Pilot. P-40 Warhawk

1950 Firestone Pilot,
badged as
Seattle Sporting Goods Co.

Build Thread: http://ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/pilot-p-40-warhawk.108698/

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The start:
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Drivetrain:
Sturmey-Archer RX-RD 5 speed drum brake rear in a Halo SAS rim, Avid mechanical disc front, Bontrager H5 Hardcase hybrid tires, 2.00 rear, 1.75 front, Truvativ Bottom Bracket adaptor with SRAM BB + 42t single crank.

Other:
Surly Trucker disc fork, headtube reamed for 1-1/8” threadless headset, <insert name> handlebars, Brooks grips and toolbag, Gyes saddle on a 5/8”- 7/8” post from ebay, original truss rods, coffee cup bell, wooden tank.

(*photos and text subject to edit. :) )
 
Last edited:
Mar 26, 2012
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You need a cap like this and a scarf when you ride around on that cool bike, John!
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Seriously, lots of cool gear on this build! It looks like a well-kept cycle-plane from days gone by; with a new engine and brakes and a vintage clean paint job.

Well done! :thumbsup:
 
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