RRBBO13 Garry The Leprechaun Strandie

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  1. bleedingfingers

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    Wasn't going to enter but wanted to use up some 26inch bike parts that I had sitting around.
    So I found a 1954 Garry frame made by CCM and started building a Canadian Strandie .
    This frame was missing the top brace in the chain stays and the head tube was bent to the left
    but after a little welding and some physical persuasion turned out fine .
    So Here's my start .
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  2. SSG

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    That's a cool frame.
     
  3. The Renaissance Man

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    Love the heavy duty lugs!
     
  4. thebigorangecat

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    Super Cool!
     
  5. bleedingfingers

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    Thanks guys top tubes are like a Schwinn straight bar frame don't think there are a lot of these bikes around .
    Crank is of course a clover leaf .
    Here's the parts pile . IMG_8014.JPG
     
  6. kingfish254

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    That frame sure has a prewar motobike feel to it.
    Should make for a cool strandie
     
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  7. bleedingfingers

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    Here's a repair to the rear of the bike the fork was toast so i borrowed a piece for this job. IMG_7988.JPG
     
  8. bleedingfingers

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    A little body work to the frame IMG_8012.JPG IMG_8011.JPG
     
  9. bleedingfingers

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    Here's the frame after 4 coats of stripper each 1 pressure washed off .
    Normally 1 or 2 coats will take it down to bare metal .
    Don't know what this primer is but its staying just sanded it smooth and did the body work .

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  10. OddJob

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    Nice work on the stripping. As has been mentioned, those lugs are cool. Any thought to a slightly different color tone, or an accent color to show those off? And speaking of colors....ideas?

    Looking good! RaT oN~!
     
  11. bleedingfingers

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    Did the lugs on this one in the winter build off a couple of years ago
    Polished them out .
    I thought about it on this build but I'm going with one solid color .
    You will see color soon an old CCM muscle bike color from the 60s

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  12. bleedingfingers

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    This color mid 60s CCM Mustang
    Wish I could have found a better picture way brighter when the bike was new and shining in the sun .
    Much like a lime green Schwinn
    Almost a candy lime green .
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  13. Funkme

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    Nice frame to start with.
     
  14. bleedingfingers

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    Dry fitted the parts to make sure everything is straight .
    Its all good might change some parts but this is close .
    Also have to cut down the fork tube now that it's sized.
    Same style fork as on the Gary Fisher clunker .
    Can now take it apart again and paint it


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    Looking good, cool frame, nice parts, and I kinda like it how it is in its 'indestructible primer' colour
     
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    I like the oval holes in the chainring. Much cooler than the typical Schwinn clover ring.
     
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    Looks great just like it sits now.

    I'm sure the green will look good also!
     
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  18. bleedingfingers

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    I have to use another seat .
    I made the top on this B73 frame was a lot of work had to build a mould out of wood and baked the leather in my barbecue .
    Frame was also restored .
    Very comfy but third spring on front gives more side to side motion than i like .
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    But traded it off with a couple of springer forks and some other small stuff for this bike

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    The seat on this bike is also one I restored luckily it had the right clamp for this size seat post .
    I think it was waiting for this bike to come along .

    It's not a Zep it's a Zen

    Gotta change the gearing on this one that 50 tooth sprocket on the front is killing me .
    might try a 20 on the back if I can find one .
     
  19. bleedingfingers

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    Here it is in paint 3rd shot is same light just different angle .
    Very fine flake in it .
    I think maybe the best paint job I've done .



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    That really pops in the sun!
     

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