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That would be Indian
I Spent the past week scouring the interwebs to try and find out about this 26" Roadster. When I found NOTHING I decided that I must have the only one in existence. The bikes that I found that were closest were from India. I decided to give up on what this bike is and where it is from and focus on what it is going to be and where I am going to take it.
Here it is when I brought it home.
Rod actuated brakes front and rear. The front is the stirrup type.
And the rear is a hub/band brake
Some of the cool features the bike is giving me include
-Cool drop stand
-Stainless steel fenders with a cool ornament
-Westwood style Ayara rims. The chrome is great under the overspray.
-and The sweet full coverage chain guard. I'm talking front and back coverage.
The bike has been torn down and is ready to begin the process of cleaning and prepping for paint.
My vision as of now includes cleaning and polishing the fenders and rims, painting the chrome parts that are too far gone to save the chrome (unless I can swing a chroming deal) and painting the frame and forks.
I am seeing metal flake blue on the frame and forks and satin black on the chrome stuff. And a lot of pinstripping. Either all by one artist or perhaps hitting up our talented stripper members and having several of them attack the parts with their own style.
Last edited by udallcustombikes on Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:02 pm, edited 4 times in total.
Great build man!
I love this rod break bikes, I´ve done a few my self.
I´ll try to find a pic I know I have somewhere with an Indian (from India ) taxi bike and post it.
Keep up the good work!
Wanna see my rides? :
Time to move this one back up to the front burner. Went over to see Ratfink1962 and get a little help with a small frame modification since he has the tools I wish I had.
Need some opinions from the peanut gallery. I am considering installing a small spacer nub between the two top tubes. I used a small poece of innertube to mock it up.
One parallel with the seat tube, one ahead of it same angle flipped around, out of chain stay sized tubing.
How far between them are you picturing?
Or maybe in thirds? Make some paper tubes and experiment.
I think I like it better with the stubby tube.
Oh... and thanks for helping me break-in the tubing roller. that was super easy... Now Im getting all kinds of ideas!!
Here is a pic of the direction I am seeing.
Any one know where I can find some board track bars like this?
Something(s) about your bike scream 'Japanese!'; maybe the fonts used on the metal parts and body, and that chainguard.
I watch an awful lot of Anime and they're full of bikes like that. That is a very cool bike...
Got my spacer nub welded in and all of my paint stripped today. Here are a couple pics from the end of the day.
Looking real good
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