Decided to Restore.

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  1. #21 Posted Feb 10, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Looks beautiful, as for how to finish it. I personally like using as many of the original parts as possible even if the parts in question are a little ratty.
     
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  2. #22 Posted Feb 14, 2018

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    I like this! Not usually a big fan of early roadsters turned road burners, but this one really works. Repaired camelback frame , forks , etc, in this simple stripped down form looks good ! Look at the early British, and other 20s-30s path racers, lightweights , and scorchers for more inspiration. Maybe some Latteurwasser(spelling?) , or other early drop bars? Keep the Brooks saddle. Nickle plating on the chainwheel assembly, and other bits. Yes, a dark solid color, ( I don't like green personally, but that's just me). Dark blue , maroon mayby, with fine gold box striping. Mayby creme tires, or, just blacking out the lettering on the tires you have on there now ( kinda like those!). Keep the red cloth wrapping on whatever bars you use. Later, you could add EARLY sturmey 3 speed set-up, and early front (only) caliper brake. Kinda opinionated, I guess, sorry! Well ya asked, and , believe me I wouldn't of even responded if I didn't think this bike was worth it, and it most certainly is! Keep up the good work whichever way you go , Well done, Bike looks great! All the best,,,,Walter
     
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  3. #23 Posted Feb 14, 2018

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    Thanks Walter for the feedback. I really appreciate you taking the time to respond. I will use your box striping suggestion and other ideas. JimRoy. Ps: iI started restoring the below 38 today. It's almost too far gone, but that increases my motivation.

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  4. #24 Posted Feb 15, 2018

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    I dig that bike, there's still tons of potential with that bike. I'd just rock the fact that it's a rust bucket ratrod all the way:D.
     
  5. #25 Posted Feb 26, 2018

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    Hi Cabers, I've started two new project so I put the Rollfast Camekback on hold for a few weeks. Please stay tuned. JimRoy
     
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  6. #26 Posted Feb 26, 2018

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Now that's the way to do it! Us normal people have at least three projects going at the same time. smilielol5.gif
     
  7. #27 Posted Mar 5, 2018

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    Now it's 4 projects. I got a good deal on this bike so I just had to bring it home. No idea what it is (Shelby, Colson or Schwinn)??
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  8. #28 Posted Mar 5, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Looks like a Colson to me.
     
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  9. #29 Posted May 26, 2018

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    The 38 Murray Derby restoration is almost complete. This is how it looked when I received it In February. Rust was literally falling off of it. It should be done on Memorial Day. Once I get it completed, it’s back to the 27 Rollfast. I can’t wait... This restoration has been rough. I will post pictures on Monday. JimRoy

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  10. #30 Posted May 27, 2018

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    Great job !!! Love seeing a restoration project come together. Or in your case, I guess that would be projectS; plural.
     
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  11. #31 Posted Jun 2, 2018

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    I finished the Murray Derby so now I’m back working on the 1927 Rollfast Camelback. I finished the custom seat today. I think long springs under a Brooks saddle is a good combo. I’m now in the process of painting the frame. It should be done in a week or so.
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  12. #32 Posted Jun 12, 2018

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    Project Complete!! I started working on the 1927 Rollfast Camelback again after Memorial Day and after completing the Murray Derby. I replaced the rear ND hub with a Sachs Torpedo 3-speed hub. I also finished the paint. See the early post to see the progress of the project. The old boy is back and rides great. Thanks for viewing. JimRoy
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  13. #33 Posted Jun 16, 2018 at 5:17 PM

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    I love the woodgrain effect you did on those wheels @JimRoy how did you do that? The bike turned out great I am diggin the black with red pinstripes

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  14. #34 Posted Jun 16, 2018 at 7:22 PM

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    I watched a few YouTube videos how to woodgrain and I have used several technics. My favorite is the one that uses an off white or tan latex base coat with Mohawk spray stains. I sprayed it with matte clear. Super durable when dry. Thanks
     
  15. #35 Posted Jun 17, 2018 at 5:25 PM

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    Wow, that looks super bitchin'! Pleased to to see you used some of my ideas, and how well the finished product turned out! What a cool bike. Looking forward to more of your builds! Walter,,,
     
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  16. #36 Posted Jun 18, 2018 at 3:07 AM

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    Love looking at your restorations. You do outstanding work.
     
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  17. #37 Posted Jun 19, 2018 at 5:00 PM

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    Very sweet ride. I enjoyed the pics
     
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  18. #38 Posted Jun 20, 2018 at 6:13 PM

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    . Thanks Walter for the dual boxed pinstripes, cream tires and 3-speed hub suggestions. I started two more restoration this week. A 1938 Western Flyer, and for fun I’m building a 1950s rat bike from extra parts in my shop. Thanks, JimRoy
     
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