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Old 11-05-19, 05:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami View Post
After welding on a new seatpost mast, they ride surprisingly well for something that costs about $20, maybe a bit better than the Moulton (I think the latter cost me twice that amount )
Want to double your money?

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Nope!
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami View Post
Nope!
Want a green Twenty?

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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Want a green Twenty?

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I wanted a Twenty or an RSW for a long time until I finally found the latter and tried to fold it up. Just like that, I was cured! That Birdy looks like fun, have you got it back on its feet yet?
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami View Post
I wanted a Twenty or an RSW for a long time until I finally found the latter and tried to fold it up. Just like that, I was cured! That Birdy looks like fun, have you got it back on its feet yet?
The RSW was made to fit in a car trunk/hatchback as a last-mile transportation device in pedestrianized shopping areas. It was not meant to be fold-it-and-tote-it like a Brompton. The Twenty's fold is a bit awkward, but it is nothing like the RSW.

Just remember that I have the green '70 Twenty sitting here for when you get tired of the Moulton. I have to complete my trinity of bat-$h!t crazy folding bikes, after all: Twenty / Birdy / Moulty.

And yes, the Birdy is on its feet (or has "spread its wings?"), though it is in sore (pun intended) need of a B.17. Also needs grips and some more agreeable pedals. I even did a promotional "Don't drive on Halloween" Twitter thread for work with it. Would advise clicking through to Twitter to see all the pictures:



I have an ongoing thread in the Folder forum about it: https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-b...rone-bits.html

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Ok, the final chapter of framebuilding is finally done with. Soon as my back isn't aching from the Spin project, I'll prep the braze-ons, file away some of the rougher silver solder, get this thing painted, and begin assembly.











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I think he’s done it!

Still following this one, and it has not disappointed!
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
I think he’s done it!

Still following this one, and it has not disappointed!
For sheer lunacy?

I'm still waiting to see if opinions change when the reasons behind all the odd braze-ons come to fruition.

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Kurt, post a side by side picture of the frame from before you began the mods to now. Or better yet, do one of those slide overs that the BBC and other places do to show the before and after!
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Really good work. I wish I had those skills.
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
Kurt, post a side by side picture of the frame from before you began the mods to now. Or better yet, do one of those slide overs that the BBC and other places do to show the before and after!
I think I'll hold off doing that until I have it painted and the unusual Suntour fork installed - along with the cables routed. Right now, it looks uglier than its blue incarnation

Believe it or not, the 1-1/8" headtube isn't really that noticeable, so even a direct side-by-side of this frame with one of my stock '70 Twenties may not be that striking.

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Really good work. I wish I had those skills.
I wish I did too...remember, I'm not the genius holding the torch.

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Pics from the painter:




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Keep the progress going! Are we looking at primer paint?
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
Keep the progress going! Are we looking at primer paint?
The pictures are of it blasted down to bare metal with a couple of test shots of primer on the surface.

We may see paint by next weekend

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Gotta order some 2K Eastwood Ceramic Chassis Black for this - turns out we couldn't piggyback the paint itself off one of the other jobs (it was gloss). Still, it is a far cry from what it looked like a month ago...



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the Raleigh 20 never ever seen before. One and done?

P.S. The fender on the bike in the background needs adjusting. Just in case you've not noticed.
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
the Raleigh 20 never ever seen before. One and done?

P.S. The fender on the bike in the background needs adjusting. Just in case you've not noticed.
One and done.

Tandem isn't mine; this is at the painter's house. It's a disaster that a customer wants to rat rod. Wouldn't own the POS myself

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I didn't think that looked anything like your neat and tidy yard. Why paint the POS if its's a Rat Rad (I ask rhetorically)?
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I didn't think that looked anything like your neat and tidy yard. Why paint the POS if its's a Rat Rad (I ask rhetorically)?
That's the tidiest corner of the yard (there's an F350, F250, '68 Type 1 w/a fiberglass MG TD body, and '62 Cadillac back there), but I think the frame of the tandem has some issues. Don't really remember what it was.

My yard...well, one corner of it has been a holding tank for Spins getting donated to local charities (remember the 50 Freeport bikes? Spin gave me the remaining 400+ in the warehouse) so you could say that I'm rivaling him for stuff in the yard




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Mercy! That's a lot of orange!
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Mercy! That's a lot of orange!
That's only 25 - warehouse had 500 in it

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I ran across this picture in the video stills from our M-Path review (still in post production). Had to share.

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Such a serious face! Work related or traffic terror?
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Such a serious face! Work related or traffic terror?
Work. I was holding that GoPro up for about 4 hours

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Work. I was holding that GoPro up for about 4 hours

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What!! You don’t have one of those global orbiting synchronized positioning drone with the GoPro attachment!?

You do good work Kurt, and ride cool bikes!
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