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Nice man! So I haven't shipped your fender yet. I promise I'll do it on monday. Got hit with the opportunity to transfer to a different flood-free location with my company, and got busy. But your plate looks so good! The russian lettering goes with the space theme too! Nice work!
I can't remember what metal it is exactly, I have to run by the model train shop and find out, I'd love to here the tips anyways!!!!
ALso I am thinking of skipping the fork flip, thanks to you and Kota for pointing out the problem......
I'm mean i am gonna try it, but probably just temporary cuz i dig the fender look, especially on this bike!!!!
Here it is with the text painted in enamel with a "chrome" background, mounted using some pipe brackets and good ol' velcro!
ENGINE WARM UP!!>
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Oh no worries, I'm keeping my self busy finding other things for my'sweet' ride
I found a tank on ebay,
some early 50's schwinn fenders, may be used for the womens Murray cruiser i'm making for my lady,
a cool multi position headlight works off dynamo or battery,
some new tires, a Pearson saddle so ican re -do my Troxel,
plus some stuff for my mountain bike turned city bike' and eventually turned into a Euro countryside bike.......
!!! Loving that stretchliner project by the way!!!Thanks Brig, and good luck and congrats on the move!
That bike is looking great. The custom made tag is perfect. I also like where you mounted the mirror. looks like part of the bike instead of an accessory.
Double Nickle- " All I'm planing on doing is building a awesome bike for me to ride...."
Thanks for your comments, guys! There are more micro details coming soon!
I have another headlight coming, along with a tank, some different fender possibilities....
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Well, here is a new configuration to my liner........ I found some big Wavecrest 26"x2.25" (electric) bike tires on eBay only using one on the rear. I am gonna find a 1.75" tire for the front somewhere 'cuz the 1.25" looks a little underwhelming .. The tank was also scored on the bay, I think it looks good on there. (No Devilwing by any means whatsoever! (Cheers Joey)) I took off the plastic fenders and moved my light rig back to the original off the handle bar bolt position from the front of the springer. Thanks to Brig for sending me out the front OG chrome fender. Good enough for this ride! I will have to hunt down a rear original one eventually (If any one has one they ain't gonna use, let me know!!). I made the mistake of buying some '50's Schwinn truss rod fenders to squeeze on there but there is absolutely no way......
Blink was cool enough to sell me one of his Troxel saddles so I can get rid of the taped up mess.. can't wait!
Also got a really cool headlight on the way from France
hunting down a Schwinn to fit the fenders i just got...Ha!
looking awesome! I like all the little details. The tank is actually a little different than the one I found. But it looks perfect on there
Looks good man!
That is brilliant! I am so stealing that idea.
Hey dude, you gotta post this in the Finished Space Bikes Section! It's great!
Dang, that's awesome! Love the little tank on there!
Here is the finale.... In thee last... steps...................
First it was the rear rack bracketed off the lower bar of the seat (because bolting it down to the stays sent it off to an almost 25° lean) I thought it looked cool but it floated side to side and i didn't want to make a production out of stopping the sway....
So I took the '50's Schwinn front fender from a set I got off eBay, the ones that were way to big to fit, and used it as a rear fender. The first pics are with the original color. I used a small adjustable hose bracket to fasten the forward end (which was notched with a cutting disc for the bracket to feed thru) to the crossbar, between the stays(?)below the seat post and the brackets lined up nicely! AND I was able to piggy back the rear rack,bolting it on to the fender through factory holes maybe for a headlight??!?!?!
I also scored a beautiful Trial's headlight from France and replaced the old bulbs with LED's from some 'click and stick' lights and wired up the dynamo external terminals with a wire and an alligator clip as a switch. I didn't want to gut the thing to figure out the original switch but this works great!!! and I looped the (closed end wrench) bracket for the other light and mounted it back down off the springer as it's own springer mount.
and then after all the green was acetoned and steel-wooled off.
I really love how this turned out! Although it maybe balancing between cool old junker hot rod and an '84 Nissan with every aftermarket item ever... i don't know....
Thanks I will get to take some Good final shots soon for the gallery!!!
i really like your style bro. i love how you keep moving on this project and try a lot of cool things. Honestly, if i would have never seen the way it looked prior to the new mods. i would have nothing to compare it to and i would completely LOVE it!! BUT... i think the simplicity of the last version was alot more to the point and held a theme. It might be heading into the pep boys aftermarket modification aisle. but dude seriously, like i said in my post on my spaceliner build. I am inspired by your ideas, and if it wasnt for your bike bro, i wouldnt be restoring mine right now....so thanks
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