Just wanted to start my own journal. Not much to add right now, and very poor quality pictures, but will update as I go along, and hopefully have clearer pictures to go with it.
It started as a stock '76 XS650
I stripped her down and welded on a TC hardtail. Went with 21" Excel A60 rims for both the front and rear mounted to the stock drums/hubs. No front brake. Had stainless spokes made by Buchanan (I highly recommend them) and loose laced by them as well.
Tank is a NOS banana Wassel. Still need to locate a cap for it.
And made a seat pan out of 1/8"
Will drop the front of the seat pan and push it down back towards the rear wheel a bit once I get my rear fender.
Just need to lower my forks and I will have a roller.