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    I'm debating whether to use this '67 typhoon;
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    Re: Decisions

    how many bikes does the wife have(and would she ride with you and the boy)?
     
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    This is her current cruiser.
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    I just got it functional the other day with nicer pedals, seat, tires and wheels. I still need to detail it. She doesn't like the color though, say's it's Miami Dolphins (my team) green. She's a major Patriots fan (football season is interesting at our house!) , so I was thinking of painting it white with an old school patriots theme to it. I got these decals for it that will fit perfectly where the head badge would go.
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    Paint that sprocket blue and the chainguard red. I'm planning to put a pats penant flag on one of those bike flag poles on the back.
    She also has a Specialized Hard Rock that was mine before I bought a new one. I bought it used and it was a little small for me. She rides that one on the bike trail with us. Here she is riding with the kid. She has a pats t-shirt on. :roll:
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    on the other hand a three speed typhoon for myself would be sweet! 8) 8) 8)Decisions...
     
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    Re: Decisions

    the typhoon with some bolt on attitude, the paint is perfect the way it is IMO
     
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    Yeah, I could have her pats bike frame blasted, painted and scrounge some parts up real quick like for her B-day in July. then concentrate on the typhoon. I'm looking for a sturmey archer 3 speed hub for the schwinn.
     
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    She will be called Typhoon Mary. Here's the seat.
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    Tank build and seat post mockup.
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    Re: Typhoon Mary

    We'll she be spreading the ratrod disease?
     
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    Yes, the dreaded schwinntosis strain.
     
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    Here's the new seat post.
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    Here's the bike I borrowed that seat from.
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    It was cheap. (I just noticed that sticker tonight.)
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    There's a big wrench in the picture now... 8)
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    Re: Typhoon Mary

    Nice job on the seat post. You guys have got me wanting ti try that now.
     
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    are you throwing a wrench into our plans or did that happen to you? :p
    j/k really like the seat post!
     
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    Just a little imagery/smack talkin' because if you weren't aware....I'M the big wrench in the tool box! :lol: :roll:
     
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    Killer post!!!!!!!!
     
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    The handlebars and 5" springs for the springer frontend.
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    sweet!!! just want to clarify....you are making your own bars and springer right? :mrgreen:
     
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    Yep.
     
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    sweet! cant wait to see them done :mrgreen:
     
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    Started the bars.
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    Probably won't leave them that tall. I don't like out of proportion bars.
     
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    Wow, that is very impressive! I don't suppose I could get you to make me a seatpost like that... :wink: 8)
     
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    Nothing ridiculously large. These are about right.:shock: Heh-heh, just kidding. I couldn't help myself.
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    I'm thinking about 6"-8" off both the riser portion and the grip. I have to start mocking up the front end now to prevent clearance issues
     

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