Gratuitous pup content will really help pull the votesThe most important approval of anything I ride is if the chicks dig it. I mean, if the chicks don't dig it, what's the point? This morning the chicks stopped by as I was lining up the fender braces for some drilling and bolting action. I timidly asked them what they think and they said something like, "Eh, it's OK". They approve! Then they said something snide about my pants and walked away laughing.
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looking really good.
The chain guard and fender really gives this bike a “bold” feel to it. It has a presence of strength. Loving this build.I made the time to get back on with it today. I had to buy a stick of 5/16 nf all thread because by the time the front axle was in the dropouts, the springer trusses, the fender stays, there wasn't enough stub left to screw on the axle covers. I'll be making a slightly wider axle in the next couple of days.
Getting the hind end of the bike setup has been a challenge due to tight clearances and making parts fit a frame they weren't designed for. I've used four different cranks, seven different sprockets, all kinds of bottom bracket parts and spacers, moved the fender and chain guard to and fro, gaaaaaahhhhhhh! Finally have a combination that fits without rubbing anywhere. Gearing will be 48x22 which should get me about 56.5 gear inches. Rear hub is a Shimano type D. The photo following isn't final fit but at least shows where it's headed.
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