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Monark Board Track Racer

Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by RestoRodSchwinn, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. RestoRodSchwinn

    RestoRodSchwinn

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    Well, I have some new spokes, so I needed to stripe the S-2's. Hopefully, by the end of the weekend I'll have the wheels all laced up.[​IMG]
     
  2. dash

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    Nice how did you stripe em?
     
  3. RestoRodSchwinn

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    I have one of those Beugler Striping tools. I could never have done it with a brush. Even with the tool, it's challenging.[​IMG]
     
  4. CapnUNITarian

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    :shock: You mean those stripes aren't tape?!!! Whoa! Looks like you met the challenge very well! 8) 8)
     
  5. RestoRodSchwinn

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    Having a good tool is a great thing! :)
     
  6. RestoRodSchwinn

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    I finished lacing up the rims with some new stainless steel spokes. The front wheel is using the Schwinn script hub that it came with, and the rear is laced to a new Shimano coaster brake hub. Wrapped with Quick Bricks and waiting for the rest of the bike to be finished.[​IMG]
     
  7. snydur

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    sexy :mrgreen:
     
  8. dash

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    Fo shore !!!
     
  9. ZbikerD

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    Any updates on the monark? Looked like an amazing start. Would like to see some more pictures.
     
  10. dash

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    Ya dude ...
     
  11. RestoRodSchwinn

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    Well, it's kind of stalled right now. Between vacations, work, and my dad's back problems, it hasn't got much attention. I may end up having to braze the tank up myself with my dad coaching me. I'll try and post some progress within the next couple of weeks. *Hoping*
     
  12. RestoRodSchwinn

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    Well, I'm changing this up a bit so I can finish it. Bailing on the idea of motorizing it, and completing it as a sweet pedal-powered board track racer. Plans are to quickly sell it as I'm going to need funds to finish a couple of prewar Schwinns for my wife and I - my Grandfather's 1938 Schwinn Motorbike (springer front end, tank with the door on it) that's been a little scavenged for parts, and a ladies 1934 Excelsior. Also in the funnel is a 30s ladies Silver King that I just acquired the forks for from another RRB member :)
     
  13. scott brownsey

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    goodluck sounds like some cool projects
     
  14. RestoRodSchwinn

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    Yeah, now if I could just find a little more time. :?
     
  15. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Time is hard to come by around here also :roll:

    keep up the great work!
     
  16. RestoRodSchwinn

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    Thanks for the "atta boy", Skipton! Going to pick up some fresh inspiration, motivation, and maybe even some much needed parts at the Seattle Old Bike Swap this Sunday. Only a few items needed to get the Monark on the road.
     
  17. RestoRodSchwinn

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    I got the frame back from my dad and did a quick mock-up. Happy with what I see. He brazed some fillets at the head tube and bottom bracket to strengthen the frame, so I just have to clean those up and the frame and fork are off to the powdercoater's.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  18. RestoRodSchwinn

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    So, I have just about all the parts needed to assemble this thing except for the seat. I just can't decide what type to use. I have a thing for Brooks saddles (and others built like them). I have a preference for springs on this one, and like them with some patina, but not broken down and water damaged. I know I've passed on some pretty good saddles in the for sale section recently, but I'm waiting for that "perfect" throne. Well, I don't have to make a final decision until I've finished with paint and assembly. I hate indecision!!
     
  19. Houndog

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    Very Cool !!!!!
     
  20. 65Slick

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    Loving the wheel and tire combo!

    Marty
     

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