53' Western Flyer X53 clean up.

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bicycle larry

I live for the CABE
Jan 30, 2014
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Finally riding a big boys bike
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Been busy so I haven't had the chance to finish getting it together. Did decide to clean up the og bars and use them. Had to replace the stem with the closest one I had. Also had to replace the crank, it was bent and rigged to make the bearing race work. Can't wait to finish and take it for a ride, of course it is supposed to rain the next couple days.

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56 Vette

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Nov 21, 2014
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That's turning out beautifully!! It's amazing what some patience and attention to detail, how well these old bikes come out. I had a blast working on my 58 X53, I'm sure you are gonna love yours! Outstanding job! Looking forward to the final product. Joe
 
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Neanderthal77

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 8, 2014
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Man that things looking good, that red’s poppin! Gotta ask what kind of wax you using? Lots of other awesome stuff, is that a green Manton Smith?
Thank you again for the compliments. I used Turtle Wax express carnuba spray wax. That is a green Manton & Smith Ranger back there, the repainted one next to it is also a Manton with a Nonpareil badge.
 

Neanderthal77

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 8, 2014
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That's turning out beautifully!! It's amazing what some patience and attention to detail, how well these old bikes come out. I had a blast working on my 58 X53, I'm sure you are gonna love yours! Outstanding job! Looking forward to the final product. Joe
Thank you, I was checking out the one you got from Tinker. It came out great.
 

cds2323

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
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Neanderthal77

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 8, 2014
512
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Chicago
#31
It rides pretty good. I could use a lay back seat post for it though. Only had to change the stem, pedals and crank which I'm pretty sure wasn't the original anyway. Will need a Delta light base. Here are the before and after pictures. Thank you for all the compliments along the way. Glad it is done and back on the road.

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Boris

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
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Fabulous thread! Fabulous finish! Just the way I like 'em. Beats a shiny X-53 hands down, at least to me. Thanks for keeping us updated on your progress. Love all the stuff sitting in your shop too.
 

2jakes

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
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Fabulous thread! Fabulous finish! Just the way I like 'em. Beats a shiny X-53 hands down, at least to me. Thanks for keeping us updated on your progress. Love all the stuff sitting in your shop too.
What Boris said !
Also.. I want to say thank you for what you have done with your X-53.

And to Dazed & Confused....that’s a fine X-53.
My sincere best of luck with yours as well.
Keep us posted!
 
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