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Bike from the Dead

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Okay, so hydrogen peroxide apparently doesn't whiten a yellowed Shimano 3-speed shifter. Anyone know what will work?
Also, does anyone know how to take one of these apart?
 

Bike from the Dead

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Well, things just keep getting weirder. I had said earlier that unless the deadline for the Muscle Bike Build Off was extended to March 1st, I was going to throw in the towel on making this Schwinn into a muscle bike. Well, the deadline's been pushed back to March 1st, and now I've practically decided that I don't want to continue trying to turn this Schwinn into a muscle bike even though I've now got more time to get it done! After running into a snag with my welder being unavailable for who knows how long, not being able to find a seat that closely matches the paint color I want to use at a price I could afford, and other "life" problems, I'm just about ready to call it quits on this bike and work on something easier.

And while I was typing all that, it got even weirder. I just heard back from someone on OfferUp who has a seat I was thinking of using, and I might be on the verge of overcoming one of the biggest stumbling blocks of this build! I'm waiting to hear back on my reply I just sent, and if this seat looks like what I need to make this bike happen, I may continue with this project after all.
 

Bike from the Dead

Wore out three sets of tires already!
I love your style man. Never give up. Instead show up and show out!! I'm tearing down my,81 western flyer as I type. Looking for a cool muscle bike frame just to see what I can do.
Thanks! I haven't given up just yet, but I might switch back to building Poison Apple with what I've got for the MBBO, and just make this one into a nice cruiser. Hopefully, I'll have an update and a few photos later today.
 

razinhellcustomz

I live for the CABE
I switched to a slightly wider pair of ape hangers as the one's I had on just looked a little too narrow for this bike. I also tried mocking up my Mattel V-RROOM! motor and a speedometer I got at a swap meet last year. I'm not going to use either on this bike, as the motor's cord is frayed and just barely too short to fit on this bike with the ape hangers, and the speedometer has a cap that is busted and needs replacing. Also, it just ended up looking too cluttered for my tastes.
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I took off the toy motor and the speedometer, but left the other handlebars on. Much better, but there's still missing something, and not just a tank...
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I have a few fence post toppers I've been wanting to use as headlights/taillights or reflector housings for a while now. I had Dad help me mock these up. I'm not sure if I'll use these right now, but I'll definitely want to use them at some point.
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I'm also thinking of using these old steel toes as "vents" on my tank. Not sure how I'll mount them yet, but I think they'd look cool.
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There's still a few things left to figure out, particularly colors, but I feel pretty confident I've got the general look of this bike figured out. Feel free to let me know what you think of everything so far! More progress coming soon!
I had one of those Mattel VROOOM bike motors on my 20"Hiawatha Cadet when I was a kid. I haven't seen one of these in 50 years. Still pretty cool looking. My mom went nuts with that motor cause I wore it out doing the VROOOM, VROOOM all day long. Man that was fun. Bikes looking good. RideOn. Razin.
 

Bike from the Dead

Wore out three sets of tires already!
I had one of those Mattel VROOOM bike motors on my 20"Hiawatha Cadet when I was a kid. I haven't seen one of these in 50 years. Still pretty cool looking. My mom went nuts with that motor cause I wore it out doing the VROOOM, VROOOM all day long. Man that was fun. Bikes looking good. RideOn. Razin.
Cool! Got any photos of your old bike with that motor?

Yeah, when this one works, (when,) it gets LOUD! I had no idea just how loud these motors could get! It's cool how much it sounds like an actual motor, though. Mine's not in the best shape, especially the wire, but since I'm not using it on anything currently, I want to help folks who are thinking about about getting one of these by starting a thread where I share as much info on these V-RROOM! motors as I can. Dimensions, weight, mounting hardware, repairs, whatever info I can provide and whatever info I can find, so anyone thinking about getting one of these will know if it'll work for their bike. That'll all have to wait until later though.
 
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