Thursday, November 12
Brain's ticking over
I like this stage of making a bike 'yours'. Working out what'll work. And what won't.
I spent a while plonking various fenders and tanks on the Pan, just making it easier to visualise what I really want, and I think if I'm staying true to my take on 'Poet's Pan', I need to go with an axed tank, or narrowed fatbobs. As I want to retain the stock mounts (no hacking on this baby... Lordy, it's taken me so long to get to the point where I could find and afford an OEM frame) I think narrowed fatbobs are the go, as we used to say in Oz.
As I doodle and dream, I check the archives for inspiration, and Lukester did the axed tank thing better than almost any I've seen (above). Delicious work.