Decided to Restore.

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  1. #1 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    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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  2. #2 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    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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  3. #3 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Good Work!!
     
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  4. #4 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Looking good!
     
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  5. #5 Posted Jan 3, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    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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  6. #6 Posted Jan 3, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Might have that fork if interested...let me know...------Cowboy
     
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  7. #7 Posted Jan 4, 2018

    I live for the CABE

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    Hey Mike you yourself have worked on worse then those lil pinholes lol.
     
  8. #8 Posted Jan 4, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I'm just a rookie.
     
  9. #9 Posted Jan 4, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    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.
     
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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Thanks Mike. I feel better all ready.
     
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  11. #11 Posted Jan 15, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    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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