i've been slowly building up my latest bike the last few days. the weather here is just too nice to spend all day working on it, so i've been riding a few hours everyday. (sorry everyone who lives outside of southern california...
got the rolling chassis together today (which means it's a bicycle) and spent waaay too long on the throttle. the bars are 70 year old Torrington's that had seen better days, but i stripped the chrome, rust, and pits, polished the steel and lacquered them, but the ends have been smashed so many times that my cool vintage Tomaselli Superpratic B 1/4 turn throttle wouldn't spin smooth, so i did a lot of grinding, squeezing, sanding and polishing just to make it fit.
but at least it's not that sloppy piece-o-crap plastic kit throttle.