1950 CCM "Victoria"

Discussion in 'RAT ROD BIKE BUILD OFF 2' started by xddorox, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. Rat Rod

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    This bike is gonna be so nice Gerry....you are rockin'.
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    so far i must say that this one is my favorite! :shock:
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    very very cool so far!
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    nice tire combo. Outstanding job on the build and detail
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    Thanks for the great comments guys. The only thing I need to find now are spokes for the rear wheel. I have bought a black leather jacket at Goodwill to cover my seat and I have to mix a batch of one shot paint for the lettering and pinstriping on the chainguard. I have one surprise left up my sleeve, but I'm keeping that for the very end of the build.
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    Haven't got the time to get my spokes yet or remove the gob of bad paint on the rim to build the rear wheel. So I cleaned and re-assembled the crank and BB. Again, found CCM stamped on just about everything.

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    wow thats a nice chainring!! what did u use to clean it up>?

    brett
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    De greased everything fist with Lemon Pledge furniture polish. Scrubbed everything with a wire brush with some Mother's polish on the brush, scrubbed again with steel wool and Mother's polish and finished off with a Kiwi polishing rag and again Mother's polish. My left hand would like to remind everyone to wear gloves when using a wire brush...ouch!
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    well worth the effort i say!!!
    whats a kiwi polishing rag? that sounds like something i should know about lol......

    brett
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    Kiwi is a brand of shoe polish here and they also make a special rag to polish your shoes. Something I picked up in the military. Nothing is better to make a spit polish on your boots. A polish that would even compete with the best clear coated black paint job. The logo is the bird and not the fruit btw. :D
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    Kiwi's all over, Dad taught me how 2 shine my boots when i was a young boy.. Well im still young by all of yur guys standerds :mrgreen: But i agree, Nothing looks better than a spitshined boot.
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    Very nice stripping, really fix the bike nicely. Can't wait to see it finished.
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    oh yeah we have kiwi polish stuff here...i guess we make it actually? lol
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    So I used my usual educated guess work to build the rear wheel in regards to spoke length. I thought it was all cool and I had found the spokes in my spare pile. Free parts, great!...NOT, 3/4 of the way in the lacing process I realize pretty fast that the spokes are too long. So I went ahead and finished lacing anyways to at least get a mock up of the rear wheel. It will give me the motivation to visit the roadie LBS to get the proper size spokes and I'll even shell $ to get new nipples. Can't win them all I guess.

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    Thanks Hooch, as usual no shipping to Canada, hoooooo! That's too complicated or they charge you an arm and a leg. You get the package home with a $0.68 stamp on it after paying $10 of shipping. The bay is making my blood pressure rise more and more. I'm even considering pulling the plug on selling. :x
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    as a seller international shipping bites actually any shipping does
    but it would be cool to have one of those tools :)
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    Like one famous mouse once said: "if at first you don't succeed, try and try again." Well I pulled some spokes from a couple of MTB wheels I had on the side of the gears and it actually fits! The wheel is pretty straight as well even at half tension. So here's where I am so far. Still need to put those wheels in the truing stand, finish the chain guard, redo the seat and take care of that extra accessory.

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    wow!!cool!
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    very nice, if you would have described that color to me i wouldnt have though it sounded good, but seeing it is totally different, that looks great! how cool would wood rims look an that thing!
    fast eddie outty

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