Rehab-wbo

Discussion in 'CLASS 2 - WINTER BUILD JOURNALS 2019' started by dropstep, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. dropstep

    dropstep

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2016
    Messages:
    192
    Got this frame in a deal with some 26 inch stuff. Originally had no plans to use it but I need to start doing more work as part of surgery rehab. How it currently sits.
    IMG_20191001_072959502.jpg the rear dropouts were butchered by someone. But it appears to be mid 60s murray
    IMG_20191001_073004084.jpg the nicest original paint is the front fork IMG_20191001_073015781.jpg This may end up meeting the 2/3 rule but I don't want too limit myself since I'm not sure how the first plan will turn out.
     
  2. OddJob

    OddJob

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2012
    Messages:
    6,462
    Location:
    Maplewood, MN
    Great frame to start ! Bike building therapy always helps me; no matter if it's physical or mental. :grin:

    RaT oN~!
     
  3. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    25,603
    Location:
    Historic Savannah
    Are those Hello Kitty tires?
     
  4. dropstep

    dropstep

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2016
    Messages:
    192
    Yup. 5 dollars parts bike. I have two kids who ride 20 inch bikes so we go through alot of tires and tubes .I buy any 10 dollar or less 20 inch I find
     
    kingfish254 likes this.
  5. SpikeFC

    SpikeFC

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2019
    Messages:
    366
    Location:
    Warsaw PL
    That racing bar looks good on it :grin:
     
  6. GuitarlCarl

    GuitarlCarl

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    5,913
    Location:
    Bradley Illinoiz
    No need to do that in this class brother!

    Carl.
     
    dropstep likes this.
  7. RustyGold

    RustyGold

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2015
    Messages:
    2,631
    Location:
    Mid-Willamette Valley, Oregon
    That's kinda similar to my very first bike build when I was ~5/6. In my case a 20" schwinn cantilever with drop bars (flipped) and mattress seat off of a derelict road bike :21:.
     
    dropstep likes this.
  8. dropstep

    dropstep

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2016
    Messages:
    192
    I seen it somewere in my neighborhood as a poor kid and thought it looked neat but these were thrown on it before just too wheel it around at one point. Highly doubtful they stay involved at this point .
     
    RustyGold likes this.
  9. dropstep

    dropstep

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2016
    Messages:
    192
    IMG_20191003_222936474.jpg IMG_20191003_221401217.jpg progress. Or just torn apart I'm not sure yet. This thing has a really long headtube compared to what I'm used too. So far it may have ruled out the original plan because I lack a long enough modern 20 inch fork. Think I might even paint this one.
     
    handyandy1100 and RustyGold like this.
  10. dropstep

    dropstep

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2016
    Messages:
    192
    IMG_20191007_154753090_HDR.jpg well 5 dollars later I have some parts. Guy didn't want it to go to a scrapper so it had a price on it. Now for some progress.
     
    RustyGold and Brian macumber like this.
  11. dropstep

    dropstep

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2016
    Messages:
    192
    IMG_20191007_220315655.jpg so this was the other bike from the truckload I wanted. The sissy bar and seat went too a friend but a few parts will end up on this build. Still have to decide if I want too paint it or not.
     
    RustyGold likes this.
  12. dropstep

    dropstep

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2016
    Messages:
    192
    So I've wanted to do another set of these terrible homebrewed chopper forks even though my boss happily pointed out that I should fabricate something much better since my skills aren't those of a 12 year old anymore. Since I'm still officially off work and not currently covered by shop insurance I left them for him too weld. Should pick them up tomorrow for the grinding and cleaning portion of the event. IMG_20191008_100525311.jpg
    IMG_20191008_102016075.jpg hoping my twins find these as hilarious to ride as younger me did. That's a beater 26 inch wheel I used to check for level and hub spacing for perspective
     
  13. dropstep

    dropstep

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2016
    Messages:
    192
    IMG_20191009_221149452.jpg a quick coat of filler primer reminded me of just how much I need to sand, or take my wire wheel back from my friend. It's also a great reminder or why i usually don't bother with paint.
     
    MattiThundrrr and RustyGold like this.
  14. dropstep

    dropstep

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2016
    Messages:
    192
    IMG_20191010_170643135.jpg IMG_20191010_170916725.jpg IMG_20191010_171449644.jpg IMG_20191010_172136266.jpg IMG_20191010_172842790.jpg IMG_20191010_172822566.jpg so I got some sanding done. Looks like the bike was originally red and not the blue I thought it was. Took one of the possible handlebar options from a girl's bike and scuffed them up too get rid of the purple. Final bars and color still undecided but everything has a coat of primer. My boss is a little behind at work so I'm still waiting on fork option one to be finished. Ohh and years of documenting project cars makes me really like pictures if you can't tell
     
    Brian macumber and RustyGold like this.
  15. dropstep

    dropstep

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2016
    Messages:
    192
    I'm kind of torn between this color IMG_20191010_192534340.jpg and bright green for a color.

    Well ran the ideas past my kids and apparently they don't like either
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2019 at 7:15 PM
    OddJob likes this.
  16. OddJob

    OddJob

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2012
    Messages:
    6,462
    Location:
    Maplewood, MN
    If your design ideas ever meet the approval of your kids, let me know. My sons are 30 and 27, and I'm still waiting....:21:
     
    RustyGold, MattiThundrrr and dropstep like this.

Share This Page