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RRBBO13 Project Ed 2.0 (It’s a Roller)

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 13 BUILD JOURNALS' started by American Vintage Bicycle Supply, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

    American Vintage Bicycle Supply Double Nickle Moderator

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    I believe this is my 10th build off? Can’t remember.

    After last years successful attempt at a 70 year old electric balloon tire bicycle, I’m going after it once again.

    Edison Electric Bicycle Company will be teaming up with American Vintage Bicycle Supply to bring the world another “Project Ed”.

    This year we'll try to make the electric equipment even less obvious.

    The base frame is a 1946 J.C. Higgins badged Westfield.

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    Let the games begin,
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  2. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

    American Vintage Bicycle Supply Double Nickle Moderator

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    Being a fairly standard Westfield base frame, I’m going to try to incorporate some original paint blue parts from a girls Westfield. Maybe I can find a way to make it look factory.

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  3. Rat Rod

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    Very cool...love the collaboration factor! :)
     
  4. Falstaff

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    I might go electric this year too.
    Hopefully I can get a custom battery.
     
  5. Funkme

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    Has me interested,like to see where this on goes.
     
  6. Scribble

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    Last year's build was electrifying, can't wait to see what you come up with the 2.0 build.
     
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    Watching....RaT oN~!
     
  8. The Renaissance Man

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    I was wondering if you were planning another Edison collaboration. Looking forward to it!
     
  9. Chad T

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    Love this concept. Last year's bike was awesome. Look forward to seeing version 2.
     
  10. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

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    Not a lot of progress today but it’s tradition to do some work on May 1st so I got the crank and sprocket on along with the chairguard from the girls donor bike. What you see in the picture will be the paint scheme moving forward.

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    Here is the donor bike. The bent fork along with it not selling when posted called for the sacrifice.

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  11. kingfish254

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    That "chairguard" is a perfect jump point to make a build around.

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  12. G-Matt

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    Great build last year and I’m sure this one will be even better . After going down the old battery road once already. Looks like a good starting point with one of my favorite chain guards .


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  13. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

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    So the cream frame darts just didn’t go well with the chainguard. I felt I needed to blend the two.

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    I slightly overlapped the cream color with my tape so that it looks like there were at one point pinstripes that are now fading.

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  14. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

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    You need to hide the electric stuff in a license plate tank.


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    Unless yours fits perfectly and you’re giving it away, I just can’t put that much time into the tank!! Haha

    Luckily I’ve got a tank for this frame in the parts pile. Just need to do some mods for the battery.


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  16. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

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    Mine is Columbia but it was so easy once I cut the blank.


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  17. Bike Bum

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    Cool. I have that same chainguard and wasn't sure what it was from or how it was painted. Yes, now I know.
     
  18. V8Ben

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    This chainguard is soooo nice and fit perfectly ;)
    Just hope the EV kit will not disfigure these smooth lines... :oops:
     
  19. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

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    Definitely not! I couldn’t let that happen. Hopefully it will take a closer look to even tell it’s electric.


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    Ok good news !
     

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