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Kickstand3

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 16, 2014
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Grapevine Tx
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Saving Tempest

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Feb 6, 2012
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Earth (Middle)
#9
I've never forgiven a kid who tore a black color Demon with white trim to shreds in a head on collision with a Chrysler minivan...he was fleeing the police and if not for the airbags the elderly couple in the van would have died. He was stupid in more ways than two. He spent a long while in jail and was drunk or on something at the time.
 

rusty.kirkpatrick

I live for the CABE
Jun 26, 2014
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church point, la.
#11
Got a little more progress done, finished the fenders and the tedious, not so glamorous job of nipple and spoke cleaning. It’s 38 degrees over here today, yesterday I didn’t even need a jacket. I don’t know how y’all up North do the long Winters. Anyway, straightened and hammered a few tiny dents out as best as I could, but didn’t get any close up after shots. Here’s before though,

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Braces were a bit crudded up.
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Before and after of my nips. Usually soak the nipples, then use an old spoke and polish one by one on a wire wheel. Takes the plating off and turns em goldish, but I can live with it.
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Not sure if anyone has a better way of cleaning spokes, but I’ve been soaking them, then cleaning em one by one with steel wool and WD40.
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Spokes before and after.
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One wheel done.
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I love painted wheels. Gonna lace up the front tonight.
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Done for today.
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Scribble

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 16, 2016
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Boise i.d.
#16
Nice bike love the color, how to you get the old spokes and nipples to come apart? When ever I try and true or disassemble old wheels the spokes are alway rusted/stuck in place.
 

rusty.kirkpatrick

I live for the CABE
Jun 26, 2014
1,587
3,006
church point, la.
#19
Nice bike love the color, how to you get the old spokes and nipples to come apart? When ever I try and true or disassemble old wheels the spokes are alway rusted/stuck in place.
These weren’t too tough, they weren’t rusted just crusty. If I’m having trouble, I WD40 each nipple from both sides. If they’re really stuck, a mix of acetone and transmission fluid. Found that tip on here and it worked like a charm. If that don’t work then chop em off. Also, it’s easier when you use an actual spoke wrench instead of just a screwdriver and pliers like I used to do.
 
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