i haven't done a build thread in a long, long time. figured it's not too late to do one for my current project!
i recently found myself in santa fe new mexico and decided i needed a my own ride since it seems i live here now. im currently prospecting for goatheads, and to get patched in you gotta lead a ride on your own bike, that means my loaner maxi isn't gonna cut it.
the club graciously donated a beat and hacked up maxi frame, named purple pain by a previous owner, and allowed me to pull from the parts pile to make it go.
they had a set of maxi n rigid forks laying around, as well as a set of huge 2.75 x 17 dual sport looking tires, so i decided to kinda emulate my all-road bicycle and go full rigid with high volume tires and let those work as my suspension.
i had to forego the maxi swingarm to fit the tire, but there was a kromag sunchip swingarm kicking around that could clear, so I went with that.
here's the bike mostly done up before I worked out the rear struts -
after a couple weeks farting around, i put on some bars and dug into the scrap metal pile and came up with a bolt on hard tail/seat pan thing. here we are with a mock up photo -
here's what i ended up with. not too surprising, considering i'm the one who built the '404 engendering not found' race bike forever ago -
i can't attach any more pictures to this post, sec