Back In(B) The Day

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 13 FINISHED BIKES' started by hammer mechanic, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. hammer mechanic

    hammer mechanic

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    Worksman INB with a bare metal treatment and various vintage parts.
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    Check out my build thread here: http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/back-in-b-the-day-finished.106367/

    I started with a typical Worksman Industrial News Boy frame that had led a hard life. Before:
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    Features/Mods:
    Worksman INB frame, stripped and clear coated
    1968 Schwinn Breeze fork
    Shelby truss rods with custom bracket
    Velocity Blunt 35 700c rims with Schwalbe Century tires
    Generic high flange track hub in front
    Sturmey Archer S3C 3 speed coaster rear hub with vintage SA shifter
    Westfield "Coffin" sprocket with 10T rear cog
    Schwinn "diamond" OPC
    NOS DID inch pitch chain
    Custom MKS pedals from Schwinn exerciser bike
    Generic stem and bars with Thompson Products coke bottle grips
    Permaco saddle with custom 7/8" to 5/8" layback seat post and generic clamp
    Crane bell
    Aluminum kickstand with "13 Ball" extension


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    Some shots from around town:
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    Thanks for checking out my bike!
     
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  2. OddJob

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    Great photos! I really like the cannon shot (pun intended) and the brick wall photo.

    Dig your mix of raw and black, and the brass bits with the brazed and lugged frame. Has a 'gentleman's hot rod' look to it, if that makes sense? ! :thumbsup:
     
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  3. léocwc

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  4. Dr. Tankenstein

    Dr. Tankenstein

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    Way to give this relatively ‘new’ bike some vintage flavor....I dig it!


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  5. KJV

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    Super Nice .:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  6. gowjobs

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    ^^^^This!
     
  7. G-Matt

    G-Matt

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    Had me fooled at first .
    Wow what a transformation.
    The more I look at this bike the more I like it .
    Dig these worksmen frames .


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  8. Brian macumber

    Brian macumber

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    Incredible turn around
     
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  9. hammer mechanic

    hammer mechanic

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    Thanks, man.
    I almost dumped the bike trying to get the cannon pic.
    I love to use the brick wall, but wasn't sure how clear the shot was. Didn't know how it would look enlarged.
    Didn't really plan on the bare metal until I stripped the paint. When I saw the brazing, it was game on.
     
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  10. hammer mechanic

    hammer mechanic

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    Thank you, sir.
     
  11. hammer mechanic

    hammer mechanic

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    Thanks, this is my third Worksman frame. I might keep this one for a while. Rides really nice.
     
  12. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Great bare elements tied together with classy bits!
    Dig this build!
    Congrats!
     
  13. Funkme

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    RAW !!!!
     
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