Momma's Boy is what it is

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  1. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Re: Momma's Boy is CRANKED UP 6-16

    Look for a 21.1mm stem, I had the same issue with my Fatbelly Bobber build.
    Not sure what look your thinking about, but...
    Here's a 'Wald' style one.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Juvenile-Bi...Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item35b9127039

    BMX style
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/STEM-BMX-Bl...Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5d329c6f87

    In black to match the bars
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/STEM-BMX-Bl...Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5d33ceb102

    'Schwinn-look' kinda
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/21-1mm-Chro...304?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35b7d03520

    Loving the color and look of this bike so far!

    Cheers,
    Dr. T
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    Man, that is one beautiful bike so far!
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    Moved Momma's Boy back to the barn for some work. Hung the chain, installed the original pedals (not staying) old rusty 21.1 stem, new bars and 2 different sets of grips along with an old B-17 Brooks saddle. What do you folks think, black or white grips?

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    Re: Momma's Boy is a rider! 6-18 lunchtime

    Looking real nice! I like the white grips, goes nice with the tyres.
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    Re: Momma's Boy is a rider! 6-18 lunchtime

    I like the black best
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    Re: Momma's Boy is a rider! 6-18 lunchtime

    I like the style of the black ones, but the white works better aesthetically, for me anyways.

    Honestly, both look great, so a 'WIN' either way.

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    Re: Momma's Boy is a rider! 6-18 lunchtime

    Tough call on the grips, I could go either way... you planning a rear black wire rack to balance those front struts?
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    Re: Momma's Boy is a rider! 6-18 lunchtime

    was pondering the use of the original rack in green and the support rods in black. By no means am I done, I have a ways to go before I call this DUN.
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    Re: Momma's Boy is a rider! 6-18 lunchtime

    Looks great, everything goes!! 8) 8)
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    Re: Momma's Boy is a rider! 6-18 lunchtime

    Tough, but I say black.
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    Re: Momma's Boy is a rider! 6-18 lunchtime

    X2 - I'm liking the black grips.
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    Re: Momma's Boy is a rider! 6-18 lunchtime

    During the ongoing search for cool parts on Saturday I stopprd by a local thrift store. I was looking for a cream colored purse to cut apart and cover my seat with. After a bit of digging around in the Texas humidity my wife pulled the plug on me. On the way out the door the owner asked what was I looking for. When I (6'1" and 330 pounds) said I was looking for a purse, I had her full attention :shock: I then let her know why I was looking for said "man bag". She told me she was going to Austin for the rest of the weekend and her sister (who has an upholstery shop) lives there too.

    Anywhos, thrift lady called me this morning, she got me a full yard of cream colored "pleather" for $15.00. 8) That is what I call service. I have enough cream to do 3-4 seats and a few sets of grips.
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    Re: Momma's Boy is a rider! 6-18 lunchtime

    Man,that's a great looking bike :!: It's easy to see the love you are putting into this build. I've never met your Mom or your Wife but I am sure they are very pleased :wink: Bravo 8) 8)
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    Re: Momma's Boy is a rider! 6-18 lunchtime

    I have seat issues. I think I'll leave the recover job up to my 12 year old. I'm sure he can't do any worse that what I did tonight. I bet I removed 200 staples getting this far. I guess I needed that basket weaving 101 class that my high school advisor recommended.

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    Re: Momma's Boy is a rider! 6-21 seat installed

    bolted the seat on this morning

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    Re: Momma's Boy is a rider! 6-21 seat installed

    Nice, really like the colors on this bike :wink:
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    Re: Momma's Boy is a rider! 6-21 seat installed

    I prefer the black. A guy did some similar colors last year, but his was a boy's frame. http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a259/ ... e_30_b.jpg

    Maybe the "Momma's Boy" theme works better with some lighter colors on it. :wink:
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    Re: Momma's Boy is a rider! 6-21 seat installed

    What a great bike and story.
    What's left on this build?
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    Re: Momma's Boy is a rider! 6-21 seat installed

    Really like your build! The name caught my attention. My mom was 56 when she passed 3 years ago. Was thinking about putting "Momma's Boy" or "Mama's Boy" on the trunk of my '64 Impala. I took her for granted when she was here. Now I drive by the cemetery on my way home from work and say "love you, Mom" because I know she can hear me and is watching over me. Your mom would be proud of that bike!
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    Re: Momma's Boy is a rider! 6-21 seat installed

    Nice color choice and combo. Refreshing to see a girl's frame get some attention.

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