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I finally got Saltfats finished up just in time, here are the specs.
40s Hiawatha frame stretched 3"
Unnecessary brackets were shaved and left in raw finish
Clear powdercoated frame to show weld heat burns and original brazing
Custom side panels in raw coated finish with louveres and gold leaf scripting
Custom made sealed bearing headset
Fork tubes ground medical grade stainless
Lower tripple slightly modified Giannini R-2
Upper Tree from scratch to get the rake right
Fork tubes got custom aluminum pointed caps top and bottom
GRC 26 way adj. steering damper
Custom built stainless clip on style
Custom aluminum bar end caps
Heat wrap exhaust tape double layered.
From scratch Hardened Aluminum Pan pressed and then contoured with an english wheel and mirror polished top and bottom.
Stainless steel solid seat post and mounting bracket.
Stock Hiawatha cranks were stripped of chrome heated for torch marks and powdercoated to match frame.
Sprocket is original skip tooth
Custom rear sprocket
Modern bmx pedals with cut down cages and brass hardware.
Bicycle exchange supplied double walled heavy spoke 26"
Mooneyes wheel covers.
Schwalbe Creme Fat Frank Tires
Last edited by hillsmith on Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Oh YAAA!!MY FAVORITE!! Lovin the discs and louvers.
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Awesome build! I love the lines on your bike. Looks like it was built with one thing in mind. Going fast! Now you need to put a big gear on the front, pump those tires up to max psi and go for some down hill runs!
It can be fast, safe or cheap. Pick two.
need i say more?!
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I love everything about it...except the grips. Not that it's not cool as in with staying with the whole themed but my hands just itch looking at it. lol. My hands itched for a good few hours the first time i wrapped a header with header wrap and I learned to wear rubber gloves after that. I would kill to have that entire front end...fork, trees, clipons, dampner.
Ever since you started teasing us with pictures I've tried to picture the finished bike and well....my imagination ........dont work as well as yours. gosh that bike is down right gorgeous. IM a lover of the flats and FATS....from way back....I think the saying used to go...if it goes fast on 4 wheels imagine what it will do on 3 wheels ...well I say if it will go fast on 3 how about 2.....I think you used a high speed camera on yours cause it looks like its going a thousand miles an hour.
I only have one bad thing to say though............the pictures are NOT big enough....I like clicking and looking at all the fine details.....its a learning experience for me.
Love it Hill....
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