26" Muscle/cruiser build from the new guy is FINISHED!!

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 10 FINISHED BIKES' started by topnotchlsx, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. topnotchlsx

    topnotchlsx

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    My build is complete and I am super stoked with how it turned out! It started as a worthless 80s Murray Westport and now has a nice race bike look and feel. It rides well and is more comfortable than it looks but not something for long rides as the seat is low. Now, onto some pics.
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    Sad and broken after a failed attempt at a lay back seat-post made from old handlebars.
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    The vertical is OEC for Old English Cycles! My last name is English
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    Last but not least, another OEC decal
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    So there you have it! Let me know what you think!
     
  2. OddJob

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    Wow! This bike is one of a kind. Some very unique details and composition. The black and cream is such a classic color combo, but the bars, fork, holes...very modern. And it all just works together! Welcome to the Finished-line!
     
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  3. sdframe

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    It looks fast and purposeful. Your name is English, but your bike is bad-... American. Great vision, great execution.
     
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  4. KEMPRACING

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    Well for being the "new guy" , you sure did build a very cool looking bike , hope to see more of your work when your the old guy because your building awesome bikes , nice job and welcome to the finish line :41:
     
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  5. Chad T

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    Came out great! One of my favs..:thumbsup:
     
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  6. idiotboy

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    You built a great looking bike! Love it
     
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  7. Protowrxs

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    Love the look and feel of the bike. Good job! The holes do give it that old school drag racer feel along with the big and little.

    Good stuff!
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  8. emfife

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    Very cool.
     
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  9. jodphoto

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    The whole bike is a beauty. I love the clip-on bars. They have that hang-on-and-pray look. The skinny front wheel is a nice detail.
     
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  10. LukeTheJoker

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    Totally agree! This is so very cool!

    Luke.
     
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  11. topnotchlsx

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    Thank you very much! I sweat all the details so thats where I take the most time. I was worried about how the forks would jive with the curvy frame but it turned out ok
     
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  12. topnotchlsx

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    Thank you much!
     
  13. topnotchlsx

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    I will do my best!
     
  14. topnotchlsx

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    Thank you much! They are an important part of the overall look.
     
  15. Alby Moore

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    Man that looks fast just sitting there. Love the cream/black color combo (and the red on the inner fender and chain guard adds just enough "gotcha factor"). Beautiful work all around! :41:
     
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  16. topnotchlsx

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    Thank you much!!
     
  17. gsc

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    Nice job on saving the old hunk, love this style of build and you nailed it.
     
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  18. topnotchlsx

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    I appreciate it!
     
  19. theratking

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    That is a beautifully aggressive looking bike.

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  20. jlr551CFD

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    You NAILED it... From the inspiration to the final product... Awesome!


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