New shoes on the three lunger that look like they stepped out of 1964. These tires from Firestone are so much like the originals that they must have tubes installed… Good or bad, they fit the bike well and add to the classic bobber styling and mystique!
An old, broken down side stand, replaced by a modern counterpart that is better in quality, but I feel lacks the artistic beauty of the original. Still, it isn’t totally utilitarian, as the designer and creator tried to capture the essence of the first piece whilst making it stronger and sleeker. Succeed they did.
This is a special delight for me…. I find re-lacing and truing spoke wheels very rewarding! As the pieces come together to make perfect roundness from a wobbly, undulating rim and the radii splay themselves in perfect formation, I have a sense of satisfaction as the sculpture is completed. And to bring a rusty old wheel from the brink of the scrap heap back to it’s original condition simply fuels the flame!!