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Discussion in 'Project Rides' started by New Mexico Brant, Mar 2, 2017.
How did you acquire such a rare bike? Is there a story to it or did I miss that?
Wow that is a different looking bike!!!
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.
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.
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.
Just got the Rocket back from Aaron @ratrodz this week. It took weeks to free the lucky 7 seat post.
Jennifer and I hitting the streets of Santa Fe on the Rocket, what a sweet ride! Now Jenn wants the bicycle for herself, ugh....
Care to share technique to free seatpost I have one I cannot budge.
I soaked it with everything possible! And yes, had to heat the lucky 7 up... didn't realize it was a foot deep, lol!!
This was interesting to work on, but the end results were awesome! Got to sneak a ride on this piece of history! ! !
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
I soaked mine in wd40 and liquid wrench, and hit it with a hammer a lot
New here and saw this thread and said "thank god he did not paint that fantastic find".
Welcome to the Rocket family
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.