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What size tires are those? Man, they look awesome! Would it be possible to take a shot of the clearance you have with those? Such a gorgeous bike, and that stem is perfect, really terrific.
Make Beautiful Things
I appreciate all the feedback folks, especially coming from you guys with your own sweet build-off bikes. It's fun being a part of this party
And I am glad the red tires are popular, because they are the most expensive part of this bike Everything else, the frame, the Brooks, was all dirt cheap by comparison. The tires are 2.125, to answer Brandon's question, and I don't have a good shot of the clearance right now, but I will have to take a new one later on. It's close, but they fit.
I am hoping to gain some more headway with this soon. I guess I still have a couple of small parts to find, but other than that I am on my way. And your feedback is pushing me on!
This bike looks incredible! I love the Spaceliners! You totally inspired me to go rat with my chrome one, so thanks. This is definitely one of the sharpest bikes I've seen in a long time, here or anywhere.
Got some work done over the weekend. Spent a lot of time with a hacksaw. Here are some results:
cut the reflector-bracket-turned-light bracket in half for better positioning:
a few nuts and bolts and pieces from a generator bracket to mount up the tank.
worked out perfectly! I thought it would be hard to mount or end up loose and rattly. But that thing is solid. Might as well have been welded on.
still some work to do.
got tired of trying to find a stem-bolt to fit the Varsity stem, so I decided to make the stem fit a bolt I already have. Also had to file down the face a little bit. But it also gave me a slightly lower profile.
cut 2 1/2" off the ends of the bars.
3-piece crank: (oops )
recycling a 1-piece crank. I need to replace this crank from my Ross Futura anyway because of a stripped pedal threading. By the by, anyone have a tip for getting the sprocket nut off the back of the sprocket? I can't get a wrench on it.
borrowed a piece from this seat post.
I can't remember who posted this tip on here, but I borrowed it to make my own no-weld (bonded with metal epoxy and jammed in really hard) bent seat post.
I'd like to be a little farther back, but if I was any lower it would be hard to ride.
stem, bars and grips installed.
These parts I am still a little unsure about. They need some kind of detailing, or pinstriping, to break up that red. But I am not sure what.
So, that's about it for now. I am ready to take it for a ride, and get some outdoor pics (I had been waiting for it to not be raining or me not to be completely exhausted). It's good to get it off the stand though, because I now have room to start work on the next project, AngelWing (seen here in mockup):
AngelWing is not in the build-off, but she will be the counterpart to DevilWing, and I felt the comparison was necessary here. Imagine it with white tank, rack, chainguard, pedals, chain, and grips.
As for DevilWing, stay tuned for some ride pics!
just got back from an awesome sunrise maiden voyage on DevilWing....
And I think I sold my soul.
There's no hope for me now, it's an eternity of fire and tarnation.
I will post pics later, I need some sleep now. I work in 9 hours!
Stupendous! Outstanding! Bravo! Brava!
Absolutely amazing bike. How the red contrasts with the chrome is just awesome. Angelwing is going to be THE perfect counterpart to Devilwing. Looking forward to seeing how she turns out. Is there a human Angel counterpart to ride Angelwing when you get it finished? Need riding pics too btw.
Only Angelwing can save your soul now!
That is so wild with all the red. Looks good.
can you put a pipe wrench on the nut to get the sprocket off. A pipe wrench can be harsh but sometimes is a rusty bikes best friend.
Double Nickle- " All I'm planing on doing is building a awesome bike for me to ride...."
I like it a lot. Nice idea on mounting the tank and the light in between the trusses. Are the truss rods off of a J.C. Higgins?
glad to see someone used the crank to seatpost trick(hint look at you photo with the shoe shot and youll know where it came from ) that bike looks amazing
and yeah id put some white pins on the chain guard...itd match the tank and pedals abit more and break up some of the red
"WAKE UP AND LOSE"
you know that point in your bike's maiden voyage ride when you realize that you may not have tightened a couple of bolts quite hard enough and things start to move on you? Well, I got to experiment with how low I can comfortably get my bars and still be able to ride. This is how far:
might leave it that way...
So behold, the ship is ready to cruise through the galaxy, to perform its evil dastardly deeds.
I still have some detailing to do. But at this point, everything I do is purely cosmetic. It rides like a fireball straight outta... heck.
The Devil is home.
awesome build! I really love the background! What camera did you use?
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