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Old 10-09-2015, 12:04 PM   #81
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Not my style at all, but you can't deny that it looks good. Nice work.
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Old 10-09-2015, 03:13 PM   #82
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Congats on the bike! I only followed your build because its interresting and I enjoy your way of thinking out of the box with the odd-balls. I also like the 'why buy it when I might be avle to make it' thing you got going on.... like me! Lol. Best of luck on selling it, hope you get what you want for it.

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Old 10-09-2015, 09:51 PM   #83
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It has an old time racer feel to it. To keep up with that look it should have leather straps over the back bone connecting the two tanks. I would think that two leather belts around the tanks would do it too.

Let us know how it rides. You should flog the crap out of it to test all the parts so you can fix it. You don't want it to fail on a the new owner.

Well done.

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Old 10-09-2015, 10:51 PM   #84
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Killer work man, I like the way you kept it so narrow and that front end is awesome! How about a few more pics of the upper section of the girder if you have some.
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Old 10-10-2015, 05:51 PM   #85
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I love it.
I like the fender, the stance, the whole thing.
I like little bikes that look like they are ready to do the business.
This little guy looks like an angry bee!
I'm not too sure about the push rod on the rear brake, as others have mentioned, but I don't have any good advice! I guess just make sure the front is good & strong!
Very nice work! My congratulations.
When are you going to post a video of you riding it?
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Old 10-13-2015, 10:27 PM   #86
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Not my style at all, but you can't deny that it looks good. Nice work.
Thanks!!

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Congats on the bike! I only followed your build because its interresting and I enjoy your way of thinking out of the box with the odd-balls. I also like the 'why buy it when I might be avle to make it' thing you got going on.... like me! Lol. Best of luck on selling it, hope you get what you want for it.

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Thank you Lester, Hope it sells too, now i see it finished is hard to let it go, but i think its part of the game, Im those kind of guys who cant let thing go, i like to stack shit and i dont throw anything away, but... i need a change, thanks for the support my friend!

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It has an old time racer feel to it. To keep up with that look it should have leather straps over the back bone connecting the two tanks. I would think that two leather belts around the tanks would do it too.

Let us know how it rides. You should flog the crap out of it to test all the parts so you can fix it. You don't want it to fail on a the new owner.

Well done.

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JAWS!! Thanks brother for the sharp eye, always. I tought about the leather straps but i think it whould be too much, tanks are super small, but ill try to make something with that idea. Of course ill test it, hope not the way with my first bike haha!! next week ill start building the engine and hopefully ill be able to test it, ill post some videos of it running and getting my balls smashed with that seat haha!!

Next bike? I dont have anymore bikes to build, ill see if i can find something cheap to make another frankestein, Anyways, that questions for me is a blessing coming from you, you made the same question on my first build, so its a good think, ill make you know!!

Thanks my brother!

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Killer work man, I like the way you kept it so narrow and that front end is awesome! How about a few more pics of the upper section of the girder if you have some.
Thanks man, i like narrow bikes, when i was making the handlebars i tought they where too wide, and i was about to chop em a little bit, im glad i didnt do it because it was just the right length to fit the throttle assembly and the levers, im uploading some pictures i took the other day, hope to make another session with more interesting photos, thanks!

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I love it.
I like the fender, the stance, the whole thing.
I like little bikes that look like they are ready to do the business.
This little guy looks like an angry bee!
I'm not too sure about the push rod on the rear brake, as others have mentioned, but I don't have any good advice! I guess just make sure the front is good & strong!
Very nice work! My congratulations.
When are you going to post a video of you riding it?
Thank you so much, i like the angry bee thingy!! it sure looks like that!
The front is a very good brake, now i finished it, and the car/bike show ended, ill make another rod with gussets as the guys here told me, As soon as i get this thing running ill make a video of it riding, Thanks!
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Old 10-13-2015, 10:38 PM   #87
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This is my friend Diego who painted the letterings on the bike
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Ill upload more pictures as soon as can make a decent photo session!

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Old 10-14-2015, 02:03 AM   #88
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F`n Sweet !
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:56 AM   #89
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I love this bike! A ride doesn't always have to be big in engine size, or stature to be fun.
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