Single speed build project: The frame part 2

My previous installment on this build ended with the Momsen STR29 receiving it's first coat of Gulf orange. At that stage I was still looking for a fork and after holding out for a rigid carbon fork I decided to pull the trigger on a steel fork from Grant Usher.
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A Gulf Momsen, who would've thought. Here we see the logo pre-clear coat and polish

Good things come to those who wait. The first order of business was to finish the frame in full Gulf Oil colours and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out.

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Pre-clear coat and final polish and with the steel fork

In the flesh it came out exactly like I hoped. I was very impressed with Anton's creative in put. As things turned out I received a private message from Kiwi that their stock of the Rapide Pitchfork finally arrived. After a quick conversation with Anton and one or two or other rigid single speed riders, I decided to get a carbon fork for the build.

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The final job in all its glory and shininess

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The end result is one of pure perfection. The pinstripe runs seamlessly from the seat tube all the way down the heat tube and fork, tying it all together.

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The Rapidé PitchFork from start to finish, complete with name tag

The idea for the Momsen crest came from a drumming inspiration named Buddy Rich. He was an American jazz drummer and bandleader and was known for his incredible technique, groove and speed. During the 40's and 50's he revolutionised "traditional" drumming and brought drumming solos to the front of the stage. Apart from his technique he was also known for his signature design on his front bass drum vellum.


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I shared my idea with Anton (BogusOne) and he took it from there combining the Momsen logo and Buddy Rich crest.

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The Buddy Rich inspired Momsen logo

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All that is left to do now is to build the bike. It would seem that the fever the gears, the longer the build. It certainly has been for me!

Check out the other installations: The idea, The build kit part 1, The frame part 1






61 Comments

EdEdEd, May 29 2014 05:39

Thats excellent!!! Grear jon

johanpre44, May 29 2014 05:45

Send it!


Way too tempting! My brother is in Art School and said he will do some vynil artwork I can stick on (cheapest option by far, but using all funds to buy the parts I need). Will post picks when its done.

SnailTrail, May 29 2014 07:59

Bike porn truly

Steven Knoetze (sk27), May 29 2014 08:07

Awesome bike Iwan!!!!

igknot, May 29 2014 08:15

You wont be able to dress to match that bike.

Captain Fastbastard Mayhem, May 29 2014 08:34

You wont be able to dress to match that bike.


TLD seems to disagree. Sure they had some pyjamas in those colours recently!

Iwan Kemp, May 29 2014 08:57

I dig the Ford GT race colour touch


It's the Gulf Oil Racing colors.

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Iwan Kemp, May 29 2014 08:59

TLD seems to disagree. Sure they had some pyjamas in those colours recently!


He he, you'll know it's me when you see me on my rigid SS at Moonlightmass in my TLD kit

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Iwan Kemp, May 29 2014 12:21

TSG has a helmet to match...
http://www.bikeradar...e-3-0-14-48406/
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CAAD4, May 29 2014 05:31

TSG has a helmet to match...
http://www.bikeradar...e-3-0-14-48406/
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Now that's hot.

MoreTrails, May 29 2014 05:50

So is it built yet... is it dirty yet? Huh? huh?

Hairy, May 29 2014 08:17

So is it built yet... is it dirty yet? Huh? huh?

recon he is just going to ride it around the office and the odd moonlight mass...and maybe the argus ;)

Iwan Kemp, Jun 02 2014 09:28

So is it built yet... is it dirty yet? Huh? huh?

Not yet, but it will get dirty for sure. This week is collect and prep week...

Iwan Kemp, Jun 02 2014 09:30

Bumped into this Vespa in Gulf colors at Vespa Waterfront on Saterday

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Iwan Kemp, Jun 02 2014 09:30

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droo, Jun 02 2014 09:48

He he, you'll know it's me when you see me on my rigid SS at Moonlightmass in my TLD kit

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Full face and all...

EdGe, Jun 02 2014 10:24

That is one very beautiful frame and design!

YUMEYA, Jun 02 2014 01:31

Well f'ing DONE!!!!
Anton, your workmanship is on another level!!!
Iwan, stunning machine. Congrats!

Hairy, Jun 02 2014 02:03

IS THE BIKE BUILT YET FOR Q#$RW#%@#% SAKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

goodluck Phil danger, Jun 02 2014 02:13

IS THE BIKE BUILT YET FOR Q#$RW#%@#% SAKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


+1000000000

Iwan Kemp, Jun 02 2014 02:23

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Hairy, Jun 02 2014 02:29

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Hairy, Jun 02 2014 02:56

Just a question .... are you going std black rims or going orange?
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BogusOne, Jun 02 2014 03:00

Just a question .... are you going std black rims or going orange?
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Hairy NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! That's gonna put the build back with another month :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:


Delete immediately :lol: :lol: :lol:

Hairy, Jun 02 2014 03:04

Hairy NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! That's gonna put the build back with another month :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:


Delete immediately :lol: :lol: :lol:

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