An Alexander Rocket Bike

Discussion in 'Project Rides' started by New Mexico Brant, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. #21 Posted Mar 4, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    How did you acquire such a rare bike? Is there a story to it or did I miss that?
     
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  2. #22 Posted Mar 4, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Wow that is a different looking bike!!!
     
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  3. #23 Posted Mar 4, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    A couple months ago I did a search on The Cabe and read all the threads related to Alexander Rocket bikes. There was a thread in 2015 called: Alexander Paris Texas Rocket Bicycle Count off.
    http://thecabe.com/forum/threads/al...-post-your-bad-boy-here-for-all-to-see.77076/
    One of the posts was a picture of three frames on the ground (two boys and one girls). Anyway I called the fellow Caber, who posted the image, and asked if he would sell one. After some thought he agreed to pass the bicycle on to me to which I am very grateful.
     
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  4. #24 Posted Mar 23, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    From my research, there was a small fire in 1946 caused by gasoline fumes but not much damage was done. In 1974 there was a significant fire to Alexander's building (this was after his death). Likely the later fire affected a group of bicycles, including my example, that were then purchased by a Cabe member in 1985.
     
  5. #25 Posted May 26, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Just got the Rocket back from Aaron @ratrodz this week. It took weeks to free the lucky 7 seat post.

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  6. #26 Posted May 26, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Jennifer and I hitting the streets of Santa Fe on the Rocket, what a sweet ride! Now Jenn wants the bicycle for herself, ugh....

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  7. #27 Posted May 26, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Care to share technique to free seatpost I have one I cannot budge.
     
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  8. #28 Posted May 26, 2017

    Riding an Alexander Rocket Bike

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  9. #29 Posted May 26, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I soaked it with everything possible! And yes, had to heat the lucky 7 up... didn't realize it was a foot deep, lol!!
     
  10. #30 Posted May 26, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    This was interesting to work on, but the end results were awesome! Got to sneak a ride on this piece of history! ! !
     
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  11. #31 Posted May 27, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Cool it's riding now, I say if she wants it, that's just a perfect excuse to find another one!! Thanks for sharing! Joe
     
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  12. #32 Posted May 27, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I soaked mine in wd40 and liquid wrench, and hit it with a hammer a lot
     
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  13. #33 Posted Jun 9, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    New here and saw this thread and said "thank god he did not paint that fantastic find".
     
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  14. #34 Posted Nov 12, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Welcome to the Rocket family :)
     
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  15. #35 Posted Nov 12, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    If Jennifer wants to paint it, PAINT IT! A bike this rare will always bring top dollar. They restored the Sistine and the Mona Lisa.
     
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