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.
houndog: Kinfish is goofy but he's a good guy at heart...
May 21, 2013 12:04:04 GMT -5
houndog: No not him....someone here
May 21, 2013 12:03:03 GMT -5
Tin machine: Yeah king fish does have them ....but fuck that ,I'll build one if before I do that ?...sorry if that's sound shitty. Lest I am honest !!!...lol
May 21, 2013 11:50:11 GMT -5
bike2112: that would be Kingfish
May 21, 2013 11:44:06 GMT -5
houndog: I cant remember who,but someone here has a box full of shifters....I know one of them is what you seek..
May 21, 2013 11:35:35 GMT -5
Tin machine: thanks hound , but I want a stick type 3 speed shifter
May 21, 2013 10:55:08 GMT -5
houndog: I've got one Tin,look in for sale section,not sure if it'swhat you want...
May 21, 2013 9:16:24 GMT -5
Tin machine: hey does anybody have a three speed bolt on ,shifter , looking for something for my( big mantis bitch )?
May 21, 2013 6:34:36 GMT -5
Bighit: I am watching the news now holy shit.
May 20, 2013 21:51:16 GMT -5
houndog: Wow.lots more fatalities than I would have thought....
May 20, 2013 20:32:16 GMT -5
Tin machine: best wishes for the familys who lost it all , and love ones !!
May 20, 2013 20:29:46 GMT -5
Tin machine: hate to hear the news of OK , hoping those remaining are ok and riding the storm out !!!
May 20, 2013 20:28:20 GMT -5
spokeshave: Me too. That's rough man.
May 20, 2013 19:19:08 GMT -5
bike2112: UGH, Glad everyone is ok for the most part.
May 20, 2013 19:00:54 GMT -5
houndog: I heard from all but one of them think he lost his house
May 20, 2013 18:53:27 GMT -5
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May 20, 2013 18:41:19 GMT -5
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May 20, 2013 18:27:59 GMT -5
dudeist: bikes are in Concord, NH S&W bikes and Boards, 603-228-1441. They open at 10 am tomorrow and the kid will take a while to photo & list, so maybe You get a head start.
May 20, 2013 18:20:07 GMT -5
dudeist: They're going on e-bay tomorrow. I have pics w/ prices if anyone's interested. I think the shop owner bought them and raised the prices already, so maybe no ridiculous bargains, esp. w/shipping from NH. Would've bought the Proflex if it fit,tho.
May 20, 2013 18:15:31 GMT -5
houndog: where you at Dudist?
May 20, 2013 18:12:36 GMT -5