The Wormwood Limited

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  1. Strings_and_steam

    Strings_and_steam

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    Hello all-

    After a lot of work yesterday afternoon, and some tough decisions, here is my finished bike. I had to forgo my 'secret weapons' for this build as I simply ran out of money (and time to be honest) to get them finished the right way, and didn't just want to 'half rat' them. I learned a lot during this build (my first), and most of my time on this bike went to learning how to take it all apart, and put it back together. But I had a blast, and I hope you enjoy my build :)

    I give you The Wormwood Limited

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  2. icyuod2

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    too cool!

    i've been riding around on my western flyer x-53 for a couple years now without a coaster brake bracket.
    think i'm gonna dig through my silverware draw and folow your lead.

    that spoon bracket is trick!
     
  3. char

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    Brillaint! The paint is just superb! Nice build! :D
     
  4. Gold Street Customs

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    Love the colors, nice work.
     
  5. txcomt

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    Classy, but why no grips? Is the rider supposed to don gloves like the ones steam locomotive engineers used to wear? Seriously, tho, great job!

    Mike H.
    Irving, Texas
     
  6. xddorox

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    Very clean and well balanced build. :)
     
  7. Strings_and_steam

    Strings_and_steam

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    Thank you for the kind words, it means a lot that others here are liking what I've done with the machine :)

    The spoon bracket is supossed to be an Absinthe spoon (with the holes for dissolving sugar into the beverage) and I thought it might be a nice understated detail. I had other ideas for Absinthe related add ons, but I decided to keep it clean.

    No grips indeed, I've been wearing gloves to ride it. I wanted to get a set of brown leather grips, but just never got that far :(
     
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  8. icyuod2

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    The entire bike is just brilliant! but i do love the spoon most of all. ( and how it tie's in with the name/theme.)
     
  9. udallcustombikes

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    Great color combo. Loving the wood tank panel! Nice job.
     
  10. Boardtrack fan

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    Great looking build. Nice attention to detail. 8)
     
  11. deorman

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    Can't wait to see it turn green! :mrgreen:
     
  12. XC204

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    That came out super the paint details in the copper patina green really set it off. the hand painting on the details is makeing me want to try it. Oh nice seat! I just got mine new one on tonight when I got home from Col/wy trip.
    Gary
     
  13. 2WheelFlyer

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    Very nice color combo, unusual and classy!
     
  14. Hooch

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    awesome job!
     

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