I set out looking for a bike that was as unique as it was badass and i found it with Oscar.
A little love and a whole lot of patience for a lady built in 1976.
How to lace a wheel from scratch / adding a 21″ rear to your xs650.
When you look at many bikes, you may notice not many people are leaving their wheels chrome anymore. However, lots of guys haven’t tackled the job of learning how to build wheels, so they just paint the hub, the spokes and the rim as one whole piece. If you like the painted spokes look, that’s wonderful, but if you prefer to take your build cred and detail to the next level you’re going to have to learn to build a wheel. This way you can use new spokes that shine and still paint your hub and rim. So here’s what you do.
I bought the bike as a badly done ugly chopper. I rebuilt it to my own taste. It was actually more work then when the donor would have been a standard xs.