Building Darla (Red Hornet)...

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  1. #21 Posted Dec 11, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I don't know, guess I'll have to be a modern man and READ THE INSTRUCTIONS :D:eek:
     
  2. #22 Posted Dec 12, 2017

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    The good news today is that I have my fenders, a tank is on hold to work on and I will have a Delta Rocket Ray!

    So I am officially the luckiest (overgrown) kid on the block :)
     
  3. #23 Posted Dec 13, 2017

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    I'm going to pull the generator bottle off for now...I'm hoping to see if I can get a cable on the speedometer now that I have a few sitting around...thanks @rrtbike !
     
  4. #24 Posted Dec 24, 2017

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    Fenders!

    Darla_fenders (1).JPG Darla_fenders (2).JPG Darla_fenders (3).JPG Darla_fenders (4).JPG Darla_fenders (6).JPG Darla_fenders (7).JPG
     
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  5. #25 Posted Dec 29, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    With a bike named Darla, I'm thinking it is a Hornette, not a Hornet.
     
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  6. #26 Posted Dec 30, 2017

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    All my bikes have feminine names, but like women are also actors and comedians, Darla would be a D-series.

    Tempest was named after a Pontiac 4-door I owned but never got on the road (bad cam lobe, spurted oil when I revved her, too much to spend), also a girls name (or a famous stripper, take your pick).

    Germaine, my 1995 Cruiser SS - feminization of German (Arnold and Schwinn were Germans)

    Theresa/Tess - my 1946 Shelby Traveler (think Tess Trueheart)

    Rosa, my 60s red and white cantilevered Rollfast

    Beryl (1951 Rollfast project) - green gemstone, also the name of Mrs. Patmore the head of the kitchen staff on Downton Abbey.

    The 26" middleweight ladies Huffy project is named Holly...Holly Huffy.

    Hey, Paul McCartney's old Land Rover was named Helen Wheels...
     
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  7. #27 Posted Dec 30, 2017

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    I got the payment sent to tech549 for the pair of Hawthorne crossbraced handlebars I will clean up and probably rechrome for Tempest later down the road, and I got the payment for my NOS Delta Rocket Ray for Darla and waiting to hear about a couple jewel reflectors and have to get some hardware to mount the fenders and rack this week.

    I covered the speedometer over to protect it and the bare drive socket so I could chain it up out back and free the living room up some. When I get to putting the fenders and headlight on I'll bring it back in. So far it hasn't snowed again, however, Germaine is chained up to the TV antenna mast at the front of the house and I had to carefully get the fallen icicles out of the rear wheel...I need to tarp it.
     
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  8. #28 Posted Jan 8, 2018

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    The TANK is on it's way, maybe by Thursday! Just waiting for news on the light and reflectors....
     
  9. #29 Posted Jan 10, 2018

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    Darla inder construction and her tank (1).JPG Darla inder construction and her tank (2).JPG Darla inder construction and her tank (3).JPG Darla inder construction and her tank (4).JPG Darla inder construction and her tank (5).JPG Darla inder construction and her tank (6).JPG Darla inder construction and her tank (7).JPG Darla inder construction and her tank (8).JPG

    I'm having trouble with the screws I got, Bicyclebones is sending me the correct hardware...the slotted screw in the fork is stuck. Meanwhile a big thanks to notabot for getting the tank here quickly and as advertised. I know it will need a bit of work but it will be worth it in the end.

    The Rocket Ray and reflectors are on their way now.
     
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  10. #30 Posted Jan 14, 2018

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    It's here as well as the reflectors, the fender reflector is still a little loose, figure it needs another washer on the outside.

    I'm not sure where to drill the holes for a Rocket Ray on a front DX fender, I'll wait until I can mount the fender and place it by eye.
     
  11. #31 Posted Jan 16, 2018

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  12. #32 Posted Jan 16, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Thanks to:

    Notabot - Straightbar tank
    tech549 - handlebars
    bicyclebones - Rocket Ray
     
  13. #33 Posted Jan 16, 2018

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    Forgot the reflectors - bicyclebones

    Reflectors (1).JPG Reflectors (2).JPG
     
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  14. #34 Posted Jan 18, 2018 at 6:37 AM

    I live for the CABE

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    Looking good. I love that bike. Glad it went to a good home. Can’t wait to see it done.