1936 Elgin Bluebird - Progress!

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by Velocipedist Co., Jun 23, 2016.

  1. #181 Posted Jun 25, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Thanks!
     
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  2. #182 Posted Jun 26, 2017
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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I saw it when Tyler had it and I would never guess that it's the same bike. As everyone else has pointed out, the patina is dead on!
    Incredible job!
     
  3. #183 Posted Jun 28, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    That was a Restoration Movie in Progress with a Touch of Schooling!!!!
    Super Nice!!!
     
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  4. #184 Posted Jun 29, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Awesome job. Hit me up on PM and I can give you a secret for the rivets the way I do mine. Will look OG in four days.
     
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  5. #185 Posted Sep 6, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Steve your bb is gorgeous great work! :)
     
  6. #186 Posted Sep 11, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Wow Steve that is amazing work. It's great to see someone put in the time and effort to bring back a bike and revive it so it can be enjoyed by you and everyone else in the hobby that gets a chance to see it.Thank you for posting the progress on this project.
     
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  7. #187 Posted Sep 11, 2017

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    A few pics of Steve's amazing Bluebird at last week's Cyclone Coasters Sears September Ride.
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  8. #188 Posted Sep 11, 2017

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  9. #189 Posted Sep 13, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Wow man, a true piece of art...congratulations Steve. What's next? the Lindy?
     
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  10. #190 Posted Sep 14, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Actually started work on the Lindy again today!
     
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  11. #191 Posted Sep 14, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Cool man! I love Lindys, I have this hanging in my wall.

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  12. #192 Posted Sep 15, 2017

    Riding an Alexander Rocket Bike

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    I can't wait to see it. I'm sure you will do an amazing job on it.
     
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  13. #193 Posted Oct 24, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    IMG_2979.JPG IMG_3027.JPG Ok, I think I'm done kinda. Made some trim tabs to hold that eyebrow in place, painted the rack, and added one of Joe's fender ornaments.

    For nostalgic purposes, I chose to leave the saddle and bars that were on the bike when it was pulled out of that old barn. I like the idea that they were likely used by the original owner.

    I opted for some busted original grips. Still not too proud of that battery door latch mechanism, maybe I'll improve that later.
     
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  14. #194 Posted Oct 24, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Prodigious!
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I have to be honest, I had to google that word. Thanks Marty!
     
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    I was just going to say the same thing...lol. Darn you Marty!
     
  18. #198 Posted Oct 24, 2017

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    Awesome journey with this bike - well done!
     
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  19. #199 Posted Oct 25, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    just too "FLAMBASTIC"...............I'll peek at these pix ALL morning long......
     
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