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JA331

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So clean. So simplistic. Just looks comfortable and fast sitting still. I love everything about it





I do hate the butt stripe from rear tire splash (😂) and that is the only time I would ever advocate for having something on the rear but in those cases I much prefer just a simple clip-on splash defender over a full fender

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I haven't been able to do any spraying as the weather has been miserable. Fortunately we're getting a couple of nice days starting tomorrow.

I have decided to fit the fenders as I originally planned but will remove them later. I also ordered a lay back seat post as the top tube is shorter than most of the cruisers I ride.

On another note, the reproduction luxury liner frame I was going to use for this build off looks to be heading my way. :)
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The repop frame will be cool for BO18. Meanwhile the build you have right now is awesome!
 

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I was hoping to get the rear fender painted this morning but the rain came early and will persist for a few days.

The layback seat post arrived in the mail so I got it fitted. The bike now feels larger but I also like that the angle of the bent section closely matches that of the top of the truss rods.
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I hope the skirts are still in play.....really dug those on here.
Yes, but only on the drive side. The rear stays on the Trek frame are almost 2 inches shorter than the Elgin the skirts are from. The left side will not work at all. On the right I made it work by shortening it near the dropouts and covering a part of it with the chain guard.
 

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Love the CWC frame choice. Bike looks like it’s ready to do business. Clean, efficient build.
The black cwc frame you saw in a recent post is the frame I was originally going to use for this build off. The frame is a 1998 Trek Cruiser Classic. The photo below is as I found it last year, a complete original bike but a sad sight with its whitewalls painted in household oil paint!
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I got the rear fender painted and fitted both guards. The only issue is a little chain rub just below the cutout in the fender when applying the rear brake. The fender is made for a 52 tooth sprocket and I fitted a 44t. I may try massaging the cutout a little rather than fit a bigger sprocket.

I’ll fit the skirt guard tomorrow.

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Adding the bold white accents; rims, tips and tails, truss rods, chain guard design; really added to this build 'look'!
 

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