QuickSilver-Durability Testing Pics pg2

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I started with one of my favorite riders, this 1934 Flyer by Colson. I have had the bike for about 2 1/2 years. It has gone through many different parts in that time since I gave it first shot at most of my new parts. All that time I let it in the paint it wore when I got it. Here it was before I got started this time.


In true Rat Rod spirit the only cash that was spent on the bike was for the paint, DupliColor Silver Metal Specks and pin Stripes by Harry. Everything else on the bike was pulled from my parts bins.
The parts list includes:
1934 Flyer Frame, fork, and truss rods
Repop Coke Bottle Grips and Torrington #10 pedals
1934 Lobdell Double drop "Knife edge" rims laced to a period correct Musselman hub in the rear and a modern High Flange Campy hub up front.
1934 HP Snyder Snowflake sprocket and crank
Brooks B67 saddle mounted on a period correct laid back post
Unity head light
Kenda 26x2.125 blackwalls
1946 Schwinn (one year only) tapered kickstand

Here it is now. Special thanks to the StarLite Drive-In for the photo shoot location.








































 
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Looks great Cameron. Amazed at those of you who can keep it fairly simple yet still grab attention. Also I think Silver is a tough color to pull off but you did.
 
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aka_locojoe said:
Looks great Cameron. Amazed at those of you who can keep it fairly simple yet still grab attention. Also I think Silver is a tough color to pull off but you did.
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what a beautiful bike cameron! 8) great color combination and nice vintage parts selection. great to see a drive-in theater still surviving in this day and age too. :D
 

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Thanks guys, glad you like it. Like all the bikes I build I made it for me. The fact that you all like it just proves you have excellent taste in bicycling style. ;)

I tend to like my builds to have a simple yet detailed look and this one has to be my favorite to date. I also tend to believe that the proper location to showcase a bike helps the pictures.
 
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Kudos on the stripes with the silver, very understated and clean. What lace pattern is that in the rear? I thought radial but i can see it's not, radial lace on the rear seems scary. Is that lace pattern much stronger?
 

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Brentley said:
. What lace pattern is that in the rear? I thought radial but i can see it's not, radial lace on the rear seems scary. Is that lace pattern much stronger?
Both front and rear are laced "three leading-three trailing". Basically the same strength as the three cross pattern but you alternate groups of three rather than every other spoke.