It will be getting both fenders , they probably won't look like that when I'm done mind . It will also probably have a full chain guard , but that's in my head too . Need to figure out the forks first as I'm really not happy with those .It looks very good with both fenders.
Maybe you could add to your foam base.Yes they are single pressing , originally they had a top bracing before I cut them in half . Boxing them in should as you say should help . I'm also thinking they need a bridging piece going across the top , and if I'm 100 % honest with myself I don't like the way they stop abruptly be and jut forward at the crown . The good news is that I have loads of scrap bits to play with and I think I know where the very thing I need is . Watch this space ...but not too intently it's 1:10 am in the UK , and I really should go to bed in a moment . However you have sparked an idea . Cheers
Great minds once again ...I've got loads of adding and carving to do when it gets to that stage , and you are right , it needs to come forward really ( it's going back too by the way , it will also be getting a tummy tuck as it will be like riding a log otherwise ( remember that's one side currently the bikes crossbar is about 6" wide with both sides on ) so it will taper wide at the front , swoop in at the crossbar and have hips at the rear . The rear fender will fade into that rear eventually. Remember most of the metal you see on the frame bar the spur going through , won't be seen . So when I get it as a rider , maybe tomorrow ...later today even, then the crazy can happen
I was thinking as I fired up the grinder , what am I doing , is this a good idea ...Can't believe you murdered that classic fork !!!
But I already know from the work you have done so far, that it was for a good cause!
Yes that's the one , I ran it on a Basman for a while I quite like them , saves all the fiddling about with cables , compared to the automatix it's a lot easier to live with . At least you can time the shift on these , the Automatix tended to shift at the worst times . While trying to ride up a hill was its favourite trick . Puff puff , get a run up , clunk , whurr , grind to a halt ... guess I'm pushing it up the hill then.Awesome build!
Just wondering, maybe you already mentioned it earlier: Is that a Sturmey Archer S2C hub in the rear wheel? The kickshift one?