An Alexander Rocket Bike


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New Mexico Brant

I live for the CABE
Jul 6, 2016
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#1
So here is the Alexander Rocket bike I bought. As you can see, it is in "as found" condition. One interesting feature is the B.C. Jiffy kickstand welded to the bottom bracket tube. The finish on the head badge is bubbled and crusty; it appears this bike went through the fire at Alexander's Paris, Texas workshop.

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Dale Alan

I live for the CABE
Jul 26, 2013
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Northern NY
#4
Looking great!
Congratulations, Brant, and welcome to the Cult of The Rocket :)
I'm not done trying to convince you to leave that frame and fork the way it is. What a story it has.
+1,I'm with Scott on this one.
Nice and shiny is cool,but this one has a history that should be preserved . Just my opinion of course.
 

New Mexico Brant

I live for the CABE
Jul 6, 2016
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www.BrantMackley.com
#10
Looking great!
Congratulations, Brant, and welcome to the Cult of The Rocket :)
I'm not done trying to convince you to leave that frame and fork the way it is. What a story it has.
Thank you for everyone's input; I have no plans to repaint this as I am very pleased with how it currently looks. I am just looking for a few parts from the correct period and with more suitable patina/rust to compliment the frame/fork.
 
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cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
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#11
Glad to hear, you've decided to "leave it be"
as the Rustjunkie says.
The Rocket is a fantastic looking bike, and to have one with its legendary burnt finish is really something special.
Just throw some wheels and handlebars on the fire, and you're all set.
Love the New Mexico back drop.
It sure looks right at home.
 

JimK

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 17, 2011
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#14
These are as cool as it gets. I wish I had something like that to play with. Though it goes against everything that I like to do (I love clean and shiny), I agree with the others and say I am glad that you are not painting it. It looks fine the way it is.

JimK
 

cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
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