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Old 01-07-2012, 08:53 PM   #1
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Default Primo's ongoing ironhead evolution

Picked up a 70 Ironhead to do a mild custom for the wife to ride to Born Free on.



Nothing too outlandish going to happen to it this year, just some paint, polishing and stripping of unessential parts. Next winter we'll look at taking it down to bare frame and building a full custom.

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YEA! for Primo! tht photo is very interesting.. It almost looks like a drawing?
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:24 PM   #3
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Yay primo!

I feel your pain, I only have one on-topic bike, I sold my other one for doctor bills. And my on-topic bike (73 ironhead) is in one thousand pieces for a frame-off... and there's no way I'm showing my handiwork on here for these fabrication geniuses to look at. =P

hope you enjoy the iron. I love the ironheads. =D
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Good start!
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Solid-looking bike!
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YEA! for Primo! tht photo is very interesting.. It almost looks like a drawing?
Look up hdr photography.
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Been a while, only rode this bike a few times since the first post.

Summer 2012 she looked like this:





Summer 2013 never saw the road because I couldn't get things to look right:






Summer 2014 is going a different direction. 4" up in the downtubes, raked lil to 40deg and a reworked backbone:





Did a quick mock up with parts laying around, not digging the seat and can't figure out how to make the front end flow:


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How much ground clearance do you have?
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Right now 3.5" inches, need to make a spacer for the bottom of the girder which hopefully gets me to ~4". If I can't hit that I'm on the prowl for a longer front end. Inflating the front tire will probably help too

Unfortunately the Ironhead takes a back seat to this:


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Unfortunately the Ironhead takes a back seat to this:
Understandably so, what's the plans?
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Year to the day even...I love P&P girders.
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Agree with the doctor.
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Understandably so, what's the plans?
I'm building it for my dad, recreating a bike he had in the late 70's. Chrome OE Springer, Fatbobs ect...

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Year to the day even...I love P&P girders.
Didn't even notice that, these two years flew. P&P was a $20 swap meet score.
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