1980-Something Emory Work Bike

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  1. udallcustombikes

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    As an overhead crane operator in an aircraft factory my job puts me on a bike every night. About 8 years ago I built this beauty from parts I pulled from scrap bins at work. Worksman wheels with brick red rubber and geared to cruise the level cement floors of the factory. When I began the build I sandblasted the frame, forks, and ape hangers. The grips are well worn, vintage Schwinn Chubbies. Since her whole life has been spent indoors she has developed a beautiful patina. The basket carries my drink, a nylon lifting strap, my gloves and hard hat. Tank panel sticker bombed with a variety of things that caught my eye. Over the years we have covered hundreds of miles and she has never been wet. I have an identical seat stashed away when this one gives out. Shout out to all the Rats workin' the Graveyard Shift with me 20170209_005639.jpg 20170209_005639.jpg 20170209_005758.jpg 20170209_005639.jpg 20170209_005758.jpg
     

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  2. Bicycle808

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    Awesome bike; I love those frames
     
  3. udallcustombikes

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    Here i am doing my work when not on the bike. I am running the crane on the top right in the first pic, top left in the second. 221892_1041719937656_74_n.jpg 226972_1041720017658_1066_n.jpg
     
  4. fjernt

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    I need a job where I can ride a bike indoors all day.
     
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  5. Kruez

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    Cool bike! And quite a few in that last photo parked and ready for quittin time. Thanks for sharing.


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  6. Scribble

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    I like it, and cool photos.
     
  7. udallcustombikes

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    20170314_035003.jpg 20170314_035011.jpg Spotted this poor trike last night. Sad ending to 30 years of service.
     
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    A new box and a couple rims and it's good to go.
     
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  10. Kruez

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    Looks like it was hit with a fork truck.


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  11. udallcustombikes

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    It was parked under a large rotating tool that is used in the building of the forward lower portion of the 777 fuselage.
     
  12. Grant

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    What tool was it under. How did it happen. Show me.
     
  13. TroutFishingInAmerica

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    That plant is doing away with bikes and going to trikes only for insurance reasons.
     
  14. A.S.BOLTNUT

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    Old post but still cool !
     
  15. wheelbender6

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    Hoisting a million dollar airframe looks a little more than slightly stressful!
     
  16. TroutFishingInAmerica

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    A million wouldn't do it. It would be more then that.
     

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