Discussion in 'SHOW ME YOUR...' started by LRELL, Jun 30, 2010.
I remember that build, very cool!
One of my first, and still favorite builds.
Think it's a 56 Huffy Eldorado
paid eleven cents for it, redid it for a Christmas gift for a friend
My wife's current rider... 66 Huffy El Camino
as found with seat I added
what it looks like now
had a few other over the years, nothing special.. most end up as frames sitting in my frame room
unfortunately this thing could not be saved... yet.. donated it to a friend to mess with thinking "you keep this in your basement" lol
just a few
My wife's ride
The details. Everything got a custom paint job
and a custom seat
That paint is awesome!
I have one I can add now the MBBO is over:
That back tire sure does make it look muscular
Our most recent... We call her Betty.
Found this one on Craigslist
47 hrs later...
One of the first bikes I built:
My wife's Roadmaster:
I built this for my 72 yr old cousin. 1951 Hiawatha.
My grand daughter's Mercury:
Future project for my daughter. 24" jet pilot:
My mom's old Westfield built Ideal only things not original on this bike are tires and tubes
1939 Columbia Westfield Super Deluxe on Temporary Ross wheelset and Schwinn Crankset. [the Original goods are still being worked with in the shop]
Got it and the parts to get it riding from Bri-In-Ri, GREAT fella to do business with if you can catch him online, Good friend too.
Not mine, but a very chick with her Schwinn Fair Lady in Brooklyn, NY:
West German, Executive. It was in pretty bad condition when I first got it. I put a free wheel on it and a lot of custom parts. The chain guard was off of a boys bike of the same brand and I had to make brackets out of brass strip to fit it to the frame. My mother-in-law made the sissy bar pad from a pattern I gave her. Newer 3 piece crank and chain ring added.
Almost finished refurbishing an early 70s Vista Duchess...Lovely bicycle.
OK..so, I put parts in separate labeled baggies when I'm working on several bikes., (which is all the time), but somehow lost an axle nut..and now I'm waiting on delivery the LH side rear nut...I went thru every nut in my shed before I found out the Sturmey Archer AW uses an odd size nut. (duh!)
Went to two local bike shops, and the guys, both nice young dudes with man buns, didn't know what the HeII I was talking about. This bike had 3 layers of housepaint and was a garden ornament. I was gonna enter in current build-off, because before/ after is quite a difference..maybe I still will..
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