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Added some wheel lights to my felt tonight, Radlicht from Germany, only showing one as I did mot have enough batteries for the front ones to try but you get the idea!
 
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I went out and had a trying time photographing the Speedster. There are two reason why it is difficult to photograph.

1) The reflective tank logo screws with the sensor - even when the camera is in manual mode. I rarely use any filters or auto modes.
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2) The second reason this is hard to photograph is the color. It is hard to adjust for and it seems to change color vastly (to a photographer) in shaded areas.

Speedster-promo.png


The one below is my favorite pic from the shoot. It really sells the look.
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Inverse brake levers leave a lot to be desired - like stopping. I took regular Sturmey-Archer levers and reversed them. They work beautifully.
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Minutes before this pic was taken I switched the pedals to the ones you see here and I swapped out the chain ring for a polished 1909 chain wheel which I instantly hated (after trying to buy one for a year.) I went back to my original chain wheel which I liked better.
Speedster-promo.png


This thing began life as elements in the ground. After that somebody made a Felt Baron 2. A man named Ray sold it to me. Since I almost never use Felt wheels he's buying the wheels for 2/3 what he sold me an entire bike for. I am throwing in tires and tubes as well. I always use new ones anyway because I often offer my builds for sale.
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That being said, here is the full story behind this bike:
"The Need for Speedster"
http://ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/the-need-for-speedster.92619/ via @ratrodbikes
 
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I feel like an awkward pre-teen amongst seasoned adults, with some of these beautiful bikes!

Ya'll are an inspiration!

~Will
 
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Well GIG - looks like you built another one , it's a good lookin machine - glad you went with no front fender - really shows off the fork !
And I'd like to see the way you mounted the shifter on the fork ( closeup) - it's Interesting and I'm wondering how it works - well... While you are riding ? Easy to get used to?

Overall though it's kinda awesome !
I'm looking forward to the Felt build sporting the lefty !



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I went out and had a trying time photographing the Speedster. There are two reason why it is difficult to photograph.

1) The reflective tank logo screws with the sensor - even when the camera is in manual mode. I rarely use any filters or auto modes.
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2) The second reason this is hard to photograph is the color. It is hard to adjust for and it seems to change color vastly (to a photographer) in shaded areas.

View attachment 10869

The one below is my favorite pic from the shoot. It really sells the look.
View attachment 10877

Inverse brake levers leave a lot to be desired - like stopping. I took regular Sturmey-Archer levers and reversed them. They work beautifully.
View attachment 10868

Minutes before this pic was taken I switched the pedals to the ones you see here and I swapped out the chain ring for a polished 1909 chain wheel which I instantly hated (after trying to buy one for a year.) I went back to my original chain wheel which I liked better.
View attachment 10869

This thing began life as elements in the ground. After that somebody made a Felt Baron 2. A man named Ray sold it to me. Since I almost never use Felt wheels he's buying the wheels for 2/3 what he sold me an entire bike for. I am throwing in tires and tubes as well. I always use new ones anyway because I often offer my builds for sale.
View attachment 10870 View attachment 10871 View attachment 10872
That being said, here is the full story behind this bike:
"The Need for Speedster"
http://ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/the-need-for-speedster.92619/ via @ratrodbikes
Looks nice GIGZ! You did a very fine job, a lot of attention to detail.:thumbsup:
 
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Well GIG - looks like you built another one , it's a good lookin machine - glad you went with no front fender - really shows off the fork !
And I'd like to see the way you mounted the shifter on the fork ( closeup) - it's Interesting and I'm wondering how it works - well... While you are riding ? Easy to get used to?

Overall though it's kinda awesome !
I'm looking forward to the Felt build sporting the lefty !



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The Lefty build, "Skip," is not going smoothly. I am having crank spindle bearing troubles and and the fork is either too loose or too tight. It will come along.


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Well GIG - looks like you built another one , it's a good lookin machine - glad you went with no front fender - really shows off the fork !
And I'd like to see the way you mounted the shifter on the fork ( closeup) - it's Interesting and I'm wondering how it works - well... While you are riding ? Easy to get used to?

Overall though it's kinda awesome !
I'm looking forward to the Felt build sporting the lefty !



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I've done this sort of mount before. Your mind just learn where the gears are so it's livable. I had initially wanted to add a suicide shift to it and mount the shift knob near the crank or under the tank. Mounting on the fork was not as cool but it has a clean look to it. It actually is not so different than the controls on the original board track racers. Thank you for the complements.
 
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I've done this sort of mount before. Your mind just learn where the gears are so it's livable. I had initially wanted to add a suicide shift to it and mount the shift knob near the crank or under the tank. Mounting on the fork was not as cool but it has a clean look to it. It actually is not so different than the controls on the original board track racers. Thank you for the complements.
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I've done this sort of mount before. Your mind just learn where the gears are so it's livable. I had initially wanted to add a suicide shift to it and mount the shift knob near the crank or under the tank. Mounting on the fork was not as cool but it has a clean look to it. It actually is not so different than the controls on the original board track racers. Thank you for the complements.
I like that speedster gig
 
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