Not to much build progress has happened on the Cafe bike lately. However, i have gone on a bit of a shopping spree.
In the mail, i got some pleasant packages from across the pond in Europe.
The gentleman i am building the bike for wanted to steer clear of all the traditional exhaust. I couldn’t agree more and wish i could take credit for his idea. Though it will complicate the build process, i am more then willing to take on the task. After some hunting, we discovered some pipes from a R12 BMW motorcycle. The R12’s were made in the 30s and 40s by BMW… and have completely different dimensions of a 70’s BMW pipe size and mounting region… but adapting it is all part of the fun!
But then the mother load came!
Wheels! Wheedo! I ordered a set for my bike too (one rim is back ordered)… and hot damn, they sure look SWEET!
I can’t wait to lace these on some clean, powdercoated hubs. this bike is going to look so tasty. the wide shouldered Morad / Akront wheels are definitely the vintage, bad ass touch…