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    1941 Compax

    I put the tire back on, inserted a tube, and then inflated. The inner bead on tire itself "mostly" seats but there is about 2" on either side of the tire that doesn't seem to want to "expand" all the way - where I can see the raised round ring on both sides of the tire all the way around...
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    rechroming poll

    Thanks too! I'm waiting on a reply concerning tire size from a different thread - to make sure it's worth re-chroming these rims and not having to change to a different ISO tire/rim - but then I'll be ready to check out chromers. I did find a "local" - Golden, CO - media blasting shop where I...
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    1941 Compax

    Hi Roger and SirMike1983, I'd been waiting to get the Kenda tires before removing the spokes from my front rim, since I'd already de-spoked my rear rim. I finally got the Kenda tires and have a followup question. Although the bead that fits under the edge on the rim on the Kenda tires isn't...
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    Evapo-rust question

    Even black, evaporust will still work to some degree. I also filter mine through coffee filters when I finish a given project. New evaporust can work in an hour or less but the darker it is, the longer it takes. I often have used a penetrating oil on something to take it apart before I...
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    rechroming poll

    I'll call him too, thanks!
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    rechroming poll

    Thank you, those do look great and for less than half of what I was quoted. In my case, the time factor isn't all that important but the quality of the re-chome is. I'll call them next week!
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    rechroming poll

    Thank you for your advice. I'm about 40 miles west of Denver, so when I thought about re-chroming, I thought I could get it done somewhat locally and be able to check on them. Much to my chagrin, the places I called all recommended a place in Washington, which is a little farther away - ha...
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    rechroming poll

    Hi, Sorry for the delay in responding as my Father has needed some extra unplanned help this week and I just got back home - but already know next week will be just as busy with previously scheduled doc appointments. As soon as I get the chance I will also contact Ed, so thanks for your...
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    Torrington spoke/nipple follow up

    PS to my previous post: In the blue box of Torrington spokes, there were several 12 1/4" length "odd ball" spokes. The nipples that someone had screwed onto a few of them are similar to the Torrington nipples but the nipple tops - with the screwdriver slot - are larger and sort of shaped like...
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    rechroming poll

    Once you get them back please let me know if they did a good or a bad job. Thanks!
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    rechroming poll

    Hi Kreika, Someone - most likely my Father - repainted it mostly red - as I found a blue/gray paint under the badge/inside the fenders - when I was stripping the paint. Along with the red paint, the Citristrip removed any evidence of decals, so it could never have been "original" again, as most...
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    rechroming poll

    LOL! I think my Father repainted it, including the rims black. All I recall from an early age is that he may have ridden it with me in the non-original basket, then I rode it, until someone said it was a girl's bike due to no upper bar, at which time I finally got a new "fat tire bike" for...
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    rechroming poll

    Does anyone do "flash chrome" now - whatever that is? - ha - as if they do, that might make the bike more original. Seriously, my goal is simply to have a functional bike that looks as close to what it did when it was first purchased. It doesn't bother me at all to replace as many internal...
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    rechroming poll

    Thank you to all for the suggestions on rechromers they have used. I'll start making calls and see who has what to say. I already know I'll have a lot more invested in the bike than it will ever be worth but I'd like to see the bike closer to how it looked in 1941. Again, thanks all!
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