Dorr really got something started by advertising the bicycle drags planned for the show in Cleveland next month. Since I really hope to be there I decided to build something to race. So I went outside and found the lightest frame I had. This had been tentatively identified in the fresh finds section a year or two ago as a Ross of 48 to 52 vintage. I'm just gonna call it a 48. I hauled it around to swap meets but no one wanted the old girls 3 speed lightweight frame so it seemed doomed to finish rotting away until now. Not everything went well as this bike had at least 50 years worth of rust and neglect freezing everything together. The seatpost actually slid right out believe it or not but after twisting the front forks I cut the handlebar stem and decided to replace the forks. The bottom bracket was another mess, it was completely frozen and no amount of oil would break it free. The liquid you see in the pic is the phosphoric acid I used to eat away the corrosion enough to get it apart. Of course there was no way a 2.125 or bigger tire would fit so the frame required some mods. Note all of the high tech frame bending equipment :wink: Now a 2.2 tire will fit! and yes I plan to replace the braces that were cut out to bend the frame. Here's a quick mock up just to show what look I'm going for.