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biggoofball 12-06-2008 12:02 PM

One of my other hobbies
 
One of my other hobbies (besides fixing my Overlander, my house, my old cars, etc) Is fixing and customizing old bicycles. Many in the NEU have seen me riding my custom bike around the campgrounds we've met at. Boy's bike is pretty cool but not custom, and Wife's bike is a retro looking new bike.

While Boy and I were building a bike for him I thought it might be fun to work on another bike for me. It started out as just being an old frame with some new parts but has evolved into and Airstream Bike. I even built an aluminum tank for it, Olympic rivets and all. Here is he near finished product:

http://www.airforums.com/attachments...00c18c68fa.jpg
(my apologies for my messy kitchen)

I'm fairly happy with how it turned out. I only have a couple of doo dads to add to it and then a chain and I'll be riding it next Spring at the first rally I attend.

hope you like seeing it.

p.s. here's the bike that Boy and I built with me on one of my other creations.
http://www.airforums.com/attachments...6938ffbb33.jpg

Janet H 12-06-2008 12:31 PM

Hey - that's a good idea and a highly cool conversion.:)

purman 12-06-2008 12:46 PM

I like it Cool

3Ms75Argosy 12-06-2008 02:22 PM

Hey, is that an old '70's "chopper" shifter for the three speed? Love it! I saw a pic of an extended Electra the other day (with an extra cycle on the rear)... looked so cool!

Scroll to the bottom for a daylight pic of his wife's bike.

Love the rat rod style you've got going on there.
Keep pedaling!
Marc

biggoofball 12-06-2008 02:38 PM

Thanks everybody. The frame is a late 70's I think and the shifter is an NOS from the early 70's. Everything else is newish. If you like old bikes (customs, rat rods, etc.) check out a site I've found recently: * RAT ROD BIKES *. Very fun and all are ladies and gentlemen too.:)

Marc, what daylight pic are you referring to? Funny you mention Electra. That is one of my other bikes and what my Wife's bike is. Great Bikes!!

3Ms75Argosy 12-06-2008 03:01 PM

Oops, the link didn't go through.. I'll try again. This is another person's blog... scroll to the bottom of his page to see his wife's bike.
Bikes? Rubbish!! » Archive

Marc

biggoofball 12-06-2008 03:38 PM

Oh yeah. Bike rubbish. Love that site. I visit every once in awhile. he takes great photos. His Electrabikes are great. I wish i could afford an Extracycle. It would be very convenient to carry Boy's gear to baseball practice.

willyd 12-06-2008 07:19 PM

Great looking bikes. Thanks.

mistral blue 12-06-2008 10:56 PM

Born to be Wild!
 
That Airstream bike is way cool and you and the boy look like you were in the movie "Easy Rider" together.

balrgn 12-07-2008 06:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mistral blue (Post 645478)
That Airstream bike is way cool and you and the boy look like you were in the movie "Easy Rider" together.

That's just what I was thinking, Born to be wild! :D

Frank's Trailer Works 12-07-2008 07:17 AM

I look forward to seeing you and Boy and your bikes at CBR....

biggoofball 12-07-2008 07:58 AM

http://americancorner.hu/userfiles/Image/easy-rider.jpg

Frank's Trailer Works 12-07-2008 08:07 AM

I think many forget what a tragic ending that movie has.... Let's hope your bikes do not end the same way.

brunoffrance 12-07-2008 10:46 AM

My other passion in video...
 
here my other passion ( it's also my wife 's passion ) in vidéo... and put the volume high.... Don't be afraid if you don't understand what I say, it's only french but the sound is american....
It's not "easy rider" but something like not "easy starter"....
let's go:



YouTube - HARLEY DAVIDSON; The first start of the year


bruno.


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