26" Muscle/cruiser build from the new guy! (DONE!!!!)

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  1. topnotchlsx

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    That made me laugh, thank you! I could just call the bike the "slammed nanner"
     
  2. OddJob

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    By jove, I think you've got it!
     
  3. Chad T

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    Great pic..:D..those 10 speed Schwinns are awesome!
     
  4. Falstaff

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    I have to agree,the name fits the machine.
     
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  5. OddJob

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    Pic.was shortly after we got the bikes. This would be our transportation to and from tennis practise and summer rec (where we assisted with the kids). About a 9 mile round trip, the first and last mile on our country gravel road.
     
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  6. gigmata

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    I really like the rear fender.


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  7. billy bob customs

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    Really cool bike. I like the black on white
     
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  8. topnotchlsx

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    As of an hour ago, ALL my pieces are painted!! I am just waiting on the rear fender to cure before I mount it as it is an EXTREMELY tight fit.
    I pulled the sprocket from the tandem and swapped it on after painting the crank crinkle black. I use the VHT brand as it always lays out great and is tough. Just give it lots of dry time.
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    This sprocket was definitely the right choice.
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    I got the chainguard painted and mounted as well. I took a page from a member on here and did a two-tone paint job with the second color being on the inside for a unique look and really trick detail. Race red baby!
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    The rear fender has the same paint treatment as well.
    Once the guard was on I started thinking about details to add and came up with a fitting decal from a big COMP Cams sticker I had. Little cutting and boom!
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    Not perfect but still cool
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    Getting close!!
     
  9. The Renaissance Man

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    That's definitely a hot rod looking chainring! Looking good.
     
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  10. topnotchlsx

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    Today I got to do a test ride on the bike and it was oh-so-sweet! I got the wheel on and luckily it cleared the fender while staying tight to the tire. I then slapped on my full black chain and realized I was only a seat and pedals from a rider. Just for fun I threw on my road bike seat with the diamond pattern and took it for a spin. It rides great and feels like a GSXR with the seating position. It wasn't uncomfortable but we will see how the banana seat compares. So far very happy with this bike and can't wait to finish it!
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  11. Falstaff

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    Looks good,like the color choice
     
  12. topnotchlsx

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    Thank ya! I really wish I could get a picture to do it justice because it looks really cool in person.
     
  13. OddJob

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    Looks great! I kind of like the road bike seat, looks fast. Can you give us a shot from the front so we can see those split bars again....:113: Something very classy and expensive, rich looking, about this build..nice!
     
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  14. topnotchlsx

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    I appreciate that! When it is "done" I will take a bunch of close up shots of details and stuff.
     
  15. Chad T

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    Oooooh...I like it like that!!
     
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  16. Funkme

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    Bike looks great,nice color combo.
     
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  17. LukeTheJoker

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    Looks fast just sitting still!

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  18. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Yep, my thoughts exactly! I can only imagine SCREAMING down a big hill in the tuck on this beauty. Great execution.

    Cheers!


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  19. kingfish254

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    Said it before, I never knew a Westport guard could look so cool!!!!!
    When I first saw that rider shot, SPEED just came to mind. That thing looks like a rocket about to take off.
    I liked the nanner, but I think you may want to keep the roadie saddle.
     
  20. topnotchlsx

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    Much appreciated! I still plan to chop up the seat bar tomorrow for the nanner and see how it looks but this roadie seat will be tough to beat!
     
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