Lady Jivaro

Apr 13, 2011
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Southern California
Today I'm mounting the front fender. I have to make a mount to bolt on the fork. I took a pic with the good camera before the sun took over my good picture spot so you can see how she sits. My wife wants to ride it now. She's gonna have to wait. :)

 
Sep 11, 2007
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Massachusetts
Is that a pair of Strumey-Archer drum brake hubs? What inspired the very cool frame design? Fabrication is pure voo-doo man. Can't wait to see next chapter.
 
Apr 13, 2011
487
18
Southern California
Thanks everyone for the complements! I really appreciate it!

fsjaak said:
Is that a pair of Strumey-Archer drum brake hubs? What inspired the very cool frame design? Fabrication is pure voo-doo man. Can't wait to see next chapter.
fsjaak, Yes it is Sturmey Archer Drum setup front and rear. As far as inspiration, I wanted to do design a ladies bike that had that custom chopper cruiser look that us guys get to ride around. The design is similar to my Headhunter bike I designed. Just not so aggressive. My wife has been buggin me to build her a custom for a long time now. She's pretty excited about it.

Got the front fender squared away today. Not much left to do on it. I got to run the cables, make tabs for the drum brakes, and come up with a kickstand.









 
Apr 13, 2011
487
18
Southern California
Man I wish I was retired like Uncle Stretch! I'd be done already. Anyways, I fab up the kickstand. It turned out ok. It will be somewhat hidden under the cranks. I like it there. I got a pretty neat guardian bell to put somewhere. I think I'll put it on the seat tube near the bottom. I'm going to dill some holes and run the cables inside the frame. I'm also going to add another rib to the rack. Should be done today and off to the painter.





Kick stand bracket.


The guardian bell.


The tab for the guardian bell.


This is the jig that I use to get things lined up. It works great!
 
Apr 13, 2011
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Southern California
Uncle Stretch said:
Really nice jig. Wish my shop was big enough to have something like that. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
I'm hoping when we buy a home at the end of the year it will have a pretty cool shop with it. Will see!

Well, I'm all done with the frame and all the custom parts. Off to the painter.