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Got the seat post yesterday at the Get-A-Grip swap meet from my friend @Freqman1 . Thanks Shawn!

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Nice but but...
2 of 3 rules. Fur saddle, no funky bars (YET) I'm guessing the wheels are place holders.
I'm seeking your vision...
It'll have two out of three. Apes and staggered fitment. :thumbsup:
 

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I'm still held up by the seat post. I'm hoping to find one this coming weekend at the Get-A-Grip show in Tennessee.

If anyone has a 7/8" quill seat post for sale, let me know!
how long you need? I have a couple. there crusty, rust, dust, some painted some chromed.
 

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Love it! I didn't see that but now it's all I can see. I think that I'll have to enhance it. :cool:
yup a what if ZZ top. had a bike rack on back there hot rod.


your bike would be the bike on it !

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how long you need? I have a couple. there crusty, rust, dust, some painted some chromed.
I've already got one, thanks!
yup a what if ZZ top. had a bike rack on back there hot rod.


your bike would be the bike on it !

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I just need to add some yellow. Somewhere, I have a picture of that car with me standing next to it back when it first made the NSRA show circuit. :cool:
 

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Wasn't doubting you just trying to guess where you were going.
I didn't take it the wrong way at all. :)

I think that we're both trying to guess where I'm going with this one! I certainly didn't see ZZ Top coming before yesterday! lol But I do kinda like the idea even though it doesn't line up chronologically with my focus on the roots of muscle bikes.
 

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I'm not feeling the banana seat yet. This is the saddle that I was considering before the ZZ Top theme got injected.

I love the farm fix!
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Still probably not the best choice for this bike anyway.
 

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There was another interesting plot twist with this bike today.

I had some extra time this afternoon because of hurricane Nicole hanging around in our area today, so I started digging through my pile of tires looking for something suitable and compliant with the rules. In the middle of moving some things around I discovered a set of fenders that I had forgotten about.

I remember buying them several years ago at a local flea market. I also remember thinking that I would probably never have a use for them. But when you walk up on old bike parts for cheap mixed in with musty clothes and useless bric-a-brac, you don't second guess your intentions but instead gladly pull out the wallet. :21:

At the time I didn't even know what they would fit. But I do now!

I spent the next hour fitting them to the bike. By this time it was already dark outside so I'll have to wait until tomorrow to roll it outside for a good look and some pictures.

The only picture that I did think to take was the bridge fender mount on the seat stays. For what ever reason, someone had bent it 90° from its original position.
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The bottom fender bracket on the chain stays was also pretty jacked up and needed some massaging. I forgot to take a picture but you're not really missing anything unless you like looking at mangled metal.:21:

I'm looking forward to seeing it in the sunlight tomorrow!
 

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