Hammered Higgins (In Finished Builds)

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    Had some parts left over from a swap meet, found a 26" JC Higgins frame, so here goes. I have rebuilt several other bikes outside the parameters of the RR build offs. Thought I would give this a try. I have some drop center rims off a prewar Roadmaster. Going to use a Sturmey Archer 2 speed rear hub and an Origin 8 front hub. Thinking of using "hammered" paint, thus the title.
    Frame and hub below.
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    A few of the parts
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    Possible tire options, will probably use the Fat Franks.
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    Re: Hammered Higgens

    Sweet another new entry!!!!
    I didn't enter last year until there were 30 days left, so you got plenty of time!

    Love the frame and parts selection!
    Franks are always cool! What color are you planning for the frame?

    Don't forget Rule #1

    HAVE FUN!
     
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    Re: Hammered Higgins

    Sweet bunch of parts there! Great starting point, can't wait to see how it comes together! 8)
     
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    Re: Hammered Higgins

    Great frame and some cool parts.
     
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    Re: Hammered Higgins

    I see i'm not the only one starting a month late! This will be cool, I like what ya got.
     
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    Re: Hammered Higgins

    Welcome to the jungle!! Get ta Buildin'!! Peace
     
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    Re: Hammered Higgins

    Love the pedals and I am always partial to Higgins frames. Good luck and let's see some progress!
     
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    Re: Hammered Higgens

    Hammered Rosemary
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    Re: Hammered Higgins

    I just saw this color Thurs. and was wondering when someone would use it. Review my last post. Peace
     
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    Re: Hammered Higgins

    The cool thing about hammered paint is it'll hide ANY pitting your frame is... if you concerned with it. Thats a neat color too.
     
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    Re: Hammered Higgins mockup

    Thanks for the comments!
    Doing some mockup today...Electra truss rods, Frank on dummy wheel
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    ECO saddle also have a Brooks in mind.
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    Found out I need a 13/16" stem...My 50 cent garage sale light/horn should work out though.
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    Bad boy S-A rear hub
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    Took it all apart and started sanding, did a test area with the paint, not sure I like it. Things may change?
     
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    Re: Hammered Higgins

    Love that SA kick shift hub!!! I'd like to run one someday.
     
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    Re: Hammered Higgins

    I have one on a 700c x 40 Giant Via bike. It works great although I run a 20 tooth gear on it.
     
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    Re: Hammered Higgins

    I'm not a drinking man but since the bike build is the hammered Higgens, I rembered I had flask an holder from Twin Six. Guess I ought to mount it on the bike.

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    Re: Hammered Higgins (frame prep & primer)

    Sanded down the frame, found grease-dirt painted over, surface rust, maybe original blue paint, black paint, some gray primer. Cleaned with lacquer thinner and added a primer coat.

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    looks blue, but is actually black. Cleaned up pretty well, thought about stopping after sanding and just doing a clear coat.
     
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    Re: Hammered Higgins

    Nice mocks. Looking good.

    I love the flask holder, that is tooooo cool!
     
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    Looks really good Ed 8)
     
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    Hammered Higgins

    I second the flask holder comment...I NEED one of those for my Sailor.
     
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    Re: Hammered Higgins

    Ooo I sense awesomness here! Keep it up!
     
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    Re: Hammered Higgins

    Check out TwinSix.com, they may still have some available, think they were sort of a special run though.
     

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