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Thanks Skipton! I'm hoping the seat will be set soon, the guy said it would take 7-10 days (as of thurs 3/24) so I'm hoping I'll hear from him any day now.
I've also been contemplating handlebars more and more. I have had no luck so far, and I wil llikely be using the set that's there currently until I can get something better. However last night I was browsing around on ebay and had a brain wave, and I've got a 'dastardly secret plan' for how I might make some...BWAHAHAHA! *cough* excuse me
Well it's been a while, I've been wicked busy with college and graduation stuff/things for next year.
I talked to my upholster-er this afternoon. His had first told me the seat would be done in 7-10 days (that was on March 24...). I'm glad I called, becasue he apparently 'hasn't gotten to it yet'. He assures me he will be done with it tomorrow or saturday, I'm really hoping that's true. The weather is turning fairly nice here, and I've been riding my mountain bike to campus the past few days (not an enjoyable bike to ride!)
Hang with me, I'm hoping to button this up soon!!
I got a call from my upholstery place that the seat was finally ready. My father picked it up for me last night, and sent me these pics. Just from these pics alone, I'm impressed. The upholstery guy wasn't quite sure what to do with this, and all he had to go off of was a couple of pics of old boardtracker seats I had printed for him with the 'wings'. This was also complicated for him becasue this seat had no seat pan, so he wasn't sure how he was going to attach things. I had him line it with 1/2 inch of upholstery foam for comfort, and I chose a slightly lighter colour leather as it will likely darken in some time, and I didnt want it to look like a cowpie. I think it's going to look stellar on the machine!
I'll be heading back to Sheboygan this evening, and hope to get the seat all put back together. Stay tuned, we're getting really close boys and girls!
Here's a few shots of the seat assembled and slid onto the bike
And after a trip to my LBS this morning, I have a different set of grips and this machine is a rider! Full photo spread coming soon to a thread near you!!! Here's a risque centerfold to get your attention
C'mon, let's see the whole thing Am I the only one who thinks your rear wheel is crooked
the seat is prefect!
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Im workin on it, photobucket is giving me problems trying to get the pics hosted but I'll get them on here as soon as I can.
I realized that when I was looking at the pic again too, so much so that I checked the alignment out to be sure. It is centered and rolls true, but my rear fender is kind of crooked. When I bobbed it, I had to remove the rear support braces which helped keep it center. Consequently, it can shift side to side ever so slightly, and when looking at it from behind it's pretty obvious if its out of line. So the wheel is dead straight within the frame, but the fender is crooked in the pic
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Thanks Pie! Haha you're more than welcome to make one, go for it! I've by no means got any sort of rights to this style, and am not the first person to try this. In hindsight I almost wish I had waited for the buildoff, but my summer's probably going to be crazy and I don't know if I'd even have the time to do it. If I do have the time, Ive got a few more ideas for diamond frame boardtrack tributes... I'm excited to see so many diamond frames in the build off this year already!
Or Path Racer Pashley Guv'nor clone?
Dogbreath, what a beauty! I'm loving what you've done there, and the drum brakes are phenominal! I would have loved to have the budget to run that set up on the Merkel. The orange brake pads I have are working quite well however, no scuffing on the rims just some slight wear down to grey primer streaks so far.
Thank you sir! Future projects? Wellllllllllllllllllllllllll... I don't think they will be any time too soon, but I'd like to make a small 'fleet' of diamond-frame boardtracker replicas, especially based on a Excelsior, Indian, Cyclone, and Maybe a Yale or something similar. My inspirations (none of these/these pics are mine, by the way):
I'm also in the RRBO6 with my 'Hotrod Hobbyhorse', although the build has been stalled for the past month due to re-location and lack of workspace. Hoping to be 'rolling' on that again soon!
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