Decided to Restore.


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Scribble

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 16, 2016
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Boise i.d.
#21
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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dubsey55

Look Ma, No Hands!
Apr 17, 2010
71
13
#22
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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JimRoy

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 8, 2017
447
916
Indianapolis
#23
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
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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Scribble

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 16, 2016
354
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22
Boise i.d.
#24
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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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.
 

JimRoy

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 8, 2017
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Indianapolis
#25
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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JimRoy

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 8, 2017
447
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Indianapolis
#29
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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Sven

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 24, 2017
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Mechanicsville, MD, United States
#30
Great job !!! Love seeing a restoration project come together. Or in your case, I guess that would be projectS; plural.
 
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JimRoy

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 8, 2017
447
916
Indianapolis
#31
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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JimRoy

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 8, 2017
447
916
Indianapolis
#32
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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Hammer

Finally riding a big boys bike
Mar 1, 2015
309
397
Coxs Creek, KY, USA
#33
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

Aaron
 

JimRoy

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 8, 2017
447
916
Indianapolis
#34
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

Aaron
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
 

dubsey55

Look Ma, No Hands!
Apr 17, 2010
71
13
#35
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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Sven

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 24, 2017
763
1,372
54
Mechanicsville, MD, United States
#36
Love looking at your restorations. You do outstanding work.
 
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JimRoy

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 8, 2017
447
916
Indianapolis
#38
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,,,
. 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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