'Gas Pipe Special' - Finished at last :)

cman

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Dec 4, 2006
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Boise,ID
Re: Indi-ain't

My wife's Hollywood came with the fork setup backwards like that. There is more load on the spring so makes for a cushy ride.
 
Re: Indi-ain't

Been busy getting ready for a family vacation so I haven't had much time to work on the bike. Swapped the bars and stem for something that looks a more board-tracker. Gonna wrap the bars somehow to get rid of the shine and make them blend into the rest of the bike. Twine and lacquer maybe?





I'm off to BC for a couple of weeks, gonna look for some nice weathered driftwood to make a tank out of....
 
Re: (Indi-ain't) Name change - 'Gas Pipe Special'

Wow, a not long to go and soooo much to do...

Figured out a fix for my bent seatpost problem (see also the name change). Nothing some steel pipe, fittings and metal-epoxy can't fix:



Gotta work on a tank and shifter this weekend, will post more pictures when I'm done
 
Nov 18, 2007
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Massachusetts
Re: (Indi-ain't) Name change - 'Gas Pipe Special'

Looks GOOD!..That's about the third "fix" for a laid back seat post....And this one is VERY, VERY COOL! 8)
 
Re: 'Gas Pipe Special' - Update Aug 30

Ok, got a lot to do today. I've been very busy at work all week building up 70+ samples for a bicycle show so I've been too beat to work on the rod...

Time to build a shifter. Got this off ebay and I was planning to attach it to the seatpost but it was too difficult to shift comfortably. The mount is too small to go on the seat-tube so a hacksaw and some steel strapping will fix the problem;



Found this old lumber spike washed up on a beach in BC. I wish I could keep all of the pebbles and rust but most of it fell off when I was cutting it down:





Ok, time to mount it:



Mmmmmm... the shifter looks out of place...



An old bell should fix that (mocked-up, I'm still waiting for some epoxy to dry on the real mounting hardware):



Will post more pictures today as I add more stuff. Gotta finalize the bars and stem and paint them all...
 
I had a nice piece of Teak shelving that was the perfect red colour for the build but I can't find it anywhere. Time to find a nice old piece of wood a s a replacement.

Mmmmm... nobody will ever notice where I got this from:



I was up until 1am sanding and staining the tank insert so I forgot to take photos along the way. I found a bunch of old board tracker photos from the 1920's on the internet so I printed them out and stuck them on the tank. Shellac, shellac, varnish, varnish, and more varnish. I was going for that old wall covered in posters look. It came out looking pretty good. A coat of bee's wax to dull the shine down a bit to go with the look of the rest of the frame.





Finally a 1943 leather ammo pouch to use as a tool bag. 10 coats of mink oil and the leather is nice and soft again. A layer of bee's wax to shine and seal it and it's good as new:



Ok, now for a coffee or two and then I'm off to take a long ride and some finished photo's :)
 
Mar 4, 2008
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Shoreline, CT
Re: (Indi-ain't) Name change - 'Gas Pipe Special'

Ed_Straker's_Rat said:
Wow, a not long to go and soooo much to do...

Figured out a fix for my bent seatpost problem (see also the name change). Nothing some steel pipe, fittings and metal-epoxy can't fix:



Gotta work on a tank and shifter this weekend, will post more pictures when I'm done
What size is that Iron Pipe? Great idea using th 45 elbow instead of a 90.
 

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