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Basman 883

Discussion in 'GALLERY' started by Lowjack'r, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. Lowjack'r

    Lowjack'r

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    Hello i'm new here.
    My name is Jack and i'm living in the south of The Netherlands.
    I bought the Basman last August 2 nd hand from a guy from Belgium.
    During the winter months i did a little build over,and made it a little more my bike.
    I call it Basman 883 because it has: Nexus (8) spd, Rigida DHL (8)0 mm rims, (3).0 Thick Brick WW on it.
    Here some pics of the Bas so far.

    When I bought it.
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    Put a taillight on it.
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    And a Headlight.
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    Also put a 346 3 piece crank with 346 spade pedals on it.
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    Then some bigger changes took place.
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    I didn't like the 346 seat, it looked a little flying high to me. :roll:
    So i decided to mount a old Brooks B33 saddle.

    This is how it looks right now. :shock:
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    The Brooks B33 saddle with tripple rails and twisted springs all in chrome.
    And the taillight comes out inbetween the springs.
     
  2. ratina

    ratina

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    Those rims/tires are sweet!
     
  3. Markm

    Markm

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    very nice!! 8) 8)
     
  4. Dr. Tankenstein

    Dr. Tankenstein

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    Classic Basman, beautiful.
     
  5. Hammond Eggz

    Hammond Eggz

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  6. Ace

    Ace

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    Looking good, I especially dig that headlight - what brand is that ?

    Here's my Basman: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=22529

    Not finished yet by far, need to pay the Dome a visit soon 8)
     
  7. ohchusan

    ohchusan

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    @Lowjack'r..

    yes! i agree! that brooks looks soooo much better on your bike than that first one! good call!
     
  8. Lowjack'r

    Lowjack'r

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    The headlight is a motorcycle headlight from the 50's.
    Took me some work to make it nice, and made Leds and batteries in it also.

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    This was how it looked when i found it on MP.

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    After i removed the paint.

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    After all the holes were welded down.
    The mounting was made a little longer and the hole bigger to fit under de A-head stem.
    The Leds and batteries ready to go inside.
     
  9. A.S.BOLTNUT

    A.S.BOLTNUT # 1 Seller !

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    nice,that bike is screaming with style... 8)
     
  10. Ace

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    Nice handywork on that headlight, also it's got a great looking lens, I like it a lot.
    I need to look up how to convert to LEDs, you make it look so simple ! (I admit, electricity is not my strong point...)
     
  11. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Wow! :mrgreen: very cool Basman
    The brooks does look much better nice job on all the changes
     
  12. boogieman

    boogieman

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    coooool bike...
     
  13. Lonewolf

    Lonewolf

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    Totally.

    Awesome, Man.
     
  14. Lowjack'r

    Lowjack'r

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    On it's way to The Netherlands.
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    :mrgreen:
     
  15. Uncle Stretch

    Uncle Stretch Moderator

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    Gee those Basman's are popping up everywhere. Glad there is still people with money.....Looks really nice. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
     
  16. Ace

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    I hear there's even been one spotted as far as Pearland, Texas Paul :lol:

    Nice clocks Jack, seen them before and they are pretty cool 8)
     
  17. coasterbrakecustoms

    coasterbrakecustoms

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    Insanity! Absolutely stunning! Great eye!
     
  18. Lowjack'r

    Lowjack'r

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    Yeah i know.
    Big Al has them on his Orange Muscle Bike.
    Thanks to Al i could purchase a set of them.
    I think they gonna look great on my bike too. :mrgreen:
     
  19. Gdcast

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    Awesome look, the front end is just perfect, looks like a motorcycle, I love it!
    Done the same with a Miller headlight some time ago, shiny! 8)
    Those tires are haunting me! My kingdom for a pair of fat white thickbricks!!!
    Welcome 2 the forum man!!!

    Uncle, I love the Baseman I have no $ and a welder lying around, what can I do? :D :D :D
     
  20. Puscavnik

    Puscavnik

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    Hi,
    may I ask what are the forks and how they go with 80mm front rime and tyre?
    thx.
    Regards, Matjaz
     

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