Hellbilly

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 2 BIKES' started by tikiharl, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. tikiharl

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    `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?[​IMG]
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  2. ej599

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    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?
     
  3. tikiharl

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    Hi,the tiki came from a funky little retro/ antique/hotrod store in PHX. called Go Kat GO, I think they have a web site
     
  4. tikiharl

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    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][​IMG]
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  5. tomb

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    Good combo!
    cant wait to see this one finished!
     
  6. Markm

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    Thats gonna be COOL!!
     
  7. Tempe-Terror

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    That is going to be cool paint combo
     
  8. kingpin

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    freakin cool bike!!! hey what sorta $ are the red tyres?
     
  9. tikiharl

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    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
     
  10. tikiharl

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    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[​IMG]
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  11. Markm

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    very nice!!
     
  12. ACD

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    Clean and simple. I like it a lot. Great job!
     
  13. kingpin

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    really like it....have u thought about a different head set?
     
  14. sensor

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    i think kingpin might be onto something *think black headset*......
    looks really good!! be proud to ride that one
     
  15. tikiharl

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    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!!!
     
  16. kingpin

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    i think a bmx style headset may be the way to go
     
  17. fast eddie

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    man that thing looks great! now theres some motivation to get some work done on my bike!
    fast eddie outty
     
  18. tikiharl

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    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
     
  19. kingpin

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    na not really...hmmmmmm
     
  20. ratina

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    Where did you get those tires? I love the color combo on your bike!
     

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