The 12 Year Project- 20's Shelby- Bare Bones, Bare Metal, Barely Finished!

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  1. LBCJ

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    Well, I think I made it- Half an hour early instead of half an hour late like last time I entered. Had to shoot too early since it was the last day but I think everyone will get the idea. I'm going to go ahead and publish this now! Thanks for looking! LBCJshelbyRRB11-01.JPG LBCJshelbyRRB11-02.JPG LBCJshelbyRRB11-03.JPG LBCJshelbyRRB11-04.JPG LBCJshelbyRRB11-05.JPG LBCJshelbyRRB11-06.JPG LBCJshelbyRRB11-07.JPG LBCJshelbyRRB11-08.JPG LBCJshelbyRRB11-09.JPG LBCJshelbyRRB11-10.JPG LBCJshelbyRRB11-11.JPG LBCJshelbyRRB11-12.JPG LBCJshelbyRRB11-13.JPG LBCJshelbyRRB11-14.JPG LBCJshelbyRRB11-15.JPG LBCJshelbyRRB11-16.JPG LBCJshelbyRRB11-17.JPG LBCJshelbyRRB11-18.JPG
     
  2. piercer99

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    nice
     
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  3. Scribble

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    Dude this is awesome, love those Monark springer forks.
     
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    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  5. Georgeediii

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    Understated but not under-appreciated. No way I could drive past this bike and not swing the car around. This bike is a beauty!
     
  6. Missing Link

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    Can't go wrong with bare metal and clubman bars on a prewar bike. Simple yet awe inspiring.:41:
     
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  7. The Renaissance Man

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    The satin finished bare metal is gorgeous! The color on the wheels and the small parts is the perfect compliment! Well done!!!
     
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  8. Chad T

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    LOVE IT! Man it's cool. Great job getting it done. You've been busy.
     
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  9. LBCJ

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    Here is the build thread in case anyone missed it.

    http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/in...re-metal-barely-in-the-finished-thread.98454/

    A quick rundown of the parts, too:

    Frame was determined to be Shelby- 27-28ish
    Monark repro fork
    stem supposedly for Monark bars with the full size cross bar and no flat ends
    '48 Dogleg crank-unknown origin
    solid skiptooth chainring-unknown origin
    Elgin front and rear aircooled hubs- Woot!
    Electra drop center rims
    Duro brickyard tires
    lucky 7 seatpost
    Persons seat with way too much time in it
    Lossa Engineering clubman bars
    Thompson "cola" bottle grips
    Everything on the bike is either bare metal, old chrome, brass, stainless, painted a muted gold metallic, or black rubber!

    Thanks again for looking!
     
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  10. LBCJ

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    Wow! The finished bike collage I just saw on Facebook looks awesome! Congrats to all the finishers. But it made me realize I've been planning to vote for about 8 bikes! Tough decisions ahead!
     
  11. LBCJ

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    Thanks man!
     
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    Thanks! It was a fight to the finish. I have to remember to finish at least one day earlier so I can shoot a little later!
     
  13. LBCJ

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    Thanks man! I like the way it all works together. I all started with the fact that the brazing is all over this thing instead of just in the joints. Played off that and here we are! Looks like you're killin it, BTW!
     
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  14. G-Matt

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    Great frame and fork very nice bike enjoy the ride
     
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  15. LBCJ

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    Thanks man. Former Long Beach neighbor Jesse James used to call some builders "cake decorators" and I guess it stuck. There a few things I will do to this one still but for the most part I like to keep them simple. Let the vintage parts and little details speak for themselves. I showed my lady yours and your wive's entries- hopefully she does one next year, lol! Bikes look good- congrats to both of you!
     
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    Thanks man. It was hard to cut them down- I guess they're going to stay on this one permanently!
     
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    Love that brass and bare metal
     
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    Missed this build, only just came across it in the voting thread. Beautiful bike!
     
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    Love your bike! This subtle rider is so very well finished, and totally my style of build. Almost perfect IMO. Voted for you like many, and for good reason. Great job on this bike.
     
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    Thanks man. Much appreciated!
     

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