Pressed the headset cups into the newly painted frame. Then in go the springer forks.
Both wheels go on. There’s not a lot of clearance on the rear, had to let the air out of the tyre to locate the hub in the dropout’s. I guess that’s what you get when you opt for balloon tyres.
Pressed in the bottom bracket cups, and in go the bearings and spindle. On go the cranks and pedals.
Petrol tank on, just need to make some spacers and retainers for the leather straps.
Brooks saddle on, and we’re starting to get somewhere.
Next step, I need to paint the engine and mounts, and fabricate a stainless steel exhaust. Right, I’m going in, it’s bloomin freezing.