iRide Customs' Vintage Bike

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by iRide Customs, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    For those of you who are interested, here are some progress pics of the vintage/boardracer style bike iRide is building.

    I mostly just worked on the tank today...

    The master plan
    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a392/iRide_616/other stuff/IMG_2129.jpg
    The exploded veiw
    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a392/iRide_616/other stuff/IMG_2127.jpg
    Parts taking shape
    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a392/iRide_616/other stuff/IMG_2128.jpg
    Sides of tank
    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a392/iRide_616/other stuff/IMG_2126.jpg
    The guy whose hair is too long for some people
    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a392/iRide_616/other stuff/IMG_2130.jpg
    Tanks chambers to reduce sloshing
    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a392/iRide_616/other stuff/IMG_2134.jpg
    Shots of the tank with one side on
    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a392/iRide_616/other stuff/IMG_2136.jpg
    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a392/iRide_616/other stuff/IMG_2137.jpg
    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a392/iRide_616/other stuff/IMG_2135.jpg


    I worked on it today until my back just wouldn't let me anymore. Hopefully I will get the other side on tomorrow.

    The thumbnails are the same pics as above, I just gave the short description on the above links so you would know what's going on in the pic.
    Dan
     

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  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    lookin good Dan
    I love seeing your projects
    (I wish I had your skills)
     
  3. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    what he said!!!

    this step by step photo shoot rocks!

    hmmmm....protective glasses, gloves, hair pulled back......looks like a safe worker to me! :D

    can't wait to see what's next.
     
  4. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    wish i was there...i'm sure you're having a blast :)

    she looks great :cool:
     
  5. minibiker

    minibiker Guest

    you really take your work seriously with these things i like that wanna gimme one???
     
  6. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    Thanks guys! I still haven't decided for sure which way to go on the filler bung and cap. I'm sure it will come to me as the tank gets closer to being done. I have decided to cut off the motor mounts I made and change the design a little...that will be done when the tank is finished. If you guys are interested, I will post some pics of that too.

    Minibiker,
    Yes I do take my work seriously. Every bike that comes out of the iRide shop has every bit of my heart and soul poured into it. I eat, sleep, breathe, and live bikes. It could almost be concidered a mental disorder...LOL!

    Dan
     
  7. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    That's so cool and I wasn't the only one who noticed the safety steps. Ear plug too. He's going to be making works of art for a long time.

    I have aquired the mental disorder too.
     
  8. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    of all the disorders I have seen...
    yours is my favorite !!! :lol:

    btw aren't ALL artists a little off ? :)
     
  9. tank

    You make it look easy. That's a rare quality. How do you leak test it? I am trying to put two of the regular black tanks together for a double filler, & am concerned about leaks after paint. Your design looks like it's leak proof. Or you're not so worried. How do you do that?
    By the way ditto on what they said! nice job!
     
  10. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    Thanks Guys!

    Well, the last tank I did for Brutus, I just filled it with rubbing alcohol. Luckily it had no leaks. When I finish this tank I will treat the inside with a gas tank sealer called Kreem. It puts a tank in a tank. It's a huge pain in the butt, but once you use it, you NEVER have to worry about rust or leaks. The stuff looks like Elmer's glue and you have to use some kind of acid to clean and etch the tank.

    Dan
     
  11. iRide is a Zen Master. Bow down to the Master!
    That's gonna be so awesome. I'm seriously jealous of your skills.
     
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  12. I used to have long hair like that...lousy male pattern baldness.
     
  13. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    I can't believe I missed the ear plugs!! PPE to the MAX!!!!

    Yes...of course we want to see more pics!!!!
     
  14. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    The PPE thing has been CRAMMED down my throat for quite a few years now because of where I work. I've gotten to the point where I never even plug in the grinder without putting on safety glasses and ear plugs. I always make everyone that comes over wear them too...ask Augie about that.

    I will try to get a better pic of the tank later this week.

    I got the other side of the tank finished today and got it almost completely sealed with welds. Unfortunately I have to start my work week tomorrow so progress will come to a stand still for 4 days. My partner, Richard came over tonight and we discussed some design details and came up with some pretty cool new "ideers" (Paul Sr.). As this bike build comes along it is morphing into what I think will be a pretty cool bike. LOTS of changes are coming up for this bike...stay tuned!

    Dan
     
  15. JE

    JE Guest

    Looking good Dan.Can't wait to see it in Person.
     
  16. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    Thanks Justin. I hope to get the tank finished this week and then re-do the engine mounts. So close, yet so far from being done.
     
  17. did you build that bike body. I knos your making the gas tank
     
  18. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    Yes I did. It's only about 80% complete right now...been slow going for some reason. I had to re-do the engine mounts and the tank took a few days.

    I have just a few cosmetic thing left on the frame like gussets and whatnot. I also plan on making a "trunk/toolbox" for behind the seat post. I will try to get an updated pic this afternoon.

    Dan
     
  19. A locking one would most definetly rule. Can't wait to see this bike.
     
  20. wavygravy

    wavygravy Guest

    the suspence is killing me!! go dan!
     
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