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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:55 pm 
Devout Dirtbag
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coomber wrote:
V Brake lever might be affecting that rear canti?

hhm good point


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:55 pm 
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Been a couple of years... had the frame for lord knows how long and got it all finished last summer...

But here's my take on a WWII inspired cruiser.....

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Bars are off a 1960's Triumph... I forget which one
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RockShox were in the garage and needed a good clean up. I ended up having them bead blasted in the end they were that bad. Lick of paint and lacquer and some new stickies... happy days :)
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BMX bottom bracket bits n bobs... Retro main ring, BMX naturally... cleaned and polished with MicroMesh and lacquered.
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Seat and "fenders" / mud guards courteousy of ElectraGlide... got them from a dealer in Holland.
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Incidentals...
Wheels are composed of standard Raleigh 26" rims, shot blasted and satin black powder coated and respoked in black (naturally), rear is a pedal back brake. Rubber - Schwalbe Fat Franks.
Anything not required, brake mounts, derailleur hanger, etc, was ground off and finished... not a simple task considering it's aluminium, but managed with a lot of effort.
The paint is Krylon Ultra flats camo, but I stuck 3 or four coats of satin lacquer over the top of that to finish it. Took me a good week to do all the paint and let it dry before I worked it.

Over all, the ride is fab, but considering my other bike is a road racer the width and stance of the whole thing took a bit of getting used to. Really comfy to ride and for a pseudo-fixie, not too much effort required on hills. I think I got the balance just right in that respect.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:34 pm 
BoTM Winner
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nice that

im just building another tia this time as a Klunker


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:41 pm 
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Nice, did you add the extra bar or did it come with it?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:53 pm 
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Funky Diver wrote:
Nice, did you add the extra bar or did it come with it?


ive added it just need to smooth the "welds" then il repaint it as this was just a trial paint job


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:44 pm 
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all finished


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:41 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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That 'cuda looks brilliant! I love the paint job, kind of like a digital camo fade effect, and the matched fork and fenders really set it off. Impressive stuff :D


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:22 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Cheers Jimo. I didn't want to go overtly military :P


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:19 pm 
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Just got a TIA from the tip for a fiver.20" frame and some not bad components on it,had me confused so googled it and ended up back here !!!!
Mike.


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