I went to see the collection of parts in his shed and agreed to take on the build. He had a vague idea of what he wanted it to look like although his thoughts changed from time to time here is the end result including some of what was involved along the way.
|Just a small section but the frame took quite a lot of cleaning up|
to remove quite heavy pitting
|The crank sludge trap and behind is what came out.|
|Cheap foam to get a rough idea for a seat shape|
|Seat base - standard leman I/II seat base/mudguard used as a mould|
|Well worth the effort involved to clean the frame!|
|Mark got the wheels built and tyres fitted at CWC but I was a little disappointed|
by the polish left on the rims and clumps of grit (from the blasting)
left on the hubs
|Stripped and p/coated calipers|
|A standard new loom with quite a bit of modification|
|The end result ...Sitting Pretty|
Not a major reworking but just some subtle touches.
Still took some head scratching all the same!
|After some deliberation and thoughts of short reverse cones|
Mark decided to purchase a full new large bore Lafranconi system
and do they sound sweet!