So I am a bit late to the party. We've had some family stuff that took priority and work as usual. I have some free time now to dedicate to this project and I'm ready to play in this build off for the first time. Pardon the initial photo's - first time, kinda nervous. I basically have parts that I collected over several years ever since the build offs have started. I have always wanted to get into a build off but back then I was in the military and deployed some. Now that I'm retired it's finally time. I would like to build a military style bicycle. I have always loved the 1940'2 and 50's era. My grandpa (8th Army Air Corps, 100th Bomber Group) used to let us boys ride their balloon bikes around the lake back in the 70's. He was a ground crew sheet metal guy. He used the bikes a lot for parts runs as well as screwing off. This build I have some inspiration from the board tracker age. I want some fatty's on my ride. I'd also like to work in a bit of apocalyptic theme to the bike as I get some hints from my girls as they are comic fans. I'd also like to show off some people in my town of Colorado Springs who have helped with this project. Those local business bike shop owners and fabrication pro's that are the home grown promoters of what we love. Frinkin Super Hero this guy! Apocalyptic war bike. This image was found on the net from a Comic Convention I like the concept - Mad Maxish Though I really couldn't stand the movie at all, I like the concept of "Bunny." This is my beginning frame. For the life of me I cannot figure out what type of bicycle it is. I think I am one of many owners of this frame. I wish it had a voice to tell its story. It was traded along with the frame of a Columbia Firebolt plus $100, for a Schwinn Varsity. My wife thinks I got robbed. If anyone can help out on what type of frame it is I'd be extremely grateful. Serial number shot. Notice the two rivet marks on each side of the serial - Monark? Persons seat - not too shabby. I'm going to put some patina leather on it. This canvas is too brittle to keep. Strumey Archer Hubs. Yes, this thing is going to be a tank I know. Old Delta Light Unknown Rear Light with THICK red glass. With some LED's and a XGEN2 Regulator, I can run both lights off the dynomo Soon to be "de-chromed" Wald fenders. These are some of the old ones with the reflector holes pre-punched. This was a weird find. "Ed" at our local bike shop has had these heavy duty fender braces in storage for about 40 years. I placed a regular fender brace under them for proportion. We can't figure out what the original use was for other than the obvious. They are bomb proof. Last for this post is my rack and pannies. The ammo can is from a Russian PKM. We used to use these in Afghanistan while training the Afghan Army. I did a mock up and don't think they look too bad with a thin profile.