The fenders are going together!
Hang on, the homestretch is in sight for this project as I'm installing new fender braces and the reflectors and SOON...all that will remain is to finish the fairing, lights and wiring.
Oh, and I mustn't forget the cover over the rear rack.
PICTURES LATER TODAY...I PROMISE :thumb:
Picked up Tempest after some fender tweaking, not prepared for the rain...
As you can see, I adapted...
While you wait for that...
A family portrait!
Saddlebag mount design for Germaine...
using partially cut away paperboy baskets!
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It's a friend's birthday this month...
and he needed a small ladies' frame for his girlfriend...and rear basket for his Torker Tri-Star.
So I rounded up the 24" Ross frame and all the parts I had for it to finish it with and gave it to him today.
I had the LBS owner look for a basket for him as well. I owed him some but the rest I just gave.
He's pretty good with bike mechanics and I know he'll make something good of her.
Back to work...Still running short and my goal might be a little squeezed but I'll do all I can.
I bought some white and blue spray paint and heavy grit sandpaper to start getting the 26" ladies' J.C. Higgins cleaned up.
The seven post is just horribly rusty at the tube.
Tempest needs a front brace on the front fender...it just wobbles too much and I have a chromed fender light on the way from a CABE member (I'm Saving Tempest there if you ever stop by). I plan to use the center hole of the brace and bolt it with one of the light's bolts. Another CABE member is converting my original Higgins coaster brake hub to 1/2" as I switch it over for the sake of the person it will be given to as a gift someday.
A middleweight 50s 26" men's Huffy is half here...a friend in Miami (not Jim but if you've ever been to the planetarium there he operates the 'mini-Claudia' star projector-one of two left in the world or at least using an analog computer-and audio as well as coordinating the audiovisual shows) said he didn't want to see it rust out in Florida...three different chainguards, the rack, wheels and other parts are already here and he's waiting until he can afford to send the frame. Earlier this year he sent me a Standard saddle with the radial springing and faux alligator or something cover!
My house passed the yearly inspection, I'm getting the house in order with my video and audio gear, making mixtapes and getting out on my bikes as much as I can between work and naps...and my cats are happy!