'Lil Knee Scuffer
- Jan 6, 2019
I saved this from the scrap heap. It was rotting away in my parents back yard as something my dad probably received in a horse trade sort of deal. Chainstay casting is broken, battery tube is rotted, and the chainring and guard are heavily pitted. I have this completely blown apart now into component pieces. This is serial #15xxx and I'm interested in finding out if the saddle is orginal(ish). I plan to weld the chain stay after convincing myself I am qualified on some scrap castings. I anticipate that will take a month or so. I'd like to turn this into a rider for my wife to use around the campgrounds we go to. I've already ordered some black alloy 24" rims with coaster and clay brick ballon tires from ebay to replace the 26" front wheel and probably orginal 24" rear wheels which aren't salvagable. I'll probably hang on to the New Departure Model D if I get more ambitious in the future and decide to build a wheel for it. Trying to decide if I should have the chainring, crank, and guard replated or just powder coat black. I ordered new 316SS hardware from Mcmaster today. This is my first time trying anything like this because I just sort of stumbled across this bike. It's been fun so far.