Velo Jardin-1948 Westfield..COMPLETED!!!! (Video)

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  1. Laurie Thom

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    :shock: Ok, so this is the bike that supported my pumpkins and squash in the garden for several years. The bike was found under a pile of junk and paid $5 for it. The bike was definitely a garden ornament and spent some time chained to a tree in the front yard for awhile.

    I thought this might be a good starter build for me. The bike name reflects its home for the past several years.

    Momma JATS
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  2. The Renaissance Man

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    A tree hugger. 8)
     
  3. Laurie Thom

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    Re: Velo Jardin

    Thank you! :lol:
     
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    :lol: :lol:
     
  5. kingfish254

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    Welcome to the fun and madness. Love that chain ring a lot.
    Good luck.
     
  6. jats

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    yep she is a tree hugger :D
     
  7. Laurie Thom

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    Re: Velo Jardin

    Thank you! I love that chain ring too!
     
  8. yoothgeye

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    That bike has fared very well for being a yard ornament, give it a few months here in humidity land and that thing would be locked up tight with rust!
     
  9. Laurie Thom

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    Actually....I am currently working on that little matter. A case of P B Blaster has my name on it! :roll:

    But the climate here is very low humidity.....have to have a talk with the dummy who decided to use the bike as decoration. *Goes and looks at self in the mirror* :oops:

    Will have some more pics this weekend!

    Laurie aka as Momma JATS
     
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    Beautiful starting point Momma JATS!

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  11. Laurie Thom

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    Thanks! I will post some pics later today. I am a very slow-poke according to some but there was this fable about a tortoise and the hare... :wink:

    Momma JATS
     
  12. xddorox

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    If it was me, I figure nature took care of the finish. I would clear coat that frame and call it a day. :)
     
  13. jats

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    your frame will be in the stand tomorrow thanks for loaning me my stand today.
     
  14. Laurie Thom

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    I am definitely considering allowing the "patina" to remain with some slight embellishment.

    I am just tickled the PB Blaster has made it possible for me to start taking the bike apart. Even the crank arms are moving some. :roll:

    Laurie
     
  15. kingfish254

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    PB Blaster is great stuff, isn't it?
    You won't get any complaints from RRBers about leaving patina on anything.
     
  16. jats

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    left you an addition on your bike

    Jats
     
  17. Laurie Thom

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    Re: Velo Jardin

    Honey, the little bathtub is for your bike and too small for the remodel.

    Yesterday was very productive as my bike is in the rack:

    I have stripped the bike down to the frame and forks...I am waiting for the PBB to work magic on the forks in hopes I do not need to replace them.

    Soooo....

    .The crown nut is cracked and needs to be replaced.
    .The front axle is shattered.
    .The crank arms have AS & CO stamped on them... :D
    . Only dropped one washer on the floor...didn't find it. :cry:
    . Still puzzled by the Serial number...looks like 123.

    I will post some pics later today.

    Momma JATS aka as Laurie
     
  18. Laurie Thom

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    Update:

    A big hank you to Troy for teaching me how to use a new toy.

    Learned to use the "sawzall " today to cut goose neck off....played with heat...didn't work...did you know PB Blaster is flame-able?

    Guess I am going to learn how to do some welding...fun!

    So I pulled steel slivers out of Troy's hands after he took back the rack to work on Wilfred and did something for his forks.

    I promise tomorrow I will post pictures of my dismantled bike and bag of parts.

    Really tired and headed to bed.

    Laurie
     
  19. jats

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  20. kingfish254

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    Looks like it's the Jats versus the Macs in the husband and wife sub build off. :mrgreen:
     

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