Strait Steal

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF #7' started by Heavy Pedal, May 2, 2012.

  1. Heavy Pedal

    Heavy Pedal

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2008
    Messages:
    181
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    A hopeless unknown 24" cruiser. Anybody know the make of this one?
    [​IMG]
  2. Doon

    Doon

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    63
    I dont know, but I look forward to seeing what you do.
  3. brett4christ

    brett4christ

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Messages:
    370
    Location:
    Greenville, NC USA
  4. ratina

    ratina

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Messages:
    4,162
    Location:
    Lombard IL
    It's a Columbia
  5. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I <3 Single Speeds Moderator

    Rating - 100%
    4   0   0

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010
    Messages:
    7,917
    Location:
    Roanoke Rapids, NC
    Maybe you can do something to make it look rusty? :p
  6. tin machine

    tin machine

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Messages:
    3,645
    that is going to make a sweet ratrod bike !!! will be watching :!:
  7. Xcruiser

    Xcruiser

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    1,135
    Location:
    Pittsfield Illinois
    24's are a blast to work with,ive done one and have another painted and ready for assembly.Hope to watch your progress til finished !
  8. Heavy Pedal

    Heavy Pedal

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2008
    Messages:
    181
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    Not much progress... Using a rear wheel off a 24" Hiawatha, and the front wheel is something I found at a garage sale a few years ago.
    [​IMG]
    Musta come off a motorized scooter or something.
    [​IMG]

    Now to figure out how to attach that on...
  9. kingfish254

    kingfish254 If it ain't FUN, it ain't worth it! Pro Member

    Rating - 100%
    61   0   0

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    17,791
    Location:
    Historic Savannah
    This should be fun!
  10. Heavy Pedal

    Heavy Pedal

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2008
    Messages:
    181
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    Ok... back at it. I really want to use the front wheel I found, so I thought of a way to attach it to the frame, like a 'normal' fork. I knew it would be too short as is, so I came up with an idea for an extention. Take a fork pipe and cut it off....
    [​IMG]
    Fit it into a good piece of pipe...
    [​IMG]
    Add the front wheel with it's mini fork...
    [​IMG]
    And I have my extention. I had to trim it down so it wasn't too chopper long. I don't know if I'm gonna keep it this long. I have a hard time looking at it. I found a girls Magna Mtn. bike, minus the wheels, in our dumpster at work, so I salvaged what I could. That's where I got the handlebars. Just pieced it together for inspiration. I have way more to add to it... crank, pedals, guard and such. Sorry for the poor pics.
    [​IMG]
    My wife said it looks like a circus bike. Great. I still have to decide on a color.
  11. imagearchy

    imagearchy

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    May 1, 2011
    Messages:
    360
    Location:
    Denver Colorado
    Looks like an Ed Roth project so far!
  12. kingfish254

    kingfish254 If it ain't FUN, it ain't worth it! Pro Member

    Rating - 100%
    61   0   0

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    17,791
    Location:
    Historic Savannah
    Love the fork.
    You should make a spiral hot wheel track around it with some cool Hot Wheels glued to it.
  13. mitchelangelo

    mitchelangelo

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2012
    Messages:
    652
    Looks really cool! I might would shorten it just enough to make a long kickstand work and it will still look awesome. Very nice custom coming along there!
  14. Heavy Pedal

    Heavy Pedal

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2008
    Messages:
    181
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    So I'm trying to decide on what elements I could add to this project, then I find this at a garage sale for $5...
    [​IMG]
    It wasn't one of the things for sale, but like always, when I go to a garage sale, the first thing I do upon entering the garage is look up. I asked the lady running the sale if it was for sale. She said probably not since it's hanging up. I said I can get it down. How much? She replied Oh I don't know... $5?
    This could totally change the look of my project.
  15. Xcruiser

    Xcruiser

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    1,135
    Location:
    Pittsfield Illinois
    Dang,5 bucks!! sweet.If that front tire is decent and intact you just hit the jackpot,not to mention the seat,frame(in particular) etc.etc..
  16. kingfish254

    kingfish254 If it ain't FUN, it ain't worth it! Pro Member

    Rating - 100%
    61   0   0

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    17,791
    Location:
    Historic Savannah
    WOW! That could become your project. You are allowed a frame change if you want.
    What an amazing steal!!

    I love your avatar by the way!
  17. Fisch

    Fisch

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    May 18, 2010
    Messages:
    444
    Location:
    Belchertown MA
    $5!!!! :shock: I am in shock and awe there. I don't think you could buy a single piece of that bike for 5 bucks. Heck there is a sad Huffy desert or thunder rose at my local goodwill for $5, and the only thing salvagable on the bike is the pink grips, and they still want $5.

    Looks like some swapped a new stem on that bad boy too. Is it stamped? Post this thing in fresh finds!
  18. kingfish254

    kingfish254 If it ain't FUN, it ain't worth it! Pro Member

    Rating - 100%
    61   0   0

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    17,791
    Location:
    Historic Savannah
    The bunnies are getting hungry for an update!!!!!!

    [​IMG]
  19. Heavy Pedal

    Heavy Pedal

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2008
    Messages:
    181
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    Wow... those bunnies are scary! Anyways, I have the original fork from this frame, but can't use it because it has a bad bend to it, and I had the fork I cut the top off.
    [​IMG]
    I really didn't want to throw them away, so I cut the top off the other one and bolted them together.
    [​IMG]
    Now you're wondering.. 'Why?' Well, the sissybar on the banana seat from my $5 investment had a crack on one of the boltholes, so I needed a new sissybar, so I'm trying this.
    [​IMG]
    I also got my tank sides cut.
    [​IMG]
    And mounted.
    [​IMG]
    And now I'm gonna crop this rear fender to remove the nice dent.
    [​IMG]
    That's it for now.
  20. kingfish254

    kingfish254 If it ain't FUN, it ain't worth it! Pro Member

    Rating - 100%
    61   0   0

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    17,791
    Location:
    Historic Savannah
    That is a really slick idea for the sissy bar!!!
    Tank is looking good too!
    Welcome back!
    5+ weeks to go!!

Share This Page