1950 Bare Metal Beauty J.C Higgins


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Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 16, 2016
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I bought this bike as a parts donor for my 52 J.C Higgins colorflow project. When I first got it had a whole bunch of color flow Parts on it, it went through quite a few changes since I first got it.
The guy I bought it from I thought it was a 1949 J.C Higgins colorflow, ended up being a 1950 J.C Higgins Special Line. With extra parts added on.
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Here's a Special Line ad



This is what it looked like minus the blade fork and truss rods when I first got it.
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Then I redid it to be able to flip it on Craigslist. Ended up not getting any attention, and I got tired of looking at it like this. And decided I would build it the way I originally envisioned the build before deciding I need to sell it.


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So now it's back in pieces and bare metal. Stay tuned for more.

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I started reassembling the bike, already coated the bare steel in Lin seed oil.
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I reattach a Higgins badge, not original for the model of this bike but still super cool.
I used E6000 which is an industrial grade adhesive the tape is just holding it on till it dries.
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Rear fender has the reflector, but the front Tombstone reflector didn't have the actual reflector. so I crammed in a vintage japanese-made spark plug box. Which turned out way cooler than I thought it would.
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Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 16, 2016
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Boise i.d.
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I slapped it together so I could ride it around on my day off, still not done though few things that need to be done. I have a original JC Higgins wheelset and I'm going to play around with. And now that it's bare metal I'm thinking Black Walls would look better than the cream tires.
 

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Finally riding a big boys bike
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Took the Schwinn sprocket off, and put this Higgins sprocket on. I buffed it to bare metal so it would match the frame.
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Disassembled the pedals and cleaned them. Really turned out great.
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Before and after on the rims, yes I'm that crazy. believe me my hands are messed up from doing this.
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Finally riding a big boys bike
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I finally get to use this awesome Coast King tire set.
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One of the tires it's practically brand new.
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This stuff right here, say no to slime say yes to stans. I only use this stuff in my tubes, basically makes them goat head proof.
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Super Cool J.C Higgins rear hub, as I was taking it apart. It seems to be a muscle man hub branded as a J.C Higgins hub.
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The front hub seems to be a Schwinn script hub, you can barely tell the difference in the drop center rims.
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This is one sweet wheel set.
 

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Mocked it up and took it for a ride. I'm really digging the black walls as well, still needs something though. Maybe flipping the bars upside down for more of a moto look I don't know. Let me know what you guys are thinking.
 
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Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 16, 2016
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Boise i.d.
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I highlighted the cool graphics on the coast King tires, I just use silver Sharpie to achieve this look.
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I'm somewhat on the fence about switching the bars out. Simply because the Torrington bars are original to the bike, but here are some options.
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I'm also toying with the idea of using this original paint Higgins rear rack. Kind of matches the original paint fork.
 

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