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Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 16, 2016
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Boise i.d.
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Are you hip to "Easy Outs"?
Ya I looked in to that, the screws are just to brittle I tried cutting a notch in to them but they just broke off as I was cutting. I think easy out would do the same thing just keep braking the screws shorter and shorter.
 

TR6SC

Wore out three sets of tires already!
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If you have to drill them out, first drill a hole in another piece of aluminum, or better yet, steel. Locate that hole over the broken bolt and clamp it to the bike. This will keep the drill bit from "walking." Start with small bits and work up in size.
Which bolts are still frozen? Also there's a tool called a stud remover. It can get ahold of that broken stud really tight. Propane can be used to heat up the aluminum. It'll expand the metal to free things up. Carefully! No hotter than sizzling spit.
 
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TR6SC

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Does anyone know what size rivets the badge uses?
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I got those extra holes welded up. If you look real close, you can't see 'em!!
I did some draw filing, 220, and 400.
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I found an aluminum tandem stoker dog bone, and a piece of aluminum rod. It's a bit tall, but I'll cut it down later.
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Stainless 28" wide bars. It's time to get down to some fine grit paper.
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Krakatoa

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Oct 12, 2016
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LOL!!

Ah they should stay in California where they belong. My other love besides bikes are 20's & 30's American Art Pottery & Tile. California had some of the best companies going: Gladding McBean (still in business!), Catalina, Malibu, S & S, Taylor, Batchelder, Bauer, Brayton Laguna, Kraftile, etc. etc...

Here's an original Batchelder Tile (Los Angeles) wrought iron table I still have....

It would look good in Eureka!!:p

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TR6SC

Wore out three sets of tires already!
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I know, they're beautiful. They are on the counter because I'm mounting them in a frame. I'll give you the tiles for free, but the frame is $1000!
LOL!!

Ah they should stay in California where they belong. My other love besides bikes are 20's & 30's American Art Pottery & Tile. California had some of the best companies going: Gladding McBean (still in business!), Catalina, Malibu, S & S, Taylor, Batchelder, Bauer, Brayton Laguna, Kraftile, etc. etc...

Here's an original Batchelder Tile (Los Angeles) wrought iron table I still have....

It would look good in Eureka!!:p

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View attachment 469699 [/QUOTEWell, Finally someone I can talk to.
I'm sitting here with the buddy that used to live on Upper Pratt Pond Rd off of Poor Farm Hill Rd.
Anyway, my godfather worked at McBean in the 50s and 60s. His wife had every piece of Franciscan ware ever made!
And, oh that Malibu!
 
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TR6SC

Wore out three sets of tires already!
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LOL!!

Ah they should stay in California where they belong. My other love besides bikes are 20's & 30's American Art Pottery & Tile. California had some of the best companies going: Gladding McBean (still in business!), Catalina, Malibu, S & S, Taylor, Batchelder, Bauer, Brayton Laguna, Kraftile, etc. etc...

Here's an original Batchelder Tile (Los Angeles) wrought iron table I still have....

It would look good in Eureka!!:p

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I didn't know Batchelder was born in Nashua!
 

TR6SC

Wore out three sets of tires already!
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I've been putting this off because of the time/effort involved. What with buying a Wingbar that needs TLC, I figure it's time to "get 'er dun!"
Since I'd already sanded to #600, I dug in for the home stretch. A little #400 here and there for the scratches I'd missed and bang bang, #800 and #1000, Finito! At least finito on the head casting. Mañana is another day ¡Hombres y Mujers!
Wait! The day is young so the bottom bracket is done.
 
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TINYuproar

Finally riding a big boys bike
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View attachment 485197 View attachment 485136 I've been putting this off because of the time/effort involved. What with buying a Wingbar that needs TLC, I figure it's time to "get 'er dun!"
Since I'd already sanded to #600, I dug in for the home stretch. A little #400 here and there for the scratches I'd missed and bang bang, #800 and #1000, Finito! At least finito on the head casting. Mañana is another day ¡Hombres y Mujers!
Wait! The day is young so the bottom bracket is done.
End result images? I'd love to see the finished product!!!!


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Baby Steps! Here is the frame after 1000 grit wet or dry, then hand polished and washed. No buffer.
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I know screws are a no no, but me no know. I got tired of looking for brass rivets to go with my stripped of paint badge.
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The brass looks good on the aluminum.
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I'm ready to get this bike done.
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I do not want to get $$$ into the seat, but springs would be nice. Any ideas?

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TR6SC

Wore out three sets of tires already!
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The Duralium in coming along. At first it was going to be tripple3! stepped rims, black hubs, black spokes, black tires, but these 26 x 57s presented themselves.
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It's a good thing aluminiumium is malleable, 'cause this hub is WIDE. I should be able to squeeze in some creamy and delicious Fat Frank 2.35s, or that's what the experts have told me.
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Due to the fact that Geezerville is more than a state of mind or a zip code, my old body needs a little gearing. Shimano 7-speed with a coaster brake.
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And it better have a low gear on it. This sprocket looks like it's off of Ray's cycle!
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The bike is beginning to take shape. Something about wheels that make all the difference. I laced the rear cross 3, and the front cross 2. It looks like there's just enough room for the 2.35 x 26 tires that are in the mail. I'll dig into my stash of garage door opener chain to get an extra long piece once I put a bigger sprocket on the rear.
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TR6SC

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I've got an 18 tooth cog on this Nexus7 hub.
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I have found an even bigger front chainring than the earlier foto shows, 65 teeth.
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Big thanks to rcole45. He told me about stealing a larger cog from a rear cluster and filing off the extra drive detents. Now I'm running a 30 tooth rear. 65/30x26=56.3. That's perfect as a fixed gearing ratio for me. The Nexus 1st gear will now be about 35 inches, while the high gear will be about 87 inches.
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A couple of old chains for mock-up tells me I need 63-1/2 links.
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I still need a sexy seat!!!
 

TR6SC

Wore out three sets of tires already!
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With these Nexus hubs, the axle must not spin. This green anti-rotate washer does the trick.
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The angle of the shifting cable establishes which set of color coded washers to use. Different angled dropouts call for the right set to use.
They even have a cutaway in the tab to allow space for the banjo bolts or axle adjusting screws. Shimano recommends placing the tab toward the closed end of the dropout.
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