I could call it finished now, but I'm still ruminating about:
- a taillight
- a fender or two
- a more "Schwinn-like" chainwheel, and
- a big ol' shifter mounted to the lower top bar
I'm gonna sit back and think for a few days.
This thing has Merry Kristmas Krate written all over it! Unless of course, you actually write the name on some sort of a tank insert....then it literally would!
I like the shifter on the lower top tube idea. What would be really cool: red rear tail light and get some spray paint like @kingfish254 used on his headlight this summer; only in a green color instead and paint the lens on a front head light!
I like the way the red tires stand out. The front fork is very cool as well and a fender would maybe detract from that.
I agree. I won't add a front fender. I forgot to mention that I made the front fork with parts from a mangled Monark clone and a chrome mountain bike fork. I'll scour my shop today for shifter parts, and see what I can come up with.
Next up; a rear fender. It may require some drilling, cutting and bending, but I think it will be a good look. Check out the fin on this thing!
I'll try to steal some time this week to get the fender fitted. After that, I have a cool little bullet taillight that I'll have peeking out from under the seat. After that, I'll be done. (Yeah, right . . . like they're ever really done.)
I got the fender on. I'm happy with it. Dig that fin!
I usually like to build a spare, stripped-down, purposeful bike, but I must admit I'm enjoying dressing this thing up. I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. Just need to add vintage, jewel side reflectors, a bullet taillight and some cool valve caps.