loady gets lazy

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Loadedagain, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    i do a fair bit of car racing. if you've ever been to the track and had to wander around to get stuff you'll know what a pain in the ass that can be. i've peddled around, i've used golf carts. i've even had scooters before. but for 2010 i wanted something a little different.

    so i searched craigslist for a cool bike frame. after a couple days this old cannondale aluminum animal showed up for the reasonable sum of $35. so... $20 later we've got a starting point.

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  2. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    first things first. lets get some modificating done and some paint on the old girl!

    i'm gonna need some stoppage. a hydraulic disk is in order. so... modified the front fork to hold a juicy 7, then painted the fork.

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  3. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    out back i machined a hub to bolt a secondary sprocket to. you pedal types will note it's on the wrong side. panic not friends. there's a pedal sprocket over on the right side for emergency use.

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  4. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    as for the frame you could see hints of that snazzy pumpkin colour. before spraying it on i filled all the cable stay holes and smoothed things out a bit. the cranks the bike came with cleaned up nicely so i re-packed the bearings and put them back in with a single speed cog.

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  5. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    and a few short hours later the pedal bike scooter-thingamabobwhatsit-bike is bolted together. it rips along at a gps measured 70km/hr, gathers looks of admiration from small boys, looks of disgust from women, and is solidly ignored by men. good times.

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  6. Saltydog86

    Saltydog86 village idiot

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    thats badass !!!!
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  7. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    That's an amazing bike build! :clap

    But I wouldn't touch those tires with a stick.. let alone ride @ 70km/h
    on them!
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  8. HWSNBN

    HWSNBN Banned

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    +1
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  9. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Wow.
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  10. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    Sweet, loaded.

    Maybe some ideas here for your next one.

    Yours has a much more elegant solution to the left side sprocket attachment. On the Derringer, the sprocket is just bolted up to the spokes w/ the use of a backing plate. I think his rigs are going for $3k+.
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  11. pilot

    pilot Slacker Moderator Super Moderator

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    Yup, I'm impressed. :thumb
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  12. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    Sigh. I'd have gotten stuck at the paint stage.


    :D
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  13. pilot

    pilot Slacker Moderator Super Moderator

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    I almost did repainting the side panel on the Versys. It has a ten foot paint job now. :D
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  14. wanna bECO

    wanna bECO Been here awhile

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    looks like u do quality work.. I wish i could ride her!!!:clap
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  15. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    thanks guys... it was a fun little weekend project. now if i could only find a guzzi 1000 in unrestored condition!
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  16. Spikehead

    Spikehead Two-Bit Throttle Bum

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    :clap

    That is way cool! Love the orange.



    PS: Fuck :loaded
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  17. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    ah yes. the orange. it is custom mixed... i rattled longer than normal.

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  18. wibby

    wibby BrotherFromAnotherMother

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    awesome!

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  19. Spikehead

    Spikehead Two-Bit Throttle Bum

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    We do that as we get older. :gerg



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  20. TREE

    TREE Interloper

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    That is nice !
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