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Grand-Sons Western Flyer

Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by aka_locojoe, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. aka_locojoe

    aka_locojoe

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    Since his older brother now has a 24" bike my youngest Grand-son has been wanting one. Got this from 65rat at yesterday's swap. Chainguard is the coolest. It's enclosed or whatever. Has a backside.
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    Today I tore it down, did a little cleaning, greasing and put it back together sans fenders and with different wheels I had and balloon tires I got from 1018kustoms at the swap and a different seat I got from someone else the at the swap.
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    The rear rack with Buffalo Bills sticker. I reshaped an old 26" fender brace to hold up the rack.
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    Surprised the Grand-Son with it tonight. He thought it was pretty cool.
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    I'm sure we're not done with it yet.
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    Him and his brother.
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  2. sweetwillie

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    Awesome bike. I love to see kids enjoying these bikes. My 12 year old son has a 50's Shelby and my
    10 year son has a 60's Schwinn.
     
  3. pick

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    Cool! Love the way the rack hugs the back tire! Looks like one happy guy! Makes it all worth it, don't it? :)
     
  4. aka_locojoe

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    Thanks guys.
    Pick... sorry we didn't get a chance to chat Sunday. Busy day and it flew by,
     
  5. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    Wow...turned out great...love the white walls on that thing.

    Looks like the perfect size for him too.
     
  6. FatBoy

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    Very Cool!!!!!!!!!!! 8) :mrgreen:
     
  7. ndaway

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    Perfect size for him :D. That turned out awesome
     
  8. MplsCoaster

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    Wow, that's really a sharp looking bike! It's the best to see him smile and cruising around.
     
  9. 65rat

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    That bike turned out great, Glad he likes it.
     
  10. chevyshwsnbikes

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    That is 1 sweet bike!!
     
  11. boogieman

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    That's coooool.....
     
  12. aka_locojoe

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    Thanks all!

    Here's his Sister on it last night. She was pretty excited she could ride his "big" bike.

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  13. aka_locojoe

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    I cut up another fender brace to make a rack brace and moved it to the side holes. I like the rack cantilevering over the supports. I then customized this reflector to plug the hole in the back of the rack.

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    I told him we'd add a sticker to the rack like a previous owner had done.


    I also put a taller sprocket on rear wheel so it spins a little easier for him.
     
  14. noodlenoggin

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    Too cool! I like the red and white, too -- validates the red and white I'm going with on my own project.
     
  15. aka_locojoe

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    Thanks.

    I scribbled some lines on the seat tonight.

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  16. Carbon

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    Turned out great, he looks really cool on it to, I bet he was stoked. I have a 20" 66 Murray Wildcat that I did for my son in true cruiser style, looks pretty cool to, he's still a little to small to ride it though at 3.
     

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