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Yup...still looking good!
It's not a hobby...it's a way of life.
alright, i'm done with it till after the buildoff.
3 speed shifters installed. i used some of an after market suntour, a small 8 ball and the top of an old canada pacific(railroad) fire extinguiser.
rides like a dream.
E X C E L L E N T !!!
One of the best I´ve seen lately!
In my humble opinion I would do only two things on her:
1- Loose the tank/sheet.
2- Paint front spokes golden.
You have inspired me to start my next build,
this bike has giving me so many good ideas and for that I thank you kindly sir!
Wanna see my rides? :
C L !!!!
Matching paint for the spokes? ,yes!(maybe paint the tank insert the same too).
now give us some more of "skull-o sis"
turned out awesome! looks pretty done to me!
"My eyes are drooling!"
"When it comes to math, there's 3 kinds of people in the world:
Those that can count and those that can't "
Looks way nice! Check out the cover of Hot Rod mag. Augest issue car on cover has matching wheels. http://www.hotrod.com/featuredvehicles/ ... index.html
Bike Commuter all year long for last 13 yr
lots of bikes
Tig/stick/plasma hobby welder
That's absolutely devastating. (You know, in a good way)
thx for the kind words guys.
oh i'm digging the sheet metal, i wanna spend some time practicing my pinstriping skills.
that being said, its easily removed/swapped out
still not 100% committed to the color sceme, but it's here for a little while.
matching spokes is a must.
i do like the gold and blue together on that hot rod, but i think the white walls will set it off.
i know where i can get a pair of 3" felt white walls, i just have to make the hour drive.
May I ask what triple trees you used? I've been looking for a set of them with the dual clamps on them and haven't had much luck.
Every scrape, every bump, every little spot of rust you cringe at I glorify and ride proud. Because at the end of the day, it's another story, another badge, and another song to be sung.
canadian tire stores here in canada have a cheap line of bicycles made for the company (super cycle)
those triple tree's are from a cheap full suspention 24" supercycle i picked up for $10 on kijiji
(used the rims for a previous build and held on to the triple tree's)
the forks themselves are just stainless tube i picked up from the local metal superstore.
I think this thing looks killer as is. It's ratty as heck and you know it'll stop people in thier tracks for a look. I like the stickers on the rear wheel the most.
No Animals of anykind were harmed in the making of my bikes!
This build is amazing! Absolutely friggin' amazing!
It must have been the glue I ate.
I like the black, gold and silver combo. I agree, gold spokes in the front would be sweet. The plate brackets (the "tank" plate) might be cool gold too. I'm digging this bike
PEDAL GRINDERS B.C.+ C.C. OF SACRAMENTO
WOW!! Very cool build! It came out amazing and what a great idea!!
thx guys, and thx for the suggestions. i've been sourcing out more old car stickers. i just need to find ones small enough.
i'd like to eventually give the sheet metal an old school cascar/stock car style number/sponsers. faded and scratched up. then i'll probably cake it in stickers.