Here are some pics after I finished the tank, and bolted up the basic parts to turn it into an actual bicycle:
The frame, rims, fork blades, and chain guard are powder coated in "Bengal Silver" at Andrews Powder Coating in Chatsworth. They did a really nice job, no orange peel, just buttery smooth silver!
I have a Sportsman rear sprocket adapter installed with a 44 tooth rear sprocket. The stock Shimano coaster hub was retained, but I re-laced it with fresh Sapim 12 gauge spokes (I think they were 259mm long)
The front hub is a Sturmey Archer 90mm drum with 3w dynamo. I used 14 gauge Wheelsmith spokes, with brass spoke head washers and aluminum nipple washers, which was necessary because the hub and rim were drilled for 12g spokes. Using a 50mm wide Felt rim, the washers and this hub, the spoke length was 251/250mm, FYI
I am still experimenting with locking down the brake arm.
I am thinking about switching the side the brake is on... Will the S/A Dynamo work if it run backwards? I will hook up a voltmeter and see...
I switched the 26X2.5 Maxis Hookworm tires out for the standard Quick Bricks when I realized the front tire was rubbing on the frame downtube. It still rubbed with the QBs so I took another look at the fork and did some research on stack height for the ProFlex. Turns out they are very sensitive to stack height! I took out all spacers from under the top clamp on the fork and now it has no issues.
More to come later...