Strawberry Milk - Finally finished! 8-27-11

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    Re: Strawberry Milk - Moved from the BIKE BUILDS section

    YEAH. REMEMBER ME. I ASKED YOU TO MOVE IT. LOOKS GOOD BUD!! HAPPY FATHERS DAY. PEACE
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    cant wait to see wear this one ends up looking good.
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    Re: Strawberry Milk - Moved from the BIKE BUILDS section

    Thanks!

    Decent weather here today and I was able to make progress on the paint:

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    As usual I had some issues when painting and at first the frame didn´t turn out as pink as I wanted it after I covered it in clear. But I just added some red and white paint to the clear and finally had some acceptable results.

    Håkan
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    Re: Strawberry Milk - Moved from the BIKE BUILDS section

    Late and bad weather makes it hard to take good pictures, here´s some of today´s progress:

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    The wheels are actually a little bit too large for this frame, but hopefully I´ll be able the squeeze the fenders onto it.

    Håkan
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    Re: Strawberry Milk - Moved from the BIKE BUILDS section

    Couldn´t use the front fender I had painted, but was able to use another one that now of course needs to be painted. Also started to build what I at least think is called a front rack:

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    Not sure in what color to paint the stem and front rack yet... below is the rack all tacked together. There was just enough room to put the front light on the bracket holding the rack to the stem:

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    The pink rear light really came out nice I think, even if the rear wheels is still dirty...:

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    Hopefully the RH and LH 9/16" taps I´ve ordered will come in tomorrow and I will be able to convert the crank from accepting 1/2" pedals to 9/16" pedals.

    Håkan
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    Re: Strawberry Milk - Moved from the BIKE BUILDS section

    bikes looking good. but would not it have ben easyer to swap out the 1/2 pedal axles for 9/16 ones?
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    Re: Strawberry Milk - Moved from the BIKE BUILDS section

    just pull the 4 fillups head screws out. drop the cages. then pop of the dust caps in front. then there is 2 nuts. a lock nut and a bearing jam nut. then dump out the bearings. slide in the new 1/2 axle's put bearings and all other parts back on. thats all it would take!
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    Re: Strawberry Milk - Moved from the BIKE BUILDS section

    Thanks!

    Actually already tried to swap the axles, they wouldn´t come out as easy as I thought and who can have enough tools anyway?

    Here´s BTW a picture of the pedals I am going to use on this build:

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    No problems getting the pink parts, the dust caps and nuts off from the pedals but then things seemed to be really stuck in there and even if a have a shop press I thought it was easier to buy the taps.

    Håkan
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    Re: Strawberry Milk - Moved from the BIKE BUILDS section

    It's looking real good! no flash looks better and the size of the wheels look proportionate to the bike. Keep the pix coming, it's coming together real nice!
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    Re: Strawberry Milk - Minor update 6-21-11

    Thanks!

    Here´s today´s update. Drilled and tapped the crank and put the pedals on, the kickstand is BTW and so far just sanded to later be polished:

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    Finished fabricating the rack that more or less became a basket:

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    Obviously had to roll the bike out to take some additional pictures:

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    We´ll see if I have time to sand blast the rack/basket and the front fender tomorrow...

    Håkan
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    Re: Strawberry Milk - Minor update 6-21-11

    Wow! this is a great build! I love that style of frame... wish we could come by those more often here in the States. That basket is really nice and I'm lovin' that paint scheme! Tire size is great: what IS the size?
    Nice work...
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    Re: Strawberry Milk - Minor update 6-21-11

    Why not go for the Chicka Trifecta and paint 'em purple?! :wink:
    That single piece crank looks like a rare part for across the pond. I definetly like what you're doing.
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    Re: Strawberry Milk - Minor update 6-21-11

    Thanks, I really appreciate your comments!

    It´s funny how things work, I am fascinated by all the old cruiser frames you guys seem to access to in the US... they are extremely rare over here.

    The tires are Schwalbe Delta Cruiser 28x1.25 which at least was a commonly used size on adult bikes up to the 1980s or something over here.
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    Re: Strawberry Milk - Minor update 6-21-11

    Thanks, your comment is also appreciated!

    Been thinking about gray and maybe purple pinstriping as it goes well together with the pink and off white, once painted one of my wife´s cars in off white with pink, purple and gray graphics on it. Hmmm, better check if I can find an old picture of it...

    Single piece cranks used to be common over here and I like the look of them better than the cheap three piece steel versions at least.

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    Ok, so I've finally been able to finish this project. Nothing spectacular, but I am quite happy with the result and so is my daughter that's going to use it :

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    WOW! That came out NICE!
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    wow man! it really looks new!! love the lights! that pink tail light is soo smooth!! 8)
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    Thanks!
    Unfortunately I am going to take a break from bicycle projects for a while now and try to focus on my 1967 Ford Mustang restomod project. Don´t think the Mustang will be painted pink though...

    Håkan
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    Nicely done bike. Great detailing!!

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