My Watha. 50's Hiawatha Seminole *first build*

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by upful living, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. upful living

    upful living Member

    Hi Everyone,
    This is my Hiawatha Board track inspired bike. I love it, and am pretty happy with how it came out. I wanted to keep with its rough edges, and really keep the feel of the original bike. I hope you all like it. Please let me know what you think.

    A recap of the build.

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    Last edited: Jul 13, 2009

  2. upful living

    upful living Member

    It's alive! I rode it around the neighborhood tonight! Not quite perfect, but a blast all the same. The kinks will smooth out over the next week or so I am sure.
  3. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    nice bike.... I dig the classic bikes!!
  4. icyuod2

    icyuod2 Member

    lovin it! great build.

    ya know that bike is screaming for a laid back seat post.
    you could drop the seat lower while keeping the same distance from seat to pedals. would put ya right over the rear tire. the lower seat will also make things alittle easier on the back,
    and last but not least,would look cool as ****!

    if you have access to welding gear, i'd do a 90* post like the one on my lucky 13

    again fantastic bike.
  5. wow man, that's awesome looking.
  6. upful living

    upful living Member

    Thanks guys, I am glad you like it.

    icyuod2- That is an amazing bike. I dig just about every inch of that thing. I have always wanted a suicide shifter... But a suicide front brake!!! :ee2k: :tt1:

    I would love to add a laid back seat post. It's on my remaining list of things to do. That and a side car. I dig the look, and the position. I just don't weld yet. So I'm a bit stuck. Does anyone ever sell a laid back seat post?
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2009
  7. icyuod2

    icyuod2 Member

  8. upful living

    upful living Member

    Wow, I like the first one. The lay-back with support. I likely could bend one myself. However, for < $20 I think I'll go the easy route on this one. Thanks for sharing those links.