Flobar 1937 (Wingbar/Flocycle)

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  1. ratrodz

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    So I started off with a half of a Wingbar carcass, meshed it together with my rendering of a flocycle back half! Hence the name Flobar! Some deep polishing brought out it's former luster!

    Crank assembly is from a flocycle, the "pie-crust" type and was crusty and beat up, so I had no problem doing some paint work to them! Center paisley monarch crank and arms went silver, and the ring red yo accent!

    Fenders were off of @Pookie42 wingbar and were not correct but fit the build perfect! Those were painted red as well to match!

    Grips were the starting point for color choice of the rest of the parts. And fit the flow of the 30's bike!

    The bars!!! The bars were from a Shelby arrow ( repop of coarse ) the swoopyness seemed to flow well with the frame and rear section I made!

    Speedo stem housing: was a raw rough recast which I had to grind, sand and file, cut slots and drill holes. Followed by more sanding and polishing to make it shine!!!

    Speedo: Stewart Warner "clipper"

    Seat: vintage Troxel in very good condition and is comfortable as heck!!

    Rear rack: another silverking recast which needed alot of attention grinding, sanding etc...

    Wheels: 26" Shimano's and they roll smooth!

    Wheel covers: Mooneyes

    Tires: 26x2 Thickslicks

    Stand: stock wingbar butterfly kickstand

    Pedals: teardrop pedals pulled apart and cleaned up, exterior was painted to match
     
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  3. Jake Sensi

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    Excellent flow and skillfully made.

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  4. Chad T

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    Awesome bike! Glad you were able to finish it. The red accents really look great with that cool frame.
     
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  5. KJV

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    WOW ! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  6. kingfish254

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    Great summer for you bud.
    You helped take your boys team to States AND you still had time to finish this amazing bike!!
    It really pops against that dark sky!
    CONGRATULATIONS!
     
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  7. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster) Pro Member

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    Those seat stays are so awesome! Looks like original equipment! Great job and great picture with the ominous sky.
     
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  8. Scribble

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    The bars and frame are perfect together.
     
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  9. Bike Bum

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    Man, is this bike sweet! Silver, red and black look great together. I would ride the snot out of this bike. Congrats!
     
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  10. Georgeediii

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    I cannot imagine ANYONE not liking ANYTHING about this build. If anyone ever tries to tell you that you should have done something different, you should kick them out of your garage and out our your life. Congrats on a killer bicycle!
     
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  11. ratrodz

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    Haha! I like your style bud!!
    I've had nothing but good comments about it!!!
    Thank you guys!!!
     
  12. A.S.BOLTNUT

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    Whoa whoa whoa , now that's C:cool2::cool2:L

    ~ Rafael ~
     
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  14. Onewheelsqueel

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    Style for miles.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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  16. Lipstick-n-Wrenches

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    So much style to this bike!!! I love those Wingbar frames and you took this Wingbar/Flocycle to the next level! Incredible build!


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