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Discussion in 'SPACE BIKE BUILD OFF' started by texasbigjon, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Markm

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    that looks SHARP!!!!!!
    :mrgreen: 8) :mrgreen: 8) :mrgreen:
     
  2. KOTA

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    WOW! Does that look GREAT! :mrgreen:
     
  3. texasbigjon

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    thanks mark! :D this is gonna be my space-age taillight! once i got it off the clunky bracket,it cleaned up way better than i thought it would. this makes the third taillight i`ve gotten, from the boating section of ebay! :lol: [​IMG]
     
  4. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    The stem really gives it an alien feel.

    Kind of like something out of Men in Black. :wink:
     
  5. socal_jack

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    Dang, this build just keeps getting better!
     
  6. cman

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    Nice work. That is the second stem i have seen on a cruiser and they work perfectly.
     
  7. texasbigjon

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    today was nice and sunny,so i took the frame outside and spent another 2hrs. deep cleaning it. the natural light made it alot easier to spot the blemishes! then i massaged the rear dropouts,with a dremel tool,to make it easier to adjust and load the bigger rear tire. next i cut another inch off the bars,narrowing them to 24" wide.much racier! :D the drivetrain will be installed tonite,this is the combination: sprocket from mid to late 50`s monark,new blk. crank w/ 9/16" threads, and some n.o.s.,cold war era ,czech. made pedals. notice the hi-tech wax paper packaging! :lol: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. ej599

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    Looks good! You'll be ridin' on the Moon in comfort and style. 8)
     
  9. BrigmasterA

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    Dang I really like how this one is turning out!
     
  10. CCR

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    wow thats one clean bike !!! i like how the grips kinda match the tread too.

    keep the pics comin :D
     
  11. Rat Rod

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    If it ends up looking anything like the other bikes you have built it will be awesome.
     
  12. Gold Street Customs

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    Looking gooood !!!!
     
  13. BankerRAt

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    This is exactly why I like this website
     
  14. Japsel

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    complete and utter coolness
     
  15. texasbigjon

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    it`s picture day! got the drivetrain done,minus chain. gotta leave it off till i get my moon tank brackets made. had to borrow the seatpost from my `41 lafrance,then mounted a n.o.s. blk. leather troxel,i had been saving for another project. mocked up the speedo on the narrowed bars,but i`ll make another bracket! :D now i have to fab up mounts for the headlight,taillight,aux. landing lights,and finally the nuclear power drive. :shock: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  16. johnny nightwolf

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    Wow. That looks so cool... 8)
     
  17. texasbigjon

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    forgot to post pics of my space age headlight! :D one 1958 darwin explorer headlight,in it`s original bag! now if i could just find a 1958 gibson explorer,in an original bag!! :lol: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  18. Markm

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    Looks great and the lights are SWEET!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
     
  19. ratina

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    Man that bike is sweet!!
     
  20. BrigmasterA

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    There's only one thing about that bike that I don't like. It's at your house, not mine. :mrgreen:
     

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