hmmm I know I did not spell flip the filter must be working overtime
cman thanks for the pic comment but that rich red is just clear coated primer and really looks reddish brown to the naked eye.
you all are correct, that tank really brought this bike to life and I cant wait to take a long cruise on it.
busy busy ?? its Winter I'm not supose to be this busy but I did get a little done. Bit the bullet for a disc brake for the rear , i just could not find a thing locally in a standard caliper to fit this frame so $100.00 bucks later I have brakes. :roll: here's the buisiness end
found a rider for the handle bar , some of you might recognise this guy
oh the delivery part got a little make over as well
a few more little details this w/e should finish it up
The brake looks great. Good bet upon your first test drive. A disk brake could be the new Rat Rod way. Your bike is meant to go fast as a true Rat Rod should be. The disk brake may be the way to stop the go fast.
again thanks for the great comments guys...its almost there or so I thought , after finishing the rear brake up I took it for a spin and all was fine in front of the house so we decide to go for a longer cruise thats when I found out the brake needed a bit more than I gave it..got to the bottom of the hill hit the brake and its slowing just fine?? lets see how good it will work , grabbed a big handfull and it let go ..twisted right out of the drop out ....what a mess had to carry it home.
Straightened the the dropout and the rack supports realighed the wheel and caliper then made up a support brace.
Took another ride today... all good so we went for a long ride, this bike is fast on the down hill and one brake is not enough for my 220 lbs but no mishaps just a cool ride actually it was in the mid 70s this afternoon ..nice and the brake got a good workout or should I say heat treating
just need to finnish the lighting and some cable ties otherwise its a good ride and gets up the hills ok with the mountain bike gearing its now a 15 speed.