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Thanks for all of the compliments, opinions and suggestions. She rode great to the the fireworks and the bike sits so low that it made a great place to sit and watch the show. Also because it sits so low, it was super easy just using my feet on the ground to "skateboard" my way through the crowds.
I decided that I am not putting any cushion on. It would detract from the board. I may taper the front just a little bit. It doesn't make you ride to bow legged, but an inch off of each side at the front 6 inches should help. If I do it, I will have to finish it with a rough rasp and scrub more or the artwork off near the new edge. I don't want it to look like a new cut.
Just won this bottle opener that will probably go on the seat tube or back lip of the skateboard.
I love how it has a magnet to catch the bottle caps. I wouldn't want to get a flat tire from the caps.
I also tested using an old turn of the century liguor crate on the back. I am thinking it is just a bit too big for this build. It would be cool as a trailer though.
Looking good so far I personally like it with a seat better, its your bike though, build how you want it Keep up the good work
I am considering making a RRB Brewery Six Pack Sampler for the rack.
Commemorating the past 5 winners.
#1 - Iron Ghost Springer Seat Wheat
#2 - Ratty Truck 40W Stout
#3 - Madd Hops Hammer Brown Ale
#4 - Galt Town Brooligan Dubbel Carb Porter
#5 - SSV Supernaut Lead Sled Dunkel
#6 - ????????????? Mystery Beer
I like the wine crate on it. you just need to bolt on sablizer bars. with some kinda cool looking traing wheels on the stablizers.
I am leaning more towards not using the booze crate, but instead just have a six-pack on the back with some bike chain tie downs.
I am considering a porteur rack out front from an old pepsi woodend crate I have.
Just won a set of old beer cans to use for fabricating some beer details on the bike.
Think I might use the Billy Beer, Nudie, or Old Froshinslosh for the headlight.
The others might be used to fabricate a chainguard ro fenders. I'll have to wait until they arrive.
I had planned on using a label from Rogue Dead Guy Ale as my headbadge, but one of these might work instead.
I have to use Miss Olde Frothingslosh somewhere.
You have to love this quote from her obit in 2000
"Some people go their whole lives without finding their niche, their place in the world, where they belonged."
"My aunt belonged on a beer can."
http://www.post-gazette.com/obituaries/ ... arsha2.asp
I think I may have found my headbadge!
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I am not done yet. I am desperately trying to track down one to two bottles of New Belgium Breweries Super Cru beer. The closest ones are almost 2 hours aways. These are the larger bomber bottles (22 oz). I am planning on using one or two side by side as my bike tank.
Look at the painted design on the bottle and you will see why I really want this bottle. If not I will use one of the other Lips of Faith series of beers since the have cool artwork and it is a painted bottle and not a paper label.
http://www.newbelgium.com/beer/detail.a ... 3f87c294f3
Check out New Belgium's latest Fat Tire bike contest below.
Went by Habersham Beverage today and picked up a New Belgium "La Folie" sour brown ale. La Folie means The Madness. I think I am going to stick with this bottle. The design is more intricate than the Super Cru and matches the bike well. Here is the tank mock up with tape.
And here is it with copper plate hanging strap. This is the general route I am going to take.
Found this cool piece of copper at HD. It is going to be the bracket to my beer can headlight.
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