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Saving Tempest

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#81
I got a liner in that tire and when the LBS owner gets back Tuesday I'll have the other tire installed with one, I bought two.

Gotta find the other parts of the seat mount (that go on the rails) and I'll be close. It wasn't 111.6 F like somebody posted but heat and me are like Martin and Lewis for the last few years. I don't remember if krakatoa or partsguy sent these pedal but the grips are from Scott/sm2501.

I'll see if I can find something at True Value Hardware that works for headbadge screws, unless I actually have some.

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Saving Tempest

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#82
I got some boxes to do some heavy-duty clearing of parts of my house, that and the severe heat have postponed bike work for a few days.

Meanwhile, my mom said she'd pick me up to travel to the Blondie/Garbage concert Friday :) Looking at other venues I think we were lucky to get John Doe and Exene of X as openers, this isn't the case for many other dates, and overall it represents the most complete spectrum of punk, pop/punk influenced rock and 90s alt rock I could hope for.
 

Saving Tempest

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After 11 days I got the other fender paint back to good, now it gets striped. There is a chance of a thunderstorm with rain tonight and the temperature will start to go down nicely overnight so I think I can set out to finish fixing the bottom parts of the frame and chainguard paint later tonight after the storm and let it dry overnight/
 

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#86
After 11 days I got the other fender paint back to good, now it gets striped. There is a chance of a thunderstorm with rain tonight and the temperature will start to go down nicely overnight so I think I can set out to finish fixing the bottom parts of the frame and chainguard paint later tonight after the storm and let it dry overnight/
pics! :yum:
 

Saving Tempest

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#87
I'm getting there. It's just now 8 pm, I've been on the road for 4 hours, a friend says Tempest's rear tire is a little squished riding and I'll be at the LBS tomorrow. Finding a friend with a spare stand to hold it would help a lot as well. The storm I heard about still seems to be building. At least I found some nice turkey chunks for my cat...she just came over and said thank you...
 
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Saving Tempest

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#88
OKAY, CAMERA STUFF...not the world's best, sometimes I shoot like I'm drunk (it's probably blood sugar, much the same thing) and because it's after midnight...

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Saving Tempest

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#90
A few more pics...only the top of the top bar remains. We'll see if the patchup on the chainguard worked out. Striping and clearcoating remain, main assembly while I get the rack done.

I'm really crossing my fingers for no storms.

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Saving Tempest

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Pesky left side pinstriping didn't quite stay so I'm doing it over.

Hot day Tempest broke the right side of the seat frame when I grabbed above the bar again...I tend to only use Troxels as well and I got a back at the food bank really meant for CLOTHES and it took a long time getting home.
 

Saving Tempest

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Pesky left side pinstriping didn't quite stay put for I'm doing it over.

Hot day Tempest broke the right side of the seat frame when I grabbed above the bar again...I tend to only use Troxels as well and I got back from the food bank and it took a long time getting home.

See, so tired I don't know what I typed or edited.

But maybe it was you might have noted the ingenious post clothing use of the Hanes I replaced this month to protect the handlebars. Just grabbed the old and worn out ones from the dresser. I'm cheap.
 
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Saving Tempest

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Great news! I found my Troxel on Tempest isn't broken, the stop nut on one side bolt came off and I lifted it off the bolt picking the bike up by the wrong part instead of the bottom of the frame. I can fix that, pretty happy about it. Still next a foam brush and am shooting for acorn nuts for Beryl.
 

Saving Tempest

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#95
No engine, but stalled.

Truing the front rim was leading to a lot of broken spokes, just too rusty. I can have him rebuild it to true and then tear down and also the rear, clean up the rims/repaint and rebuild that, or just get new wheels.

My LBS guy is a one-man operation and this is his busiest time. His father ran a shop before him but he got out of the business in 2001 to start a small string of unique coffeehouses and a microbrewery. Both of them admire what I like and try to achieve with bikes and they have gone above and beyond for me a FEW times. His son running the shop now has a wife and two young boys and of course I'm not a charity.

Right now I'm stalled.
 

Saving Tempest

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#96
Okay, I'm going to get a set of 72 spokes from a member and go for that at the start of the month.

The Shelby is coming maybe Friday, in the meantime.
 

Saving Tempest

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#97
May be getting somewhere in general and some big THANKS going out to our owner Scott, who saved an NOS Delta taillight for me!

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FREE hanging rack, can be used the other way...working on it.

And for the Shelby...

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That's more than a WHEE! it's a WOOHOO!
 

Saving Tempest

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#98
Not only is the bike rack mine, Fedex just notified me my Shelby is coming a day earlier than previously thought!

A good day indeed!
 

Saving Tempest

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#99
Okay, I'm gonna take the frame outside and primer some of the top bar, will try to finish painting tomorrow.

That goes for the Huffy project as well (fork and rack) and the two Rollfast racks. DSL went down around 1 am, spent too long on the phone with support, finally got some good sleep and fixed it myself an hour ago, no need for the phone co. to come Saturday.

Everything is on the freakin' internet anymore! I need to get more outside connections sometimes.
 

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