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Built this last year but wasn’t happy with how it turned out. I’ll get a current picture of it in the next few days but the plan is to hopefully get the back end a bit lower
 

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Went from this
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Added some color to break up the rust. Couldn’t match the patina so tryed a bit of different color with patina. Using the mustard trick and some 600 wet to blend the areas into the green.
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After a few thunderstorms laying in the garden we got something I’m pretty happy with
 

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Bit of a photo dump. Did a lot but got nothing done today. Tryed out some different tire size combos, fenders and finally handle bars. Didn’t think about how small the cockpit will be with the way the bikes chopped. It doesn’t look modified much until you start adding parts.
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This is a 1.75 on front. Bit much fender gap.
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fenderless with a 1.75 front
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Mismatched fenders and a 26x1 3/8 lol
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24 inch in the rear. Just for chuckles
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purchased 5 bikes to get the right stem so had to try those bars. That’s a no.
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Matching wheels and tires, with fenders and the current leading bars. Really need to try and ride it.
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this shows how minor the tweak is in the rear. Fender hole would miss the stay if it was still there.
 

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Chain line is a bit close.
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First test ride. Ignore the green grips I just like how easy they are to change around in bars.The banana seat coupled with the head tube angle change makes it feel really long when riding it. Happily or sadly depending how I look at it, the thing rides down the road better then my much more money spent class 1 bike.
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once home I decided to see if I can make the baskets work. This is mounted to the sissy bar and I kind of like it!
 
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Baskets! This sissy bar mount set up works pretty well.
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I have this weird fascination with using these bars on this build. Lowered the front of the seat some.
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Trying on chain guards and this 80s huffy is the best fit I have but not sure I like it! More digging in old parts for the grips but I might ride this around tonight.
 
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If Hard/Fast cornering is desired for this build, be wary of the rear tire. When transitioning to/from the lean, that clear space just outside the middle of the tread will at the very least make it squirrely and in road detritus can lay the bike down with no warning. Your pic makes explaining that easy because it shows the treadless "dead space" well. I like how those tires wear and ride for just cruising though.
 
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If Hard/Fast cornering is desired for this build, be wary of the rear tire. When transitioning to/from the lean, that clear space just outside the middle of the tread will at the very least make it squirrely and in road detritus can lay the bike down with no warning. Your pic makes explaining that easy because it shows the treadless "dead space" well. I like how those tires wear and ride for just cruising though.
I think I’m going to go to an all black tire with a better tread pattern but no intentional hard cornering with this. The lowered rear messing with pedal clearance and the raked headtube make it a slow cruiser
 
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