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yeah, i felt the same way about those springers but it's what i had laying around so i decided to use it. i'm glad i did otherwise i might have never even thought about the different ways they can be used. now i find i have a renewed interest in them as well.
there has been many times after just pedaling up to the top of a steep hill in the middle of summer that i wish i had something to drink. however, i've never been a big fan of water bottles, they're big, bulky and not very attractive in my opinion. i needed something better, something i wouldn't mind having on my bike so i went with a flask. i just re-bent a aluminum bottle holder i had to match the shape then mounted it in the most convenient place i could and there you have it, problem solved.
i'll be using this cool little 1950's(i think) flashlight to make my headlight and taillight. the base holds 4 D size batteries so it looks like i'll be using everything except the handle.
busy day today, let's get to it...
flashlight idea worked out well. installed a visor off an old bullet light too!
taillight's lookin good.
best place i could find for the battery box... for the moment.
been saving this little chainguard forever, i FINALLY get to use it.
started working on the wrap around fenders. i only got the rear done today but the front will look very much the same.
at the end of the day 5/9.....
well, that's it for now. hope everybody likes it so far. more to come soon!
i think the ugliest part of any bike is the axle nuts so i wanted some hub caps to cover them up. but in an effort to do things as cheaply as possible i decided to make my own. i went to the hardware store and picked up the items shown below for about $8.00. i then used the quick set epoxy to secure the nut to the backside. after it dried it was just a matter of screwing them on. ugly axle nuts are now hidden!
hmmmm, maybe i've already revealed too much.........
fenders are done. diamond plate tank inserts are almost done as well. this will probably be one of the last updates i post until june or so. i still have a few more tricks up my sleeve and i don't want to tip my whole hand, but... anybody that followed my build build from last year might have a clue.
Last edited by fenderhole on Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Man that is cool!
How are you going to connect the coaster strap?
My Intro: http://ratrodbikes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3913
Patina + Rat = Me
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.
no, i won't be dropping it and flame throwers are old news now but you're definitely in the ballpark
yeah i thought the same thing when i saw it!
actually these aren't the wheels i'll be using for the finished product but i'm sure i figure out a way to strap that bad boy down!
hahaha! thanks deorman!
so i've been thinking about changing the name and theme of my bike quite a bit for the past couple of days. i started out having a rough vision of what i wanted the bike to look like but the more i progressed the more it seemed another path was meant for this build. so that being said BARBACUED IGUANA will now be named ENGINE No.9 (#9) it will be a tribute to all the firefighters everywhere that risk life and limb to help their fellow man. i can only hope that what i create will measure up....
As an ex-smoke eater I love your theme choice. The diamond plate should blend into that real good.
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