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

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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (Parade Photos 6/24)

    the parade and festival were lots of fun.
    we had about 15 folks riding.
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    game face....
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    Barry and David came down from Smyrna to ride
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    my pops rode this.
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    lil sis on the BFK
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    yes, it says staff. heh.
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    cheers.

    oh yeah, i am gonna paint her this weekend.
    i am not using the monark fork. too rickety.
    still kinda want a springer. hrmmm.
     
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (7/11 update - new donor, paint)

    so now i have another donor bike.
    i had posted this in fresh finds.
    looked as though the frame was bent.
    upon closer inspection, its actually broken at the connections to the bb shell and seat tube.
    shame, the paint is so nice. i am going to make some sort of artwork out of it later.
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    i am using the fork/struts, cranks (had been looking for a nice dogleg) and bars from this girl.
    the wheels are amazing too and perfectly straight with no rust at all. another project....

    some paint on the fork, struts and chainguard...
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    i may do the frame tomorrow. if not, probly not for 2 weeks. (down to the wire)
     
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (7/11 update - new donor, paint)

    Too bad about the springer, it LOOKED great. :(
     
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (7/11 update - new donor, paint)

    Lookin Sharp Adam!

    I just realized we both have a straightbar/creamtires/dropbars look going on... but while you're having the black coffee with cream, I am having the strawberries and cream, or something like that. :)
     
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    so its been a while without an update.
    i just want everyone to know that i am 95% sure i will finish in time.
    i painted the frame finally.
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    now, gotta wait for it to dry.....

    i feel like this build has taken forever!
    i have built like 5 bikes since i started this one.

    gotta figure out where to go for a photo shoot.
     
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (7/22 update - frame painted finally!)

    putting her together.
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (7/22 update - putting her together...)

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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (7/22 update - putting her together...)

    Man, I love this bike already. I'm gonna build a boardtracker one of these days! Love it!
     
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (7/22 update - putting her together...)

    Looks good. Black frame and rims looks sharp with the tires.
     
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (7/22 update - putting her together...)

    Shore iz purdy. 8) No more wooden "tank"?
     
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (Parade Photos 6/24)

    Whats wrong with rickety? :lol: Nice bike man cant wait to see it done
     
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (7/22 update - putting her together...)

    i may have time to get it done this weekend.
     
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (7/11 update - new donor, paint)


    Dude...

    Yeah.

    It's that 5% that scares me though. I'd better run out to the garage now... :roll:

    Your bike is looking great btw.
     
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (7/23 update - saddle/bag teaser))

    Sweet!
     
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (7/23 bars up or down???)

    bars down?
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    or bars up?
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    i just need a chain, to put the chainguard on, and to try and knock out the tank.
     
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (7/23 bars up or down???)

    BARS DOWN FO SHO!
     
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (7/23 bars up or down???)

    I'm a bars up kinda guy myself, let the ride decide! :wink:
     
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (7/23 bars up or down???)

    I would say bars down, just not with this bar. just the curvature of this bar your running looks better to my eye going up. if you had a bar that swept forward a bit before coming back, I think it would look amazing bars down. maybe the camera angle isn't doing it justice? I know I had trouble with that when I flipped mine. fool with the angle it's clamped at too, I notice on my bike it made a huge difference in the visual appeal to have a slight down slope to the dropped section, if you go that way. Like deoreman says, "let the ride decide!"
     
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    Re: Black Coffee & Cream (7/23 bars up or down???)

    do which ever you want but f you keep them flipped bob them about 1"-1 1/2" and angle them down some.....they dont flow to well longer and level :wink:
     

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