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):
Desertguns: Going to be 80' here tomorrow. Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years should be cold darn it!
Nov 26, 2014 11:18:39 GMT -5
bike2112: Welcome Steve. What part of GA you from?
Nov 26, 2014 10:30:56 GMT -5
steve1324: Yeah I'm up with you on that moving to Florida thing
Nov 26, 2014 10:15:26 GMT -5
Houndog: Welcome Steve!!!
Nov 26, 2014 10:06:45 GMT -5
steve1324: Hola from rainy Georgia. One of your members posted on Mongoose fatbikes. 35 year layoff from bikes. Decided to make my bike an e-bike. somewhere in the middle i bought a mongoose Dolomite and decided I really like fat bikes...and the story goes
Nov 26, 2014 10:01:19 GMT -5
bike2112: it's all about the rain down here.......day 3 of consta rain!
Nov 26, 2014 9:51:09 GMT -5
Vonpotter: got 2 inchs of snow here last night
Nov 26, 2014 9:36:29 GMT -5
spokeshave: Raining and cold. Just plain nasty out then changing to snow tonight. Ugh I'm moving to Florida.
Nov 26, 2014 8:53:34 GMT -5