Wednesday, February 2, 2011

1964 Pan/Shovel Build

Okay, I have thrown together a few bikes in the past and each consisted of a plan to: build, sell, re-invest, repeat.  Or something like that.  I am finally at a point where I am setting out to build a bike for myself; something that I want to ride.  All the while trying to prove to the world that you can have one helluva bike even with a limited budget.  So with that being said, I am going to attempt to chronicle this build thoroughly here on this blog.  So let's get to it.
  In my eyes, there's not much that beats the look of a slabside shovel, so when i came across this 64 panhead with a shovelhead topend I had to pick it up.
The next thing on the list was the frame.  I had my hopes set on a straight leg frame but seems that someone else had another plan because along came a 48 wishbone that had the right numbers on the price tag.  It needed quite a bit of help, but was definitely worth resurrecting.

I will go over the repairs I chose to make to the frame on the next update.  Stay tuned!