Nice formwork on the ends, I never considered pressing a seperate end on them. Ive shoved a steel "puck" in the end of conduit before to make a stronger bolted joint.
If the tubing is galvanized, try polishing it, you can get a reasonably shiny finish.
Looks like a really fun build, Im having fun following it.
They didn't come out bad! The paint I had on hand that I thought was ivory was more of a spoiled cream color and dried darker than expected. I'll have to respray with a lighter color then we can call this one done!
No more spoiled cream! Close up of the completed dropouts. I picked up a better off-white color at the local hardware store this morning that is a lot closer. Also found a nice pair of shiny-chromey axle nuts in my parts stash while digging for something else.
So my wife pointed out to me that the gold fluted seatpost and red grips didn't look quite right. She has better eyes than I do for stuff like that so I had to agree...
This thing uses a short, strange diameter post but the build doesn't really require a longer one so I put the original back on. This also eliminated all the ugly beer-can shims I had to make to get the BMX post to fit. It is is actually nickel plated, not chrome and received a quick polish. While it was in the stand, I swapped out the grips with some black ones. The red Ourys will end up on another project eventually...