ELGIN Decoluxe

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  1. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster)

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    Thank you all for the kind remarks! I'm thrilled that everyone likes the Decoluxe and the revisionist history that goes with it.:happy:

    This will be my one picture for the voting thread. I'll post it at the beginning to avoid any confusion for whoever is putting it together.
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  2. assa9

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    This is one the factory should of made. They would of sold like hotcakes. Excellent craftmanship and vision. Talent
     
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  3. Missing Link

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    Man, seeing the final product, finished and in color, after months of scraps and pieces, I'm blown away. You really outdid yourself this year. Too cool.
     
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  4. MplsCoaster

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    RM, now looking at the finished bike, I like the balance you have even more. It looks so right between the big fenders, skirt guard, tank and chain guard. The colors are just the right shade and "age". Then there is the details... Nice Job!
     
  5. The Renaissance Man

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    Almost forgot to post the official ridable proof with my daughter at the helm.:)


    Just noticed how different the color looks in the video.:confused:
     
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    My wife wants you to tell your daughter she has beautiful hair.
    Bike still looks great.
     
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  7. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster)

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    She said to tell her thank you!:emo:
     
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  8. Missing Link

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    Tempting fate there, Ren. It's kinda risky letting any of the women in your life, be it daughter or wife, ride your bikes. I've lost two that way, Mrs. Link would tell you she gained two that way.:confused:
     
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    It's always a fun journey following one of your builds!
    Sexy sexy sexy sexy details man!
    Congrats!
     
  10. G-Matt

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    I felt as if I was back in 1941 you had me hook line and & sinker ( but I new better) every part of this build , story & photos are A+ , top notch .
    Elgin built some Beautiful bikes but nothing like this . Elgin wished they had a guy like you back in the day. This would have been the bike that gave the Shelby a run for there money...
     
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  11. Georgeediii

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    As always your attention to detail is incredible. You have an ability to make bikes look weathered and custom parts look original that is rivaled by very few on this site or anywhere else. You should live at Sears because you are most certainly a Craftsman. Congrats on another success.
     
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    ....! Beauty, style, and grace. Carefully thought out and administered with sheer brilliance in every detail. My hat is off to you, sir.
     
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  13. The Renaissance Man

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    Thanks again guys!
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    Here's a little trivia about the Decoluxe... Between the fenders, braces and guards there are a total of 56 fasteners holding everything in place and only two of them are visible. The two that are visible can only be seen when the drop stand is lowered!
     
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    as my old drafting teacher used to say; "lookie lookie, here comes cookie!" man this thing is an attention getter. Great job.
     
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    I have a similar thing going on with one saddle but I´m not sure how much it would "affect" the riding :arghh:.
    Have you injured yourself yet??
     
  16. The Renaissance Man

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    No problems so far!:21: It looks intimidating if you start thinking about it in those terms, but there's really no noticeable difference from any other saddle. Also the edges of the metal piece are pressed below the padding and the leather so that hasn't been a concern either. This is the first long spring saddle that I've ever used and actually it's a nice cushy ride!
     
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    Congratulations on a well deserved win!
     
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    I am in love with the era from where the styling comes from, and the more I see it, The more I think I want to buy one of your tanks.:)
     
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    Thanks Chad!
    I keep them in stock whenever you're ready!
     
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    Congrats on the big win, see ya next year....:banana:
     
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