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It started with a girl's 1950s Shelby frame/fork combo that I got for pretty cheap. I mainly got it because it had a cool tank and a Shock-Ease fork. Enter a 37-ish Elgin frame that I bought from an outdoor antique furniture market for $20. The headtube had been cut up, so I told myself that since it was already butchered, why not cut it off, save the section of the Shelby frame that I like, and marry them?

I even threw in the bottom loop of a Worksman 24" frame that I had cut up for a different project, just to balance it out. Then I finished it off with Elgin and Shelby sheetmetal, including both tanks! This is one of my favorite builds I've done.

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I really like this one, Deven.  

It feels like it has a single defining style, and that style is streamline cool. 

Thanks Tome. As I consider which bikes to post on here, I'm amazed at how many of my builds fit into the dieselpunk world.

Tome Wilson said:

I really like this one, Deven.  

It feels like it has a single defining style, and that style is streamline cool. 

Nice job, sir! I'm curious - what is the finish on the tanks/fenders? Is it primer?

It goes well with the frame.

~Bruce

Thanks.

Yes, the frame is flat black, and the sheet metal is flat red/brown primer. I wanted it to look like it had some age on it, and also be easy to maintain.

Bruce Woodworth said:

Nice job, sir! I'm curious - what is the finish on the tanks/fenders? Is it primer?

It goes well with the frame.

~Bruce

Very nice

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