She's done. I'll iron out the bugs on the 49 mile ride this Sunday.
Dan built this bike the hard and expensive way. Piece by piece. He started with a frame I gave him and then got the rest from friends, swap meets, hoarse traders and dealers. It has a Hornet bottom end and a Thunderbolt top end. It's bored out 40 over, has the crank shaft ground down and a new main bearing machined in.
He put alot of work into this bike. It's almost done. Here's a video of his test start
He had the courage to follow his intuition. "The only way to do great work is to do what you love." I can only imagine if Steve was a bike builder. Ask yourself, "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I'm about to do today?"