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Playing around with some seats today and this plush lowrider nanner seat is calling the shots now
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I also threw on the Huffy Camaro tank/ afterburner/ rack on it. What do you think?
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Trying to figure out a good way to mount the seat tonight. Threw the only sissy bar I have that's close to the right size on the bike and really don't like how it rides above the seat.
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Took a step back and realized I still have to re engineer the extension.
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*Epiphone moment*
Why not make the seat mount integral with the rear extension? If need be, I can always bolt a new mounting bracket to the extension to adjust the seat position. Plus, this will be a great option to mount the rack and keep it off the fender
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My first night ride of the year, and of course I took Stretch d'Elegeance. My favorite night light pic stop was broken, but got a few other pics. Trying out the nanner seat. Still don't like the sissy bar, but with the seat now a few inches further back, the comfort level is just sublime. 6 miles tonight, and I'm not sore atoll.
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I like the nanner without rack or sissy, it flows nicely in the first pic where you have it slammed as low as it can go. The sissy crossing the extension is messing up the rear in my opinion.
The idea of building it in to the reengineered extension could work, but you might end up with a giant chunk of steel back there. Maybe just a pair of struts attached at the rear axle, or somewhere aesthetically pleasing on the extension.
 

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I like the nanner without rack or sissy, it flows nicely in the first pic where you have it slammed as low as it can go. The sissy crossing the extension is messing up the rear in my opinion.
The idea of building it in to the reengineered extension could work, but you might end up with a giant chunk of steel back there. Maybe just a pair of struts attached at the rear axle, or somewhere aesthetically pleasing on the extension.
We need nice places to take pictures here.
 

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Video update with plans for paint
Dig the video update! I have used a 50 / 50 water / vinegar mix in a spray bottle, sprayed onto a rag and then lightly rubbed on a frame to bring out the paint. It cleans the surface rust off, and also works to prep for new primer and paint if so desired.
 

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Hey Le Mad Le Hat, you might want to reconsider the saddle swap. Apparently somebody thinks it was cool the way it was......

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You just made this week's cover photo right now at 5:30 am Central time, Sunday morning. :113:
 
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Hey Le Mad Le Hat, you might want to reconsider the saddle swap. Apparently somebody thinks it was cool the way it was......

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You just made this week's cover photo right now at 5:30 am Central time, Sunday morning. :113:
I just woke up and saw that! It almost feels surreal that my rusty junk made it to a group cover photo
 
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Spent an hour or two late last night with a bucket of water and #OOOO steel wool rubbing on the patina. The bike was originally a green that I was able to identify as Christmas green.
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Somewhere in it's life, it looks like someone tried scraping the paint off with a knife, then painted at least the front half red. There's no red paint on the seat tube or rear end
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This is going to make matching the frame's patina on the tank and fenders infinitely more difficult, but I accept this challenge
 
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What a different one pass of #0000 steel wool makes. I rarely play with the patina my bikes acquire, but this is worth it
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It's hard to ignore the very obvious Christmas themed patina on this frame. I shall have to try and resis... Dammat, the thread changed it's name by itself!
 
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SUCCESS! I finally found the serial number under 1/8" of caked on gunk. F53460 with a sideways 1.
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Then I noticed the down tube has taken a pretty good wallop and is about 1/4" out of line. It obviously hasn't affected the integrity of the frame, so I'll just pretend I didn't see that and move right along
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That frame can be straightened. Meet my friend, Crystal Blue.....

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All it needs is a little .....


Lumber is still crazy expensive in Michigan. I've got an extensive collection of Tanya Harding's I can use to massage it back in place if I get ambitious
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