Very impressive... More pics please.
Thanks, man. Just keep building on your skills and tools. A lot of what I do involves simple tools, but requires some patience and knowledge. Hoping to pass some of that knowledge to anyone interested, as that is how a lot of it came to me.Well, I guess I'm gonna go burn down my garage now. After seeing this, I don't even know why I try. Seriously though, that's top-shelf work, obviously. I'm a fan.
It’s unbelievable that somethings so simple makes a huge difference when you are trying to wire wheel 6 mm screws. If you use a nice wide piece of metal, it actually is like a shield for your fingers, that allows you to turn the screw from the back side and get all the sides of the screw up to the wheel. The tire is a Polar Trac I got through Northern Tool online. They shipped it to my local and I picked it up there. Thanks, Rick!Sorry I missed Christmas!!! So satisfying sliding a really nice prepped tire/wheel combo up in their forever frame/fork. Looking great man. Speaking of wheel/tires, what tires to you have on the yellow bike? Those look interesting. Sure would like to see'em up close. Glamour shots available?
The strap for holding bolts and nuts for redos and wire brushing - so simple. Ingenious. No more finger tip ouchies on that wire wheel. Great tip, I'm using it going forward.
Yes, the aluminum handlebar clamp was polished out. The top clamp is chrome plated and may get changed out for the painted silver one the originals had. Since everything else is pretty close to original, it will probably be a straight up restoration, with the other two soft tails being customs.Inspiring! Amazing work. On the 72 did you polish the upper triple tree and bar holder?