finished another restoration a little bit before Christmas. This was a pre war Shelby Cadillac. The client said this was given to her great aunt as a birthday present back in 1936. To celebrate her turning 90 this year, the client decided to have it restored. She did not want a era-correct resto; but rather a "Resto-mod". She wanted it to be functional as well as safe for both her and her great aunt to ride. Here's what we started with:
and here's the after, we added a newer style drop center wheelset, converted to standard roller chain, added a chainguard, reflector pedals for safety, fresh bars & grips, Delta Defender tailight, sweetheart sprocket. We also added a newer seat re-covered in leather. We straightened the front fork. I had hours..upon hours...upon hours of bodywork on this thing; but the end result was worth it. (sadly, I did not get the front light back in time from the platers for the reveal; but hope to have a pic of the bike with the light very soon):
Peatbog: I have to go be by myself...
Jan 28, 2015 21:30:10 GMT -5
spokeshave: I understand.
Jan 28, 2015 21:01:09 GMT -5
Houndog: Made me hard !!!
Jan 28, 2015 21:00:06 GMT -5
spokeshave: Wow that was a warm fuzzy moment from Kranzor. It was kind of uncomfortable. Well done dude.
Jan 28, 2015 20:44:04 GMT -5
Desertguns: Jeez, Kranz, I had to go find a hankey
Jan 28, 2015 20:01:16 GMT -5
Desertguns: Alivio is good stuff, blown. Not as light as the latest X series Shimano stuff but just as strong or stronger. Been using it on my MTB stuff for years. And most of the new tech (like Shadow) eventually trickles down to Alivio & XT.
Jan 28, 2015 19:59:53 GMT -5
kranzor: I miss you UGV. Been busy so far this year... be patient and I'll come back to you. Much Love, later momos.
Jan 28, 2015 16:15:55 GMT -5
blown240: I picked up a brand new Alivio crankset last night for $30 at my local bike shop. Some guy ordered it for a road bike, and then realized it was the wrong one. Its will be perfect for my Intense.
Jan 28, 2015 13:27:49 GMT -5
Vonpotter: how buried are you spokes?
Jan 28, 2015 11:22:51 GMT -5
spokeshave: Is it spring yet ?
Jan 28, 2015 9:18:18 GMT -5