Murican Flyer

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  1. hammer mechanic

    hammer mechanic

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    I present to you my 1955 American Flyer badged Schwinn Spitfire.
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    Here is the build thread: http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/murican-flyer-boten.92229/

    Some features:
    Street Sweeper fenders
    Bendix Red Band kickback 2-speed hub
    CST Cyclops 26 x 2.4 tires on Schwinn S-2 rims.
    Mix of traditional/custom graphics
    Leather covered saddle and matching grips
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    I hope everyone enjoys it. Thanks for looking.
     
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  2. LukeTheJoker

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    Love it! I wasn't sure about the red bars, but seeing them on there... It really works well!

    Luke.
     
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  3. billy bob customs

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    Turned out good. I really like the fenders and the stars around the spokes. Great job!
     
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  4. hammer mechanic

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    Thank you, sir.
     
  5. hammer mechanic

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    Thanks, I kinda had my fingers crossed on that one.
     
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  6. OddJob

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    Nicely done! Love the sweeper fenders, painted bars, spoke stars, color combo, ...and I'm a huge fan of CST tires! Great options at low prices! You really nailed this one, hammer!
     
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  7. G-Matt

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    Hay man that bike came out really nice ! Just a really nice clean bike . The apes make it look like a comfy ride . Also the stares around the spoke nipples , the sweeper fender , & the Bendix kick back are the sweet spots on this roller !!!!


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  8. SoulGarageOH

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    That's a sweet ride. I like the red handlebars.


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  9. Kevin Kanouff

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    Great job! Really like it.
     
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  10. Georgeediii

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    I love how this bike turned out. Fantastic! My only complaint is that your didn't spell it "Merkin Flyer". :41:
     
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  11. Funkme

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    Cool,the fenders and the stars make the bike pop.
     
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  12. hammer mechanic

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    Thank you vury much
     
  13. MrLeghorn

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    Congrats on an awesome looking bike!
     
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  14. BARTO

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    Really really nice, great look.....is that a single rear fender or did you make it?
     
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  15. sdframe

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    Dang, you're good; I love the build.
     
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  16. hammer mechanic

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    It is actually two fender sections joined under the brace between the seat stays.
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  17. Pedal_junky

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    Clean build, love the street sweepers.
     
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  18. kingfish254

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    This was a great one to follow.
    I want those wheels and fenders!!!!
    Awesome paint scheme!!!
    BRAVO!!!!
     
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  19. hammer mechanic

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    Thanks, I tried to showcase the fenders and wheels in the submission photo. I should have gotten more of a 3/4 shot in my opinion.
    Having a deadline really helped me to finish. My projects tend to drag on and on and on...
     
  20. BARTO

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    I agree Kingfish, I really like this bike, in fact I voted for it. I've been trying to create a rear fender like this and have yet to get it to flow. Used two fenders and several pie cuts (my welding skills stink).

    Nice job...love it.

    Bart
     
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