BO15 Papa's ride

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Maybe a vinyl or leather wrapped handle that would match the seat? I like how the shifter itself sits in between the twin tubes.
 
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Man! That bike is looking good!

I really like all the "bent" tubing- seat post, bars etc.

All the "made" parts like the shifter and light are very cool
 
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Maybe a vinyl or leather wrapped handle that would match the seat? I like how the shifter itself sits in between the twin tubes.
On the shifter handle? If so thanks for the idea wasn't sure what I was going to do cause the chrome on the wrench is kinda bad.
 
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Quick question I've never dealt with a nexus 4 before it shouldn't matter if I turn where they cable goes to the hub?
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Reason is I want to run the cable down the seat stay.And is there supposed to be an adjusting screw there? The only other experience with something like this is a nexus 3 and it has one.
 
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Was at the flea market this weekend and found this golf club grip and figured if I cut it down I could use it on my shifter.
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Cut it to size I needed colored in most of the letters with permanent marker.
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I got my pedals in and they match the pedals pretty good.
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I went with @restodave idea and I modified the light bracket and attached it down low on the Springer.also painted the bucket light antique white and used the handle part to hold the light in.
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Have to do some more work on the light need some bracing on the inside little to floppy and some more paint.
 
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Painting that bucket antique white and lowering it just completely changed my mind on this!
Way to see the vision for that in a different direction, Brian! That is true customizing right there. Tweaking a unique idea to fit the scheme / overall look of an already cool build. :thumbsup:
 
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Quick question I've never dealt with a nexus 4 before it shouldn't matter if I turn where they cable goes to the hub?View attachment 129991
Reason is I want to run the cable down the seat stay.And is there supposed to be an adjusting screw there? The only other experience with something like this is a nexus 3 and it has one.
My inter eights didn't have one there. It's been a minute since I dialed one in. That has like two red lines on the side of the hub?
 
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Decided to build a different tank like on papas taxi so it will hold itself in place with post with screws. Reason being for the change is I tried to glue three pieces of plywood together with spray glue and I guess I didn't clamp it well enough and started to come apart.
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Made a cardboard template traced it on some 1×6
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Cut out my halves and routed the inside edges to hug the frame tubes.
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Got the base coat on need to let it dry then apply the paint mask and spray the rustic orange and remove the mask.
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Finished paint on the tank halves and installed on the bike.
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Came up with a different seat post to keep the curves going.
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Needed a brake clamp so I made one out of copper
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Had to repaint the handle bars from messing with the light.
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Just need to clean up the spokes do a couple touch ups and decide light or no light
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Nice updates to the seatpost, tank, and shifter.
The light looks much better painted and lower. I still think the bike looks better without it though. Don't get me wrong, it looks good with the light now too, but I think it is better without it.
Great bike!!!
 

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