EvansColson Special Commander (Got Evans?)

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  1. MazdaFlyer

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    I took some photos on the Wichita State University campus today, home of the Shockers. There is a bronze Millipede sculpture there by Tom Otterness which is pretty cool.
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    Bronze Millipede sculpture by Tom Otterness at WSU

    EvansColson Special by MazdaFlyer

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  3. Falstaff

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    Looks like the millipede is eyeballin' the bike... Wonder if he's thinking.. (nice ride,just needs more pedals)

    Now I'm thinking that thought might mean I'm crazy. Can a millipede even ride a bike?

    Nonetheless great job on the build,been taking notes.
     
  4. MazdaFlyer

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    A bike for a millipede would be an interesting bike. Thanks for the kudos. I think of Bicycles as art.
     
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  5. MazdaFlyer

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    Had a little better light today an overcast sunrise around 6:15 am. I tried a few more shots. Hopefully if you are viewing this you have looked through the build details to see the big picture of this bike. It rides well, just need a taller seatpost for my 5-11 frame.
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  6. MazdaFlyer

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    I went back to WSU for some new shots and retakes. [​IMG]
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  7. OddJob

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    Love the first close-up next to the millipede!
     
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    After seeing this sight, I agree. Nothing but art here.
     
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  9. MazdaFlyer

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    EvansColson Special Commander Spec List

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    Starting Point:
    1955 Evans Special Frame W/Schwinn add on parts and repaint, Schwinn rear wheel rim and drop center front rim with Wald chrome fenders.

    Rebuild Parts and Procedures:
    Shimano single speed coaster hub and 22T cog.
    Alien front track hub.
    Rims powder coated in Copper Vein by LORAC.
    14 Gage SS spokes w/long nipples laced by Tom Sawyer Bicycle Shop.
    Frame and Fork powder coated in Copper Vein by LORAC.
    Cleaned and polished chrome fenders.
    Cleaned and reused headset components.
    Replaced bottom bracket with new components.
    Cleaned and reused chainring and crank.
    Added new Origin 8 threadless quill adapter.
    Added used Mongoose threadless stem.
    Added used Schwinn Suburban bars.
    Added repop coke bottle grips.
    Added new Crane bell.
    Added vintage Campanelclax bell/horn.
    Added Rat fog light, battery conversion w/Radio Shack components.
    Added used EvansColson Commander tank with horn, from eBay.
    Reused Evans Kickstand.
    Added used EvansColson Special chainguard from forum member which I refinished.
    Added used EvansColson headbadge from eBay.
    Added new graphics to chainguard from local Apple Graphix.
    Added 1955 Bicycle tag from flea market with mounting bracket from Home Depot.
    Added tag reflector from Electra hub shiner.
    Added new Edison taillight from SOMA fabrications.
    Added new moon hubcaps w/fabricated mounting bracket.
    Added used floating jet wings at front hubs from 59 ford, custom brackets.
    Added used Commander fender ornament from eBay.
    Added used bow style pedals from a donor bike.
    Added new Felt closeout saddle from LBS.
    Added new Electra 26 x 2.35” vintage diamond blackwalls.
    Added new detachable survival multi-function kit.
    Added used security padlock.

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  10. OddJob

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    One of my favs for sure!
     
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  11. idiotboy

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    That came out great!
     
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  12. MazdaFlyer

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    Thanks Oddjob! Just remember to vote.
    Thanks x2 idiot boy!
    Think it's done, just need to shoot some detail shots. Then I can get it posted in finished thread.



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    Oh yeah, I'll vote alright. Trouble is, I have about 10 "faves"....:(
     
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    I didn't even think about that when I started this build.
    Oh yea we have to pick 3 favorites...Talk about tough decisions.
     
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    Man this is a sweet ride! I did fine art foundry work for years and love the bronze cool back drop.
     
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  16. MazdaFlyer

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    Found some EvansColson fenders at El Torreon Swap Meet. I think they are few years newer than my Evans Special. I'll save them for a while. The EvansColson fever starting to elevate a bit. [​IMG] [​IMG]


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    At WFO Guys Car Club Show today. [​IMG]


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    EvansColson Special one of two bikes in build off with hub caps[​IMG]


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