Decided to Restore.


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JimRoy

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 8, 2017
423
794
Indianapolis
#1
I recently received this frame and found it to have large large rust holes in the rear down tubes - so perhaps it's time for wall art...
After looking at the old girl for a few weeks, I decided that she must have another ride down main street So far I have cut out the rear tubes and installed new ones. I will post as I make progress. JimRoy

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mike j

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jun 3, 2013
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5,242
Tuxedo Park, United States
#2
Lookin' good. I could tell in the first photo that ole gal ain't done yet. It'll be nice to see how she turns out. Good luck & have fun.
 
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Rides4Fun

Finally riding a big boys bike
Feb 19, 2017
262
294
55
Front Royal, Virginia
#5
Very nice looking work on your part! Nice to see it get a second chance and look forward to more pics as you move forward.
 
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JimRoy

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 8, 2017
423
794
Indianapolis
#10
Thanks for the kudu's syclesavage. Jim Roy, you're not. This is some pretty advanced workmanship. These old classics don't deserve to go yet, it's not like they're still cranking' them out.
Thanks Mike. I feel better all ready.
 
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JimRoy

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 8, 2017
423
794
Indianapolis
#11
I'm making some progress. I have been fitting some parts to the frame and realized that the 26" fork won't work so I have a 28" fork ordered. I have all the other parts including the 28" wheel sets. I took the frame to a bicycle builder I have worked with on past projects to weld in the new rear down tubes. The frame should be done this week. There is a ton of work to do including custom paint. I also have to breakdown the wheels and build them back up with ND Hubs. I really enjoyed restoration and I'm hoping it turns out nice. I have a few surprises up my sleeve. I will post more pics the next update. Thanks, JimRoy. Ps: The wheel in the picture isn't "The One" Morpheus
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JimRoy

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 8, 2017
423
794
Indianapolis
#12
I finally got the frame off the jig this weekend by welding in the new rear down tubes. I'm also making progress on the front end. I built the 28" wheels and I woodgrained the rims for a nice touch. For fun I created a water transfer decal for the rims. So much fun:). I'm not sure what color to power coat the frame. For now I went a a gold front fork. I like it so far. JimRoy

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RatRodJames

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Jan 16, 2018
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Hico Texas
#13
That thing is looking great! How did you do the wood grain on the wheels? I have a 1901 Crescent that has some new aluminum wheels that I'd like to do that to. And as far as color, i would either paint it all gold, or maybe a dark green or black.
 
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Rides4Fun

Finally riding a big boys bike
Feb 19, 2017
262
294
55
Front Royal, Virginia
#14
I agree she’s looking real good and I hope that you continue to post photos! As far as the rims, I would also love to know your technique(s) for achieving such a realistic look.
 

JimRoy

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 8, 2017
423
794
Indianapolis
#17
That thing is looking great! How did you do the wood grain on the wheels? I have a 1901 Crescent that has some new aluminum wheels that I'd like to do that to. And as far as color, i would either paint it all gold, or maybe a dark green or black.
Dark green it is. Thanks.
 

JimRoy

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 8, 2017
423
794
Indianapolis
#20
Please help Cabers, I'm waiting for the frame to be powdered coated. So in the mean time I'm pondering how I should complete this bike. As I said in an earlier post, I have the original seat pictured below beautifully restored. I'm going after the road race look, but I'm really big on keeping the original parts together. The fork, gooseneck and dogleg were junk, but I saved the seat, lucky 7 seat post, bearing hardware and chain ring. Please share your thoughts. Thanks, JimRoy

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