1935 Bluebird

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Velocipedist Co.

I live for the CABE
Thanks to a couple cabe members, I have the opportunity to revive another early bluebird frame. Here’s how it arrived. Bent like a banana, rusty, some twisted tubing, rotted top tube to seat tube joint, freeze/split fork blades, 52 extra holes, and some missing parts.
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Velocipedist Co.

I live for the CABE
I was surprised at how solid the steel was, despite its initial appearance. Once I sanded the rust away, I was able to reshape the sheet metal to its original form and tack the sections into place. I decided to repair what was already there instead cutting and fabricating in new sections.
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Velocipedist Co.

I live for the CABE
Then I experimented with some silicon bronze material, using my tig welder again, to further fill and file into shape. It melts at a lower temperature and seems to fill in areas without creating new voids and warpage. @JAF/CO turned me onto this stuff and so far I like it. I did some more straightening as well.
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Handle Bar Hoarder

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Then I experimented with some silicon bronze material, using my tig welder again, to further fill and file into shape. It melts at a lower temperature and seems to fill in areas without creating new voids and warpage. @JAF/CO turned me onto this stuff and so far I like it. I did some more straightening as well.
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Man you’re a master at that that’s great... good work I seen your other one you did turned out great Keep up the good work
 

Demzie

Finally riding a big boys bike
Wow. To see where this was to just where you've taken it so far is inspirational.

I'd love to start with one in similar shape just to learn these skills as I go along and see that beautiful handiwork all over it. I'd leave it unpainted just to admire all the hard work and raw welded beauty.

Erin
 

WetDogGraphix

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
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