Thursday, June 18, 2009

How to ruin the looks of a 36 el by adding a couple of parts!

I spent today filling orders, packing boxes and making my 36 El look shitty. I put a luggage rack on it and a buddy seat and helper springs. I plan on riding to Iowa in the morning for the Two Rivers AMCA show in Des Moines as long as the weather holds up. If anybody else wants to hook up along the way call my cell 605-228-4334

Here is a pic of the storm that rolled in while I was finishing up my bike. It rained cats and dogs for an hour. The sun is shining now, and it is a beautiful day. Who knows what it will be like tomorrow.


  1. Does a 36 buddy seat have no padding? That looks like a seat pan with leather stretched directly over top.

  2. Geoffrey,
    I know exactly what you mean. The seat in the pictures is a pre 40 buddy seat that has never been recovered. I bought this seat when I was 19 for 500 dollars, and I am finally getting around to using it. There is some padding in it, but not much. Compare it to a mid 50s buddy seat which has three or four inches of padding.