So my Nel Lusso
is running like a top. I rack up miles on it every weekend and everyone who sees it loves it. It was a blast to build and a hoot to ride - it was also intended to be a one-off project... Well, the bug has bitten pretty hard I guess because I want to build more bikes! I learned alot and want to try building some different styles - This will be a build log for one of them.
Looking around this website and googling in my spare time, I've really taken a liking to some of the board-tracker bikes and replicas I see being built. There's something about the look of those bikes that really appeals to me, and I'd like to have something along those lines.
I have the skills to do it right, and build up a frame & tank and do alot of the custom work required to make an authentic bike, but I can't invest the time right now and some of those skills are really rusty. So, this will be my interpretation of the board-tracker theme with salvage parts and some custom work to get everything to fit together.
I lifted the picture from some photos ChopperDave made available. This is the kind of look I want, but my build will be a very different color and obviously have some different components.
It'll be a longer-term winter project that progresses as I have time to build and money to buy components, but I've got some of the basics already in hand. I'll have some questions, and hopefully some new ideas that are worth sharing... My intent it is to document this build like my last, and hopefully benefit someone else with the same questions.
Be patient, and stay tuned!