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And with the bullet light..,
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I’ll need to add some paint to the bracket and touch up the truss rod scuffs.
 

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Bracket painted…need some touchup on rods.
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Chainguard in place. Debating on changing pedals they have an orange tint. Need to shorten seatpost. Need to commit and finalize handlebars and tighten chain.
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Any thought to painting the headlight shroud the same as your truss rods?
The gloss black shows up pretty proud. Just my .02.
I’m proudly liking the black at this point. Thanks!
Or maybe a red similar to the red on the tank.
I’m liking the black at this point. I’d given red some thought along with the chainguard. Thanks!
 
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54 days to go…plenty of time for more changes.
 

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Well with some consternation and sadness I’ve switched the Persons Supreme pedal blocks from “orange-red” back to black. Too much clash at work and I’d hate to give them faux patina.
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Installed the pedals with the black blocks to tone it down. Still need to finalize the bars and trim seatpost.
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AFTER…
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BEFORE…
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CURRENT…
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previous life as Lichen rat bike.
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I oiled the chain and went for a test ride with bars dropped. I quickly realized that my old body would rather have them upright so I flipped them over and and tried the test route again…much better upright. So I put the grips on and left the seatpost alone for now. I added a Cateye reflector to seatpost for the nighttime legality.
I like the two legged type stands but trying to refrain from dumping more dollars into the bike. I hadn’t really thought much about the kickstand…need to drag out the old one and see how it looks and works.
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Pretty much done…a few tweaks forthcoming.
 

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This is the kickstand from the ‘55 lichen bike. It’s still pretty tight. Thinking with some cleaning and fresh paint it’ll be good for a few more years. lipstick on a pig.
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Maybe a new bolt…
 
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Kickstand with SS paint.
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Other than being put together with a variety of parts not much ratty here to see. JC Higgins drive train and wheel set, ‘55 AMF frame set, persons pedals, Brooks saddle, Wald bars and seatpost, repop Roadmaster tank and horn, Thompson grips, Trek clock, CatEye reflector, Lowrider light and custom bracket, unknown stem and truss rods, repop Trojan headbadge, repop Crown valve caps, CST tires, SilverVein powder coat by LORAC, stainless steel paint by Rustoleum and EBA and miscellaneous hardware.
May be a few more tweaks to come.
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