Monday, October 25, 2010

1954 Flathead 45"

This bike was built over 17 yrs ago and since then, not much has changed. What I find funny is that 17 yrs ago my friends made fun of it and now today it's a favorite of those same friends. Super reliable bike- the only repair work done since it was built has been to replace a few batteries (typical) and a blown head gasket caused by me trying to push it down to Sacramento for the Midnight Mass car show. It cruises at 55mph and can go a little bit faster, but I try to hold it at 65. When all other bikes have been down, this one continues to run and take me through town to run errands. It's not all original, but just pieced together from stuff we had back then and it's built closer to a 1947/custom.

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