'Gas Pipe Special' - Finished at last :)

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  1. Bulletproof

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    Re: Indi-ain't

    A truely inspiring piece....
     
  2. cman

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    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.
     
  3. Ed_Straker's_Rat

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    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?

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    I'm off to BC for a couple of weeks, gonna look for some nice weathered driftwood to make a tank out of....
     
  4. JohnnyB.Nutty

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    Looks great. Nice job.
     
  5. Ed_Straker's_Rat

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    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:

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    Gotta work on a tank and shifter this weekend, will post more pictures when I'm done
     
  6. KOTA

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    Looks GOOD!..That's about the third "fix" for a laid back seat post....And this one is VERY, VERY COOL! 8)
     
  7. bmxerpete

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    That's a good looking bike and color combo.
     
  8. Ed_Straker's_Rat

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    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;

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    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:

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    Ok, time to mount it:

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

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

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    Will post more pictures today as I add more stuff. Gotta finalize the bars and stem and paint them all...
     
  9. Ed_Straker's_Rat

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    Oh yeah, converted a purple bee-light I got off ebay to work without a generator:

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    I''ll post pictures once it's mounted
     
  10. Ed_Straker's_Rat

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    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:

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    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.

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    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:

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    Ok, now for a coffee or two and then I'm off to take a long ride and some finished photo's :)
     
  11. Ed_Straker's_Rat

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    Woohoo! Finished:

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  12. thatismytruck

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    Re: (Indi-ain't) Name change - 'Gas Pipe Special'

    What size is that Iron Pipe? Great idea using th 45 elbow instead of a 90.
     
  13. Hooch

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    very very cool bike!
     
  14. Floyd

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    That "tank" with the vintage pictures is one of the most imaginative things I've seen here yet. Well Done!!
     
  15. BoLiles

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    I just found this... so so cool!
     

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