J.C. Higgins Ladies Bike in The Netherlands


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Lowjack'r

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 21, 2014
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#21

Today it was unpack day.

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Making a good start.

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After pulling of all the paper and tape.

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Happy with the first parts.

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Happier.

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:D Very happy with the result.
Nice sharp lines.
This week starts well. ;)

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Some other blue parts.

Ready for the next step.

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Stick on the decals.

To be continued.
 

Lowjack'r

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 21, 2014
40
1
54
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, Europe
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#23
Time for a little update.
Last week it was time for clear coating all the parts.

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Before the clear coat could be sprayed, painted the lower part of the forklegs red.

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Time to let the paint harden.

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I have put the decals on, before spraying the clear coat.

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This time not everything went well.
While hanging the parts on the stand, the front fender fell to the ground.
Here it's already sanded.
But it needs to be sprayed again.

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The rearrack decal also didn't cooperate.
This went flying as soon as a bit of air pressure came near.
A new decal is on it's way to The Netherlands.

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The with leather redone seat, has been put together again.
The pedals are also been put together.

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Down under is done also.

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The seat before it was redone.

Now i'll have to wait, untill the fender is painted again.
And for the dacal to arrive.

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Meanwhile,i have been building wheels.
Happy me, building up has begun.
 
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56 Vette

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Nov 21, 2014
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751
Arcadia Ohio
#25
Very nice, super attention to detail! Awesome to see the girls getting some love too! Can't wait to see it done! Joe
 

Lowjack'r

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 21, 2014
40
1
54
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, Europe
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#26
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Started building up the bike, which goes very slow so far.
Despite the bicycle has been fully build up, before it was blasted and sprayed.
It's very hard to put it together again, so far nothing seems to fit decent.

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The frontfender is sprayed again.

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Because I was not satisfied with it's 1st paintjob, and the frontfender needed to be sprayed again.
At the same time the European Bosch Rotodyn headlight is sprayed again.

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The new rearrack decal has arrived. BIG thanks to Bicyclebones.
Now it can be put on the rack, and than carefully clearcoat it once more.
 

indiana dave

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 22, 2013
270
193
Whiteland, United States
#27
That bike is looking great! I've got an actual colorflow, and don't like the colors. Hard to decide whether to repaint it or not. It's in good original shape.
 

Lowjack'r

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 21, 2014
40
1
54
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, Europe
www.facebook.com
#30
Thanks Gene.

Here we go again.
Picked up the repainted parts this week.
So i could go on building up the bike.

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The rearrack decal was put on the rack again.
So it was ready for a last layer of clear coat.

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WRONG.
When i brought the rack to the body shop for clear coating it.
I saw that the decal did come loose.
I don't know what went wrong, and now it's waiting for another decal.

This week i had a few days off from work.
So it was time to go on with building up the bike.

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Started continuing with building up the rear end.
@ The skirt guards the bike is quite wide.
So I had to be careful, that the cranks don't touch the sheet metal.


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The Original vintage Stimsonite #15 reflector.
And the not Original wire hanging over the fenderbrace.

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The reflector has been upgraded with 3 LEDs, to function as rear light.
So that the rear end of the bike keeps it's authentic appearance.

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The wire for the LEDs is hidden in the fender brace.

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Started to build up of the front end.

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Just a pic. of the other side.
More to come next week.
 

juanitasmith13

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 6, 2015
862
663
70
Creve Coeur, Tazewell County, IL.
#32
Thanks Gene.

Here we go again.
Picked up the repainted parts this week.
So i could go on building up the bike.

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The rearrack decal was put on the rack again.
So it was ready for a last layer of clear coat.

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WRONG.
When i brought the rack to the body shop for clear coating it.
I saw that the decal did come loose.
I don't know what went wrong, and now it's waiting for another decal.

This week i had a few days off from work.
So it was time to go on with building up the bike.

IMAG2090_zps9pnwlxbp-1.jpg

Started continuing with building up the rear end.
@ The skirt guards the bike is quite wide.
So I had to be careful, that the cranks don't touch the sheet metal.


