39 BMX

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 1 - BUILD JOURNALS' started by rusty513, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. rusty513

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    ok so I totally ditched my Mud Rat build off and going with this instead. I’ve always wanted to do a 26” BMX style bike out of an old frame and have gotten lots of inspiration so I’m doing it. Starting off with this 1939 CWC frame. Not using the tank. Bought it off a friend that lives 5 minutes away. 455306CF-5423-4AB0-812C-36BEF25F3F00.jpeg
     
  2. thebigorangecat

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    YEAH! THREE BAR TRIANGULAR 26" BMX'ER! BEST EVER!
     
  3. rusty513

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    640790A8-264D-446C-BFCA-37B98CEE1BF8.jpeg Paints coming right off with some 80 grit
     
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    Great frame! This'll be fun.
     
  5. HuffnPuff

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    What made you switch? I was really digging the vibe on the Mud Rat. Still, this is looking like a good start too.
     
  6. rusty513

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    I just think this is more my style and I will ride more.
     
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    I'm looking forward to seeing it come together. Mine is along that same line, BMX style, only using a tall frame Snyder.

    I'm also building it BMX because it's a better ride for me than other options. The BMX bars give me a better riding position.
     
  8. rusty513

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    All this sanding in the 95 degree heat is torture!
     
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    Everything in this solar terror is torture...
     
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    63C277B3-524A-4273-AF3D-C5B3869CF974.jpeg Lot of sanding done and lots more to go. Been using a palm sander with 80 grit and a wire brush wheel. Might leave it bare metal.
     
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    Yeah, once you get all that work into it, it's hard to cover it up!
     
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    8B6F28F4-DBD4-4B14-B496-CC0FEFFB894A.jpeg Completely sanded to bare metal and went over it with a wire brush wheel to make it shine a little. I think I’ll clear coat it gloss.
     
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    512CE2FA-D235-4D94-AAA2-F95F793E7BEF.jpeg Time to clear it
     
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    I didn't notices your just on the other side of the state from me.
    I don't see how you get anything done in this heat wave were
    having . I start before the sun comes up and burnt out by 10 .
    Nice frame . I just can't find any vintage bikes around here
    anymore .
     
  15. rusty513

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    Yeah it’s insanely hot out now. I got this frame from a friend only 5 minutes away.
     
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    I hate the fact that when you clear coat a bare metal frame even if it's flat, satin or gloss clear that it always takes away the shine. I may leave it cleared or have it powder coated chrome or maybe even just spray paint it baby blue. Not sure yet.
     
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    True, it's hard to keep the bare metal shine. My 53 got dull fast right after I clear coated it.
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  19. Scribble

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    use boiled Linseed oil, if you what to keep the bare metal shine. My Twin Bar has this done to it and it still has the shine to it after a year.
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    120C516C-F89E-4A94-B5ED-F847DF996FB6.jpeg Fork is on but have to cut it down.
     

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