Post by dirtydave on Sept 19, 2011 21:40:38 GMT -5
Here we go! I received the first of my parts tonight for my latest project, The Godpigeon. This will be based on a Flying Pigeon frame/fork (the national bicycle of China) re-imagined in the style of a '30s Path Racer. Think of it as a Pashley Guv'nor with more humble (but most honorable) roots.
Tonight, you get an idea of my color pallette:
That's a leather saddle with copper-plated rails and hardware, a pair of pedals with copper plated cages, and a set of lock-on leather grips with bronze-tone bands. The chain out in the garage is a standard brown piece, and the wheels and frame on their way are... well... something I'm going to leave for my next update.
Last Edit: Sept 22, 2011 9:30:35 GMT -5 by dirtydave
Post by dirtydave on Sept 24, 2011 20:40:47 GMT -5
No big changes. A trip to the Bike Shop in Oxnard scored me a used, old-school SR road stem, so I cut down an old pair of cruiser bars as stand-ins for the bars I'm actually planning to use, and slipped the leather grips on there. The seat is just sitting on the frame - I haven't decided whether to use a black or raw aluminum post, yet.
Post by dirtydave on Sept 24, 2011 22:40:03 GMT -5
Those frame and fork sets are on ebay... was less than $80 including shipping. That rack that came with it (along with fenders and chainguard) is a monster - probably weighs as much as the entire frame from the Rod Baron.
Last Edit: Sept 25, 2011 1:35:44 GMT -5 by dirtydave
Post by dirtydave on Sept 26, 2011 12:29:37 GMT -5
Not really a repop, because they've just continued making them this way since the Boxer Rebellion. It's the same bike, made the same way on the same jigs, all based on some early Dutch bike or Raleigh that the Chinese copied during the early twentieth century.