bartleydad wrote:You guys make me laugh !!!!! ((( Nice curtains ))) Bartleydad
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I second that....
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Well I finally got my camera back and wanted to post some pictures of the Krusty Kruiser.
I dug through my parts and was able to find everything I needed. I'm looking to mock it up this weekend.
Here is my pile so far. I robbed a girls schwinn for the crank and gooseneck. I'm still trying to find just the right chainring. I found some nice forks, but I'm still fighting to get he broken goose neck out.
I didn't realize how beat the frame was, but it wasn't anything some welding, spot putty and a whole lot of primer couldn't take care of. Due to the frame needing more work than I originally thought I'm going in a different direction. I found this chainguard, but I'm not quite sure. I thought I'd see what people thought.
Finding the tank was the coolest part. It fits perfect in the frame. I'm not sure of the paint scheme yet.
The insides look great.
Broken stems suck almost as bad as stuck seatpost. Is the full stem still in the fork? You could try the technique that Dangratsdan did. viewtopic.php?f=24&t=8327
Soak both top and bottom with pentrating oil, then use some all-thread to tap it from the underside. Stick the all-thread threw the hole in the bottom of the fork and hammer away.
Double Nickle- " All I'm planing on doing is building a awesome bike for me to ride...."
well, if the regular application of penetrant and vice action doesn't work-out you could try heating the steerer tube (degrease first) over a cooker gas ring until about a dark cherry-red, then let it cool. this expansion/contraction action should break most chemical/ electro-chemical bonds, especially if it's an aluminium stem (take care that it doesn't melt on you - molten metal burns are not funny at all).
hopefully you won't have to try this - cause it can create alot of smoke and stink.
if you know someone with a gas torch, like oxy-acetylene / oxy-propane, then that would be better.
all the best with this one,
Thanks for the advice. My brother works at metal shop and I pawned it off to him. The top half of the goose neck broke off. He soaked it in something and said it had to sit. I'll post picks when he gives it back. What a mess.
Isn't rust grand?
That's pretty sweet that you were able to find a tank that fits. Nice looking pile of parts to build from. Did you have any luck getting the broken stem out?
Good looking frame, its similar to my "Beer Bike", I like it, and you got a tank, springer, and a 2 speed, COOL. AND you got a brother that works in a metal shop so if he can't get that broken stem out, tell him to just chop it off below the broken stem leaving enough tube to sleve it a bit and weld a new piece on it ( be sure the sleve allows room for the new stem) and spin some new threads, isn't that what brothers who work in metal shops are good for, wish I had one.
Oh yea, as far as the chain guard goes, rat bikes don't need no chain guard, a little grease on the pant leg shows your a rat bike rider, and thats a good thing. my2cents.
Looking forward to seeing Krusty Kruiser done.
turn off the TV and turn on your life.......... Make Something Happen!!
Thanks for the 2 cents Dan. I've been debating the chainguard. I'll post pics with and without it to see which one works. My brother got the broken stem out so now I can start assembling.
Johnny B. Nutty
Well I finally got all of the pieces to finish my bike, but never a day off to work on it. I'm pushing the envelope, but I think I'll make it.
I'm recovering the seat tonight.
I got the chain plate I wanted, It needs to be cleaned.
My brother finally gave me my forks back.
I got the frame primered and found a head badge.
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