Kristmas Krate

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  1. sdframe

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    You know how it goes. You think you have a bike finished, like my sweet riding early '50s three-speed Monark:
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    But then something comes along; in this case, a solid brass custom made fuel tank built just for my Monark frame
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    So now my red Monark will become a motored bike. I ordered a disc-brake chrome springer, leaving me with the old red and chrome springer, had custom motor bike wheels waiting in the wings, and will soon start on my motorization project.
    AND THEN . . . . . . . . . . . . an old cruiser came up on the local Craigslist, wearing a tank that I've been searching for the past few years. The tank will fit my 1962 J C Higgins perfectly.

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    It turned out to be a beauty of a bike, powder-coated a nice apple green, and replete with some very nice parts. I have a banana seat hanging from the sprinkler system in my storage unit, plus the other needed parts, sooo . . . I'm in! The parts will be green and red, so I present to you, the Kristmas Krate. I plan to have it done by Dec. 25.
     
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  2. wheelbender6

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    Butterfly bars on a Monark? Makes sense.
     
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  3. OddJob

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    Yo SD! Great to see you jumping in the MBBO pool!
    Sounds like you've got some cool ideas for this build....motored bike, eh? :nerd:

    RaT oN~!
     
  4. sdframe

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    Yeah. Sometimes I don't feel like pedaling. I've built over 100 of them to sell. It helps support my hobby.
     
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  5. sdframe

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    Here is the basis for my build:
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  6. sdframe

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    LOL. I never thought of that.
     
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    I have a few fork options:
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  8. MattiThundrrr

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    I'd go with triple tree forks. It's a motor(ized)cycle, after all.
    Now show your stem collection!
     
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  9. Jude Ephesus

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    DIG the red and white rat trap fork!!!!
     
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  11. sdframe

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    I found an old black banana seat hanging in my shop, and a 1981 NOS seat. I'm debating on which one to use.

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    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. This is what i have so far.

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  13. Psychographic

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    I think a red flake seat and bar tape would really finish the Xmas theme
     
  14. OddJob

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    LOve that color green with those tires!
    Lookin' good!
    ElF oN~!
     
  15. Brian macumber

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    Don't think the colors of the nos ones colors would go with the bike theme.
     
  16. SpikeFC

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    I would use this one :cool2:
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    I fell in love with the concept of these forks on cantilever frames when I first saw the Jakoob Cycles Hardcore Cruiser.
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  17. sdframe

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    I bought a nicely designed Sturmey-Archer shifter a while back, made for a Shimano Nexus 3! I mounted it on the seat post and used a contrasting red cable guide.
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    I've ordered green pedals and a red chain. They should be in a week from now. Just installed two sets of grips and a period correct style headlight. I'm liking the way it's shaping up.
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    I'll be spraying the black banana seat red and adding a chrome chain guard soon. This is FUN!!!!
     
  19. Brian macumber

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    Bike is looking great
     
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    SD, do you have a long white beard and a red suit to wear while riding this sleigh, er, bike? :grin:

    The colors are working perfectly on this !

    As the kids would say, this build is "tight". :thumbsup:
     
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