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 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.
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.
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.
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.