Rollfast Project

Discussion in 'Project Rides' started by johnsailp, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Sep 26, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    I don't know the Year of this bike but it was my Dads bike i am restoring it to ride with a group of Vintage riders! Gonna be cool stuff. My dad said he use to drag it upstairs to take it outside to ride it, he was maybe 10

    And suggestions on making the paint look new would be a great help. Working on the chrome now

    https://www.flickr.com/gp/jpactivity/59Np00
     
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  2. #2 Posted Sep 26, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    One way to start is the headbadge. Since I didn't see shots that focused on it, there are two to consider.

    The 'ball bearing' badge

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    and the round one with the diagonal logo panel

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    OH! Here's one I've never seen...

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    but this is a balloon tire bike and only the first two would apply, the second being postwar, around 1948 was it?

    A MARVELOUS ride indeed!
     
  3. #3 Posted Sep 26, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Check this out if you like Rollfast badges :)
    https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/rollfast-badge-repository.65008/
     
  4. #4 Posted Sep 27, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    What kind of tool would i use to get the BB off? I also need to remove the front Fork it is like a Loose tooth, what are some tricks that might help?

    Thanks
     
  5. #5 Posted Oct 2, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    red_zps991a00d5-1-jpg.jpg This is the Logo i have on my Rollfast .. Working on the paint now we will see how it turns out. So what year would this bike be?
     
  6. #6 Posted Oct 14, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Look on the BB, there is usually a four digit code stamped there. The two numbers are the year, in reverse, so '35' would be '53.
     
  7. #7 Posted Oct 17, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    1954 it reads This was my Dads bike when he was little , my grandfather bought him a bike that he would grow into! They lived in a hilly area and he said he road this thing everywhere!