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Those bobbers are cool
I wonder if they would fit my Flightliner tail light
A day without laughter is like a day without sunshine.
And a day without sunshine is like.............night. -Steve Martin
I bought one of those pitchers from Walmart just last week! I use mine for lemonade since I had to kick diet drinks.
Check out my Build-Off bike: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster Klunker ☆
Man it's good to see matching tires and rims on this bike !!!!!
I didn't even bother with the grip shift. After watching the youtube, I adjusted the cabling and rigged it up the the old 5 speed muscle bike shifter. I knew it was going to need more cable travel, so I broke off the rear shifter detent tab. The shifter changes the gears pretty smoothly.
Now the next decision is an extended shifter handle. I really want to mount this the to secnd set of top tubes, so I had to break off the plastic t-bar shifter knob. One of my ideas is to cut up a teardrop section from an old skipttoth chainring I have.
Well I mocked up that idea with cardboard tonight. Here is a squence of shift postions from 1st to 7th. I still need to sit on the bike and see how comfortable I am with a sawblade between my legs!!! I may end up with something that looks like a drag shifter. I am really happy with how easily I got the stick shift working with the Nexus. Just tweaking as cosmetics for the shifter now.
I am saving the polish part until after I get all of the mechanicals done. So it may lose some of it's rattiness. The rear suspension arms and the front forks are going to be painted anodized red. And there is a lot of cleanup on the chrome frame. Really haven't decided on the seat yet. Could still be a nanner (but probably only if I steal an idea from another BO7 bike).
Yep, they are pretty slick and only about $5. They also come in yellow and the classic round shape.
I won't use mine for lemonade, but I may use it for crystal LIGHT.
I am going to play around with that shifter more. right now it looks like it comes back to far to look right. I may mount the new shifter arm at 90 to the original stick. That way, in 1st it would probably be just below the font of the top tubes then as I shift to 7th, it would be about 90 with the top. There is about 90degrees worth of travel from 1 to 7.
Is the location of the shifter going be ok with legs/riding/shifting ? Have you thought about laid back seat post? That thing is lookin killer nice work King! Tom
My legs won't hit the shifter because the casing doesn't stick out much at all. The stick shift itself has to remain fairly flat to clear the upper top tubes.
I have thought about a laid back post, but I don't want to have the seat hide the rear springer.
After seeing GrenP1s New Departure coaster brake arm, it gave me an idea for my stick shifter extension.
A coaster brake arm should be just about the right size and shape I need. Now I just have to find one that looks cool.
I still may endul using the skiptooth, but just expanding my range of options.
Has anyone seen any other cool coaster brake arms?
Maybe something like this
Or a Perry which and a cool curve to it
I have the same Perry one on my Grady Rocket build. It's super cool. I love coaster brake arms.
That Perry looks like it has the perfect shape for it.... But I might try and keep it old American for your build.
Hmmmm, you got me thinking again Green.
I picked up this heavy guage aluminum a couple of weeks ago. Maybe I'll cut one out that looks like a coaster brake arm, but see if I can etch it with something custom.
Something more to think about.
Char, if you know of any other cool ones you think might work, let me know.
That Perry looked sweet on Grady Rocket.
Thanks. Sure, i'll let you know if I find anything with the same shape.
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