The Shadow

Discussion in 'ANYTHING GOES BUILD OFF' started by Graylock, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. mikek

    mikek

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2008
    Messages:
    215
    Location:
    New Mexico
    Very cool (bike and video both)! Judging from the comments, I think there could be a "Tall" bike competition in our future!
     
  2. onelesspedestrian

    onelesspedestrian

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Messages:
    230
    Location:
    Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    True story. I saved this picture from somewhere. It's a 1898 model, used for lighting street lamps (oil lamps, I assume)

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Graylock

    Graylock

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,464
    Location:
    Brewster, Massachusetts
    Such a beautiful weekend. My wife went to Florida with our oldest daughter and another lady. I stayed here on the Cape with my other daughter and my pug. You'd think, what a setup with no worries and a nice weekend. So I spent quality time with Amy with her swing bike........what about the Shadow?..............finishing up the welds and helping her prep for paint. She did all the prepping, I did the paint on Sunday. We squeezed off the entire paint job
    [​IMG]
    and then we forgot the seat post :lol: . No big deal. What about the Shadow?
    I made breakfest for my Dad and Amy. We also went for lunch and wine shopping. We also planted some flowers at the cemetery for my wife's mother. We took the dog for a good walk along with the bike ride. What about the Shadow.

    On Sunday I finished the painting on the swing bike for Amy. Then in the afternoon I started to work on the Shadow. I had worked on the chain tensioner this week but didn't finish it up.
    The chain tensioner was made from a BMX freewheel set. I cut off all the spokes from the hub and then cut up the hub so that I had just the freewheel side. The fun part is taking the hub apart to remove the pawls and their springs. A few hundred loose ball bearings to deal with here. The thing to remember when mounting this is that this freewheel has to spin counter clockwise so that the keeper doesn't spin it's way off and spit all those bearings out :shock: .
    I made up a tube to attatch under and cut up a MTB goose neck to use as an adjuster. Welded this to a large washer I made with a stud coming through it. I then could bolt my freewheel to this.
    [​IMG]
    This works very well and can be removed for servicing.
    I hoped to get more done but thats it. I will have to pick up the pace and be painting something on Thanksgiving weekend.

    Later......GL
     
  4. cody-james

    cody-james

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2008
    Messages:
    415
    Location:
    beautiful mystic ct
    The swing bike looks awesome! But what about the shadow any new progress? Do you need me to come to the cape to help paint it? I'll bring a trailer of junk bikes
     
  5. bikeriderx

    bikeriderx

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    1,678
    Location:
    May 16, 2011
    Do it Cody!! :mrgreen:
     
  6. Graylock

    Graylock

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,464
    Location:
    Brewster, Massachusetts
    Cody, that swing bike is cool, good eye :wink: .
    [​IMG]

    While I put it together Amy sanded bondo on The Shadow. Then we three took them out for a road test. It passed.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Hopefully I'll get the forks readied for paint and I'll be priming at the paint shop at work tommorow night.

    GL
     
  7. Gdcast

    Gdcast

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    2,206
    Location:
    Montevideo, Uruguay
    You almost there Graylock!!!
    And looking good!!!
     
  8. Graylock

    Graylock

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,464
    Location:
    Brewster, Massachusetts
    Some paint.

    GL
     
  9. onelesspedestrian

    onelesspedestrian

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Messages:
    230
    Location:
    Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    I'm loving the addition of the large 'cargo hold'..... it makes so much sense on such a 'tall ship' :wink:
     
  10. jezusjonz

    jezusjonz

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2009
    Messages:
    169
    Location:
    Clinton,IN
    I have to say being a mid ages gray haired....person of the bike building type myself. Every since I seen this pic of Graylock I thought that I wanted a picture taken like that.....Dont ask me just have always thought it was a pretty cool pic....just like his bike pretty cool....
    Terry
     
  11. Graylock

    Graylock

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,464
    Location:
    Brewster, Massachusetts
    Thanks..............jesusjonz

    Got some more paint on tonight.


    GL
     
  12. Graylock

    Graylock

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,464
    Location:
    Brewster, Massachusetts
    I like that cargo hold too. It will fit the Coleman cooler I have as well as it would a Rubber Maid crate or milk crates.

    I've been pretty busy painting the last 2 nights, pretty much done with that :| . Hammered Black and Antique White and a little red here and there tomorow. Dead line coming fast, I need the rest.

    Graylock
     
  13. bikeriderx

    bikeriderx

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    1,678
    Location:
    May 16, 2011
    I hear 'ya friend!! :mrgreen:
     
  14. Galtbacken

    Galtbacken

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    Messages:
    2,325
    Location:
    Torsby, Sweden
    Hey!! :D Looked at the videoclip on youtube, and noticed that in the list of related videos were "ride the lightning" with Metallica! Now, I feel I must object to that...you rock, they don't! :D

    Awesome bike!
     
  15. Gdcast

    Gdcast

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    2,206
    Location:
    Montevideo, Uruguay
    Well I think is a lot more exciting when you´re not finished yet and the dead line is upon you :D
    In my case I have to finish today, there is no tomorrow, I´m leaving the country to attend an ACDC concert in Buenos Aires on Friday, not coming back till Monday so for me, deadline is today :shock: :? :cry:
    If get it done, you´ll see pics tomorrow...

    Graylock I must say I´m so happy you decided to keep going, in fact thanks to your words I got the encouragement to speed up on my build. So if I get it done, it will be thanks to you man.
    Godspeed!
     
  16. Graylock

    Graylock

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,464
    Location:
    Brewster, Massachusetts
    Thanks and have fun at ACDC. Don't get a sore neck :wink:

    Here's something I brought home from the shop at work.
    [​IMG]

    I'm bringing the frame home tommorow.

    GL
     
  17. Gdcast

    Gdcast

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    2,206
    Location:
    Montevideo, Uruguay
    Hehe, I already have a sore neck! Courtesy of finishing the bike yesterday :D

    That color combo is beautiful, I imagine the rest of it and I´m sure
    it´s gonna be a sweet looking machine (more than it already is).
    Thanks to you, I´m totally hooked up with tall bikes now, but I´ll wait
    till I get married and move to build one,
    otherwise I believe I´ll get a straitjacket for Christmas. :D

    You the man, get this beauty done!!
     
  18. KOTA

    KOTA

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2007
    Messages:
    5,257
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    ONLY because this site has taught me to look "beyond" the subject matter of the picture!......That's the biggest spider I've ever seen in MA. And....Do you feed your dog on the window sill? (next to the edge I might add)

    Can't wait to see the finished bike!
     
  19. Graylock

    Graylock

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,464
    Location:
    Brewster, Massachusetts
    They don't have cats in west MA?

    GL
     
  20. cody-james

    cody-james

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2008
    Messages:
    415
    Location:
    beautiful mystic ct
    Surprisingly enough western mass is void of cats
     

Share This Page