1935-36 HW DURALIUM I'm

Discussion in 'Project Rides' started by TR6SC, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. #41 Posted Oct 4, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    I broke two chains before I realized I needed it


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  2. #42 Posted Oct 5, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Up front is the twister-shifter. It uses a lot of real estate and won't slide on to the curve of the bars. image.jpeg
    I twisted up a couple of aluminum slugs. image.jpeg
    These babies are a hammer fit. Don't want them coming out during a wheelie! image.jpeg
    Just right. image.jpeg
     
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  3. #43 Posted Oct 27, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    You my friend are having too much FUN in geezerville! You know what accessory you need for this Buck Rogers spacecraft? A model 111B Deluxe Scintillator. I just happen to have one in my office with the original leather shoulder carrying case, warranty papers and instruction manual. https://www.orau.org/ptp/collection/surveymeters/precisiondeluxe.htm. Bet you can't guess where I found it! ;) It's one of the more popular conversations pieces in my office. It would look good mounted on that downtube, keep the space aliens, The Thing and The Blob at arms length.
     
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  4. #44 Posted Oct 28, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    AND some of those less than desirable types scintillated.
    I remember a girl, back in the '50s it was... yes, it's getting clearer now... she spelled scintillating with a K instead of a C. I'll never forget her!
     
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  5. #45 Posted Feb 16, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    My how time flies. This project started about a year ago. There are still details unaddressed, but I'm calling it done.
    This insane sprocket came off an exercycle. I fitted in an equalizing rear cog to keep the ratio normal. The long chain came from the garage door guy.
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    Took it out for a test ride. Tires got dirty. Probably should have kept it indoors and called it a board track bike! IMG_0431.JPG
    Coils, clamp, and clearance. IMG_0430.JPG
    Aluminum tandem dogbone with homemade stainless carriage bolts. The long seat post and stem were fashioned out of aluminum stock. IMG_0421.JPG
    Some needed color.
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    IMG_0432.JPG 7 Speed Shimano Nexus and a Wald Axle Mount with patina to match the seat clamp. Way too much shine going on. IMG_0433.JPG
    Thanks to everyone who supplied info, parts, and/or encouragement. I'm gearing up to getting the Flo-Cycle going.
     
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  6. #46 Posted Feb 16, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Really cool build !
     
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  7. #47 Posted Feb 21, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Wow! pretty awesome.
     
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  8. #48 Posted Apr 10, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I lied. The project is Not done.
    IMG_0385.JPG The sprocket is just too big. But, only to to the eye because the rear cog is also huge. It looks like a Racycle/Beach Cruiser. I figured I'd put a guard on it to dress it down a bit. I found a painted aluminum one that I forgot to photograph. I made a shoe to hold it steady. IMG_0697.JPG Strips of wood glued on allowed the guard to sit neatly and firmly so I could sand to my hearts content without difficulty. Linoleum on the countertop, a block of wood, sandpaper from #100 to # 1000. Wet or Dry and dish soap. I'm IMG_0693.JPG
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    Then some Mothers polish. IMG_0695.JPG
    Looks great with no buffer. IMG_0696.JPG
    Almost like chrome. IMG_0701.JPG
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    Ready to Ride!
     
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  9. #49 Posted Apr 10, 2018

    I live for the CABE

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    Wow really cool build. The chainguard was a great call. Hope to see you again riding this fine machine this summer.
     
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  10. #50 Posted Apr 10, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Planning on it. Are the dates set yet?
     
  11. #51 Posted Apr 11, 2018

    I live for the CABE

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    Yeah last weekend in July
     
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