First I cut off the part I can use. With a head tube welded on I have something I can start designing around. I don't really have a plan or theme in mind, I'm just building it as I go along with whatever junk I have laying around.
It does have a motorbike vibe, like a triumph frame without a tank. That's probably the direction I'll go with the design, although probably a little less classy than that harley and a bit more mad max. No engines this time though.. Yesterday I found some tubing for the chain-stays, but they'll have to wait until the crank is mounted so I know where the chain ends up.
Todays goal was to get the crank-hanger mounted. I used the extra piece I trimmed off the back of the frame. This took much longer than I'd like to admit, but now that I know where the pedals are I can design the rest around that.
I like where this is going . It's great when you see something and the imagination grabs you . Partners , friends and family all looking at you , why do you want that thing ? They all struggle dont they . My Wife often looks at things when I start explaining excitedly about an idea ...." Nope , cant see it " but that's half the fun
My Girlfriend has reactions depending on what I'm buliding.
Last year class 1 board-tracker - "Looks nice, but remember - you have a broken back, don't ride it too often".
Last year class 2 chopper - "Whoa! Nice, but getting on it will be a pain in the..."
Electric ZZR - "You have a death wish... right?"
MTB to gravel cheap conversion - "Whoa! A wheeler on Alivio group?! I Dreamed of one when I was a kid!"
Golden rule - never told her how many bikes I have right now...
That's awesome! I love how you saw what, to me anyways, looks like just a bunch of rusty box tubing and saw a bicycle frame just waiting to be built! Like some of the other guys have said, it's definitely giving me some old school Harley Davidson vibes, but I also see a bit of "cafe racer" in it too. I can't wait to see how it turns out!