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Primed For Renewal -1950 Columbia 5 Star

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 5 BIKES' started by TheFlyingDingo, May 11, 2010.

  1. TheFlyingDingo

    TheFlyingDingo

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    Well, Of course, Im in but it doesnt mean im going to finish. Theres lots of different styles i want to go for. Lets see:
    Klunker
    Mountain
    Pure Rat
    Hot Rod
    Rat Rod
    BMX
    Old School

    And those could potentially intertwine to make a super "Genre" of bicycle. But to truly be in, i need to make a selection of frame...
    I might end up building a bike around a single part...I missed out on a set of Noleen Forks on ebay (DARN YOU SCHOOL!) and theres a wasp im looking into getting.

    Oh boy...It might be a while until i make a selection
     
  2. TheFlyingDingo

    TheFlyingDingo

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    Re: Name Pending-1950 Columbia 5 Star

    Definatly In for sure, I wanted to enter my columbia 5 star...And i think i will follow through with it...Details and pictures later!
    ive got lots!

    BUT...I gotta finish current projects to start this one...so i dont lose parts.
     
  3. TheFlyingDingo

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    Re: Name Pending-1950 Columbia 5 Star

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  4. jiminyshiznit

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    Re: Name Pending-1950 Columbia 5 Star

    Beautiful photos... and a great lookin' bike to start with. Real anxious to see this one progress.
     
  5. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Re: Name Pending-1950 Columbia 5 Star

    Cool I dig it!
     
  6. icyuod2

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    Re: Name Pending-1950 Columbia 5 Star

    now that was a quick build! nice rat rod! :lol: :lol:

    looking forward to the build.
     
  7. stretch

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    its finished even before you started!! :mrgreen:
     
  8. TheFlyingDingo

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    Re: Name Pending-1950 Columbia 5 Star

    I am now having a difficult time dating this thing...

    It said 1950 on the serial number charts-but all of the other 1950s have a plain jane two tone chainguard.
    This one, Is also two tone (and striped) but has multiple stripes and scallops.

    I saw that there are multiple models of the 5 Star-Like Thunderbolt and Superb.

    Tear down may commence tomorrow, depending on my friend. She wants to use the bike in a photo shoot but it seems she may be too tied up with work. Its not like i cant give her another bike :roll:
     
  9. TheFlyingDingo

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    Re: Name Pending-1950 Columbia 5 Star

    More pictures-
    I noticed the flowers covered the chainguard
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  10. deorman

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    Nice pedals! :lol:
     
  11. bikeriderx

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    Minimalist...Very trendy! :lol:
     
  12. stretch

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    oh ive seen those! those are the old-school clip on pedals. they had clips on the shoes that clamped you down onto those shafts. :p
     
  13. TheFlyingDingo

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    Definatly a good project bike-

    Started Tear down tonight-Wondering how im going to be able to paint this chrome-its so flakey, i would need it blasted and see if i could paint it.

    I Cant powdercoat parts could i?
     
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  15. icyuod2

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    Re: Name Pending-1950 Columbia 5 Star

    does the hub have a date stamped on it?

    if its a serial number, see if theres a year (couple numbers) that match those in the frames serial number.

    might give you a clue to the date.
     
  16. TheFlyingDingo

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    Well my paint ideas are probably not going to work. I do not havd the cash to buy some spray paint but I still have some ideas for the bike. Stay tuned until e last minute!!
     
  17. schwinnmesa

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    Nice bike. You always run into rats! I rarely find them... you're doing good! :mrgreen:
     
  18. TheFlyingDingo

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    Kind of excited. I have 3 plans for the bike.
    Traditional Rat
    Urban Decay looking thing
    And a tribute bike to Obey Giant. I don't know.

    But it will hopefully be done!!! D
     
  19. TheFlyingDingo

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    Well-Im starting to acid dip some parts-Starting with the seat-and going slow

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    iPhones still dont take good pictures indoors.
     
  20. TheFlyingDingo

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    Now-I Wouldnt mind replacing this lock-No lock smiths around me though
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    Remembering how the fork went together
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    The holes in the frame arent factory are they?
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    Strange way to hold a chainguard on


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    This completes the bike...totally
     

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