Black Coffee & Cream (8/1 - FINISHED!)

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    frame i will be using.

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    donor bike. i really hate to break this one up, but my girl dont need another bike.
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    gonna paint it gloss black.
    fat franks.
    fenders...dunno.
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    Re: Chromed Out, Big Muscles, Fried Chicken...

    Catfish Cruiser. Those tanks always remind me of a catfish. Add some fins.
    Cool bike!
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    ha! reminded me i always used to say the front end of my '96 tacoma looked like a catfish! that tank just needs whiskers! :D
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    joey mac now owns that tank.
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    Re: Chromed Out, Big Muscles, Fried Chicken...

    Cool, I started putting together something similar from a bare frame a couple years ago. This was as far as it got, aside from a gray/silver banana seat I got for it: [​IMG] The og tank won't fit with the lowrider springer though. ~Adam
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    Re: Changed my mind. "Black Coffee"

    Bump for total direction change.

    see above.
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    hmmmm, duh, what was that about? confused.lol

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    i had just done a flightliner for the space build. i had second thoughts.
    i need a good classic ballooner to ride with my girl on her WF.

    i am going to add a laid back seatpost (anyone have one?)
    a recovered seat.

    i have never gotten a positive ID on the frame. anyone know what it is?
    i was told most recently that its a columbia westfield.

    sorry for the change of plans.....i think this may be better.
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    Re: Changed my mind. "Black Coffee"

    I like the new frame. If you're going to paint it, it would be nice if you could replicate the old paint design. Nice donor bike too!
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    Re: Changed my mind. "Black Coffee"

    Definitely Columbia-looks 1950-ish.
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    thanks blink, now i understand. us old people sometimes taks a little while for things to soak in.

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    black coffee is a cool name at first thought i was thinking of the mighty mighty bosstones song cowboy coffee
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    ummm awesome!
    i always wanted to get it as a tattoo. never happened though.
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    ok, i mocked it up with the fork.
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    steering tube is too long!
    any suggestions????
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    Re: Changed my mind. "Black Coffee"

    Ive used the threaded bearing race from another bike, with the threads ground out. It still sits in the bearings,but isnt "attached" to the steer tube. Then re-use all the orig. parts. It works! :mrgreen:
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    how does that spring compress on that front end? is there a long bolt that goes thru and the bolt moves up and down or what? have never looked at one to see how they work. nice mock up.

    Outlaw

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