Curved Odyssey, Final build

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 6 FINISHED BIKES' started by 28incher, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. 28incher

    28incher

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    I started this build on July 15 not knowing if I could finish it. Today, Aug. 01 was picture time, so I made it!........
    It starts out with a 1938 s t r e a m l i n e d frame painted to 1936 one year only colour specs. I went into this using only parts I had on hand using only NOS or repro add on parts. I gotta say I will never leave the painting to the last minute again as it created it own problems with slow drying (air dry enamel). I am re thinking baked on finish in the sun!! Being my first build, I have a ways to go.


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    I tried to tighten the chain, but even it seemed to want to curve?
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    Good thing for sod farms
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    One sixteenth of an inch clearance Clarance!
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    Third eye blind?
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    The first three letters are PER
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    Nearing the end
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    The End
     
  2. KickBackCycles

    KickBackCycles

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    This is my new favorite! Especially with the time you had to build it. It would have taken me around a year for something that nice! 8)
     
  3. ExtraBlaze

    ExtraBlaze

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    Great bike 8)
     
  4. gowjobs

    gowjobs

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    That is pretty!
     
  5. Hooch

    Hooch

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    wow very sleek and cool!
     
  6. ratina

    ratina

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    Wow sweet frame/fork! Very nice build
     
  7. King Zebba

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    Ooooooo! Ahhhhhhhhh! WOW!
     
  8. raskal13

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    This is quite literally the nicest CCM I have ever seen... I so want one.

    The colour scheme and details are perfect.
     
  9. '48 Hawthorne

    '48 Hawthorne

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    That frame and fork, even crusty, are worth a hefty penny! I love it! Good old Canadian history there! You are very lucky to have a Flyte, and you did it total justice! Ya got my vote! Cheers, Jordan
     
  10. imagearchy

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    If you could get rich from looks you would be rich!
     
  11. KOTA

    KOTA

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    Surely the most unique frame in the build off....You certainly did it justice. NICE!
     
  12. cman

    cman Moderator

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    Yep.
     
  13. 1manta

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    Most elegant build of #6.Very nice!
     
  14. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    I just fell out of my chair! :shock: ....Great job!..Great colors!...Great Bike!.... :mrgreen:
     
  15. herr_rudolf

    herr_rudolf

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    Hey...
    I somehow missed this one.
    I don't care about how rare a frame is, or how old, or even how much it is supposed te be worth. To me, what you've done to it, and how, to make it your own is what counts and I can tell you... this bike is absolutely gorgious. 8)

    Not sure ...but it could very well disturb the balance in my carefully picked top 3...
     
  16. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

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    Since this forum is open again, and since this frame is so "new" to so many people seeing it here, let me suggest something.

    This is a cool frame and fork, but when I look at it I want to see something else. What if the fork started, instead of below the headtube, above it. Kep the same shape as the stock fork, but would go out further to match the arch of the rear, I think this would look really cool for someone to customize if they had the frame but no stock fork. Or, they could keep the stock fork and add a matching arch truss rod going out from the top to match the rear.

    Anybody following me? I'm not suggesting it for this bike because this bike is done and awesome, but just thinking out loud.

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  17. Gold Street Customs

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    WILL THIS MADNESS EVER END !!!! my eyes are worn out from looking at all the beautiful bikes here, this one came out of nowhere!!!!!
     
  18. gowjobs

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    You won a vote from me. Classy, understated, and the bike from this build-off I'd most like to own and ride. Kudos, sir.
     
  19. texasbigjon

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    this bike is a jawdropper! 8) such gracefull lines on a frame that most of us didnt know existed! absolutely beautifull work. :D
     
  20. johnp.smith

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    So simple, so curvy, and so clean looking. Nicely done. Gotta be a top contender for sure.
     

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