Tempest--The Grey Bike Grows Up
9/20 I bought a used windshield from a Vetter fairing, which will be trimmed some and used for my light fairing project.
Left to get:
Pontiac "Tempest" badges and fender ornaments perhaps ('61)
Okay...idea time! I have an idea to ease the shaking on the saddlebags. That will be the next post after I get some time in Paint to illustrate it.
This is the windshield Yes it looks funny but that's the angle and it's all there):
First. fat funky fenders for The Flying Dutch
Seattle (not Here Come the Brides)...
I went to Seattle 15 years ago. Space Needle, the arena, downtown, went past the Paramount daily, great and affordable delis (then) and one of the few places I've found pistachio ice cream without 31 flavors on the sign at the old fifties themed restaurant in the Seattle Center. That EMP this is there now isn't it?
Originally Posted by East Hill
If you like emergency vehicles stopping short of a parade, go stand near Macy's (Bon Marche). Our conference was at the Sheraton Downtown. I didn't go near the docks.
Always a fun walk though there unless you all have another riot! (That was SP:eek::eek:KY TO WATCH AND RECOGNIZE)
Here's my new badge and ornament set coming next month...
Going on to describe the fairing design idea
Here are some simple diagrams, as I come up with them and as carefully done as I can do.
Broke a saddlebag (pannier) lid yesterday...
It was very windy yesterday, but that wasn't what did it really. Both lids popped open and I lost a 5 cent pop bottle plus the box in the front basket was 30 feet down the sidewalk from the phone company where I parked it. I got the box back and I should've shut the lids and locked them (they pop open if it tips) but I didn't so when the wind came up again and I dropped it the left side lid came off.
Not a bad break, it was clean and the red cover over the hinge can be saved also but it needs glue and stuff. The parts are locked inside and both panniers are duct taped closed. I think I left the box behind and it had two good headlamps I was wanting to see about cutting the lenses off for mounting in the 1940's Ford spotlight bezel I'm using as a headlight with the reflector from a 6V lantern and LEDs. I hope I have a third, they were free.