‘40 Motorbike (crusty)

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ballooney

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Got in a few more hours today...more cleanup on the painted parts and fender repair using a wood puck (result of drilling with a 3 1/2” hole saw) that’s the same width as the fender. Perfect for pounding out dents...
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Back at it with the brass wheel. My new favorite approach to rust on played parts...
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Truss rods came out nice...
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Back fender was a wreck! Lot of massaging to get it back in shape. The reflector will cover most of the residual damage...
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Back in shape...
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Done...
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Broke the wheels down and soaking rusty spokes in evaporust...
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And nipples in simple green...
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Getting there...slowly.




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bicycle larry

I live for the CABE
This showed up today...Hudson badged I think. Rough but the paint will come back nicely based on a few test spots. Chrome is pretty far gone. Shippers flattened the rear fender but reflector survived. I’ll need some pedals and seat post...will make everything else work. Hope to move this into the project forum before too long. A gentle clean up and repack will be in store. Love love love these ‘40-41 straightbar tanks. Just plain bitchen!

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I love it . nice find . from bicycle larry
 

ballooney

Wore out three sets of tires already!
It was raining today...perfect excuse to make significant progress but not before wiring in a new task light right over the bike stand (don’t know why I didn’t do that sooner)...

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That’s about as far as I can take it. Need grips and spokes/nipples to build up the wheels. Let me know if you have any of those pieces to help move this along.




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barneyguey

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
It was raining today...perfect excuse to make significant progress but not before wiring in a new task light right over the bike stand (don’t know why I didn’t do that sooner)...

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That’s about as far as I can take it. Need grips and spokes/nipples to build up the wheels. Let me know if you have any of those pieces to help move this along.




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Beautiful bike! Great job!
 

ballooney

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Happy New Year! Minor progress to report...started lacing the rear wheel this afternoon—first time. Going for a 4 cross pattern. I only had to scrap it and start over once. Realized the two wheels I was going to use as a model are laced incorrectly...neither had the 4th cross under. No big...just followed Sheldon Browns instructions...read slowly about 20 times for each section. Will learn how to tension and true next. Having a blast!

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Dgoldman

Finally riding a big boys bike
Happy New Year! Minor progress to report...started lacing the rear wheel this afternoon—first time. Going for a 4 cross pattern. I only had to scrap it and start over once. Realized the two wheels I was going to use as a model are laced incorrectly...neither had the 4th cross under. No big...just followed Sheldon Browns instructions...read slowly about 20 times for each section. Will learn how to tension and true next. Having a blast!

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Love the progress. Keep up the good work!
 

oldmtrcyc

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Excellent work! What is the "Little Brute" contraption that you straightened the forks with?
 

Spence36

Flying on my Aerocycle
Yes the lil Brit’s I need one of those . It’s easy to make forks look straight I’ve done many hard part is making them ride straight need that Lil Brute ya have there I have a 40 schwinn rare no auto cycle jewel tank I need it straighten let us know ...
great job bringing it back from the dead !!


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