Friday, May 25, 2012
With my encouragement, Barry made the call to ditch the fat, butt ugly seat we had on the bike and go with a Biltwell unit that looks about 100,000 times better. I'm down to the last handful of steps before I can put some gas and oil in this monkey mobile and fire it up.
All kinds of things going on lately, so I've lacked a bike post. Waiting on just a couple of parts for the project bike, but it will fire up within the next week, so there will be video of that. Headed for the Southeastern Beard & Moustache Championship tomorrow to see friends and watch my awesome girlfriend win the female fake beard category. Oh, and see a bunch of guys that are waaay too obsessed with their beards, hahaha. Until then, here's this:
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
I picked up another load of parts yesterday and the project bike will take a couple more big steps forward this weekend. Plus, the Fab Kevin springer brake and tag/tailight set ups are on their way, so things are looking good to have the bike mechanically complete and running by the end of the month.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
I did the final trim and shape on the Walsh bike's rear fender today. It came out nice and I'm very happy with it. It fits the overall look of the bike and shows off the 18" rim/200 tire properly. Check it out.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Got down to business yesterday fitting the Fab Kevin fender strut kit on the Walsh bike. It had been awhile since I'd done some good steel bending with my little Home Depot MAPP gas/Oxy torch, but with the right amount of planning and measuring it came out perfectly. It doesn't hurt being the greatest bike builder alive today either. Check it out:
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
I'm just beginning to install some components of the electrical system. When Kevin stopped by last week I mentioned how I'm always looking for a balance between ease of access and aesthetics when placing necessary electrical components on a bike. It's one thing for these guys that run everything inside the frame on a super high dollar custom bike, because guess what? Those bikes get rolled from one trailer to the next, and maybe accumulate 100 miles on them in 3-4 years. They don't get ridden. Anything I build is done so with the idea that it can be ridden every day. With that in mind, I always work to hide things as much as I can, but still make them reasonably accessible for maintenence/repair. Here are a couple of examples: