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Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-10-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
Renegade_Azzy: my mother cut some stencils for...

Renegade_Azzy: my mother cut some stencils for me, the plan is to reproduce the "CCCP" logo that was on the tank when I got the bike. If this stencil idea doesn't work out, I will contact you for...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-08-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
Dude, dudes, dudettes... I have been powering...

Dude, dudes, dudettes... I have been powering through some of my other projects, really making progress. One of the Volvos is finished and has found a new home, the Alfa is stripped and sitting at...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-26-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
It took me a minute to get the powder coat...

It took me a minute to get the powder coat reference. "I didn't powder coat anythi... ooooohhhhhhh the baking soda!"

You get 10 points for having what is possibly the most disturbing signature on...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-27-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
July '13? Seriously? I really know how to milk a...

July '13? Seriously? I really know how to milk a project for all its worth, don't I?

Well, I have put in a few evenings at Motolab since then, but they have all amounted to nothing more than me...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-02-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
Worked on the stem for a couple hours last night,...

Worked on the stem for a couple hours last night, though I'm not going to bore you all with pictures. If you want to see what a round chunk of aluminum looks like spinning in Derek's lathe, see my...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-11-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
You are a tenacious lot of weirdos, aintcha? OK,...

You are a tenacious lot of weirdos, aintcha? OK, we are back at it. I put in two evenings at Derek's working on the stem, and there is a possibly exciting (horrifying) new development. Derek,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,115
Posted By Mullet5
Nothing was planned, as this seems to be the best...

Nothing was planned, as this seems to be the best way to ensure total catastrophe/awesomeness.

We actually rented scooters for an afternoon to fart around Hanoi. It was fun, but we went with the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-23-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
Damn it. Derek did have time, but I decided to...

Damn it. Derek did have time, but I decided to "quickly" move my new 2,000 pound lathe into position in my garage. Which required moving about 500 pounds of miscellaneous tools, metal, the drill...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-22-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
It is likely that this is the first thread where...

It is likely that this is the first thread where someone suggested epoxy as the "fancy" alternative to anything. Love it.

I can't remember where we left off with the bearings, I think we might...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-22-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
DUDE! When am I gonna DO this??

You people keep me going on this, thank you all for continuing to follow this. Alright, ok, ok, uhhhh here we go. I am going to go to Derek's tonight for an hour or two come hell or high water. I am...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-27-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
Tonight the rear wheel got a new rim strip, tube,...

Tonight the rear wheel got a new rim strip, tube, and tire. Same story as the front, but without the pinched tube.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-22-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
This is sort of lame progress, but progress none...

This is sort of lame progress, but progress none the less!


The antique tires
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Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-22-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
A couple more items Husqzilla, your post...

A couple more items

Husqzilla, your post about the fantasy Trabant situation was absolutely hilarious, I loved that! I was just down in Monterey for the whole car week, and I saw a Trabant! I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-22-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
Progress! But first...

I have made actual progress on the Minsk! But first, apparently, I have to do some housecleaning.


Derek and I are friends, and he is merely helping me with this retarded happy-fun-time idiotic...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,115
Posted By Mullet5
Wow, thanks for bringing this post back to life!...

Wow, thanks for bringing this post back to life! I would love to continue the thread, and finish the story.

I just pinged Aivars to post something, he is Latvian!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-25-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
Thanks guys, good to see some other people...

Thanks guys, good to see some other people spraying money into deep dark holes. The new tires, tubes, and rim strips arrived, just can't find the time to put them on. Soon!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-26-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
It is actually using a readily available tire...

It is actually using a readily available tire size, 3.00-18. Funny you should ask, after we finished working last night (well, this morning technically) Derek and I picked out some new tires, and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-26-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
Just another round of Heat & Smash tonight,...

Just another round of Heat & Smash tonight, nothing too exciting. Progress!

<table...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-25-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
For probably the 107th time in my life, I just...

For probably the 107th time in my life, I just discovered that no matter how much you yell, curse, or threaten, you simply cannot sand paint before it dries. Frick. Screw this project, I'm going to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-19-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
Oh boy! Things are happening! I am at Motolab...

