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Here is the link:

http://s990.photobucket.com/albums/af25/cosmic_flyer/

Enjoy.

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This is the first mock up.

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This is my first attempt at restoring a seat.

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My cat zoie is giving me some helpful advice.

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Rivets have been hammered in.

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Here comes the part I am not sure of. Soaked the leather in water to soak. I found a pan that when I pushed it in the leather bent to make the curves.
I then set the seat out in the sun to set up.

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All parts was painted with left over tractor enamel paint.

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Bike rides real nice, it does take a wider circle to turn.

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I changed the chain ring to a 40 tooth and put an aluminum plate on the backside for the red decal material.

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The front spring is made from a buggy seat. The shackle comes from seat stays off of a mountain bike.

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The rear frame has been lenghten four inches.
 
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sweet!!! lovin those brickwall blackwall tires on red rims with white paint. that was a color scheme i almost went with before i decided on what i went with. good job on the seat, too. i don't get the whole thing with the "leather strap" around the rear hub, as i've had a few 3speeds with the same thing. like how you extended the frame out 4", but would that be concidered a frame mod?
 
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Very cool! I really like the way you "stretched" the rear triangle. Another clever idea to store away in the memory banks. The creativity on this web site is awesome! :D
 
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Thanks for all the positive feed back.The paint that looks white is realy dove gray ford tractor paint with some black added.The red leather and large
head rivets came from a saddle shop. That piece comes from the back of the cow and is very thick.The buggy seat spring is a piece that was left over
from my blacksmithing days, the other half is now a knife.I made two H looking pieces,they both would fit around the fork tubes.The top is welded
to bottom of crown,the bottom is a floater. On the fork axle slot was welded a washer,the shakel is mountain bike seat stays.On top of the brake
bridge was added two tabs for the spring to bolt to. cosmic flyer
 
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Very cool bike really love the front leaf spring on it.
 
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