View Full Version : before and after EVO Sporty pics

11-10-2009, 4:59 PM
I had a build thread going but it's so far gone I don't even want to look for it so I'll take the lazy way out and post before and after pics.


Things already on the change list: get shorter cables, rubber BMX style grips, different seat springs, and fab a bracket for the rear exhaust pipe. Other than that, everything else is just about right.

11-10-2009, 5:24 PM
Looks great! Glad to see how that Elswick Cycles hardtail looks with the complete build.

Just one thing that I notice is that your seat looks like its mounted pretty far forward on the frame instead of being closer to your rear fender......any reason for that?

11-10-2009, 5:41 PM
Looks good! Just needs a smaller tank now.

11-10-2009, 6:26 PM
I don't know if the seat is that far forward or if the long rear stretch makes it appear so. If you look at the before pic the seat looks like it's in the same spot, a little lower even. I suppose a few inches back would have filled in the gap a little nicer, but it feels ok where it's at. This is the first bike I can call 'my build', so I'll chalk this up as a learning experience, next bike (or next rebuild of this one) will have the seat a couple inches back.

As far as the tank goes, I know a smaller tank would always look nicer, but in this area I chose function over form. My last bike (Denvers) had about a 1 1/2 gal tank that looked cool, whenever I was at a gas station (quite a bit) everyone liked it.....point being I like to go more than 60 miles between gas stops.

11-10-2009, 6:28 PM
I hear ya on the seat now that you say it. Trust me, the bike came out amazing.....Great Job! definitely makes me want a hardtailed sporty more! things like the seat location, tanks, etc, are things you can change out at will!

11-10-2009, 10:12 PM
the finished hardtail project looks awesome. glad to hear you finally got it finished, i say that loosely, and are able to take a ride on it.

can't wait to start on my project, oh and thanks again for the opinions about the direction of my build.

11-10-2009, 10:53 PM
that looks great man. I hear ya on the tank, maybe just raise the front of the tank up an inch or two. I think it would flow better. Good job though I like it. Oh yeah you're missing a hand grip.

11-10-2009, 10:54 PM
sorry I didn't see the bmx grips bit man

11-11-2009, 1:53 PM
i've been waiting for some finished pics of this one. turned out great man. no frills, no bullshit, definately one of my favorites.

11-11-2009, 3:34 PM
Thanks all. Keep the comments coming, if you see something thats just fugly let me know too. Like I said this is my first build so any feedback will be appreciated.

11-11-2009, 4:05 PM
IMHO you should chop about 1.5 - 2" off the ends of those bars.

11-11-2009, 4:55 PM
Increase your gas capacity a bit but change the look by doing a Frisco job on that King tank. Move the filler to the top relocate the petcock to the rear and change the mount. The way those stock gas tanks are mounted is what makes it look...funny. Super job.