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spaceliner build updates

Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by kensmurray, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. kensmurray

    kensmurray

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    It looks like it's time to start gathering parts, just picked up a JC Higgins Spaceliner frame. I've got to find some rims and springer forks. For now it's getting the forks from my Murray. I've got a crank and sprocket. Since it has no paint and doesn't look dinged up I might just clear coat the frame. What is the bracket about center way on the down tube for?
    Kenny
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  2. KJV

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    Re: spaceliner build

    cool. is that 24 or 26 ?
     
  3. kensmurray

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    Re: spaceliner build

    26"
     
  4. dogdart

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    Re: spaceliner build

    that is sweet . I was watching that , but fortunately for you , I was not at home at auction end :wink:
     
  5. kensmurray

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    Re: spaceliner build (new pictures)

    My Spaceliner frame came today. I started test fitting my parts tonight. I was given a heavy duty Emory bike today I got the pedals, rear rim, handlebars, stem, off the Emory. I need to get my tires I'm using a blackwall Nirve 2.125 and I've got to decide on the front tire. If I don't like the look I'm going to replace the front rim with a 26". The 27" was free so I'll give it a try. Hopefully I can buy tires this weekend.
    My intent is to make it look like a drag bike.

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  6. kensmurray

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    Re: spaceliner build

    Put some meat on the back today a 2.35 tire. Just need to get a front tire and tube.
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  7. MplsCoaster

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    Re: spaceliner build New Pictures

    Very Cool!! Like the fatty out back :D
     
  8. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Re: spaceliner build New Pictures

    Looks good...I like that tire! :mrgreen:
     
  9. Houndog

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    Re: spaceliner build New Pictures

    What kind of tire is that?
     
  10. Houndog

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    Re: spaceliner build New Pictures

    What kind of tire is that?
     
  11. kensmurray

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    Re: spaceliner build New Pictures

    The tire is a Hutchinson Lowrider 26x2.35 I bought it at Walmart $27.00 I wanted a NIrve flame thread, but the Hutchinson Lowrider fits my drag bike theme perfectly.
    Kenny
     
  12. kensmurray

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    Re: spaceliner build New Pictures

    Picked up a front tire and tube today. It's a Bell Kevlar touring tire the tread looks vintage instead of the slick 27" ten speed tires. Picked it up on clearance for $9.00 at Dicks
    Still got to get the chain length and head bearings and races sorted out. Hopefully I'll take her for a ride this week. My worn out Brooks seat should come tomorrow.
    Kenny
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  13. 65Slick

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    Re: spaceliner build New Pictures

    Looks good! What width is the rear wheel?

    Marty
     
  14. kensmurray

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    Re: spaceliner build New Pictures

    Back tire is a 26 x 2.35
    It's all a Spaceliner can handle without modifications.
    Kenny
     
  15. KJV

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    Re: spaceliner build New Pictures

    both toys;look good , man.
     
  16. FatBoy

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    Re: spaceliner build New Pictures

    Looking good ,I really like these frames! 8) :mrgreen:
     
  17. kensmurray

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    Re: spaceliner build It's finished

    I just finished the Spaceliner. Now I just need to wax all the fingerprints off. :mrgreen:
    Here's some pictures beside my 68 Shelby KR
    Kenny
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    Now that's patina.
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  18. sleepy

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    Re: spaceliner build It's finished

    Gorgeous bike, as is the Shelby.

    Did you keep the 27" rim up front?
     
  19. MplsCoaster

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    Re: spaceliner build It's finished

    Both Bike and Car look great!
     
  20. gcrank1

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    Re: spaceliner build It's finished

    Just when I was thinkin' maybe I should sell my Spaceliner rat, you go and do this.......... :wink:
    NIce job! Looks like that 27 front barely makes it; is there still a springer in the future? If you are waiting for 'just the right one', how about some truss rods on that fork?
     

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