Strait Steal

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  1. Heavy Pedal

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    A hopeless unknown 24" cruiser. Anybody know the make of this one?
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    I dont know, but I look forward to seeing what you do.
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    It's a Columbia
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    Maybe you can do something to make it look rusty? :p
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    that is going to make a sweet ratrod bike !!! will be watching :!:
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    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 !
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    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.
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    Musta come off a motorized scooter or something.
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    Now to figure out how to attach that on...
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    This should be fun!
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    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....
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    Fit it into a good piece of pipe...
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    Add the front wheel with it's mini fork...
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    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.
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    My wife said it looks like a circus bike. Great. I still have to decide on a color.
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    Looks like an Ed Roth project so far!
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    Love the fork.
    You should make a spiral hot wheel track around it with some cool Hot Wheels glued to it.
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    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!
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    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...
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    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.
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    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..
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    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!
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    $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!
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    The bunnies are getting hungry for an update!!!!!!

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    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.
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    I really didn't want to throw them away, so I cut the top off the other one and bolted them together.
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    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.
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    I also got my tank sides cut.
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    And mounted.
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    And now I'm gonna crop this rear fender to remove the nice dent.
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    That's it for now.
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    That is a really slick idea for the sissy bar!!!
    Tank is looking good too!
    Welcome back!
    5+ weeks to go!!

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