I Picked up a '59 HD frame & Trans for my project. The Trans is nectar. A nice clean 4 speed in excellent shape. The frame? Well It is pretty rough looking! Looks like a preschooler was practice welding on it! I know cast iron is a bitch to weld but c'mon now.
I had 1 neck cup on the shelf, so I stuck it in the lower portion of the neck & slid the front end into it so I could get a feel for how she's going to look. The risers were just some I had on hand, I may or may not use them, If I do they will probably be chromed. I have a nice shouldered 21" aluminum rim that I will be using, & I have
to make a decision on weather I will be going Brakeless on the front end or installing a rotor.
I have a nice spool hub ready to be laced up, or I have an aluminum sportster hub & an 8" rotor. If I decide on the rotor setup, I will definitely need to make some new Trees 1/2" -3/4" wider for the Spirder forks. I will be strapped for time as it is in completing this machine by late June, So
even though I absolutely hate riding without a front brake, I may go that route. I still need to scrounge up a 16" rim for the back.
The seat is an old king & queen that I got years ago at the LB swap meet for $20.00 that was when the Long Beach swap didn't suck. I'm pretty sure I will be using this seat & if I do, I will be making a crazy frank inspired fender/seat concoction to mount it on!