█★█ starsNbars █★█ 38 Hawthorne Twin Bar 5 Bar ☠ - Red White and RUST - Tied for 7th Place

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starsNbars is FINISHED
HERE IS THE FINISHED THREAD GALLERY OF PICS
- http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/in...d-white-and-rust-video-flag-fort-beach.85683/



PARDON THIS BRIEF INTERMISSION OF MY BUILD THREAD FOR SOME FINISHED PHOTOS

█★█ starsNbars █★█ - RED WHITE and RUST
1938 Hawthorne Twin Bar (5 Bar)

Here is the story and details of my build intermingled with my final photos. PIC HEAVY
Finding these cool backdrops wasn't any sort of hassle either. This bike was built as a rider, so I rode it around the Historic District, then I put it in the car and ventured elsewhere in Savannah. I rode all over Fort Pulaski and Tybee Island. I am a lucky man and proud of the backyard that I have to play in.

My build this year was a 1938 Monark Built Hawthorne Twin Bar (5 Bar) frame that I got from @prewarguy . This is a very unique frame with twin top and twin down tubes. The 5 bars of the frame are what inspired the "BARS" part of the build name. Here is a link to the build thread.
BUILD THREAD - http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/in...ar-5-bar-☠-red-white-and-rust-finished.83243/


VIDEOS
Here is a walk around video at the Savannah Railroad Museum and Roundhouse
Here is a short flag waving video for ya to salute!!!
Horny Brake Video



I like the way the headlight turned out. It's a tractor light that I cut the back of the sealed beam on and LEDized it. I also painted the star shape with the hammered black and used opaque red plastic and white mylar to give the starsNbars look to the head light.




The tail light is a jeweled tag shroud that I got from @ozzmonaut . I LEDized it and added a concho star inside.







The "STARS" part of the build started with the starsNbars rust and polished rust pattern that I wire wheeled onto the 1930s longspring saddle that I got from @Tailwinds

Then I mimicked this starsNbars pattern with paint on the Girvin forks.

And also on the Iverson muscle bike three speed shifter that I got from @ilikebikes


Old Locomotive Boiler Savannah Railroad Museum

I rode out to Fort Pulaski for the first time in about 20 years or so and was just in time for the cannon firing.


One of the customizations that I did was to convert the Girvin springer fork into a JC Girvins Beehive Springer. This was done by adding some faux rockers with the beehive springer from a JC Higgins and then using the nose from a nanner seat pan as the beehive bracket.






I also went to Tybee Island for some beach shots.

One very cool doodad that I fabricated was the Brake Actuated Water Can Spout Gangway Horn.




I loved the crackled and beat up patina of the red house paint that the frame had been painted with ages ago. It fit right in with the Red White and Rust theme that I planned once I decided on the crème 3.45" BOA-G fat tires. Here is a great shot that shows how the twin down tubes of the frame wrap under the BB.

During the build off, I purchased a couple of cool parts from one of @gaskill 's builds. I loved the way the lettering looked and discovered it was done with masking tape that had been shellacked over. So I decided the do my stripes with masking tape. The only stripes I wanted were inside the two sets of twin tubes to give them distinction and definition and make them more noticeable. Once I was done with the striping and decals, I coated the entire frame with boiled linseed oil.




Savannah Railroad Museum








Here are some shots of me with starsNbars
Patriotic Flag Wall

Prewar longhorn cross bars from @marius.suiram

North Pier Fort Pulaski National Monument

1976 Cheerios Bicentennial "Don't Tread on Me" stickers


Moat Fort Pulaski National Monument


Owens Thomas House - Balcony the Marquis de Lafayette gave his speech from after Revolutionary War
(obviously not me, super polite tour guide)

I also created this Kingfish Kustoms Built To Last starsNbars spoke card from a Grateful Dead card.




Iver Johnson chainguard from @bikesnbuses . The old red paint on this matched the frame perfectly. Dogleg crank from @Wildcat . Red pedals from @dogdart . AMF jeweled star chainring from @509clunk . I made some white jewels to replace the green ones.




Prewar kickstand and 1943 Cleveland tag and jewel from @marius.suiram . Token folding bottle opener.



Snakeskin and leather tassle grips from @Rockit! . Motorcycle brake levers from @yoothgeye . Red White and Rust tassle skulls from Chinatown (idea from @tvc15 - SHAKE AND BAKE!)




