Interesting idea. Never thought of curved trusses for Monark straight springers.Wildcat said:I think it needs something more for the forks, maybe curved custom double truss rods for the springer. Something different and following the frame characteristics.
I'm not sure if I feel the hang sprungs for this frame, but I actually like these both with and without fenders on other builds.deorman said:Need fenders for the hang-spungs. :| Maybe a rack or something to balance out the Monark. :?
I like that one as well Luke.LukeTheJoker said:Yeah King! That looks great, the Monark forks look good on there, these would be my other choice out of those you showed there:
I love this frame, but I think you made the right choice. that flocycle frame is wicked!I almost PM'd on that frame when it was very first posted, but did a mental count of all my unfinished projects and decided I didn't need anymore. Then along came the Flocycle....
Thanks Pappy, I kinda follow what you are talking about with the paint. Part of it follows with my thoughts. We'll see how it ends up.kingfish...awesome score brother. I've been thinking about ideas for a paint scheme that would highlight the tubes of your fabulous Monark. In the '60's candy paint was all the rage.As a kid I worked (shop boy) for a custom painter. He used to use various hues of paint,that would usually be applied after primer,to get an almost 3-D effect in shadowing lace jobs,panels & striping then candy (almost transparent) would be applied over that giving it that shadow effect which made it "pop out".So,what if you,after primer,sprayed the inner part of the frame tubes a light color like white or silver then fade it out to a medium grey.Then shoot your final color over that using light coats til you get the desired effect your looking for.I know its some work but a bike of this caliber is worth it...just some food for thoughtToo bad you didn't get its original "pie crust" sprocket with her...P
Glad you posted the thread, I couldn't find it. That turned out super slick!!!!http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/38-Hawthorne-5-Bar.57438/
Here's the thread on mine. Can't wait to see what you do with yours.