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Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 8 FINISHED TRADITIONAL BIKES' started by ifitsfreeitsforme, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. ifitsfreeitsforme

    ifitsfreeitsforme

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    My humble submission for your consideration:

    1947 CWC-built Western Flyer Super
    specs:
    Unknown peaked fenders
    Unknown chainguard and bars from Joe (yeshoney)
    Layback seatpost by Chad (slowriderz)
    Weld mods to seatpost and fork by my great friend Big Pants Bob
    1967 Mustang Foglight (can't remember which RRB member I purchased it from)
    Felt wheels and rivet seat (can't remember which RRB member I purchased them from)
    NOS SR stem
    Thompson Bottle Grips
    70s Huffy Chainring
    80s Mongoose rat trap pedals
    RRB Joker card from Justin (youthgeye}

    Many thanks to my MIL for spending nearly 4 hours with me today taking photos at three separate locations. We had fun driving around a one time booming industrial town, New Britain, CT looking for interesting backdrops. The three locations we used were Walnut Hill Park Rose Garden, a place dedicated to the women of New Britain who gave their sons and husbands to the WWII effort. LTC Construction's property which had some great old warehouses, and New Britain Business Complex, which was once the proud location of Stanley Works.

    Here are what I think are the best photos:

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    The next two are a couple of my favorites:

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    I think that's it. I hope I haven't bored you with too much redundancy.

    Best of luck to all the builders. There are some amazing bikes, and I am not worthy.

    -Ian
     
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  2. MplsCoaster

    MplsCoaster

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    Sweet Bike! The yellow rims really make it pop! Great stance and patina
     
  3. texasbigjon

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    thats a beauty right there! 8) clean,simple and the wheels really pop against the patina. great job.
     
  4. Machine Age Victim

    Machine Age Victim

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    Great patina, love the shots against the wooden wall.
     
  5. MrLeghorn

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    Very nice, congrats! :D :D :D
     
  6. ChrisMac

    ChrisMac

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    Oh, and by the way, that's Mister King Rat to you
    Looks REALLY good ! !
     
  7. ifitsfreeitsforme

    ifitsfreeitsforme

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    Thanks fellas.
     
  8. King Zebba

    King Zebba

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    WOW :shock: Sweet build!
     
  9. Funkme

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    This is great,like it a lot...Excellent build.
     
  10. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    This is just a jaw dropping build!
    So many cool details, but they all come together perfectly.
    Way to go buddy, this build will place highly for sure!
     
  11. Sleeper Sedan

    Sleeper Sedan

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    Dude............. That's a nice bike. I don't know how else to say it.

    Clark
     
  12. ifitsfreeitsforme

    ifitsfreeitsforme

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    Thanks for the kind words all. I really appreciate it.
     
  13. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Very nice, Ian! :D A lot of cool little details (lock, Joker card, full speed ahead decal) 8)

    Good luck in the voting, I think you'll do good :wink:
     
  14. mastronaut

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    Awesome bike and sweet photos as well! :D
     
  15. laidbackcool

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    I'm glad that even with your busy schedule that you were able to get the bike done. I must add that it's a very cool build with great subtleties in the details and should do quite well in this competition!
     
  16. ifitsfreeitsforme

    ifitsfreeitsforme

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    I hope you're right LBC. But if not, that's fine. The deadline kept me going and now I have another complete bike.

    Thanx Mastronaut, thanks Nick.
     
  17. tvc15

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    Perfect balance of old and new, great build!
     
  18. Hooch

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    Looks great!

    Sent from my stoopid fone
     
  19. loudboys

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    Great bike! One of my favorites.
     
  20. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Congrats on a bike well built!!!
    This is one of my favorite shots.
    I recognized that Mustang light from the ForSale section right away.
    Shows the tank well too.
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