Well the build is complete. I ran into a few issues over the last few weeks. My bare metal frame went into the powdercoaters to become red, along with someone else's yellow frame which was to become back. It turns out the guys at the powdercoaters were easily confused and my frame ended up black while the other frame ended up red.
Im just uploading all the photos I have now so pictures will be up shortly.
The two frames were completely different, mine having the drop loop and the middle bar and the other being a road bike frame. I highly doubt anybody from this place would mix them up but obviously the powdercoaters are not as mad on bikes as we are. I was so fed up with them that I took my forks and tank elsewhere.
Last sunday was a bicycle show in my town called Pushies Galore where everyone who was interested would bring their ride for a swap and shine/show at the Holland park bowls club. This was the goal date for the completion of my build. The day before saw some tense moments and it almost didn't happen. The bottom bracket thread had to be recut with a tap, I had previously had the BB bearing cups installed prior to powder coating and I had masked the thread up but something went wrong. I spent the morning driving around with my mate to a few bicycle shops until we found one with a british tap. Thinking all was good I went home and fit the cranks only to find out they were hitting the frame as they were turned. Another visit to the bicycle yard at bicycle revolution I picked up a longer axle which solved all of the problems.
Pushies Galore was a great day out and was fun to check out all the different rides. I was so busy walking around I didn't get to many pictures of my own ride but heres a few.
Hey, Thats freeking cool! I wish i had the tool and skills to do it , i dreamed of creating a replica of the 1914Cyclone
Btw.. Nice to see my 3d model helped you out , if you folowed it right it should be close to the real thing since it was one of my most accurate models.
keep up the good work!
There's many, many beautiful bikes on this forum and every one I look at I take inspiration from. But I have to say this, with being very new to this rat rod scene and only joining the forum recently..THIS bike was THE reason I started my own build. I love looking at it! Fantastic work! I hope it brings you loads of pleasure to ride
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