handbuilt steel dh bike 16

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Parts

Frame
Other
man o war
handmade t45 steel frame
Frame: Other man o war. Misc: handmade t45 steel frame
Rear Shock
Fox Racing Shox
Van RC Coil Rear Shock
Rear Shock: Fox Racing Shox Van RC Coil Rear Shock
Fork
RockShox
BoXXer RC DebonAir - 2019
Fork: RockShox BoXXer RC DebonAir - 2019
Handlebar
Renthal
FatBar Riser Bar
Handlebar: Renthal FatBar Riser Bar
Stem
Other
Stem: Other
Grips
ODI
Longneck
Grips: ODI Longneck
Brakes
Shimano
SAINT
handmade floating calliper isolator
Brakes: Shimano SAINT. Misc: handmade floating calliper isolator
Brake Levers
Shimano
Zee
Brake Levers: Shimano Zee
Cranks
Other
mission
Cranks: Other mission
Chainrings / Sprocket
Other
Shadow Conspiracy
Chainrings / Sprocket: Other Shadow Conspiracy
Chain
Gusset
mx
Chain: Gusset mx
Pedals
DMR
V8
Pedals: DMR V8
Front Rim
WTB
Frequency Team i29
Front Rim: WTB Frequency Team i29
Rear Rim
WTB
Frequency Team i29
Rear Rim: WTB Frequency Team i29
Hubs
Other
Hubs: Other
Front Tire
Goodyear
newton st
Front Tire: Goodyear newton st
Rear Tire
Goodyear
newton st
Rear Tire: Goodyear newton st
Saddle
Sixpack
unknown
Saddle: Sixpack unknown
General Info

General Info

Model Year
2023
Model Year:
2023
Riding Type
Downhill
Riding Type:
Downhill
Additional Info

so this is a project that took me a little over seven months to complete, grabbing a few hours here and there. its mostly made with T45 alloy steel but the swingarm is chromoly and there's some 304 stainless in there too. its based off the Brooklyn Machine Works race link but with modern geo and the inspiration for the eccentric dropouts came directly from the starling sturn. 

the finishing kit isn't anything spectacular but she is kind of like a test mule at the moment until I'm happy its up to the job, a recent trip to Dyfi has put some of my worries to bed for sure!  

i had to acquire a tig welder, a small lathe and mill to make as many of the parts in house, the jackshaft assembly was the most painless part but making my own BB cups was a challenge.

i used the linkage x3 software to dial in the suspension kinematics.

i tried to film as much of the process and post it here https://www.youtube.com/@projectpiratebikes

Additional Info:

so this is a project that took me a little over seven months to complete, grabbing a few hours here and there. its mostly made with T45 alloy steel but the swingarm is chromoly and there's some 304 stainless in there too. its based off the Brooklyn Machine Works race link but with modern geo and the inspiration for the eccentric dropouts came directly from the starling sturn. 

the finishing kit isn't anything spectacular but she is kind of like a test mule at the moment until I'm happy its up to the job, a recent trip to Dyfi has put some of my worries to bed for sure!  

i had to acquire a tig welder, a small lathe and mill to make as many of the parts in house, the jackshaft assembly was the most painless part but making my own BB cups was a challenge.

i used the linkage x3 software to dial in the suspension kinematics.

i tried to film as much of the process and post it here https://www.youtube.com/@projectpiratebikes

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