60s ladies tank which fit perfectly upside down in the frame















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Cathedral of St John the Baptist (Queenfish and I were married here)

Rat Rod Bikes sticker






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NOW BACK THE ORIGINAL BEGINNING OF MY BUILD THREAD


The name of my build is gonna be starsNbars. My starting point is gonna be this 1938 Hawthorne Twin Bar (5 bar) frame that I got from @prewarguy . That is where the "bars" come in.
The vision in my head right now is keeping it ratty and probably even leaving the aged and crackled red house paint on it.





Here is an old ad for this bike



I love the patina and graphics of this bicentennial thermos and plan to incorporate the Stars and Bars shield of it into my build somewhere. This along with some other features are where the "stars" come in.
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I also have some star crossed plans around building my own girder fork using a Girvin fork mechanism.
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I plan on building the girder forks in a sandwich fashion using the leftover shelving metal that I used for Firewing's nanner seat supports last year
 
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Ongoing Parts List Page:
  • 38 Hawthorne Twin Bar Frame - @prewarguy
  • Girvin Noleen fork from ProFlex bike that I parted out - craigslist
  • Longspring rusty saddle from 36 Fleetwood Supreme - @Tailwinds
  • Iver Johnson Elgin Chainguard - @bikesnbuses
  • AMF Jeweled Star Chainring - @509clunk
  • Worksman Three Speed Heavy Duty Wheelset with front drum brake - @slowriderz
  • Iverson 3 speed muscle bike stick shifter - @ilikebikes
  • Red and White Block Pedals - @dogdart
  • Dogleg crank - @Wildcat
  • 3G BOA-G Creme 26x3.45 Tires - Bike shop buy out
  • Prewar cross bar longhorn handlbars - @marius.suiram
  • Snakeskin and Leather Grips - @Rockit!
  • Tank - ebay during BO6
  • Prewar heavy duty rear kickstand - @marius.suiram
  • Cleveland 1943 Leather Tag and Jewel - @marius.suiram
  • Motorcycle brake levers - @yoothgeye
  • Uncle Sam skull (made shifter knob out of it) - ebay
  • Royce Union horn (used with water can spout to make gangway style pancake horn) - @duncan
  • Watering Can Spout - Queenfish
  • Worksman drum brake cabling parts - @ind-chuckz
  • Jeweled tag light shroud - @ozzmonaut
  • Concho stars from belt - Yard Sale
  • RRB stickers - @Rat Rod
  • Cheerios bicentennial Don't Tread on Me stickers - ebay
 
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As I was researching different girder forks I came across this amazing bike. This is the inspiration for the sammich style fork that I plan to make.
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I will for sure! and am sure this will rock!! sweet frame!!
49 min until midnight my time
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We're pretty much halfway through the first day - I'd have expected to see multiple mock ups and design studies by now, King... :D
This one is gonna start off slow. It's all in my head right now. I probably won't get a chance to touch it until this weekend.
 
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I know what you mean, I'm in the same boat sort of. I've got to get my shop cleaned up before I can do much, so it'll be several days before I can even start mine. That's a really cool frame, though. I particularly like the double down tube that wraps under the bottom bracket shell. I can't wait to see what you do, but I hope that feature isn't hidden.
 
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Unique looking frame, I like the double top tubes. I have a couple of modern bikes built in a similar way.
 
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Unique looking frame, I like the double top tubes. I have a couple of modern bikes built in a similar way.
Love those frames :D
Go Twin Top Tubes! Ha Ha!
I don't know if you noticed, but this frame also has Twin Down Tubes that wrap under the BB and become the chainstays.
 
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That's a really cool frame, though. I particularly like the double down tube that wraps under the bottom bracket shell. I can't wait to see what you do, but I hope that feature isn't hidden.
Many pics of these frames obscure the fact that it has double twin tubes. I hope to find a way to accent the tubes to make this more apparent.
 

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Hey, that explains the term "5 Bar"! :39:
Imagine that. However this frame was actually called a Twin Bar (see ad). I guess to prevent it from being confused with the classic Monark 5 Bar.
 
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I know you'll give this frame your magic touch, love it! Also this was the winning frame in RRBBO 6
Thanks Carlton. Actually this is a different but similar style frame. Petrohead used the classic Monark 5 Bar frame with the straight mid tube. This is the "Twin Bar" frame that also has 5 bars but the mid tube is curved to match the lines of the top tubes.