GUMBY RUMPUS***** Crossed the FINISH line!!

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  1. junknutz1975

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    OK!!
    I bought this bad boy @ the Dudley Ma bicycle swap meet ( November 2012 ) and have been collecting tid bits to build it up. I THINK I have all the pieces of the puzzle to rat it up right.
    I am late to start but eh ,what the heck!? :wink:
    COUNT ME IN!!
    I am joining in the "anything goes" because I have a welder and cut off tools so " who knows" where the build will bring me.
    Its been raining torrentially for days now, so I can't post up any cool mock up picks yet. I don't think the tiny corner of my basement I work in isn't very picturesque ( tight space! , ya bend down to pick something up and ya get stabbed by handlebars or pedals :lol: )
    a name will chose itself as the bike comes to life.....


    So, without further adieu......

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    here is what I started with...... 1961 Schwinn twin straight bar
    (This is the pic I took when I got home from Dudley last year)

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  2. DeuceWheeler

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    Re: 1961 Schwinn Twin straight bar

    Nice! Colors and paint/patina are awesome as it sits.
     
  3. kingfish254

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    Sweet starting point!
    Welcome to the fun!
     
  4. junknutz1975

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    Thanks guys!!
    brief break in the rain so I might be able to rush outside for a few teardown shots and maybe a mini mock up. WOOOO HOOOOO!!
    ( ' tis New England ya know )
     
  5. junknutz1975

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    Re: 1961 Schwinn Twin straight bar 1st MOCK UP

    Got the bike stripped down today and got a 1st mock up to get a feel for the build.......
    I love this frame!!

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    Here is the gorgeous columbia springer I bought from member: Bikesnbuses ( thanks bro! ) This is a real cool find!!

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    They meet for the first time ( looks WICKED!! )
    Obviously I have to trim a mile off the head tube, but I think its gonna be WELL worth it!
    It gives it a real tough look ( don't ya think?? )


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    I mounted up the tires I bought from member: Chimichanga onto the rims I bought from member Ind-chuckz ( thanks guys! )


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    wait for it.........
    ready?.....
    ya sure?.............

    BAZINGA!!!!

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    the terrible old & patina'd green house paint ( read: WICKED AWESOME!!) from years ago Is WAY too cool to disturb so I will do my best to preserve the paint. ( I'm sure most'd agree )

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    stay tuned :wink:
     
  6. SCHWINNRAY69

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    That looks awesome already! :D Never thought green tires would look good on a bike, but this proves me wrong! :mrgreen: Matches the frame very nicely! 8)
     
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    Re: 1961 Schwinn Twin straight bar 1st MOCK UP

    Awesome frame and a great first mock up!

    Luke.
     
  8. kingfish254

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    I love the gumby and black patina color combo!!!!!
     
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  9. King Zebba

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    I like it! 8)
     
  10. junknutz1975

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    Thanks dude 8) ! I'm loving the green! It's outside my normal comfort zone. I really think it works!
    Its funny, I've never used colored tires before. I'm building 2 bikes with them right now ( the other bike I'm using blue ).
     
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    Thanks Luke! I fell in love with the frame right away :shock: ( it was leaning against the wall with 3 bikes covering it @ the swap meet )

    :lol: thanks Kingfish! Never thought of gumby . Maybe I can work it into the name somehow...... hmmmmm.... :?

    Thanks!! :D

    Ugh! If I didn't have to work today 9a-9p I'd probably attack the fork somehow......
    Do I chop out the 1.5 inches outta the headtube and reweld ( preserving the threaded part ) or do I cut and get it threaded???? Decisions decisions
     
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    Re: 1961 Schwinn Twin straight bar 1st MOCK UP

    GUMBY

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  13. Tommy Atoms

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    Man that is an awesome frame to start with. Its either a Typhoon or a Skipper from 61-2 vintage. Dont know if I'd modify it but hey its a free country. Might even make the Schwinn huggers envious!
     
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    Thanks Tommy!
    :lol: Hopefully I get the Schwinn huggers attention enough to throw me a vote or 2 :wink:
     
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    Re: 1961 Schwinn Twin straight bar GUMBY RUMPUS

    I've had a crazy work schedule this week ( one of the guys is on vacation ) so I haven't had much more tinker time on the bike.
    Hopefully my weekend will afford me a few hours to play.......

    Maybe I'll call the bike...... Gumby Rumpus?

    <---- for your viewing pleasure :wink:



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  16. fsjaak

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    Re: 1961 Schwinn Twin straight bar GUMBY RUMPUS?

    Hey, I think I was at that swap.
     
  17. NLCTVWguy

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    Re: 1961 Schwinn Twin straight bar GUMBY RUMPUS?

    Lookin good brother! The green tires are perfection!

    --Rob
     
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    Re: 1961 Schwinn Twin straight bar GUMBY RUMPUS?

    cool project. good luck and have fun
     
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    This build is way cool...the black and green frame is awesome 8) ....the :mrgreen: Gumby Green :mrgreen: tires are perfect!
     
  20. junknutz1975

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    Thanks dude! Hopefully You'll get to see it in person some day @ a VW show :mrgreen:

    Thanks Scribble! It's a BLAST !! :wink:

    Thanks!! I'm lovin these tires too!! Lookin forward to loggin some seat time on this bad boy 8)



    I had today off from work so I got to play s'more! Im uploading to Photobucket right now (SOOOO SLOOOOOW :roll: )

    Stay tuned kids....... :mrgreen:
     

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