The PAU OPER - A work bike on vacation

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  1. BLASTER

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    ...on the other hand...some shiny, new parts here and there are nice.

    Sounds like you're talking about an older fork that has been restored.

    Still no headlight here.
    I do have a lead on a pile of old parts, though. :D
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    Looks perfect with the checkered chainguard.
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    Yeah this build came out real nice, an unusual frame plate with an unusual "hillbilly" engineered fork mount and a nice color scheme.
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    Thankya boyz!
    I like how it came out too.
    It kinda told me what it was going to look like.
    I was never quite sure.
    I like how simple it it.
    So much different than my other bikes that now look small standing next to it.

    I had a little trouble with the handlebars staying tight.
    There's shims being used with the '62 gooseneck.
    The leverage of the apes is overwhelming it, a bit.
    Spent about an hour jacking with it last night.

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    It was bottoming out so I went at it with a .......-file :p for some clearance.

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    That didn't work so the dremel came out.

    Then the hacksaw showed up and the tip got cut off.
    A fresh bolt and pair of fresh shims...and some lock-tite later, it feels pretty good.
    If/when they move again, I'll need to upgrade...nothing too modern looking though.

    Any favorite stems/goosenecks out there?

    Maybe some sort of set-screw would work.

    My local-est bike shop will have some chrome bullet headlights in stock on Friday.
    YES!
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    I had the same slippage problem on my RBBO2 with the apes, went to a BMX 4-bolt stem, no problems after that
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    Handle bars are still holding, socal_jack.
    When I got the bike it had the four bolt deal.

    Got my head light on.
    I like it!

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    2:00 in the AM.
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    The fabbed bracket still needs some attention.

    Now I need some sort of tail light. :mrgreen:
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    Nice job blaster that bike is looking sweet.
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    Thanks, man.

    Sorry guys....I've been totally distracted away from this lately.
    Final pics will be taken very soon.
    I mounted an NOS 1973, round reflector.
    Other than that, I've just been riding it a lot.
    Sometimes to the Walgreens drug store about a mile away, sometimes just 'round in circles on the driveway...I have a pretty big driveway.

    I need to throw it in the back of the truck to scout locations for a photo shoot. :mrgreen:
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    lookin good. good spot for the light. that's where im gonna put mine, when i finally get my ride goin.
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    I've been riding this bike a lot!
    I ended up repainting and using the 4-bolt BMX style stem that actually came with the bike when I got it....like socal_jack recommended.
    Stuck an Independent Skateboard trucks cross sticker on it.
    No problemos.

    I used it for October's Downtown Highlife Bicycle Club last Friday of the month ride.

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    We generally meet at the Alamo at 9:00 pm.

    This bike did great.
    Very comfortable.
    I was able to keep up with this crowd just fine and it was very stable on some pretty fast downhill runs....blowing past the fixed gear hipsters.
    It was about a three hour ride with a long pit-stop at a quiet VFW post for beers.
    ALL kinds of bikes.
    Not a spandex crowd.
    This is the second time we've done this.
    (That reminds me to update my Skip-tooth thread)
    The October ride fell on Halloween.
    I wasn't sure anybody would show, but there were at least 100 bikes.

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    Me and the wifee and our hot-rod bikes.

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    Deep in a massive, ancient east-side cemetery....safety in numbers!

    Really good times.
    Here's some random pics from the ride.
    Many were in costume.
    Many pics did not come out.

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    Haven't posted in several years already, but I have lurked a bit. Still rocking the PAU OPER!

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    What'd I miss? hahaha
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    Nice, glad to see vacation is treating you so well :lol:
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