Any thoughts on this ol’ girl?

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  1. brett4christ

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    I’ve had this ladies bike for several years and can’t seem to give it away, so I’m going to tinker with it and build a swap meet rat bike.

    Not that it really matters, but...does anyone have an idea of what I have here? First thought was Schwinn, but the chainwheel doesn’t look right...

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  2. RustySprockets

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    The chainring is mid-50s Huffman, for sure, and I kinda get the same vibe from the rest of the bike, though from an earlier era. I'll do some digging.

    EDIT: '55 Customliner?

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    Looks like a good starting point for a gender-bender. Sculpt your own tank the way TRM did.
     
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  3. Wildcat

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    EDIT:
    The serial number may help ID it.

    It's a Huffman, here's a 47 model, looks like the same guard.
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  4. brett4christ

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    With a little tinkering, I came up with this....
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    Huffman frames will hold some fat tires. Good choice. I like it!
     
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    The pseudo-final version of what I’m naming “Ruffie”...

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    I thought I remembered that I had the front fender...went looking and I found it! My first rat build that included fenders at all!!!


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  7. RustySprockets

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    "Ruffie"--I like it. The aquamarine rim color was a great choice, too. It really compliments the crusty bits.
     
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