retro/modern Felt boardtrack racer

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by sepia, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. sepia

    sepia New Member

    this is my first bike and its still a work in progress as of October 20th

    This is what it originally looked like:

    I got the gas tank welded up based on what I've seen on the other Felt's on this site:

    I had to get skinnier rims and tires to mount the chain on easily so I got some basic all black tough mountain bike rims wrapped around with Specialized "Armadillo" tires which are made out of teflon and are very hard to pop:

    I got these cheap 9 LED flashlights which are blinding bright, they hold on to the handlebars with "2 Fish" straps:
    ^(that pic was taken in the light, my cellphone is weird about lighting)

    I want a more simple and retro handlebar, these mountain bike bars would have been great if they were the right size:

    heres some more angles of the bike:
    ^ (notice I welded a bracket onto the frame for a more streamline look)

    I'll be sure to post pics when I get it running, mount the Boost Bottle and when I paint it :D

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  2. HopRunner

    HopRunner New Member

    Very Very cool!

    Thank-you for posting the images. This is exactly along the lines of what I want to do.

  3. sepia

    sepia New Member

    glad you like it, I'm going for a retro look with modern practicallity
  4. mabman

    mabman Member

    Unless you re-heat treated the frame after you did those welds I would be really nervous about riding that setup much.
  5. h0tr0d

    h0tr0d Member

    Those steel frames are really solid to start with. Looks good to me.

    Keep us updated with more pics.
  6. sepia

    sepia New Member

    Its actually made out of Felt CruiseLite aluminum

    I hooked up the throttle and painted the gas cap since then

    I'm still looking for some handlebars though...
  7. hotrodlincoln

    hotrodlincoln Member

    Hey Sepia, just sent you a PM
    Thanks, Hotrodlincoln
  8. brisbane_boy

    brisbane_boy Member

    nice looking bike. wat colour u thinkin of painting it?
  9. sepia

    sepia New Member

    well I'm thinking of this light Olive color, I want it to stand out but not look flashy, I want it to also look tough yet elegant

    I don't know if I want it as light as this VW Golf but its definitely not going to be silver again, I always get turned off by white, black, or silver paint jobs; they're so bland and common

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    Last edited: Oct 30, 2008
  10. hotrodlincoln

    hotrodlincoln Member

    Hey Sepia Did you get my PM about the wheels?
  11. sepia

    sepia New Member

    yeah I don't know how much it will be for shipping or how I can get paid for the rims, I'll get back to you if I can sell them
  12. hotrodlincoln

    hotrodlincoln Member

    first of all, how much do you want for the rims without the shipping? once we figure the shipping out I can Paypal you for the rims or I can send you a money order.
    Thanks, Hotrodlincoln
  13. sepia

    sepia New Member