Red Velvet

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 10 FINISHED BIKES' started by Kev Higgins, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. Kev Higgins

    Kev Higgins

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    Had a great day out yesterday giving the old girl a solid shakedown run with the missus. Bike performed magnificently and despite the dinner plate sized chainring rides quite nicely. It is everything I'd hoped it would be and then some. This is my David, Sistine Chapel and Mona Lisa.

    http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/red-velvet-by-hellcat-cycles.92459/

    This is Red Velvet.


    I wanted to come as close as possible to the original colour
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    40's Monark frame, Rolfast fork, Hawthorne bar
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    Jockey linkage actuated generator
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    The machined jockey lever operates a brass rod connected to a Sanyo generator behind the bottom bracket which powers the headlight and taillight via internal wiring in the frame.
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    Replaced the rubber pedal blocks with some nice custom billet ones I made. The pedals got a full rebuild and feel brand new.
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    Brooks saddle connected to the frame via a custom billet seatpost made to fit me. It's flush mounted to the seattube and held in place by two M6 bolts.
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    Sealed cartridge bearing headset and internal wiring through the headtube
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    This is the critical link between the jockey lever and brass rod and took some time to figure out
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    Custom turned bar end plugs
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  2. order99

    order99

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    Bravo! Bravissimo! Magnificent! That build looks so scrumptious I gained five pounds just looking at the picture...

    I other words, I love it.:)
     
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  3. gigmata

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    That is a superb color choice.


    - by Gigmata
     
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  4. OddJob

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    Nice work! Very clean, classy build. And with your custom aluminum bits really sets it apart from other similar builds. Looks like a great rider too; a rolling piece of art....
     
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  5. MrLeghorn

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    Excellent work and a SWEET looking bike! Congrats!
     
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  6. sdframe

    sdframe

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    You nailed it!
     
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  7. Chief

    Chief

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    Perfect!
     
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  8. LukeTheJoker

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    Congrats on finishing! Very cool!

    Luke.
     
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  9. G-Matt

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    SWEET , that machined aluminum is killer , love the peddles & seat post . Nice build !!!


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  10. SoulGarageOH

    SoulGarageOH

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    That's a great looking ride.
     
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  11. Funkme

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    Excellent build.
     
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  12. jodphoto

    jodphoto

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    What a beauty. Nice aluminum parts.
     
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  13. billy bob customs

    billy bob customs

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    Love all the machined parts. Such a beautiful bike . Great job!
     
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  14. us56456712

    us56456712

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    very nice job
     
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  15. gsc

    gsc

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    Very cool, love the details
     
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  16. LukeTheJoker

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    I have true respect for you building this where you live this time of year!

    Luke.
     
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  17. Falstaff

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    Beautiful bike
     
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  18. Scribble

    Scribble

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    WOW :43:
     
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  19. bebopblu

    bebopblu

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    Very cool build with great attention to detail ....you could start yourself a little business selling some of those billet parts to fellow members....
     
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  20. Pedal_junky

    Pedal_junky

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    Superbe. Or as they say here in America, superb! Very nice build, so many details makes my head spin. In a good way of course. :emo::bandit::bigsmile:
     
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