Post your finished bikes from the build off here
Well heres my finished ride...well for now anyways...All I have to say is its been great fun and I've enjoyed every minute of this build off my first. . I've learned alot and enjoyed having my brain filled with more new ideas. My hat off to everyone.
PERFECT!..........Looks like a custom "prototype" from the 30's. Very, very COOL!
MY INTRO/BIKES ... WHEEL WE EVER BE SATISFIED?
So glad you finished!! Love it!!!
Sweet gals.............they seem to get along quite well.
Practice makes progress.SOME OF MY OLD BUILDS
the bike looks amazing this is one of my personal faves
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Very unique looking! I'll bet you get alot of looks on this one. Nice job.
Hi terry that is something like picaso would have plan to paint , but it had to be you the one to create nice job
good luck count me in
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I'm glad you kept it raw metal, it really suits the bike well! One of my favorites for sure!
Cycling is best in good weather, but it's pretty good whether the weather is good or not.
can you tell me about the truss rods
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Owner of a '62 Schwinn Varsity... Rat Rod Road Bike?
Perfect, Terry! I reckon this is the most original and creative of the bunch
Yea the guys told me to put it in unpainted and I have to say its been growing on me to the point that I have plans to take it just a step further when my Christmas present gets here.
The truss rods are 3/8 copper tubing that I bent by hand to the shape of the ones that were with it but pitted beyond help the ends were done up in my vise and drilled to axle size. The copper and bare metal looked good together and the headbadge that I had been saving for years kinda got me to go with the copper.
Well all I'll say is it was fun to get it out of my head and on to paper and then to metal. I had my doubts about it being structurally sound for one Im a self taught COUGH welder and two it was out there on the design level. But I took it for another quick ride yesterday and it felt pretty good.
But thanks to everyone for enjoying it...you gave me one heck of a nice early Christmas present...by doing so
Definitely NOT your average, run of the mill Schwinnlumbia.
it's all about the bikes, man. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=50053
I was going to update my sig line, but I'm not seein' anything worth plagiarizing right now.
Awesome! It doesn't look like your welds owe you anything!
It's always in the last place you look!
Lets just say that I wore out one round file...my dremel and my right arm.
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