Monday, October 22, 2007

Finishing up the Brent A Project

It has been too long coming (sorry Brent) but I am putting the finishing touches on Brent's crazy pre-unit. Actually it turned out to be a little more traditional than I thought it was gonna be. The frame is raked a little bit and the frame is stretched about three inches to fit a slightly taller guy a little better. The idea on this one was to make it look like a fifty year old bike, so we used only good used stuff on it with some character and patina. If it was new or refinished, it was thrown out. After some breaking in, we are going to strip it all back down and paint it black, but we are gonna leave the old crusty parts, well. . . old and crusty. We hope to end up with something that looks like it just got loose from an old barn. The handlebars are Biltwell Inc., Frisco bars ( and the fishtails are an old MCM catalogue item from the early 1950's. They have an awesome sound and shape to them. It has an Alton alternator and Joe Hunt magneto for some seriously updated electrical.

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