I present the ‘Lowco Liner’.
I built this one for slow Sunday cruises around downtown Savannah or near my local marina. The frame is a 1959 AMF Roadmaster, with a totally rebuilt 1940s era CWC Shockmaster fork and a 1950’s CWC tank and chainguard, with custom graphics. To ‘modernize’ it a bit, I installed a sealed cartridge bearing headset and crankset for butter smooth steering and pedaling. It’s running a solid 36t chainring with an 18t rear cog for easy starts from stop signs and just easy all around cruising. The wheels are 57mm wide polished aluminum (by yours truly) rims running new Electra Retrorunner whitewalls.
The headlight was customized to run 6 LEDs, the rear is a vintage port/starboard flashlight style that pays homage to the fishing and boating heritage of the lowcountry. Since we’re pretty easy going down here, I had to install a ChopShop Customz laidback seatpost with an Electra XL saddle for a comfy ride and some ‘barefoot’ pedals. Final details are a set of leather ring lock-on style grips, a Harley Davidson style horn button with the wiring running through the vintage motorcycle handlebar mated to a 4-bolt BMX style stem. The tank horn button was converted to an LED lit headlight switch and the ‘shiny’ is finished off with a set full length set of chrome ducktail fenders.
I’d like to thank my good friend and riding buddy @kingfish254 for making this bike possible. First with the deal on the fork that made me enter the Build-Off, then letting me borrow a loaner wheelset to perform mock-ups and pull spoke measurements from while I built mine up. Always, a big shoutout to @OddJob for his offline advice too, and everyone else on RRB for the all the positive encouragement as this collection of parts became one the best bikes I’ve ever built.
Here’s a link to the build thread
https://ratrodbikes.com/forum/threads/lowco-liner-aka-sunday-best.115800/I hope you like it.