Thanks Chad! I was wondering if the seat should be black, maybe look a little tougher? But the white does pop on the paint and chrome. It came in packaging, so it's new old stock. Looks like stuff we used to get in the '80s and '90s from a local wholesaler at the bike shop and we could replace vintage parts with it.Wow this looks cool!! Love the white seat on there. Is that a modern seat? Looks really good.
I'll bet the headset is nice and smooth but I wouldn't expect it to withstand a whole lot of miles. Guess we'll find out right?
I think that spring loaded tube is similar to a Schwinn "overload tube". Just and added thing so some little moron can't damage anything by yanking on the shift lever while the bike is stationary.
Do I spy a Vee Speedster tire on the front? Those are some fast tires. Should be a good roller with the rear Powerblock.
I probably have 50 miles or more on my Faded Glory build with the Monark fork in it. That was my first run of the 'washer bearing' design. Seems as solid as day one!
Your deduction on the overload tube seems correct. Makes sense now that you mention it.
Yup. Vee Speedster. And it's a narrow one. That's actually a 24" Schwinn rim I think, that I got a 1 3/8 tire to fit over. I'll check again in the morning. I do remember it was a 'snug fit'. Came off my Four-gone Conclusion build a few MBBO's ago.