SaltHammer Savannah Sand Flats Silver King (1935 Monark Silver King) - Aug01 FINISHED! What A Blast!

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Thanks for the honest opinion my friend. I know the bars aren't gonna be for everyone, but I really love them. The relative grip position to the stem isn't much different to many other bars. They are about the same width as the longhorns I had been using. But they do have a forward thrusting mass for sure. To me that is their appeal. Ever since I saw my first pair of Murray Mark 3 bars (which these are designed from somewhat) I wanted some. I loved @karfer67 's Galt Town Hooligan and later Bighit's Sidewalk Super Villain Supernaut. After riding around and feeling and seeing them in the real world rather than just in my shop and courtyard, I wouldn't swap them out for anything.

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As I wrote, it's my very personal opinion. I can see what you mean and why you want these bars on the bike. You like them and they suit you (and the bike). That's what counts. We (or at least the most of us) build the bikes for ourselves, so WE have to like what we build.
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I fixed the front fender mounting screw. Nothing major wrong.

Mounted the chain guard tonight. I like how the paint turned out on it.
I was thinking it looked a little high in the front and now that I have compared this photo with older ones, I think I flipped the downtube bracket the wrong way. Easy fix tomorrow.

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One thing that was sorely missed on my ride yesterday was a kickstand.
I started looking around the shop for some shiny metal rod that I might be able to bend to make a pedal block stand similar to the one I saw @kanar use in Paris and the one that @metalchewy has on dBd.
I was about to try and rebend a crash rail from a saddle when I saw this chrome seatstay piece that I got last year. I always thought it would make a cool sissy bar, but tonight, it screamed pedal stand to me. One thing that I learned from @Jake Sensi was when bike parts talk to you, you should listen (or stop drinking).

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Tool some measurements and figured were to cut. My original plan was to screw the bolts into the brake bosses.

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Just needed the middle section and not bolts.
Here is my shiny pedal stand

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The brake bosses lock in pretty well into the fatty pedals.

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Another bonus that I discovered is that it tucks up inside the tank very snuggly for easy access.

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when bike parts talk to you, you should listen (or stop drinking).



I'm gonna put that on a t-shirt..... and a bumper sticker.

HA!!! I'd buy one!
 
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Fixed the chain guard placement. It's much better now and flows with the chainring and even mimicks to lurching sweep of the bars a bit.

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Well I have dwelled on the braided stainless bar cover enough and I like it a lot. I think coloration and texture ties the bars into the rest of the bike better than not having it on. So I installed it on the other side as well and went for another ride.

It was sunset, so I had to take advatage of light where I could get it. In this pic, the bars actually angled down a little, but you can see how the bike glows in the right light.

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I felt like having our Cathedral spires in the background, so I went to this lot for a few shots.

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Then I rode over to the park and took these after chatting with a nice couple from Inverness, Scotland.

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I think the bars look primo. Exxxcellent move. They just changed the entire sweep of the bike. They're killin' me. :rofl:
Wasn't sure about the braiding at first look either...but it does fatten them up so they go more with the overall look.
But really, it's everything...from the tank to that gleam off the frame...the pedals, wheel covers..and man that rear fender, just BAM my eye goes right there. They don't need pin-striping (IMO).. I love the clean look with that reflecting peek of red under.
Stellar build Bro
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Awesome. The only advise I can muster is a different seat. This bike needs a black leather seat in better shape. The rest of the bike is so slick and the seat is too barn fresh.

But hey, you're the builder. Whatever you like.


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Awesome. The only advise I can muster is a different seat. This bike needs a black leather seat in better shape. The rest of the bike is so slick and the seat is too barn fresh.

But hey, you're the builder. Whatever you like.


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Hmmmmmm, I may just give my PHAT Leper Primus saddle a try tomorrow and see how she looks.
The current saddle is the one that came with this Silver King.

 

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