An Alexander Rocket Bike


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New Mexico Brant

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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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New Mexico Brant

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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

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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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Dale Alan

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The 1916 Paris, Texas fire was much too early to have been involved in the fire that destroyed the Alexander Rocket facility.
OK,thank you. Sorry about that,I just gave it a quick look and saved it .I should have researched it before posting .What year did it happen ?
 
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