55 Rollfast

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by TOTAL CARNAGE, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. TOTAL CARNAGE

    TOTAL CARNAGE Member

    This is my new build.
    I found this bike along with an older girls bike on CL. a few months back. $25 for both!
    hope you all like it!
     

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  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Cool. Did you fab that fork? More pics of the fork would be appreciated.
     
  3. Chris Crew

    Chris Crew Member

    Nice! Did you make the tank yourself? How about some details?
     
  4. TOTAL CARNAGE

    TOTAL CARNAGE Member

    Thanks guys......yes,I made the fork drop and tank myself.
    The fork is stock but the "arms" and top plate are 3/16 plate. the rods are 5/16 with rings at the bottom and threaded at the top for adjustment.
    This puts the wheel 2-1/4" forward and 2" higher than stock.
    No room for a fender now!! I took it for it's first ride the day I took the pics
    and it seems that it will hold up well.
    The tank was brazed together from 5 pieces of steel about .035 thick I used brass Garden hose parts for the filler. After it was done and before the bodywork I put pressure in it under water and found no leaks but put Barbee Tank coat in just to be safe.
     

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  5. TOTAL CARNAGE

    TOTAL CARNAGE Member

    I almost forgot to add......
    I brazed acorn nuts inside the tank before I put the end in so I could use studs and chrome acorns to hold the tank on. I also put a bead of black RTV around the tank to frame area to reduce any chance of vibration or rubbing.
    Check out the neat "in line" filter. After I broke the cheep filter I got from the local tractor supply I cut just the filter part out and it fit right in the stock kit hose.
     

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  6. skjjoe

    skjjoe Member

    very nice:hurray:
     
  7. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    nice build...
    thanks for the pics :)
     
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