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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:29 pm 
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A few of you asked a while ago so here's a short threat about my "monster bike." It was a term project for my first welding class and I had a wonderful time building it from plumbing pipe. The original plan was to make it rideable but after fabrication of the frame was complete and the thing tipped the scale at 120lbs I figured best not to instal a drive train for fear of hernia. As it stands now the "bike" is functional, the hubs are simple solid spindles in slightly larger pipes but they do have my own version of needle bearings. The rear end is single sided and was a real pain to get straight. The only parts that I did not fabricate myself (or modify enough to call my own) are the headset (1 1/4" STX), stem (1 1/4" adjustable) and bar(specialized flat bar). The thing has replaced the fantastic evergreen tree that once stood in my front yard. the bike is unpainted and untreated as is my artistic choice and has a fantastic patina of rust growing over ever piece. Anyway, I love it and it loves me.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:41 pm 
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i like that!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:00 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:17 pm 
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To quote my Glaswegian friends " Thats pure dead brilliant" :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:33 pm 
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Rat look 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:12 am 
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add a front brake, some footpegs & a few brave pills and you could have a dedicated downhill cruiser!


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now my fatbike looks normal :lol: 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:42 pm 
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Thanks for all the comments. I've toyed with the idea of adding pegs and a friction brake (a sneaker on a single pivot lever to contact the rear tire) but I've come to really like it as a stationary object.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:57 pm 
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Location: Mammoths deserve to be cloned. From what I've seen in 'Ice Age' they are jolly good sports.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:03 pm 
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coming in at a shade less weight than a Raleigh Activator 8)


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