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I got this bike from Nick last year as he had too many projects, and I had a vision for it, really wanted to see it done. Well today is the day!
Was lucky enough to find a bunch of NOS stuff for it, and some very talented painters, and I myself spent 8 hours cutting and applying the many stencils onto the base white coat (because I'm an artist and very picky)- but whew- don't want to do that again!
Got the tank back from having it lettered yesterday, and began the tedious and stressful (to me) process of putting it back together. Wrong screw, stripped bolt, forgot to clean this & shine that... where did I put that??? you know how it goes. And still needs some tweaking and adjusting- both kickstands I had for it are shot! I gave up about 11:30 pm after cleaning more parts, putting the braces on correctly (all different sizes!!) and the springer put back together.
...Unbeknownst to me, Nick worked thru the night on it. He woke me up at 3AM and said he had to show me something...I was so freakin tired I thought it was northern lights.
WOW! And there it was, all put together, all shined up, even with my fav song playing on iTunes! What a presentation!!!
Thanks Nick!! (I think he wants it back)
*A shout out to those who helped on this one-
Jeff/Rear facing Drop Out- That dude is seriously talented with rolling fenders! They were trashed!
Tim Thompson- Awesome painter (and springer-putter-together when the owner has forgotten how it goes!)
Janice/TheGarageSaleQueen, for all the NOS parts (her boyfriend used to work at Columbia back in the day)
Lenny at Krazy Kolors for the fab lettering.
It was raining this morning when I took the pics, but do plan to have some nicer ones taken when everything is complete, in front of an old red brick police station.
Also have a NOS Peson siren yet to go on.
I am really pleased with how it looks. Just Like I Pictured
Now I really hope I can ride it- I''m only 5'3", and this is a tall frame! (and VERY heavy!!)
Exceptional work, and a beautiful bike!
Beautiful...but I'm picky too....get that acorn nut on the springer re-chromed
If I wanted a Schwinn, I would have bought a Schwinn!
"You can criticize my methods all you want, but keep your snide remarks to yourself, and while you're at it, don't criticize my methods." — Rupert Giles
I was thinking the same thing! Beautiful bike none the less! How many hours of work do you figure youve got in to it?
I know!! It looks terrible. it will be addressed shortly! As well as a few other pieces on the springer and crank.
Awesome job - it looks incredible! I love the black & white! Just wish I could have found a tank for mine like yours... still you put me to shame with this build!
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