Silver Lining

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  1. biggraham

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    I took it for a quick spin to the Quikmart!
     
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    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!
     
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    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! :grin: 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! :21: Is the blue staying, or do you have paint / patina plans as well?
     
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    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...
     
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    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!
     
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    Popped on a reversed stem and a cats eye reflector to keep the lines somewhat flowing:
     
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    Really handy moving the bars almost a full 5 inches closer to me! 18641141_10211013895836231_1821395186_o.jpg
     
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    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.
     
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    What's the latest on this cool build, Graham?
     
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    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!
     
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    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...
     
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    TICK TOCK
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    Time to come out of hiding!!
    Don't forget to post in the finished section in time.
     
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    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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    YIKES!!!
     
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    My ladies Custom fair lady and my Swing bike :(
     

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