Great job LB!! Those are awesome! Both are very cleanYep, I did a his and hers! We’re only voting on the Men’s version, of course, but I wanted the wife, LBCV, to enjoy one as well. Both are 1936 Wards Hawthorne Duraliums with Silver King struts, deco stems, and accessory drilled chain guards. Hope you all enjoyed the thread and thank you for your consideration! It was a fun month and a welcome distraction! Finally, a bunch of you did self portraits, so that’s me at the bottom, with the Covid hair, Covid beard and Covid gut! View attachment 137255View attachment 137256View attachment 137257View attachment 137258View attachment 137259View attachment 137261View attachment 137260
I know what you mean I about the fight I ended up doing a his and hers and at one point I didn’t know which one to work on, LolThanks man. I’d been planning and collecting parts for a while, but it still ended up being a fight to the finish! I’m really happy with the results.
Thank you! The half-link chains are readily available on most of the BMX sites. I needed three to do two bikes. Nothing else that I could find had a decent copper color. And I looked for a long time!LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! These are brilliant literally and figuratively. Where on earth do you find copper bike chains? I NEED some.
Thank you! It’s always nice to get compliments from the veterans of this site. You’ve seen it all!Beautiful work! I've seen a lot of renditions of that frame with parts on it, yours has to be one of the nicest and best executed.
Thanks man! I’ve had a copper and cream theme in mind for years, but it was more paint based. This all came to me because I picked up the ladies frame cheap. I had been riding mine in a BMX/street fighter style for a few years and was ready to do something cool and matchy with both of them. Then all I had to do was search for a fork, struts, stems, and chain guards for a year or so! I use the drop center Electra wheels on verything custom I do. They resemble the early versions and weigh nothing, making these custom bikes a lot more rideable!Dang LBCJ! I think these may be your best Build Off bikes yet! The copper goes well with the aluminum, and those cream-colored tires really tie it all together! And the fact you were working on a bike for the Mrs. in the background to match makes this even better! Great job, and best of luck to ya!