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Old Sears Cruiser: The Oriole (finished pics)

Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by IronDio, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Sharp looking bike! 8)
     
  2. IronDio

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    Thanks for the compliments!

    Dr. T, I picked that up at my local CARQUEST Auto Parts.
     
  3. Ape Stanger

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    Nice work! I like the way the whitewalls look with the white rims. I'm using white rims on my BO7 bike. I was considering painting them black and using whitewalls, but this has me thinking. I may just do a 3/8" black stripe on the edge of the rims now.
     
  4. Ape Stanger

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    I like the seat post. Is that a 45 degree pipe elbow? If so what did you use to attach the seat post pieces to it?
     
  5. IronDio

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    Thanks! It is a 45 degree elbow, and it's 1/2" pipe...an 8" piece down the tube, and a 6" piece to the seat.
     
  6. Ape Stanger

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    Did you use JB weld at the seems or did you weld them?
     
  7. IronDio

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    Niether. Just cranked them in with a vise and pipe wrench. This is the second one I've done like this, and they don't move (if you get them tight enough)
     
  8. jackdaw

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    That's an awesome bike. I'm using clear over patina on my bike too, though my bike is going to be kinda like a polished poo :lol: . What's the OD on 1/2 inch pipe? I like that seatpost, wanna copy!!
     
  9. IronDio

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    It's basically 7/8". It went in the tube easier than the original post, but the clamp tightened it up nicely...it ended up costing under $6 too
     
  10. IronDio

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    So, I added a fitting headbadge decal, and got a cool vintage light (originally a handlebar-mount type) on ebay and mounted it on the front fender. Will post pics when I take them ;)
     
  11. Bigdaddy772

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    WOW!!!! That is a super cool ride. your pinstripes came out killer. 8) :mrgreen:
     
  12. Saverio

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    This is why I love this site. I have to try this.
    Really like the bike!
     

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