Unidentified cruiser for my wife.... aka Sweet Pea

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  1. Georgeediii

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    I found this bike recently and picked it up for the sole reason that I liked the 1964 Bozeman liscense plate.

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    Nothing too complicated here just going to break it down, blast/paint, clean/polish, add an updated saddle and grips, and throw it back together.

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    Anybody got any thoughts on what it is? It is a 24 inch bike with no numbers on it. No headbadge but the holes for one are 3 1/4 " apart.
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    Re: Unidentified cruiser for my wife....

    amf is my guess (wild guess at that)
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    I called my local blaster guy and he said if I could get it broken down, he can get it done for me tomorrow.

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    I want to tear the wheels apart so I can polish the hubs and repaint the rims. A little nervous as I have never laced a wheel before and none of the instructions I've found online mention anything about building a 24 inch 28 spoke coaster.

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    Also I discovered that one of my pedals is messed up. On one side of one pedal the rubber and yellow reflector are shot and the metal is bent. I can bend the metal back but will need to find at least another rubber piece for it.

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    Re: Unidentified cruiser for my wife....

    looks like a 60's huffy built, My daughter has one that was Firestone badged. pretty solid bike, she loves it!


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    Picked the frame fork and rims up from blasting. Looks good but I was hoping a hidden serial number might have been revealed. No luck there.

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    The top tubes have little metal caps on the ends near the back wheel, but none up front near the headtube. Anybody know where to get replacements?
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    Re: Unidentified cruiser for my wife....

    Well, those caps are usually common on Huffys, may have been other brands too but thats what i usually find them on, wish i could help on replacements, I know theres a forum member "KRATE-MAYHEM" that had some made for a bike he was fixing up but they looked pretty spendy by most peoples standards, otherwise id guess you need to find some good take offs from somebody.
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    I found them at the hardware store in the bin drawers with the Ikea style furniture bits and screws and what not.. :roll: I cant remember exactly what they are called tho... "1/2" chrome Internal end cap" I think is what they were binned as :p
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    Between the weather an back surgery, it has been a difficult week to paint. Never the less it is finally green.
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    I decided to go ahead and paint the rims as well
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    I'm hoping to try my hand at wheelbuilding this weekend, maybe early next week.
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    Great color choice.
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    Re: Unidentified cruiser for my wife....

    Fascinating! Just a couple of hours apart two guys from two completely different places in the world posts pictures in the same forum of newly painted bicycle frames on look alike porches:

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    From my "Never too late..." thread:

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    Very nice looking woman´s bike frame and well done paint job Georgeediii!

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    HotRodHocke I've been following your build, all the builds actually. It is looking good. The pictures of our front porches are more than a little erie. If your house number is 230, I might have to rethink my view of the universe.
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    Thanks! Our house number is 20, close, but hopefully this is still just a coincidence even if I heard people say coincidences do not happen.

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    Thank you Scrumblero! I found 1/2" crome end caps at my local hardware store.
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    Perfect fit and they only cost me 80 cents each.
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    They make a huge difference.
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    nice! lookin very good for a first time. :D
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    That green color is awesome!

    Really looking forward to following this build. Keep it up!
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    I finally got the wheels put together and tires on with a little help from a friend. We ended up having to take the brake apart to relace the spokes. I was in over my head a bit, but we got it figured out.

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    I am itching to start putting the bike together but I am still waiting on a couple of parts.
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    Re: Unidentified cruiser for my wife....

    Lookin good, I have the exact same frame and have no idea what it is if I remember right someone on here told me it was a murray
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    Re: Unidentified cruiser for my wife....

    :shock: nice, not gonna show it too my wife case she gets any ideas :D
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    I had some time on my hands so I went to a thrift store looking for leather. I came home with this bag for a dollar. Less usable leather than I expected once I cut it up but it worked. I need to find some grips to go with the seat I found on clearance at K-Mart this winter for $7.50
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    I found this bell at a toy store for 4 bucks. Suspiciously similar to Electra's $15 bell but with a bug instead of an E at the center. I had to paint the bug green to match the rest of the bike.
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    Re: Unidentified cruiser for my wife....

    I like your attention to detail.

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