Building Beryl...

Discussion in 'Project Rides' started by Saving Tempest, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. #101 Posted Aug 14, 2017

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    The weather was awesome today...I took my Schwinn out and went to the drive in downtown by the park. Al in all a great time. If there's no rain/storms in store tonight I'll go finish now, the primer was done. Yesterday it rained and the front dropped it 20 degrees.

    Then I have to start assembling a Shelby. The wheels won't be ready until I have 2 sets of spokes here next month and get the front trued.
     
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  2. #102 Posted Aug 16, 2017

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    The speedo is here!!!!
     
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  3. #103 Posted Aug 16, 2017

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  4. #104 Posted Aug 16, 2017

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    The Huffy fork (from Rosa) and the rack when the can quit...GRRR money wasted, HATE THAT.

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    Beryl before painting:

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    Beryls_Rollfast_rack (1).JPG

    The pictures of the Rollfast frame show some uncovered spots but I'm certain I got them. I got the spot on Beryl's chainguard too.

    Now I need to get some Rustoleum clear acrylic enamel to clear coat the top bar and chainguard while I get the blue can straightened out. You can almost never really fix these things in my experience and I tend to find them.

    Now the painting...

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  5. #105 Posted Aug 21, 2017

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    Progress on all my progress in the form of a monkey wrench I can use on the head tube stem and crank nuts...$4. Found a mini roller and paint pan from the dollar store for Beryl.
     
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  6. #106 Posted Aug 25, 2017

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    TA-DA!!! seattube decal on.jpg ROCK AND ROLL!
     
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  7. #107 Posted Aug 28, 2017

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  8. #108 Posted Sep 1, 2017

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    I sent the money for the spokes to zedsn, do look out for it next week, Ed.

    I think I'll go install the green headbadge I have (the flat style) and wait for the wheels to get finished.
     
  9. #109 Posted Sep 5, 2017

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    Here are the rest of the project parts I was working on today besides the Huffy.

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    The aforementioned Gloss Navy Blue from "Rose Garden"

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    Insides of the Shelby fenders...Rustoleum Painter's Touch 2X Colonial Red
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  10. #110 Posted Sep 8, 2017

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    The new spokes for Beryl's wheels are on the truck today, so at some point I should have them fixed and get to ride her.
     
  11. #111 Posted Sep 11, 2017

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    I took the wheels to the LBS Saturday, so now he has the rear tire on Rosa to replace from Friday as well.

    Never saw a bike tire of mine do that...
     
  12. #112 Posted Sep 25, 2017

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    repainting and new spokes for front rim (1).JPG repainting and new spokes for front rim (2).JPG repainting and new spokes for front rim (3).JPG repainting and new spokes for front rim (4).JPG repainting and new spokes for front rim (5).JPG repainting and new spokes for front rim (6).JPG repainting and new spokes for front rim (7).JPG repainting and new spokes for front rim (8).JPG repainting and new spokes for front rim (9).JPG
    front rim rust treatment (1).JPG front rim rust treatment (2).JPG

    Well, I removed the spokes from the front rim and decided to spray the Rust Reformer on the rim and hopefully he hasn't replaced the one on the rear yet so I can do the same and paint both of them.
     
  13. #113 Posted Sep 26, 2017

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    I'm going back to get the rear rim shortly and I'll treat and repaint both this week. I need to get that done while I have some heat and dry conditions.
     
  14. #114 Posted Sep 26, 2017

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    I left the fenders and Rosa's rack at the sign shop to get the stripes to stay down at a few of the ends. I have the tires, tubes and rims back home to finish the cleanup and repaint the rims.
     
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    The rims are on hiatus for about a month while I take care of things like getting locks and building a spot to securely lock up six bikes.
     
  16. #116 Posted Oct 5, 2017

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    I got the locks yesterday and Rustoleum Painter's touch Ultra Cover gloss Navajo White for the rims. I cut out all of the spokes from the rear rim, took the hub to the LBS for cleaning and partial disassembly to get the last bits of the spokes out.

    The rear rim has a little more rust restorer to go as soon as I can rotate and finish coating it. The front rim is ready to be painted. I'm also buying an old spoke tool from the LBS owner to put the front back together (I'm just not comfortable yet to take the rear hub apart even partly yet).

    No stripes probably.
     
  17. #117 Posted Oct 5, 2017

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    FRONT RIM...

    Beryls rims (1).JPG

    I had another can quit and had to go back to the store...but I almost have the front rim painted.

    Both rims are nearly painted now, when the rear one is dry enough I'll carefully rotate it as I did the front. I might have the sign shop apply striping after that.

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    Rear...

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    Both...
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  18. #118 Posted Oct 7, 2017

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    I had a couple spots that weren't catching and one fell off, I got them back up this afternoon and if it doesn't rain tomorrow I'll spray the clear acrylic.

    The only problem with that now is 'which one was the front that needed truing? Gee whiz.
     
  19. #119 Posted Oct 10, 2017

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    Not hanging the rims anymore but that paint is out, need another can, not getting it to stick in a few places. Got a spoke tool today as well and I will try to do both rims myself. I'm being given an 'early Christmas present'...a truing stand!

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  20. #120 Posted Dec 4, 2017

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    I'll get those rims built up at some point for I also have a pair of chromed S-2s coming for either Darla or Beryl and hope to cold set Beryl and finally get her on the road.