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Sweet Liberty

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 4 FINISHED BIKES' started by Tommy Atoms, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. Tommy Atoms

    Tommy Atoms

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    I had alot of fun Ratrodding this old Schwinn for the past couple months. So here is the before shot.[​IMG] And the forks.[​IMG] Here is the bike as it sits today.[​IMG][​IMG] Here are some close-ups of the changes I made to it. First I had to make the pivots for the fork and I had to add the pencil brace to the handle bars.[​IMG][​IMG] I also modified the seatpost for a more layed back feel and I made this rear tank which I also call the "trunk" I have now removed it so it had a more hot rod look for the other pics.[​IMG][​IMG] And lastly the modified chainguard. I swear I musta gained a few horse ( I mean human) power from the aerodynamics of this thing. :lol: :) :p this is also my favorite piece on this bike and is the attention getter.[​IMG] And a little home stripes (my first try with a brush)[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. RatRodDad

    RatRodDad

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    Nice job on the build. I love the chainguard.

    I also really like the frame with the dual lower bars.

    Great looking bike.
     
  3. Metal Militia

    Metal Militia

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    well done. looks like a smooth ride.
     
  4. deorman

    deorman

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    I salute you sir, some stars in the blue would be even better. :)
     
  5. mastronaut

    mastronaut

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    Sweet Glory! A vast improvement from the before bike. The springer Higgins Bee hive? It makes me put me hand on me heart..... 8)
     
  6. mikek

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    NIce job! Your seat post is interesting. As a former military officer, I salute you as well! :D
     
  7. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    looks so good
     
  8. Tommy Atoms

    Tommy Atoms

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    Thanks guys but really I salute all of the men and women that have and are currently serving our great country. Thank you guys!
     
  9. herr_rudolf

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    thats a nice result! And your right. The chainguard is absolutely sweet! good job.
    Well done!
     
  10. ej599

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    One of my favorite all time frames. Great work on the chainguard.
     

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