Keep a diary of your latest build here.
I'm going for more of a vintage look. the light was next to nothing, but it's an all glass sealed beam bulb in the housing. I didn't try separating the lens from the back, but I'll consider looking further into a conversion if this battery pack doesn't work out. It's rechargeable and cheap.
Finally pulled the back wheel off to spread the frame for clearance yesterday. While I had it off, I decided to finally turn the tire around so the treads were going the right direction. While I had the tire off, I looked at the wheel, and decided it needed to be repainted. So, I pulled both tires off and sprayed the rims. Then, I looked at the fork, the lower part of the tubes are pretty pitted up, so, I painted them. Then, I painted the extensions for the rear wheel, the sissy bar, and I'll do the crank and sprocket tonight. This project is taking a new direction on me!
Didn't get to the crank and sprocket tonight. But, here's how it sits now...not happy that it's in pieces again, but its got some shiny shoes! lol
Rustoleum Hammered Black on the forks and Hammered Copper on the wheels. Love that paint!!!
This is pretty cool!
but, in my opinion, (take it for what it's worth), i think you should go with a smaller front tire. (skinnier).
the fat front tire kind of looks out of place to me. i think it makes it look like one of those 2 wheel drive off road minibikes (recon?)
when i read that you painted the wheels i cringed (thinking that you painted them red to try and get a rat rod look) and then was pleasantly surprised that you went with copper.
I would possibly go with a skinnier tire if it was like a 24" wheel, but, I'm really not into the smaller (diameter) front tire look.
Anyway...I was going to paint the crank and sprocket, but, after a few minutes with the wire wheel, they came back too nice to paint. So, here's a crappy pic with the crank back on. I have the old chain soaking overnight to clean it up.
Also, I polished up the original chain guard that I'll position when I get the chain on
you mean like this?
this is a bike i recently finished and it has a 24" x 3" rear wheel with a 3" wide slick on it. The front wheel is a 700 C off of a road bike with a very skinny, very low profile front tire.
Now that's extreme! Very cool!
Part of my goal was a VERY low cost build, and I don't have much for spare parts at this time, so I used both tires off of the parts bike that I had available. I really like the vintage motorcycle look that I ended up with and that was what I was kind of going for. That's what is so cool about this hobby, there's a million different ways to do this bike with the same parts. Can't wait to see what you do to yours!!
99% assembled. Waiting on my battery, and I might add a taillight depending on how well that works. The chain is SUPER tight with the fixed rear wheel, I may have to get a half-link to get a little more slack.
Unfortunately, we had a snow storm and the roads are VERY slick, so, I'll have to wait to test ride it to see what needs to be tweaked
Snapped some pics of the finished (for now) bike...
I am surprised that the bike isn't making the snow melt!!!
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Really Nice Job! Cool layout and stance! Great pics too.
Saw you guys up there are going to get pounded with snow this week.
Down here, we're set to get ~12" Tuesday. No slicks for a while
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