one of my favorite bikes and unlike my friend who wants to machine the engine to very closely resemble the original 1903 Indian engine; I want to just build a look alike with a modern engine.

    I seriously would like to get a set of those prints Rebuilder! I have a large format printer and between my friend and I; We have all the tools and skill to pull this off!

    Please let me know when I can get a set. I would like to start as soon as possible as it is getting cold here in Indiana and that's when we like to build.
  8. Rebuilder

    Rebuilder Been here awhile

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    Hi James - I sent you a PM... which you've probably seen by now. I'm starting another one soon myself. Let me know what you need.

    Terry.


  9. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    So this doesnt really belong here, but I finally built my Flying Merkel. :deal

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  10. KenBB

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    Absolutely gorgeous! I've always loved those vintage board trackers...

    This build is being featured in the BikeBuilds.net directory here: Rebuilder's Flying Merkel

    We're currently displaying only a reduced-size photo (similar to what you'd find in Google Images). *We'd like to ask for your permission to publish the original full-size image with your build listing.

    If anyone would like to have a build of their own listed, just send me a message with a link to the build thread and we'll take care of the rest.

    Ken
  11. banjaxxed

    banjaxxed Adventurer

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    This thread broke my subscription cherry after joining, amazing work, photography & story building, thank you


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  12. Rebuilder

    Rebuilder Been here awhile

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    Hi Ken - Feel free to use full size images. I can provide more if needed. I really need to get a better website but can you list the manufacturer as BTRbuilder.com? It's not much but at least it's a place where people can get a hold of me for info.

  13. KenBB

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    Manufacturer changed as requested. I hope you get a ton of pageviews from it - the bike is gorgeous!

    Ken
  14. Ed_in_miami

    Ed_in_miami Cubicle Traveler

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    A bump for bump sakes... Such an awesome build....