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

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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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  12. #12 Posted Jan 29, 2018

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    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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  13. #13 Posted Jan 30, 2018

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    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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    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.
     
  15. #15 Posted Jan 31, 2018

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    awesome work!
     
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    Thanks all. I will post more pics and describe the woodgraining process I use. JimRoy
     
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    Dark green it is. Thanks.
     
  18. #18 Posted Jan 31, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Please do, I am looking forward to seeing your progress.
     
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    Rides great with no issues -that's a first. All it needs is dark green paint and final assembly. I'm going install a period correct crank dogleg, and maybe cream tires. Notice that I matched the woodgrain rims to the seat. JimRoy.

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  20. #20 Posted Feb 10, 2018

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    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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