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Final assembly has begun!

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I'm using foam pipe insulation to protect the paint. And when the bike is fully assembled, it is a nice way of giving yourself a present to unwrap.

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Cool idea to protect the paint with the padding. This is gonna be a classy custom hot rod.
 

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Last night I installed the front brake, cable, and lever. Used a shortened dog collar chain as a cable guide. Grips and pedals are installed and I was planning to get the chain drive done too. Only the half-link chain I was going to use is only 100 shackles. I need 110! Ordered a second one so I can extend it.

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Last night I installed the front brake, cable, and lever. Used a shortened dog collar chain as a cable guide. Grips and pedals are installed and I was planning to get the chain drive done too. Only the half-link chain I was going to use is only 100 shackles. I need 110! Ordered a second one so I can extend it.

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I hope your extra chain arrives in time! I really like the dog collar "abuse"!
Can't wait to see this one in the open!
 

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That is one cool cable guide.
 
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I tried out adding a rearview mirror. I find it too bulky for the narrow look of the bike. So this is a no-go.

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Didn't they use to offer mirrors that fitted right on the end of the handlebar? Maybe mount it in a similar position to a brake, but on the right hand side so that the left and right hand sides kind of balance visually?
 

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Didn't they use to offer mirrors that fitted right on the end of the handlebar? Maybe mount it in a similar position to a brake, but on the right hand side so that the left and right hand sides kind of balance visually?
I do have got a set of mirrors that fit on the end of the handlebar. Only the casing is black. Positioning the mirror similar to the brake is an interesting idea. For now, I keep it without mirrors. I like the look of the cockpit as it is now.
 

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