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

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  1. PINOYRATRODDER

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    i dig the Felt riveted :)
     
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    Thanks for all of the saddle feedback everyone. Honestly I was about ready to keep the old original saddle though. I then remembered that I had this cool ELectra Ghostrider saddle with the embossed flames. I stopped off at the store and picked up some silver marker paint to highlight the flames.
    I really liked it was even thinking about getting finer lines into the top of the saddle too.

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    I sent pics to Tyler to get his opinion and he liked it too.
    But you know me, I'll mock up anything. My wife had asked me about a banana seat earlier in the night and it reminded me of my Afterburner X53 seat idea. So I pulled out the megapost that @slowriderz made for me a couple of years ago. This thing is like a tire iron boomerang.

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    Just wait until you guys get to see this banana seat on here.


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    So goofing around I mocked the red glitter that I got from @Ichoptop a few years ago and sent a pic to Tyler for the heck of it. He loved it right away and I realized it wasn't such a crazy idea after all. I think it is a great balance to the bars.

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    I didn't quite finish making the rear bracket to attach the rear of the seat to the floating seatpost, but I was able to wedge things well enough to go for a ride and test it out. It actually road and felt nice. It was early nightfall by this time, but I love how the city lights play off the wheels and shiny bits.

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    :crazy: Madness! I blame you.:bigboss:

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    Thanks man. It's been a fun build even with the ups and down. Still having fun tonight with a surprise (even to me) changeup.
     
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    Thank Nia for me brother! It is a shiny beast and I even added some glitter to it tonight. :cool2:
     
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    One thing leads to another! Do you have any orange glitter grips?:grin:
     
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    In all seriousness, IMO the banana is perfect for this bike.
     
  12. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Or a gold glitter seat?


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  13. Dr. Tankenstein

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    I've got that seat in black if you're interested.....
    It's a little ratty-er though

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    It's actually red and not orange.
     
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    OK, so do you have any actually red grips? :bigsmile: That seat does fit this bike!
     
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    Yeah, haven't gotten that far. The red glitter coke bottle grips I have are too deep a red.
    I think my red pointy Elgin like grips might work well. We'll see.
     
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    I like the red on it. Is yours black glitter? I have a blue glitter one just like this one too.
     
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    That is not a ratrod. That is a work of three dimensional art. Take it from a former art major.
     
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    I had to give the bike in its current state a shout out on Instagram. Love that guard.

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    Thanks brother!!! Some day I'll mess around with that there newfangled thing called Instygram.
    There is a ton of RRB love on this bike. That guard I got from you is perfect. There are also cool bits from @karfer67 , @yeshoney, @highwheelerboy25 , @slowriderz , @Ichoptop , and of course @gaskill. It's been fun blending it all together and making them work.
     
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