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^^^ Good point that. I carry an allen wrench with me every where to loosen and drop the bars to get my bike into the car.
I was starting to have doubts about my saddle choice as I could not find anyone to reupholster it. After 2 shops denying my service I finally found someone that would do it for $75.00. I would have let him do the job but he seemed very reluctant to take on the task making me doubt his services. So instead, I decided I was going to do it myself. I searched around for some possible materials to use when I finally decided to use a two layer cotton rag that looked like plain old white t-shirt material, craft foam for minimalistic padding and some Shellac to finish it off. This is what I came up with:
After adding several layers of Shellac I decided that I wanted the seat to be a bit darker so I painted it black, sanded it down a bit and applied more Shellac.
Rivets were added as a finishing touch.
Last edited by stepper on Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.
This bike is so cool! But my two cents is to maybe change the handle bar grips.
"My name is Dan and im a bikeaholic."
"Hi Dan." The others said, they greeted him warmly. He knew now he was amoung friends.http://www.myspace.com/danjosefirststep1
Sweet job on the seat.
I agree some vintage grips would really complete the bike
My Intro: http://ratrodbikes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3913
Patina + Rat = Me
Since I'm not going to put a motor on her any time soon I think a name change is in order...
I think from now on she will be known as "CherryLiner"
She's done for now but it's raining out so I can't take any pics just yet.
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