Cosmic Flyer

Discussion in 'FINISHED RRBBO 4 BIKES' started by cosmic flyer, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. cosmic flyer

    cosmic flyer

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    Here is the link:

    http://s990.photobucket.com/albums/af25/cosmic_flyer/

    Enjoy.

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    This is the first mock up.

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    This is my first attempt at restoring a seat.

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    My cat zoie is giving me some helpful advice.

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    Rivets have been hammered in.

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    Here comes the part I am not sure of. Soaked the leather in water to soak. I found a pan that when I pushed it in the leather bent to make the curves.
    I then set the seat out in the sun to set up.

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    All parts was painted with left over tractor enamel paint.

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    Bike rides real nice, it does take a wider circle to turn.

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    I changed the chain ring to a 40 tooth and put an aluminum plate on the backside for the red decal material.

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    The front spring is made from a buggy seat. The shackle comes from seat stays off of a mountain bike.

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    The rear frame has been lenghten four inches.
  2. roadmaster

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    sweet!!! lovin those brickwall blackwall tires on red rims with white paint. that was a color scheme i almost went with before i decided on what i went with. good job on the seat, too. i don't get the whole thing with the "leather strap" around the rear hub, as i've had a few 3speeds with the same thing. like how you extended the frame out 4", but would that be concidered a frame mod?
  3. 62hotrod

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    cool ride daddyo the dice and the hub shinners really add to the bike i just recently put some shinners on my typhoon it makes a little spoke noise but thats ok great job on your cosmic flyer.... 8)
  4. mikek

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    Very cool! I really like the way you "stretched" the rear triangle. Another clever idea to store away in the memory banks. The creativity on this web site is awesome! :D
  5. In The Making

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    i really like the white and red combo very cool bike
  6. SSG

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    You should do a how too on that springer, I'm really digging that. Great job on restoring the seat too!
  7. cosmic flyer

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    Thanks for all the positive feed back.The paint that looks white is realy dove gray ford tractor paint with some black added.The red leather and large
    head rivets came from a saddle shop. That piece comes from the back of the cow and is very thick.The buggy seat spring is a piece that was left over
    from my blacksmithing days, the other half is now a knife.I made two H looking pieces,they both would fit around the fork tubes.The top is welded
    to bottom of crown,the bottom is a floater. On the fork axle slot was welded a washer,the shakel is mountain bike seat stays.On top of the brake
    bridge was added two tabs for the spring to bolt to. cosmic flyer
  8. dwaynev

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    Very cool bike really love the front leaf spring on it.
  10. herr_rudolf

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    Nice one! The leafspring is a very nice touch.
  11. JoKeR63

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    Cool stretch mod, and I really like the sprocket.
  12. cman

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    Nice job on the Saddle.
  13. Heavy Pedal

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    A very creative build! Good job! I like the idea for the sprocket!
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    Very cool! I really like the seat!
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    Neat lines! Good work.
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    Classy chassis!

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