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 Post subject: Re: The Funny Onion
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:54 pm 
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Retro Spud wrote:
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I hate to say this, but of all your fantastic builds this one is some how an also ran and leaves me a tad flat


Aye if it was all about pleasing people, I'd be riding a Standardized Stumpthumper....




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 Post subject: Re: The Funny Onion
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:17 am 
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I like it, reminds me of a cafe racer, just needs a different post, oh, and an engine 8)


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Whats not to love about a rigid full suspension bike :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: The Funny Onion
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:34 am 
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mkone wrote:
I like it, reminds me of a cafe racer, just needs a different post, oh, and an engine 8)


That was the idea, to build a vintage looking bike from retro bike parts. Not exactly The Flying Merkel more 'The Funny Onion' hence the art deco looking cranks, bars, brakes, tyres etc... not to mention the mudguards, which have been modified so they look symmetrical and the rear one ends vertically above the rear hub. I don't just lob this sh*t together you know!

I have a seatpost ready for the photos, but needed it to be a rider for next months BoTM, and the post is a perfect match to the stem. It's taken a year to get things right and the correct bits, in my eyes anyhoo.

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kermitgreenkona88 wrote:
Whats not to love about a rigid full suspension bike :D :D


Exactly.



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 Post subject: Re: The Funny Onion
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:10 am 
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I like it. Especially the mudguards, very neat.

Can't get my head around the stem & post at the mo, but not sure it would be the same with "normal" looking items either.


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 Post subject: Re: The Funny Onion
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:50 pm 
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Like this, but despite your remonstration against Mark's comparison to café racers, that rear mudguard - if indeed it was positioned that way intentionally - is really displeasing to the eye. Needs to end atthe same point of the arc as the front. And the seat post needs dropping an inch and a half. It's too racy up that high.

Otherwise, good job. Perfect(ly Al).


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that rear mudguard - if indeed it was positioned that way intentionally - is really displeasing to the eye. Needs to end atthe same point of the arc as the front.


Hmm, I kind of see what you mean, the rear mudguard ends at 12 o'clock, whereas the front of the front mudguard ends at 3 minutes past 12, or 3 minutes to 12 if you turn the bike around. :P

Here's an entirely unrelated picture of some chimps.

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 Post subject: Re: The Funny Onion
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:02 pm 
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regan_ev wrote:
Like this, but despite your remonstration against Mark's comparison to café racers, that rear mudguard - if indeed it was positioned that way intentionally - is really displeasing to the eye. Needs to end atthe same point of the arc as the front. And the seat post needs dropping an inch and a half. It's too racy up that high.

Otherwise, good job. Perfect(ly Al).


I disagree with you...

It's exactly how I wanted it.

The rear guard is spot on and was cut down to that length as I think it looks right.


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