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Good looking paint and frame!
 
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Decided on the wald chain ring
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I had these pedals on my Shelby as place holders to make it rideable til I found a good set of old ones, they went back into the parts pile til now...
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I bought this seat post from pork chop last year for my build off bike but it didn't fit the seat tube so I'll use it here
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had these wald bars on my road master repop but swapped them for something taller and had them in the pile
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they're 7/8" in the center so I got a BMX stem
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and of course a Thompson seat and grips from Ian
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I turned a cranbrook front fender into a stubby rear fender
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and painted the inside the same color as the frame
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I'm not sure if it will be visible when the wheel is installed, but little details add up [emoji3]. I also got the crank and pedals done
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as soon as my wheels show up I can make it a rideable bike
 

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Which tires do you have planned for this beauty? Nice touche' on the fender under paint...;)
 
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Which tires do you have planned for this beauty? Nice touche' on the fender under paint...;)

Thank you! I'm gonna use the sun lite sandy beach 26x2.5 tires on here, a few guys used them in the last build off, they look good and they're inexpensive
 

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I concur 100% on the tires!~ I was one of those 'few guys'....:hi:

They measure out pretty close to the 2.5 width, depending on your rims. And they ride great too. Are your rims black?
 
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got my wheels! I ordered these from bicycle wheel warehouse, they only sell wheels, mostly high end road stuff but they have 24 and 26 inch cruiser wheels. I got black rims and hubs with silver spokes , they have rims in a bunch of anodized colors and chrome, black white or silver spokes, nipples in a bunch of anodized colors and you can choose Chinese coaster hub in black or silver, shimano coaster hub, Chinese 2 speed kickback like I got, nexus 3 speed or freewheel hub
 
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Assembled and outdoors for the first time!
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its cold and windy here today so my test ride was short, I adjusted the seat and bars, and realized I had this thing geared way too low. Went back and swapped the 22t rear for an 18t (the only other I had) and it's much better. All that's left now is to shorten the chain, find a kickstand and finish a couple small details
 

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SUPER JEALOUS!!!!
That is one sick ride!
 

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Very nice! Love the frame paint color with the black on black wheels. I can't remember, did you try or think about a bobbed fender for the front?

When I look at your pic above, I kind of feel like a little chrome in the lower front would tie all your chrome bits together. Or pull the rear fender, because that contrast line between frame and wheel / tire is so defined and cool! My .02 cents.

This is a beautiful rendition of a high-end cruiser! Bet it rides great too!
 
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Colson is a great choice for this build.

I've got a seat like that, if it's too springy, you can remove the front spring fairly easily.
 
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I can't remember, did you try or think about a bobbed fender for the front?

When I look at your pic above, I kind of feel like a little chrome in the lower front would tie all your chrome bits together. Or pull the rear fender, because that contrast line between frame and wheel / tire is so defined and cool! My .02 !
Thanks for the input,I've built a couple other bikes with just a stubby chrome rear fender and never thought about it before, can't hurt to try [emoji4] the fender i used was a front fender, I chopped up the rear for a Columbia a couple years ago but I dug around in my junk pile and found the remains
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there's just enough left! Stay tuned....
 
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I've got all the details finished up, shortened the chain, put a bar end plug in the seat post
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cut my head badge out of a beer can
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swapped the silver pedals for some black ones off another bike, and made a short front fender
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all I need now is a nice enough day to ride it a bit and find a background for some finished pictures
 

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