53' Western Flyer X53 clean up.

Discussion in 'Project Rides' started by Neanderthal77, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. #21 Posted Oct 11, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    I think you need some more projects...:p
     
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  3. #23 Posted Oct 11, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    sweet!

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  4. #24 Posted Oct 11, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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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?
     
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  5. #25 Posted Oct 12, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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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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  6. #26 Posted Oct 12, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    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.
     
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  7. #27 Posted Oct 12, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Thank you, I was checking out the one you got from Tinker. It came out great.
     
  8. #28 Posted Oct 12, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Here is the little progress I made last night. Now just the rear hub, rear reflector and chaingaurd.

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  9. #29 Posted Oct 16, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Finally done, and a quick test ride taken. Will get some daylight pictures tomorrow.

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  10. #30 Posted Oct 17, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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  11. #31 Posted Oct 17, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    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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  12. #32 Posted Oct 17, 2017

    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.
     
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  13. #33 Posted Oct 18, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Here is my last addition to this bike. A 1953 Ohio sesquicentennial bicycle plate.

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  14. #34 Posted Oct 23, 2017

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    Absolutely loved looking through this thread. What a great job frank! And boy the finish sure is nice on all of that!
     
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  15. #35 Posted Mar 3, 2018

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    I can't wait to implement your techniques to my X-53. Hoping to get similar results. Maybe I will find the elusive front light, a repop light will do.
    Your X53 is fantastic!

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  16. #36 Posted Mar 3, 2018

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    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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  17. #37 Posted Mar 3, 2018

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    Lookin great !Will you be sellin soon ??
     
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  18. #38 Posted Mar 4, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Great finish to an awesome project!
     
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  19. #39 Posted Mar 4, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Superb!! I did the same with a 1955 Murray. Cool bikes.
     
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  20. #40 Posted Mar 10, 2018

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Mighty fine, looks just right ...
     
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