The PAU OPER - A work bike on vacation

Thankya boyz!
I like how it came out too.
It kinda told me what it was going to look like.
I was never quite sure.
I like how simple it it.
So much different than my other bikes that now look small standing next to it.

I had a little trouble with the handlebars staying tight.
There's shims being used with the '62 gooseneck.
The leverage of the apes is overwhelming it, a bit.
Spent about an hour jacking with it last night.


It was bottoming out so I went at it with a .......-file :p for some clearance.


That didn't work so the dremel came out.

Then the hacksaw showed up and the tip got cut off.
A fresh bolt and pair of fresh shims...and some lock-tite later, it feels pretty good.
If/when they move again, I'll need to upgrade...nothing too modern looking though.

Any favorite stems/goosenecks out there?

Maybe some sort of set-screw would work.

My local-est bike shop will have some chrome bullet headlights in stock on Friday.
YES!
 
Thanks, man.

Sorry guys....I've been totally distracted away from this lately.
Final pics will be taken very soon.
I mounted an NOS 1973, round reflector.
Other than that, I've just been riding it a lot.
Sometimes to the Walgreens drug store about a mile away, sometimes just 'round in circles on the driveway...I have a pretty big driveway.

I need to throw it in the back of the truck to scout locations for a photo shoot. :mrgreen:
 
I've been riding this bike a lot!
I ended up repainting and using the 4-bolt BMX style stem that actually came with the bike when I got it....like socal_jack recommended.
Stuck an Independent Skateboard trucks cross sticker on it.
No problemos.

I used it for October's Downtown Highlife Bicycle Club last Friday of the month ride.


We generally meet at the Alamo at 9:00 pm.

This bike did great.
Very comfortable.
I was able to keep up with this crowd just fine and it was very stable on some pretty fast downhill runs....blowing past the fixed gear hipsters.
It was about a three hour ride with a long pit-stop at a quiet VFW post for beers.
ALL kinds of bikes.
Not a spandex crowd.
This is the second time we've done this.
(That reminds me to update my Skip-tooth thread)
The October ride fell on Halloween.
I wasn't sure anybody would show, but there were at least 100 bikes.


Me and the wifee and our hot-rod bikes.


Deep in a massive, ancient east-side cemetery....safety in numbers!

Really good times.
Here's some random pics from the ride.
Many were in costume.
Many pics did not come out.