26" 3-Bar Looptail Frames

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  1. ||TheDude||

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    I got a line on a few of these 3-Bar Looptail Frames from the Emory factory in Jacksonville. Clayton and his brother bought these as a lot from a bike shop in Gainesville, FL in the early 80's when that shop was going out of business. The frames were sold as private label bikes for The Bike Route in Gainesville but there's no history of who OEM'd them, however, they look very similar to TBS.

    All of the frames are covered in a layer of surface rust, I didn't see any of them that had anything worse than that. The rust would look awesome if you decide to build the bike as a true Rat Rod. Other than the surface rust there's no structural damage to the frames, but given the age of the frames they are all being sold as-is.

    Pricing on the frames is $125 each plus shipping. Volume discounts are available. Two would be $225, 3 would be $350, etc... There's only about 10 more of these frames so they will be sold in order of who sends payment. My PayPal is cimiluca81@yahoo.com. When you send payment please indicate how many you would like. In response I will send a shipping estimate based on your address.

    UPDATE 10/25/16: ALL FRAMES HAVE BEEN SOLD. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR INTEREST!

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  2. horsefarmer

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    Cool.
    TBS Islander?
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  3. ||TheDude||

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    Very similar. I have to believe that the frames were OEM'd by TBS. The key differences between my frames and the Islander is the integrated seat clamp and the rear chainguard mounting tab. On my frames they are mounted on the seat stay tube rather than the chain stay.
     
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  4. Shop Rats

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    Shipping to flint mi cost$$
     
  5. ||TheDude||

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    Looks like $40.
     
  6. Shop Rats

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    Thanks $$ sent
     
  7. PhxBuckeye

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    PM sent
     
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    Where are you located?
     
  9. ||TheDude||

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    I'm located in Jacksonville, FL.
     
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  10. PhxBuckeye

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    Okay, so I've procured one of these. I'm planning to have the frame blasted and then powder coated. I am struggling with deciding the color of the frame and then the color scheme of the rest of the bike.

    Possible colors of the frame:

    1. Shiniest silver/chrome color the powder coat place can come up with.

    2. Anodized red powder coat. Not actually anodized but a powder coat that looks like it.

    3. Gloss black.

    Right now I'm planning to do an anodized red Sturmey Archer kickback hub/coaster brake, black Halo SAS or Sun MTX33 rims with chrome/steel nipples and alternating red & black spokes. However, if I decide to go with a black frame, I would likely go all black on the wheels accept for the nipples. Then I would do chrome bars, cranks and fork.

    If I do anodized red or the silver/chrome frame I'd do red bars, some spokes, hubs, pedals and cranks.

    Whatcha think?
     
  11. Shop Rats

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    I like 3 but flat black
     
  12. ||TheDude||

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    Sounds like a really nice setup. Either of those wheel choices is nice! My wheel setup is going to be Araya 7x with some old school polished Redline hubs, tires will be Duro bmx whitewalls. Al's cruiser bars, and a Dawes sprung sporty seat are on order. Color will be pretty basic, I'm not doing candy or metallic. I'm going to probably do Mustang Competition Orange. Redline 3pc cranks with a two piece chainwheel to a single speed freewheel will be the drivetrain. I may eventually choose to add a 3 speed.
     
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  13. Shop Rats

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    I'm going 3 speed with a suicide shift with a copperish frame color and black rims
     
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    I'm thinking high-vis ceramikote.
     
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  15. PhxBuckeye

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    Black gum wall snakebelly tires.
     
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  16. G-Matt

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    Those are sweet frames as a Florida guy my self I really should buy one !!!! Awsome KLUNKER


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    As an update to anyone coming into this thread a little late. There's about 8 frames left. Please let me know if you're interested.
     
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  18. PhxBuckeye

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    Decided to go with black gloss powder coat, black rims, black spokes with red anodized nipples and red anodized hubs. I've got red anodized handle bars, black Redline Device cranks red anodize bear trap pedals, Origin 8 red anodized headset and I bought a repro Mongoose double clamp stem.

    I'm hoping to have it powder coated, built and ready to roll by the 4th of July.
     
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    I want to do mine pearl white. Or maybe some 80s fluorescent color
     
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    These frames are sweet; I can confirm that they take a 1" seatpost and a road/"mini"-spec (30mm at insertion) headset...
     
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