I kind of like the paint the way it is, it's only original once
I made the light housing myself, it's machined out of aircraft aluminum, the red lens is a glass aircraft position light lens,
I used a flashlight reflector and a six volt LED, it had gotten bumped in the picture, but I made it so it shines up at an angle,
towards drivers. I used phonelic plastic and rivets to hold the rear cover on, just like what was frequently used in lighting in the 70's
I wanted everything to look like it was made in the 70's, so I used bare electrical connectors with a knurled nut, just like what would have been on a generator.
I couldnt find a knurled nut, so I made one. The insulator is also phonelic plastic. the wire runs inside of a cable housing.
I made two of these frame clamps to run the cable housing holding the wire.
Star headlamp that was on the bike when I got it, it's been rebuilt internally with a 6 volt LED, the chrome was far too gone to save, so I painted it black.
There is an aluminum piece with a set screw inside that holds the cable housing with the wire,
the cable housing simply goes into the back of the light, it's very clean looking
best bikes rack that was already on the bike, can anyone date this?
I'm hoping to find a Brooks saddle soon, and I have a few other minor things to do, I used Atom 440 pedals, restored Weinmann wheels, and a Suntour freewheel, I cant think of the specs right now, it says something when a bike is so trashed the pedals are destroyed. I have my nice Italian toe clips, which fit great with the Atom pedals, but I need to order some straps before I can install them