the Navigator

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Dec 14, 2007
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build info:
-mid-60's Murray-built FleetWing Mariner frame, from Joe (yeshoney)
-NOS Royce Union chrome tank, also from Joe but bought separately, several months later.
-Murray rat-trap springer, from Ben (sonatageek)
-FlightLiner fenders, from Adam (blink)
-Mercury chainguard and Varsity stem from the bay
-chrome banana pan and suspension sissy bar from Battle Axe cycles
-platform pedals and chrome chopper grips from Chain Gang Lowrider
-moon bars from Bike World USA














(the experimental seatpost clamp hinge)


(one of those "I can't believe that actually worked" moments)




top view while riding...



Here's the riding video:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeymac/3322740584/
This is just minutes after tightening the last bolt.
The moment of truth... will it actually ride?
You can see I was pleasantly surprised.

And here's the Navigator back home with some other SpaceLiner customs:


Special thanks to those who helped with the parts and for the advice I got on the chatroom!
And to everyone who likes SpaceLiners as much as me :)
 
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cman

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Dec 4, 2006
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I liked the gold chainguard originally, but I like this rendition much better. A true SpaceMaster.
 
Sep 19, 2007
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Wow! Awesome job. The perfect mix of beauty, comfort and rideability. With all that chrome she'll photograph real nice with early morning and late day sun light.
 
Sep 1, 2006
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Joey,
Well done! Love how the tank looks on there and the seat pan looks way cool hooked to those Schwinn shocks. How does she ride? Bet not that good in all this snow we have, LOL. Probably get some good photos though! Are you still sleeping after burning that midnight oil? You need my Orbitron light on the front! :lol:
 
Dec 14, 2007
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Re: the Navigator (riding video added)

Thanks for the feedback folks, glad people like it.
I myself am not 100% satisfied... there might be more changes in the future.
But I am happy that it got done and rides smooth.

When's the next build-off :roll:
 
Dec 14, 2007
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Boneshaker said:
I bet he was born on..........SPACE MOUNTAIN!!!! WWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

ric flair... you crack me up :lol:

stepper said:
I wonder what she would look like with the bars flipped as you have them on DevilWing.
I was thinking about trying that but was afraid it would be impossible to ride... maybe I will try it later.

yeshoney said:
Are you still sleeping after burning that midnight oil?
I'm still recovering... I had to sleep for like 12 hours and now my back's messed up.
I called in sick today because I am stuck on the couch and it hurts to move.
but it was worth it!
 
May 14, 2008
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Re: the Navigator (riding video added)

you sir,are the spaceliner king! :mrgreen: one more beautiful bike for your collection,and no two alike! :D this was truly a fun lil buildoff! :wink: