Hellbilly

Sep 27, 2007
709
2
Tempe AZ
`ok, iknow i'm outta my league w/ most of you rats,but i went to the FAT TIRE TOUR on sat. and was inspired to give it a shot. stripped off the paint on sun., only a few hours and it was ready to prime. used a combination of stripper, 3m pad attached to drill and a wire wheel on the drill, worked great. bike is a early 60s western flyer(murray comet i think) it is going to be primer gray & black w/ clear coat.bought the bike for 29.00 but had to buy a CL huffy basically for the wheels that was 35.00. rims will be black, tires red, small bars flipped, small fender in rear, oh i painted the gooseneck & crank black, trying to decide to chainguard or not, whatta ya think?







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Sep 19, 2007
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EASTERN CT
I think it's real cool and it looks as if your off and running but it's that tiki heads opinion that really matters. That head is cool too where did you get it?
 
Sep 27, 2007
709
2
Tempe AZ
Progress on the bike, rims painted tires swapped.Frame and tank painted. painted fork tips and rear dropouts.almost ready to assemble.I am going to put a axle kickstand on because i don't want to have to fabricate a bracket, plus i like the look. going to steal black headlight off one of my other bikes,also have a couple of Hellbilly decals on the way for the tank. I'm trying to decide chainguard or not.I am thinking not but if I do it will be the old Hiawatha[/img]








 
Sep 27, 2007
709
2
Tempe AZ
Thanx all for the comments. Hey Kingpin, the tires can be bought online for 30-40 a set online, before shipping. try bike world usa.com or maple island sales.com
 
Sep 27, 2007
709
2
Tempe AZ
Hellbilly mocked up. still need to add headlight, small rear fender. tighten up, touch up,clean up and call it good.leaving the head badge as it is for character.[img



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Sep 27, 2007
709
2
Tempe AZ
Thanx for the comments. I had not even thought about painting the headset.My only concern would be that it broke it up too much, I dont want it to start looking too cutesy. I originally had the gooseneck painted black but it turned out to be too short for the height i needed the bars to be. Definitely something to think about. This is why I love this site!!!
 
Sep 27, 2007
709
2
Tempe AZ
thanx for the idea Kingpin. I am not familiar at all w/ BMX bikes, do they have stems long enough that I could keep my bars at a comfortable height? I'm 6' , need em kinda high
 
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