The board track bike is really coming together! The bike is all torn down now and off to paint, my seat is getting covered in leather and this Sunday I am off to stripe my bike under the instruction of Tim Peterson of Flat Earth Sign.
Jordan Dickinson from Union Speed Shop in Monticello, Minnesota is doing the leather work for my seat. He did our born free 4 bike seat and did an amazing job! He is building a bike for the show check out his facebook page for his updates, he is very talented.
We had to do some modification work to the down tube of the frame because we chose to use a jawa speedway fork from Cody You can see in this picture how close the fork is to the front down tube.
Back in 2009, I drew a draft of my board track motorcycle. I had been most influenced and inspired by 1919 Excelsior board track racers. When I actually had the wonderful opportunity to sit on a Big Valve Excelsior I really loved how the handlebars felt. When we built my bars I knew what I wanted them to look like and how they should feel. The end result is a comfortable riding position and nostalgic board track racer look. What do you think of them?