Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 12 BUILD JOURNALS' started by biggraham, May 1, 2017.
I took it for a quick spin to the Quikmart!
Those bars are killer they really make the bike . Pretty cool ride
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I'm pretty pleased with how she's coming along!
I've given some thought to a bagger style look, or I have some 2.3 and 2.5 nobbies, or even a front shock..
Fenders are usually a right pita for me.
The big tires make a huge amount of noise, and may very well destroy any handling it has!
I'm concerned about a schwinn style springer looking too generic,Macargi much?( and I don't have one)
I do have a Monark and Girvin forks, but I think the Girvin may be too modern, might try the Monark today..
Debating a 3" Beach Bum rear tire, only $18 shipped on ebay right now!
Thanks for all the encouragement!
Graham, this bike fits you perfectly! It has really come together nicely. I would steer clear (pun intended) of using too modern of a fork. It has such a nice vintage vibe to it now. Agreed on the 3" beach bum....but why stop at the rear only? Mo fatta, mo betta! Unless you want more of that dragster look, with the skinnier front. Now just add some rust to the frame and you'd have the perfect rat bike! Is the blue staying, or do you have paint / patina plans as well?
I think I'll just probably just roll w the larger rear, the contrast in sizes will help the lines, and I think the front might be too snug...
Taking a moment or two for thought, and I need to keep progress happening w my vw.
The paint is actually a lot worse than looks in the pics, debating a slogan/catch phrase for the chain guard.
I'll change the sprocket when adding a fatter rear tire, will probably have to trim the chain guard to make it fit, ho hum!
Popped on a reversed stem and a cats eye reflector to keep the lines somewhat flowing:
Really handy moving the bars almost a full 5 inches closer to me!
Those bars are killer and I like the lines of this stretch.
It reminds me that I still have an old Huffy tandem frame to play with.
What's the latest on this cool build, Graham?
I realized/remembered that the nexus three hubs need a specific amount of shaft for the shifter to work properly, so I spaced mine out with some washers and now have three speeds! Granted I still need to change the cable to the centrally mounted shifter, but was lots of fun to ride it up hill, and got a satisfying "Wow!' from some kids at a nearby school!
The 3" Beach Bum just arrived, hoping to pop it on later in the week, too hot last couple of days at around a 100 or so to wrench...
Time to come out of hiding!!
Don't forget to post in the finished section in time.
Good call, my apologies.Been in mild shock after a post Sunny side up incident when both rack and bikes went flying off the car...
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