I am working on getting more art deco involved. Just wait until you see the next idea. Still working out the bugs but it is one of those "think outside the box" ideas. I hope that I am able to make it work. Stay tuned.I agree that the bike does need more art deco pieces.
I am going for the "bare bones" look overall. But I agree that the springer looks small. Blame it on that very long frame. I am 6'2" and this is the only bike that I have built where I have to lean forward to reach the apes. My solution, aesthetically, will probably be to install Fat Franks to "bulk-up" that area.Such a cool starting point. I think the front end looks a little “light” compared to the rest of the bike but I get the Monark connection. Rat on!
Thanks for the nice comment. I really like the balance of the frame/fork/handlebar combination. Just what I was looking for.......but that fork does look small compared to that deceivingly long frame. Plus adding the springer raised the front end an inch and lengthened the wheelbase an inch also. The wheelbase is about 5" longer than most prewar/postwar bikes but it is surprisingly maneuverable in the tight turns. As far as fenders go, I am not sure that they would fit with the 26" rims especially if I go with Fat Franks like I am (possibly) planning. Besides, all of the holes for screws have the rusty screw broken off in them. It's not easy being ratty.