IMAG2094_zpsajgp8q4z-1.jpg

The Original vintage Stimsonite #15 reflector.
And the not Original wire hanging over the fenderbrace.

IMAG2092_zpsnsna613q-1.jpg

The reflector has been upgraded with 3 LEDs, to function as rear light.
So that the rear end of the bike keeps it's authentic appearance.

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The wire for the LEDs is hidden in the fender brace.

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Started to build up of the front end.

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Just a pic. of the other side.
More to come next week.
Jack,

Such a beautiful restoration; such skill, such care; Yes, the dry run fit up can be so smooth; but, the additional space taken just by primer, paint, and plating can make you wonder what went wrong. I too have failed with decals before... There is a man in Arizona who has words of wisdom about decal installation with clear coat afterwards; dusting the first and second application lightly of clear-coat to prevent lifting...also an ~$18.00 spray that prevents lifting... Google: Hyperytonics [if I remember correctly]. PM me for help if this is wrong. He was into Schwinn stingray and krate bicycles...
 

Lowjack'r

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 21, 2014
40
1
54
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, Europe
www.facebook.com
#33
Jack,

Such a beautiful restoration; such skill, such care; Yes, the dry run fit up can be so smooth; but, the additional space taken just by primer, paint, and plating can make you wonder what went wrong. I too have failed with decals before... There is a man in Arizona who has words of wisdom about decal installation with clear coat afterwards; dusting the first and second application lightly of clear-coat to prevent lifting...also an ~$18.00 spray that prevents lifting... Google: Hyperytonics [if I remember correctly]. PM me for help if this is wrong. He was into Schwinn stingray and krate bicycles...
Thanks juanitasmith13.
You have helped me a lot.
I couldn't find the Hyperytonics, but you have given me a usefull tip.
I did find something here in The Netherlands, which i think it can help me well.
 

Evans200

I live for the CABE
Aug 24, 2014
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Romeo, Michigan
#34
Looking very nice! I also lit up the reflector on my Color Flow. Was a fun and easy project using one red led bulb and a couple of battery holders that I hot glued to the underside of the rack. The wires were hot glued to the underside of the rear fender. It's all hidden.
 

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Lowjack'r

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 21, 2014
40
1
54
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, Europe
www.facebook.com
#35
Looking very nice! I also lit up the reflector on my Color Flow. Was a fun and easy project using one red led bulb and a couple of battery holders that I hot glued to the underside of the rack. The wires were hot glued to the underside of the rear fender. It's all hidden.
Nice to hear there are more lit up reflectors.
I have searched your post, and it looks cool too.
 

Evans200

I live for the CABE
Aug 24, 2014
1,795
2,166
62
Romeo, Michigan
#36
Thanks. I like your idea of the batteries in the tank. One of these days I'm going to try to light up the tank jewels, that should be fun!
 

Lowjack'r

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 21, 2014
40
1
54
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, Europe
www.facebook.com
#37
It took a little longer, but here the final update.

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A few weeks ago, i wanted to build the bike up all the way.
But this is as far as i could.


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The rearrack was still not ready, because it took a week longer for the decal to arrive.
But after all they did arrive.

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The new decal is of much nicer quality than the first two that I had.
The color is more beautiful, the letters are now centered and the edges are finished much neater.
Here, the new on the rack, and the old next to it

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Ready again for clearcoat.

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In the meantime, a 8,4 volt accupack is constructed in the tank.
So I don't need to change batteries anymore, and do not get bothered by leaking batteries.
The lights and claxon will be connected to this.

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Hanged her to the ceiling for the last time.
To put on a new chain(In the old one, was pressed Taiwan.), wich for me was a no go on a old American bike.
And after that, do the final adjustment of the rear wheel.

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Here she is, an American lady with a European Bosch Rotodyn headlight from about the same era.

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It took a lot of time and some cursing, but the result is worth it.
I think.

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Now waiting for nice weather, so I can ride her.
So far I haven't done that.

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