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Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Maiden Voyage



I want to give a special thanks to Meatball for all the time and effort he put into the Slow Poke to get it running and finished. Also, a huge thanks to Dennis, Victor, and Lucky who served as my volunteer cleaning crew on Thursday. She rides really smoothly but we still have to sort out a couple of carb issues and wire the lights!


This picture was from set-up day and you can see the white rocks in the background I had planned on using but decided to go with the blanket because of the near perfect color match! Thanks to Lucky for the use of his awesome vintage cartoon snail planter!



(from Street Chopper Web)

The Slow Poke came up short at the GNRS coming in second place in a category of two. Such is life at a snail's pace!


The "Slow Poke" hiding at the Born Free 2 show (photo from the New Blue Moon Kustoms blogsite!)

7 comments:

Doug said...

Stretch, congratulations on finishing your bike and paying homage to the classic styles without giving in to styling clich├ęs. I'm guessing that megaphone exhaust is louder than stock. ;)

Stretch said...

Doug - There are actually some pretty neat baffles in those pipes so its not super loud but has a decent tone. I'll try and take pictures to show you when I pick up the bike tomorrow from the show!

Ogri said...

Congratulations on the birth!

Is that a sprocket on the left hand side of the front axle ?

jimmy the pick said...

Congratulations Stretch on your finished beauty. Internet photos dont do your Bike any justice though. There are too many details that get lost in one photo. Well done my friend.

Pete Stansfield said...

Really beautiful bike..

Stretch said...

Orgi - The front wheel goes from spool to rippled spacer, to rocker, and then castle nut with kotter pin. There is no sprocket in the mix but the photos are blurry when you do get down to the nitty gritty details!

ZZ chop said...

congratulations on finishing your bike to this high standard man!
well done!

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