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I'm with Capt ^ . That white with the chrome bars and sissy FTW !

And I like your stick shift mock up. If you go with a light weight aluminum you won't have the friction shifter wanting to migrate and 'ghost shift' your gears. I ended up with a hollow tube made from my dad's aluminum cane slipped over the shaft of the original shifter on Four-gone Conclusion. Worked pretty well.

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I like the whole concept but there’s one thing that confuses me.

After you did all that welding, why not welded panel clips?

To me the idea of using clamps to hold the panel in place, If you were not forced to use them, seems very strange.
 

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I like the whole concept but there’s one thing that confuses me.

After you did all that welding, why not welded panel clips?

To me the idea of using clamps to hold the panel in place, If you were not forced to use them, seems very strange.
I could weld, but I like the gadgetry look of the panel clips. They will be highly polished and break up the paint here and there.
 

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I could weld, but I like the gadgetry look of the panel clips. They will be highly polished and break up the paint here and there.
I agree your is paint flawless and without the clip the will be lost. Almost frames it in a way. It will look polished with that I made this look if you know what I mean
 

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Fabricated the shifter out of a scrap piece of aluminum that came from siphon feed spray gun. Found the knob around the shop, It’s temporary. The cranks were just not wide enough, The narrower gate put pressure on my hips, in combination with the banana seat that I don’t need. So I threw on a set of Profile cranks along with a 42 tooth Odyssey chain ring. It will get graphics coordinated with the rest of bike. I also threw on an old set of Schwinn road pedals for now while I’m breaking it in. Likely a set of black Primo platforms in the end. Rides much more comfortably for this old timer.

it really is a pleasure to ride now. I’m considering taking it over to California for a week on the coast and giving it a good test ride.
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This is where the artist & the engineer in me come to a head-to-head. That huge sign panel could be a structural boon instead of just extra deadload.

But I’m not the guy trying to pedal with sore hips.
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After all, you gotta suffer for your art, right?

My bike actually weighs over 50 pounds now, but it’s my exercycle, and I am not suffering from anything debilitating bicycle-wise (…now that the hemorrhoids have cleared up. Urk!) The heavier bike means I spend less time exercising.

But I’m not suffering myself to commute on a bicycle or pedal over 5 miles on a daily basis.
 

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Thanks, i guess. 😉. I really don’t understand where you were going with all that, but so be it. I will say the magic of building a bike is doing it the way you envision. I’m all for input, but in the end, I’m going to build it as I see it, deadweight or not., 😀
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Bicycling is one of the ways in which I battle arthritis in my hips. Solo seats do not bother me. Something about the width of the banana seats that hits the hips just right. But the bike would probably look cool with the solo as well. I ride 50-60 miles a week as a part of my fitness rehabilitation.

i Finished up some more rendering this evening.
 

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Thanks, i guess. 😉. I really don’t understand where you were going with all that….

It is the great dichotomy of this whole customizing business: form versus function, and how we mate the two.

The fact that I would do it differently doesn’t make what you have done either right or wrong. There ultimately is no arbiter of right or wrong in art, except the artist himself.
 

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It is the great dichotomy of this whole customizing business: form versus function, and how we mate the two.

The fact that I would do it differently doesn’t make what you have done either right or wrong. There ultimately is no arbiter of right or wrong in art, except the artist himself.
Absolutely .
 
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My polo style saddle bikes are some of my most comfortable riders. But I have a bit of a 'stone posterior' from years in the saddle. I've never met a saddle I didn't like. Didn't love some of them, but it's definitely better than standing up the whole way!
 

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IMHO the big banana has every advantage over the traditional seats. Looks, comfort & flexibility.

I’m having very good luck with the big banana seat myself. With the new foam and welded reinforcement, it’s good enough for me want to ride it every day.

My bicycles with sprung traditional saddles feel much less secure.
 

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