Well, I got the three bikes built, yesterday. I started working out in the shop at 7:30m A.M. and ended up finishing the last little details on one of the bikes at 10:00 P.M, in my living room. Two of the bikes have gone home with their owners, and I am waiting to hear back from the third.
So, for fun today, I...built a bike. Well, I didn't really build it all the way. I basically just built a "proof of concept".
It started out when I put these wheels on this frame, just to be better able to store it. I started thinking about some of the "board-track racer" style bikes on the Rat Rod Bikes gallery (it's in my blog list, to the right), and decided to see if I would want to build one up for myself.
So, I shimmed up some cruiser bars, threw on a brake and a chain, and cobbled together a motorcycle-style seat from a seatpost-mounted rack.
Custom upholstery consisting of a dirty shop towel (the only kind I have, right now) and some scrap bar tape.
EDIT: Does this bike make me look fat?
So, I found it to be rideable. With a bit of fine-tuning, it would even be useful for cruiser crawls and such. For instance, a stem shorter than 150mm would certainly make the reach to the bars more manageable. That said, it would be awesome with an electric motor installed.
Hmmm. (Chin stroke, chin stroke...)
Now to pack for the upcoming business trip.