liberty boten done

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 10 FINISHED BIKES' started by bikedudeomaha, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. bikedudeomaha

    bikedudeomaha

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    I had a hoot building this bike. my starting point.
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    my finished bike!
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    last minute change with the bars and stem. the apes are just a whole lot more comfortable. the stem is a swan alloy. our aussie friends should know more about the stem.
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    love this headbadge. affixed it and the mercury emblems with moulding tape.
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    really glad I decided to use the rack.
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    a list of the parts used on this build
    1. 58' murray mercury frame and tank.
    2. Schwinn liberty headbadge, forks, chainguard, cranks, and

    truss rods.
    3. murray chainring, rims.
    4. jc higging rear rack.
    5. stubbie fenders (unsure who made them)
    6.swan gooseneck from the late 70's
    7. ape hanger bars.
    8. Schwinn varsity rattrap pedals.
    9. troxel saddle.
    10. wards riverside back tire, Schwinn typhoon in the front.
    its been great fun and the bike rides real nice. now the hard part...deciding who to vote for:D
     
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  2. Falstaff

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    Looks amazing,love the bare metal.
     
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  3. bikedudeomaha

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    thx Falstaff. im glad I kept it bare. contemplated paint more that once.
     
  4. Falstaff

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    I did the same thing with Artemus,I'm trying to get an update posted now.
     
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  5. KJV

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    Very cool. Nice job.:thumbsup:
     
  6. bikedudeomaha

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    thx kjv.
     
  7. OddJob

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    Nice work! Welcome to the Finishers!
     
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  8. LukeTheJoker

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    Nicely done! Congrats on finishing!

    Luke.
     
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  9. bikedudeomaha

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    thx guys. good to be done.
     
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  10. Funkme

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    Haven't done a bare metal frame yet,but it is in my mind,after seeing this.
    Sweet classic ride.
     
  11. jasper87

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    Sweet bike:thumbsup: I love the combination of parts:grin:
     
  12. bikedudeomaha

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    thank you both:cool:
     
  13. G-Matt

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    Great raw look , like the mix bag of parts they all look good together . She's a one of a kind cruiser !


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  14. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Great looking rat!
    I'd ride that with pride!
    WELL DONE!!!
     
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  15. bikedudeomaha

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    thx guys. rode it today, shes a keeper.
     
  16. Scribble

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    I'm in love with the bare metal :thumbsup:
     
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  17. SoulGarageOH

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    Fantastic. REALLY like the hood ornament.
     
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  18. jodphoto

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    Excellent machine. I love raw steel. My BOTEN, SLIVER is raw too. We bro's.
     
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  19. billy bob customs

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    Nice bike. I like the bare metal look. Great job!
     
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  20. Jarod24

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    :thumbsup: I dig it
     
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