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OldSkipTooth

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Aug 6, 2015
3,604
Sebastopol, United States
Show a bike you wrenched on today. Maybe show what you repaired or upgraded, be creative! Maybe show a bit of custom tweaking you are proud of! I’ll start off with this:

Disassembled a Persons 331 tombstone and made a bracket to fit my Dayton Huffman.Below is a mock up as I finish it.
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OLDTIMER

Finally riding a big boys bike
Mar 12, 2013
119
Great Lakes Area
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I am actually rearranging stuff in my basement. My basement is fully-concreted with about 60% of it being crawl space.
I am putting the “scatter” of various bikes into one location.
The first pix is my fully original 1970 Stingray fenderless 5-speed and a 1967 original paint Murray Wildcat 3-speed.
The second pix is the start of reassembly on a 1962 Schwinn American. I had assembled some nice pieces over the years and I have a close friend who owns a body shop.
Frame was total stripped, prepped and shot with multiple coats of GM Tuxedo Black. Taking my time with the reassembly.
Also “unearthed” a Schwinn Twinn, a Town & Country trike, a later year Typhoon and another fully painted/ready to assemble ‘75 Stingray coaster.....
Surprising the stuff you find after 20-25+ years..!!!!
 
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Ernbar

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 12, 2019
365
66
Central Florida
My newly acquired Continental that had some chips and years of gunk stuck on the paint. It actually cleaned up very well and had some paint chips needing touching up only.

Ridiculous high price of the old Schwinn colors on eBay inspired me to mix my own enamel Kool Lemon paint. After some experimentation mixing two shades of yellow I got a perfect match. I used one of my air brushes to touch up certain areas. Now to let it cure and then I will shoot some clear enamel for extra protection. I will then wax it once the clear cures getting an even shine on the paint.
This area had some paint loss
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Some parts I left as is cause the wheels and bolts will be covering them. I’m not going for the pristine mint look rather some wear here and there. I ride all my bikes so some wear and patina looks good to me.
The third picture shows the bottom left side of the fork where there was one ugly 4-5” long X 1/4” wide scratch exposing the red oxide primer. Now it got covered up completely and looks perfect.
 
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Mr. Monkeyarms

I live for the CABE
Oct 30, 2018
1,313
Colorado
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Been doing some work on this recently acquired 55 Raleigh Deluxe Sports. I can't stand gumwall tires so put the original front wheel back on with some new black Kendas. Gave it my special hand rubbed oil treatment to clean/brighten it up a bit. Also a longer seatpost with proper Brooks B72 were added.
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This bike was owned by a lifelong mechanic and is in pretty good riding shape as found. Just getting it more to my liking. Came equipped with hybrid drivetrain. Still need to make some small adjustments and fine tune. Hoping to have it ready for Tweed Ride Denver on Saturday night!
 

Ernbar

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 12, 2019
365
66
Central Florida
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Been doing some work on this recently acquired 55 Raleigh Deluxe Sports. I can't stand gumwall tires so put the original front wheel back on with some new black Kendas. Gave it my special hand rubbed oil treatment to clean/brighten it up a bit. Also a longer seatpost with proper Brooks B72 were added.
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This bike was owned by a lifelong mechanic and is in pretty good riding shape as found. Just getting it more to my liking. Came equipped with hybrid drivetrain. Still need to make some small adjustments and fine tune. Hoping to have it ready for Tweed Ride Denver on Saturday night!
That is my birth year and looks brand new at 64 years old! Great looking ride!
 

Mr. Monkeyarms

I live for the CABE
Oct 30, 2018
1,313
Colorado
Thanks @Ernbar! I need to do some homework on this one with the 2 speed cog on a Sturmey AW dated 54 10. It has a Shimano 600 Arabesque derailleur controlled by a thumb shifter. Really digging the 3TTT bar and stem installed by the PO! Gives the bike a "purposeful" look. ;) Still need to swap brake levers over since it is set up moto style, then dial in the brakes to be able to go for a spin. Can't wait to take it for a spin!
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OldSkipTooth

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Aug 6, 2015
3,604
Sebastopol, United States
Finished up the persons tombstone today. When I reassembled the glass back in the metal casing I added a little felt to the back to make a tight fit so the glass can’t rattle in the casing. I try to remedy all rattling for a smooth rider!
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Mr. Monkeyarms

I live for the CABE
Oct 30, 2018
1,313
Colorado
Been fiddling with the 55 Raleigh the past few nights trying to get it up to snuff and ready to ride!
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Didn't have time to get in a good test ride to take it to the Denver Tweed Ride tonight to feel safe. Should be just fine but fixing a bike in the dark isn't ideal...:neutral:

Think I'll play it safe and ride the Mead.
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Whatever I ride will be surrounded by a 10'-12' halo of disco ball effect. ;)
 
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Goldenrod

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Mar 14, 2016
963
75
Schaumburg
My newly acquired Continental that had some chips and years of gunk stuck on the paint. It actually cleaned up very well and had some paint chips needing touching up only.

Ridiculous high price of the old Schwinn colors on eBay inspired me to mix my own enamel Kool Lemon paint. After some experimentation mixing two shades of yellow I got a perfect match. I used one of my air brushes to touch up certain areas. Now to let it cure and then I will shoot some clear enamel for extra protection. I will then wax it once the clear cures getting an even shine on the paint.
This area had some paint loss
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Some parts I left as is cause the wheels and bolts will be covering them. I’m not going for the pristine mint look rather some wear here and there. I ride all my bikes so some wear and patina looks good to me.
The third picture shows the bottom left side of the fork where there was one ugly 4-5” long X 1/4” wide scratch exposing the red oxide primer. Now it got covered up completely and looks perfect.
You have the cereal license plates. I have the whole collection.
 

Goldenrod

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Mar 14, 2016
963
75
Schaumburg
Been fiddling with the 55 Raleigh the past few nights trying to get it up to snuff and ready to ride!
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Didn't have time to get in a good test ride to take it to the Denver Tweed Ride tonight to feel safe. Should be just fine but fixing a bike in the dark isn't ideal...:neutral:

Think I'll play it safe and ride the Mead.
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Whatever I ride will be surrounded by a 10'-12' halo of disco ball effect. ;)
Your Raleigh is first rate. I love each of mine.
 

Mr. Monkeyarms

I live for the CABE
Oct 30, 2018
1,313
Colorado
Thank you @Goldenrod! They are well made machines and really looking forward to riding this one in this configuration. Probably going to put me in a lightweight habit for a little while.
 
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