Curved bar Elgin

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  1. #1 Posted Sep 28, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Was gonna wait til Sunday to post this, but started on this ole' tired while waiting for my seat and chain to arrive for another bike. Got it at the flea market in Texas this week. The old guy I got it from said it was covered in green pain when he found it. He already did the crappy work for me and removed the majority of the green paint and I hate removing paint so it's gonna stay like this. Gonna clean it up a bit and straighten a few things out, but it's gonna stay crusty. IMG_2449.JPG IMG_2450.JPG IMG_2451.JPG IMG_2452.JPG
     
  2. #2 Posted Sep 28, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    This thing is crusty! Every spoke is toast. Someone drilled two little holes on the front fender and had it wired up. Ear hub plugged with a screw. Cut the chain off, but at least the fork tube is very straight. She put up a good fight, but I came out victorious. IMG_2456.JPG IMG_2457.JPG IMG_2458.JPG IMG_2459.JPG IMG_2460.JPG IMG_2461.JPG IMG_2462.JPG IMG_2463.JPG IMG_2465.JPG


    Could not make out a serial number, tried to get different angles. I thing I see an "R"
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  3. #3 Posted Sep 28, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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  4. #4 Posted Sep 28, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Anyone got a picture of this bike in Green like what is on this frame?
    JKent
     
  5. #5 Posted Sep 29, 2017

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    Got the wheels apart and hub parts soaking. Was gonna OA soak it, but I'm working this weekend and don't have patience, so did it the WD40 steel who'll way. Fingers are gonna be sore to tomorrow.

    One done.
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  6. #6 Posted Sep 29, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    You`ve had a busy couple of days... Good Work ! Leave the bars and add a Harley seat ... Get `em Rusty !!!--------Cowboy
     
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    Haha, I don't know about that Cowboy. Been off of work all week but working all weekend.
     
  8. #8 Posted Sep 29, 2017

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    Looking good there! These Elgins IMG_20170919_082358319.jpg turn out nice with a little patience. They are a fairly inexpensive long tank to play with.
     
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  9. #9 Posted Sep 29, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Cycletruck...Cycletruck...-----? Let-------- Me--------- Know, -------- Rusty....
     
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    When I try to edit a post with pics, the pics don't show up, it's parenthesis with the word attach, everytime I try to edit something, it gets all screwed up.
     
  12. #12 Posted Oct 11, 2017

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    It’s coming along good Rusty.
     
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  13. #13 Posted Oct 12, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Looking good---Get `em Rusty !!!-------Cowboy
    Almost RACE TIME...
     
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  14. #14 Posted Oct 12, 2017

    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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    Bet it would look even better with some U bars on it. Looking good.
     
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    Got my light hooked up and also a great seat from @dfa242. Just need to get my pedal set together.

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  17. #17 Posted Oct 16, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    Turned out great Rusty!!
     
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  18. #18 Posted Oct 17, 2017 at 7:22 AM

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Very nice Elgin!!! I found that if you take a stick of chalk and rub it real hard into the serial number area, and then wipe off the top surface it sometimes helps you to see and read the serial number. Hopefully that will help you.
     
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  19. #19 Posted Oct 17, 2017 at 10:07 AM

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    Nice tip, I’ll give it a try.