Oh boy! Things are happening! I am at Motolab right now working on the Minsk. I'll start uploading photos to my Picasa as we go along, so if you are a real fiend for fresh Minsk content you can see...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-12-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
Yep, belongs to the same guy that owns one of the...

Yep, belongs to the same guy that owns one of the other Minsks. Poor bastard...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-10-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
Oh come on man! The last photo had a Buell in it,...

Oh come on man! The last photo had a Buell in it, just for you, and no comment??
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-10-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
So after opening up those boxes, I decided it...

So after opening up those boxes, I decided it would be a good idea to clean the other two frames. Here's what I was faced with.

<a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-22-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
Hey Kevan, glad you are still following this! I...

Hey Kevan, glad you are still following this! I worked on them some more today, post to come soon.

You would need way more than three bikes to make two good ones...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-22-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
I wanted to work on the Minsk yesterday, but...

I wanted to work on the Minsk yesterday, but Derek is swamped, so I just tinkered with some parts at home. Here are some pictures to laugh at...

I gave the rear wheel a quick cleaning with some...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-12-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
(a little) PROGRESS!

Something happened! Not much, but it's SOMETHING! Derek asked me to remove the old lock mount on the head tube. ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-02-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
Crap, I guess I can't change my Picasa account to...

Crap, I guess I can't change my Picasa account to private. Sorry guys, I'll fix that later.

Picking up the Minsk later to take it home and grind off some superfluous crap so we can get back to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-17-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
And just in case you are wondering, I bought the...

And just in case you are wondering, I bought the Minsk Rebuilding Fluid with my own money, not donation money. Though I did think about it.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-17-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
I was supposed to start on it last night, but I...

I was supposed to start on it last night, but I had a family dinner that didn't end until almost 11, so that didn't work out. I am determined to put in some time on it this week.


Look, I have...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-03-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
I totally agree with the two previous posts! I...

I totally agree with the two previous posts! I have a sneaking suspicion that the frames are cast solder.
Having a hell of a time getting restarted on this! I came down with the flu, I am out of the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-23-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
Hey all, still no Minsk progress, Derek and I...

Hey all, still no Minsk progress, Derek and I played phone tag all week. Hopefully he is out of town for the holidays, relaxing and trying not to think about the hellish task that is the Minsk. Not...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-19-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
Holy crap, you guys aren't screwing around....

Holy crap, you guys aren't screwing around. Hughlysses is on record as the first donor! Now I can get those sweet chrome skull valve stem caps for the Minsk
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-19-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
Thank god for you pestering fools

Boy, am I glad that there is a faithful cadre of idiots cheering me on to finish this. I have so many irons in the fire that sometimes they put the damn fire out. But thanks to all of your prodding,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-17-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
You are not kidding. Cuong, the guy we bought the...

You are not kidding. Cuong, the guy we bought the Minsks from in Hanoi, also sold and rented Urals. They were super bad ass, and I still want one. But the Minsks were $450 each, and the Urals were...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-03-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
Hahaha! I just wanted to give everyone an...

Hahaha!

I just wanted to give everyone an update on this thing... I haven't done anything to it in a couple of months, partially because work has been slow, and the Minsk landed slightly below...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-24-2011, 02:01 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
Well, uhh... Friggin like... nothing. I am out of...

Well, uhh... Friggin like... nothing. I am out of money and chin deep in other projects at the moment. I think about it every day, I want to RIDE IT! But at the moment nothing is happening due to my...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-29-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
So here it is, ready for bearings. ...

So here it is, ready for bearings.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_QMRLyAEclGA/TZF9K96qxVI/AAAAAAAAJAo/ImQ1fPQlYoU/s800/IMG_0582.JPG...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-29-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 341,247
Posted By Mullet5
A few shots of my '75 <a...

A few shots of my '75

<a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/adFUKIpkEHDYMejoll1Itg?feat=embedwebsite"><img...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-28-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
So of course, after the first round of...

So of course, after the first round of blacksmithing the neck into shape, we ended up with a few smaller cracks, so we basically repeated the last few steps. Remove dog bone, weld cracks, replace dog...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-28-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,764
Posted By Mullet5
posting WITH a computer

I am finally with computer again, so now I can actually tell people what we have been up to.

Everybody remembers this horror show, right? This was the bottom of the neck. ...
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