Re: Idea Dilemma
I always think it through, draw it up, print it, cut it out in poster board and mount it to the bike. From there I stand back and look at it. I ALWAYS second guess my work, make subtle changes, and cut out a second mock-up. Once I am comfortable that it looks cool and I can build it then I cut steel. You should see all the paper patterns and discarded cardboard mock-ups laying around my shop! From gas tanks to seats and engine mounts, it's all there. Heck, sometimes I even paint them with a rattle can. Painted cardboard from five feet away looks just like steel!