Re: Old dog learns new trick...Welding!
I think the Panther frame is a really classic design with pleasing lines. I'm not trying for any particular look, just using things I like that look good to me. The Suzuki fork is a dream to ride. Especially with the new tank it looks sleek and fast to my eye. This winter I'll redo the seat. It was my first seat rebuild a few years back and it's a little rough looking. Now I know how to do a better job of it.
I'm thinking of changing the rear sprocket to go bigger yet since this bike is going to get the canoe sidecar pictured in my avatar which will add some drag and weight. I'm trying to remember how many teeth AZBill has on his bike. 72 teeth, I think. I imagine that's what I'll need.
Glad you like the bike. I like it, too.
Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...