tin machine said:looks good , I do think a chain guard to match would be awesome , that would really kick it off !! 8)
The Renaissance Man said:I got this shockmaster fork from uneasy rider last week and have been working on shortening the steer tube today. The problem that I have is not knowing the correct length for a boy's fork. I'm thinking that it is 6 3/4". Old Glory's current fork measures 6 1/2" but doesn't have a bracket for the truss rods so that's where the extra 1/4" comes in. Does anyone out there have one that you can measure before I start cutting?
Rat Pilot said:Great job, Jim! It looks great! It's good to see you put those Lightning Darts to good use. I actually mounting the ones I got from rusty513 today.
If I may make a suggestion, if you are unable to find that chaingaurd, the 40's - 50's Shelby Air-Flo/Traveller chainguard make be a good substitute. It has ridges for the stripes, and has a nice steamlined profile that would look great on a CWC frame. They are usually pretty easy to come by on ebay.
Here is the guard I am referring to:
Road Master said:I have maybe a dozen of the Shockmaster Springers and I've already cut two down from girls forks - one had the forward facing lower trusses like yours. The 50s springer you have is simply 6 1/2" for the boys, 7 1/2" for the girls - bracket or not. Just reduce the straight leg of the upper springer truss by the same 1", thread it 3/8" x 24tpi and you're ready to install. I had a 50s Roadmaster with the bumper style springer fork when I was a kid back in the early 60s - paid $1 for the whole bike. Never got that bike out of my system so the first thing I bought getting back into classic bikes was the 1998 Roadmaster Luxury Liner repop. I call it my Parade Bike because that is the only thing I use it for.
I have to compliment you on your ageing technique - excellent work. I'm a wrencher, not an artist so I admire anyone that can not only envision this type of look but actually make it happen. The pic you posted of the Roadmaster has a chain guard that is a little hard to find. Most of the Roadmaster named bikes from the 50s had verticle leading edges instead of the angled. Also in that era Hawthornes, Western Flyers and Hiawathas were produced all with the angled front edge with the difference being that their respective road name was embossed on the side - Roadmasters with the same style 50s guards only had lettering.
I'm always looking through the build section for any Cleveland Welding bikes. I am first and foremost the Road Master but I love all CWC produced bikes. I'll be watching to see how this comes out. Good Luck and Have Fun! Robert
largek9 said:Opp's ! That just pegged the Cool Meter....! Nice this is one sweet bike 8)