Thread: First Build!
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:57 AM
Redbeard1204 Redbeard1204 is offline
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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: United States
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Default First Build!

Bought the bike from a buddy of mine. Hopped of a curb a little too fast and bent the rear wheel started wobbling, causing the tire to rub the chain and kaplow! no more rear tire.

Was planning on slowly modding it here and there, but I figure I might as well get it all done. So here is what I'm up too:

Playing with paint. Trying to come up with something sweet looking and fuel/corrosion resistent. I found a clear coat enamel spray for engine blocks, so hopefully that'll do the trick.

Waiting on a new 32h rim. My 36h rear was alright after the blowout but the hub I just bought off of Craigslist is a 32h :/ When it gets here on Wednesday, I'll start lacing her up with some heavy gauge spokes.

I picked up a Shimano Nexus-8 internal hub at a steal of a price and can't f'n wait to ride her with it! I still have to order a jackshaft set up, but I've been looking around to find the best for the $$...

Thanks to BarelyAWake's post, I'm working on a template for an under-top-tube tank. I'm guessing it'll be about 1.5 gallons...

So that's what I'm up to at the moment, my plate is full but I'm hungry!!
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