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MattiThundrrr

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The hazing on the tires should wash right off if it comes back. There are other options for curing vintage rubber using the oven if it's age related too.


 

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I believe the shorty fender will look great with the slick. If you could find some old rubber moto foot pegs for the rear axle I think it would finish the rearend. That’s a cool ... bike you built there.
 

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@MattiThundrrr Good article and a good explanation. I’ve just never had a tire do it so fast. I would scrub them and they’d look good for a couple hours l, and then brown again. Putting that tire dressing on them seems to be the answer. I cleaned them yesterday and they are still super black.
 

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I believe the shorty fender will look great with the slick. If you could find some old rubber moto foot pegs for the rear axle I think it would finish the rearend. That’s a cool ... bike you built there.
Thanks for the compliment. I’m pretty happy with the rear fender. Some old foot pegs could have been really cool, but time is not on my side. Plan is to take finished pictures tomorrow morning.
 

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I got this bike all put together. I forget how big of a pain it can be to put fat tires on a middleweight frame. It took a lot of adjustment, but everything clears. Took it for a shake down ride of about mile. It cruises good, though a little small. A vintage bike with flipped bars and a dropped seat isn’t a great fit when you are over 6 foot. I’ll get a riding picture. Plans are to get final photos tomorrow, for now here are a couple of teaser shots.
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That tire black looks like great stuff. You are right about how the shellac dresses up the paint and the patina.
Awesome build!!
 

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Feels good to have a project done! Final pictures are up.
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OH YEAH!!!
That is a beautiful machine!
BRAVO!
 

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