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Old 07-26-16, 05:35 PM
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Resto-Mod Hercules

Here is my recently completed Resto-Mod Hercules. It is all chrome and white and red metalflake! I repainted it and found some 1 inch Mylar tape to reproduce the stripes. I lost the AMF markings but that is fine. I found the red and white Fizik seat and an aluminum seatpost to replace a pretty tough looking red and white spring mounted thingy! I turned the bars upside done for that racey look. Tires are Schwalbe Delta Cruisers. The pedals and brake pads are white rubber. That is a NOS Shimano 3 speed twist grip shifter. I machined a bracket to mount the original saddle bag to the new seatpost. The chainguard is original with original paint on it. To fully pimp it out I had to put dual mirrors, a chrome headlight and an anodized red bell on it. Pee-Wee has nothing on me!

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Old 07-26-16, 09:00 PM
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That spews "sexy"...love all the little details too.
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Old 07-26-16, 09:39 PM
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That is PIMPED dude. Nice save.
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Makes me think if Pee Wee's bike went on a diet.
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Old 07-27-16, 07:32 PM
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Nice job. That is pimped out indeed. The Shimano 3 speed grip on a Herc with a S/A (presumbably) is a little sacrilegious though, don'tcha think?? It works with the theme though...

I still miss my old Hercules 3 speed, about the same vintage as that but certainly not so slick.
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Except for the upside-down handlebars(been there, tried a few times, on different bikes and find the fit uncomfortable), I really like the bicycle. Busy, to say the least, but the business works and looks just great. Well done!
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Old 07-31-16, 09:03 PM
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Thanks for all the nice words, guys!
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Dig.
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I'd like to see a close-up of the machined saddle bracket, I like the shiny look.
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