Your very own 'bird of paradise'....love that color! And you laid it on perfectly. The definition on the lugs at the head tube, so refined! Awesome work on this Franco, looking forward to watching you dash to the Finished Line!OK..HERE WE GO... a step in the right direction.
After fitting everything up to check clearances, alignment etc... stripped it back down...finally got paint on it today.
After trying many different paints over the years...I came back to Duplicolor for this one. Tried to match original Univega metallic blue, but that wasn't happening...so I got some of this here fancy Engine Enamel...with ceramic something or other in it....laid out VERY smooth...I'll let it cure a couple of days, I don't see any need for clear coat..has a nice gloss, then, time to start putting it all together.
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and finally....here's a Great Blue Heron all alone amongst the lily pads today....
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Alrighty then...back soon with more updates...It's getting down to the wire....
Thanks Guys..yes, Mr. O.J. a dash is putting it mildly....lol...Your very own 'bird of paradise'....love that color! And you laid it on perfectly. The definition on the lugs at the head tube, so refined! Awesome work on this Franco, looking forward to watching you dash to the Finished Line!
Nice work on the 'backside' of that seat pan Franco. A real rat-isfying build you have going here! Now bring it on home!I was going to build a seat...but...well, time and all...so I ended up buying this 16" budget banana on Eebay...$5 bucks. But , on a home build like this, ya gotta fabricate some other ways of securing...so I set out to setting the 'pan'
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I see what you did there. . Put a bend in the seatpost for the front support The backside had to bend a bracket inward to support back of seat. MacGyver'd up an old Tstrap hinge welded to the correct angle bolts coming through pan. cut down some old electrical clamps of some sort that I had in the parts bin to hold down the sissy bar clamp on the springs....and..I'll matte black all of that in so it will 'hopefully' disappear a li'l bit. Glad to report the springer sissy bar works perfectly, just the right amount of bounce to the ounce. . Plus, the bottom hole of that T hinge gonna make a good reflector holder. So far..so good.
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