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Discussion in 'Project Rides' started by rusty.kirkpatrick, Dec 4, 2017.
Looking great rusty!
digging those colors! What year is that?
Thanks, I believe ‘52 or ‘53, it has an “A” serial # that shows up twice.
That is looking sharp. Wheel rebuilding is an art I haven't been willing to tackle yet. Great work there.
Great looking bike, killer color combo and a fantastic job bringing it back!
That's a beauty! Is the serial number on the drop out, post 52? That is going to be a serious head turner going down the road!
When I was working on my teens Pierce I thought I was going to break all the spokes due to rust and crust. I hit them all once of twice a day with liquid wrench for about a week and then warmed them up a bit with a heat gun. Before using the spoke wrench I went around with a nail set and tack hammer and gave the end of each spoke a couple taps. I was able to get them all turning and trued the rims with only one broken spoke. The one that broke had an area where the rust was half way through, it was a goner anyway.
I avoided it for a while, but it’s definitely easier to clean the rims, spokes and nipples separately. I learned a lot from this post from @militarymonark
Also from different videos on YouTube. It gets easier after about 10 wheels lol.
Must be a ‘53 then, number’s on the dropout. Good that you got to reuse the spokes, I try to reuse everything also, unless it’s totally trash.
Beautiful bike. Great work.
I'm not sure why some think that the 52 numbers were on the BB and not the dropout.
Nice job on clean up!
I'm not ready for it right now either but I can use a pair from my hornet of DX chromed replacements from Sun if I need to, cold setting to work on my Rollfast ballooner Beryl. And the rims, tires and fenders from that DX project Frank71 parted should be here around Tuesday.
Looking real nice! Love the colors...
Got the pedals done and installed. Blocks were pretty chewed up. I try to only replace something if absolutely necessary, so I replaced the blocks with some I had on hand. Bike is now complete.
Finished product moved to Schwinn forum.