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Yard Ornament -7/31 AS GOOD AS IT'S GONNA GET!

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 6 BIKES' started by z-bikes, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. z-bikes

    z-bikes

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    Re: Yard Ornament -7/30 Sprocket Fiasco!

    Got my seat last week. I was going to trade parts for it but shipping costs reared it's ugly head so I just sold some stuff to pay for it. It's one of the only parts that I bought for the build with the exception of tires and grips. I'm not including the nuts, bolts & paint. Put the torch to the seatpost to bend it, ran it through the buffer, then put them on. I like how the red leather matches the red wheels.

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  2. z-bikes

    z-bikes

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    That's it! Enough is enough. Good enough for who it's for. Will post in the finished bikes tomorrow.

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  3. SCHWINNRAY69

    SCHWINNRAY69

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    Too cool :mrgreen:
     
  4. 37fleetwood

    37fleetwood

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    just looked through your build thread. a really fun build chock full of rare and hard to find parts. I wasn't aware anyone made a repop of the Huffman Firestone chain guard! where did you run across it? also loved the photos with the Twin-Flex frame in the background.
    Scott
     
  5. herr_rudolf

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    Great workmanship and the headlight set-up is just too cool...
     
  6. z-bikes

    z-bikes

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    I think the guard was made by Chestnut Hollow in the 80's or 90's. It was on a Twin-Flex i bought from them on ebay which not surprisingly turned out not too well. The guard is a cast piece without any rear attachment. It took a lot of work to get it to look as good as it does.
     
  7. z-bikes

    z-bikes

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    Thanks for the compliment. I've had those H-bars for a long time and thought they were pretty wierd when on a bike by themselves. I was looking through my box of lights and came across the 2 matching Elgin lights and it just came to me to mount them in the drop sections of the bars. Finally a use for the bars!
     
  8. feuerdog

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    Beautiful bike. Great attention to detail. Well done sir.
     
  9. DeuceWheeler

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    Awesome work!
     

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