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yup thats the donor lying back there............funny thing it was the male version of my wifes old bike
got my seat post made today and the saddle mounted....im not sure if im gonna cut the 2 top tubes off and redo them........forgot to bring some visegrips home from work and the back of the first bar took a dive when i went to weld it and i didnt notice till it was all solid....we'll see how long i can live with it like that(heres what i mean )
Looks good in the picture. I have a similar problem on my mini machine. The tube I welded in is slightly twisted in the top view and I didn't notice it until I had everything welded.
Bike looks great, what color(s) are you thinking of?
It can be fast, safe or cheap. Pick two.
colors.....im not sure yet ill probably let my son pick so im sure itll be red
still gotta cut apart the bars and do some math to get them to 'shrink' but still keep the same over all dimensions.
i know alot of people have been wondering about laid back seat post so ill pull this one off and show yall how i went about making one thatd support me with just junk parts i had lying around.
thanks for the comments
Hey sensor, I thought you had put the top tube like that intentionally. It flows nicely into the rear section of the frame, and it also gives you a little room to level the seat out if you get tired of your butt sliding off back towards the rear tire
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yeah i did put the bend in there intentionally(was going for a prewar camel back look) but it angles up in the front instead of being level until the bend
anyhow heres how to make a cheap laid back seat post.......
first take some cranks that you dont need.cut them at the tab for the chain ring,grind the threads down so the tube slides over(this is the discarded part)......
then cut a seat post that fits your frame(so it wont flop around and you can clamp it w/o crushing the seat tube)weld or glue it into place and do the same were the saddle mounts(you can make it as long as the cranks are or shorten it to fit your needs)........
then mount your saddle and low buck prewar seat post!!!
sorry the pics arent complete(took them after i made it)
hope this helps!
That's a great idea! I've been looking for a seat post for the 38 Monarch I did for my son, he wants the seat further back, Thanks!........Hey did you know that your feet aren't the same size! Must be a pain to buy shoes.
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