My Summer Project

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by alanm, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. alanm

    alanm New Member

    This is my first bike and I am riding the heck out of it!
    Mods include Hand polished frame, rear sprocket attached to large flange hub, hidden wiring, moon bars and more. It was just an old beat up bike when I started. I am hooked :)

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    Last edited: Sep 8, 2008

  2. JE

    JE Guest

    Nice build.
  3. jpcourtney

    jpcourtney Member

    Sweet build, Alan.

  4. motoschwinn

    motoschwinn Guest

    Absolutely outstanding. Yet another HAPPY time that looks so good.
  5. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Excellent build. Is that a GPS on your bars? If so, what model?.
  6. alanm

    alanm New Member

    Gps not yet...

    Actually its an Archos 604 wifi, it does internet, music and video with an 40gb hd but I actually want to change it to a gps I found that does it's function plus music and a rearview camera that would mount under my seat!
  7. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Clean, clean, clean. I appreciated looking at it. graucho
  8. shawnshank

    shawnshank Member

    Really nice....looks like a nasty som b.
  9. Irish John

    Irish John Guest

    It's a lovely bike. I reckon if you took a link out of the chain you'd get a better line for the chain and could keep the tensioner wheel on the lowest setting which means it can't slip down causing the engine to suck in the chain and stop dead. Just a thought but the chain seems to have a lot of slack to take up with that tensioner. I wonder what the tank would look like if you stripped it to bare metal - would it match the frame. Nice welds on the frame I notice. Same mudguards as myself - Transalps. I love the look of those on your bike. Where did you get that beading trim thing that goes around the tank?
  10. alanm

    alanm New Member

    The chrome on the gas tank is door trim for cars, you can buy it at Canadian Tire or probably any auto supply store. The frame is aluminum, and I think I am going to buy a chrome tank and polish the heck out of the frame to match it.
  11. Irish John

    Irish John Guest

    Alan, I stripped the paint off several tanks to repaint them and the base metal looks quite spunky. The paint comes off easily and I wonder if there was some clear coat stuff to keep it the colour of the base matal. The stripped tank looks similar to your frame but for how long it would look like that I don't know.