JC Higgins Flightliner Project

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  1. mastronaut

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    Exactly what I was thinking...a screen or yeah just leaving it open is viable too, thanks! 8)
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    That is looking cool.
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    Oh man, I had a flame banana seat on it last night with a sissy bar...then I looked at it this morning and said nah, I found a better stem to give me some breathing room while riding. I kept the same set up and added a better brake lever and a Pletscher rack instead of the stock one. Holy heck, I nailed it!
    I hope to have some pics up in a couple hours. it looks even better than the last pics....happy! :D
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    Would you consider selling me the stock rack? :D
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    PM sent....
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    Maybe something bullet shaped in that "intake".
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    Yes, and the original rear fender which will clean up like the front one!

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    I addressed the headlight issue with some black mesh from a very unlikely source, a metal pencil holder at Walmart. Re-did the brake and handlebar situation by adding a new handbrake lever and a taller stem. Here are some updated pics. Unfortunately following the shoot I tried to take it for a spin and the chain got stuck and pulled the derailleur into the spokes! Come to find out, the third gear sprocket had some bent teeth. So it's off to the LBS to put a new cluster on it.
    Thankfully the derailleur took the beating and not the wheel. Don'tcha just love when these things happen? :x

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    Nice grill. 8)
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    Thanks man! Cheap solutions to complex problems is my mantra. 8)
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    DERAILLED! :shock:

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    I was afraid of something like that. You'll probably have to steal the sprok+chain from skinnyland (or mtb) to keep it working.
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    I saw the same chain (Walmart restocked finally) so I'll fix that, but the cluster was f-ed to begin with so the chain is an after thought.
    I have a spare cluster and maybe I'll put a Schwinn pie plate on it this time hahah! I think I'll take the tank off and paint it in the mean time.
    Thanks for your input.... :oops:
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    I ended up buying a freewheel remover tool, changed out the cluster, derailleur and the spoke protector. Tomorrow I'll put the chain on and cable up.
    Then if it's nice I'll take a spin and get some new photos! 8)

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    Well it's pretty much a done deal! I painted the tank (still debating flames or pin striping). The chain mess and derailleur is all set and TESTED.
    So here she is... Thanks for the comments and encouragement.

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    I love those forks......Such a trick style for the days.........Gorgoues lines.......Nice work......RAD ride.....
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    Thanks, I now know why I loved this bike when I saw it at the dump begging me to take it home.... 8)
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    looks good. i scored my higgy at the transfer station as well, what is wrong w/ people!!
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    Those will be cool. Did you order them online?

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