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time to rock! this years combo will be a `51 huffman mainliner frame and tank married to a threaded triple tree fork. same fork i used in the spaceliner buildoff,but this will be its permanent home! i got the frame from simpleman last november,and after taking a few measurements i knew this would be my buildoff frame! this year we will be going with a skiptooth drivetrain with suicide shifted gears,lots of color matched parts,maximum rubber,ultimate long spring saddle,and.....some other goodies!
Last edited by texasbigjon on Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:36 pm, edited 5 times in total.
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I don't know what your plans are for paint but I would clear coat that baby and call it a day.
the widowmaker is slowly taking shape! still have to paint the nexus 3spd and lace it up to the alloy wheel,so for now its rolling on fatti-o`s and steel wheels. after i make the headlight bracket,i`ll bring the front end down a little more and hack off the fork tubes. bars have to be trimmed an inch on each side,sprocket has to be spaced to clear tire,and rear fender has to be positioned and trimmed. headlight and shifter will be from vintage farm equipment!
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Looks great....beautiful job! I love these frames. You can squeeze huge tires in these things. Heres a shot of what it looked like the day I rescued it from the barn
Finding the project is what makes me happy...finishing it isn't something I usually think about!
This bike is my favorite so far. Pure lines, simple yet very cool. The choice of all the components is bang on. I just hope you keep the original finish, it's beautiful.
man,it sure was nice and quiet on the back pages! while the young guns battle it out for thread supremacy,im gonna sit back and slowly build my hot rod in the texas heat. that means slow and easy! since the last update,i ditched the original drivetrain combo,and replaced it with a `41 huffman crank,some persons pedals and my texas star skip sprocket. if anyone has any info on the sprocket,it would be greatly appreciated! ive only seen one other one,and it would be nice to know what it came on. finally painted the nexus,took over 2 wks for the new spokes,but finished it up on sunday. ended up taking 3-1/2" inches off the bars,then threw on some black cokes. the long spring troxel saddle looked too bulky and not racy enough,so on went a vintage b66 saddle. all black alloy rims with thick brick w/w tires replaced the mock up wheel set,and the tractor light is fixing to come off for a led makeover!
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I wonder if that sprocket may be a REALLY old Roadmaster item. I dunno.
it's all about the bikes, man. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=50053
I was going to update my sig line, but I'm not seein' anything worth plagiarizing right now.
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