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Running a little behind here.
I'm throwing my recently acquired PAU OPER, retired, work-bike into the ring.
Some of you guys look like y'all are almost done....with several page threads.
Not too late to enter is it?
Last night, while I finally had a chance to take it apart, I had a good brain-fart on how I wanted it to look.
I want to keep the same feel and look of the bike, but not have it be just another rustoration.
Gotta rod it up.
As found at Helotes Bicycle, Helotes, Texas.
I still need to investigate the history of this bike.
I have strong leads.
These will probably buff out...hahahaha.
Not a whole lot can be reused here.
Most all bearings were gone.
I think I'm going to take advantage of this little girl for some of her goodies....'62 Western Flyer.
I want to get the frame media blasted.
I have a couple leads here in town.
I just don't have time to strip it myself....plus I hate doing that.
We'll see how it cleans up.
Now I'm off to pull a leaky radiator out of our Oldsmobuick.
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I think I have the seat ready!
Went to my VW' gang's monthly "Shop Night" where we eat and work on VWs.
I got to use my friend's sand blasting cabinet on the rusty springs of the seat.
They cleaned up quickly.
Rattle canned the springs...cleaned and Armor-alled the rubber cover and slipped it back on.
Even added some extra padding.
This seat weighs a ton.
I got my frame sand-blasted....because I'm lazy/don't have the time/don't want to junk up my workspace I need for other stuff.
Plus it gave me a chance to visit some really kool local hot rodders...and support them.
They did a really thorough job and the price was nominal...I through in a tip.
There was some pretty hard pittng from the rust, but nothing structural and it looks like somebody had an accident with a grinder on the top tube.
It'll all clean up nicely.
It would have taken me forever to get all the layers off.
I saved some maintenance stickers from the top tube, but there were several more under the layers of paint, the sandblaster tells me.
The sandblaster and new friend's ride.
A pic of this car and the above hood ornament are published in this month's issue of Rebel Rodz...a rat rod mag on news stands now.
Ackk! Mud dobbers!
Got it cleaned up quick enough.
I'm not sure where it's going, but it's getting there.
Today, I met this dude Jimmy ("Bicycle Jedi") that runs this bike shop in town above this restaurant in our little art district.
Mostly Electra cruiser stuff.
I think I'll be ordering some parts from him.
Black ape-hangers for sure, maybe a springer, maybe some Fat Franks.
I know I can probably get stuff online cheaper, but I prefer to support the locals first....or at least try to.
(probably all chinese crap anyways)
Now I wait for Monday to get some blue spot putty as I hear that the red spot putty I just bought will shrink and crack in the future.
I have a black bike and a grey bike already.
I was thinking white again...maybe leaning toward cream/egg shell.
Sorta go resto-custom with the thing...minimal chrome.
I like the idea of black ape-hangers.
I actually got to grope some cream colored Fat Franks today...and I liked it!
I like this. It'll be a real conversation piece with that lettering. Even if you don't find out what it stands for you'll have to make a few stories up.
Man , this world keeps getting smaller. first , say hi to hank for me!!. second , i almost bought that bike!.
when i saw your first pic i thought "that looks familiar" then the next pic sent me throught he roof.
i was working in san antone for a couple months and hit almost every bike shop in a 20 mile radius.
and blue star "rocks" great shop and idea.. brewery and a bike shop..i ended up buying a nice dayton from hank all in all new tires, tubes, chain and bike $65.00. i was there around fiesta and cinco de mayo so the bike turned into my cinco bike. pm if you think you might be going to "Tour De Fat" in austin, we might be road trippin there for it!
kansas city spokesmen, jon
my names not pee wee, i just stole his bike!!!
How cool, jon!!!!
It is a small-ish world.
Hank is da man!
Did you go to http://www.charlesajamesbicycle.com/
I think it's San Antonio's oldest bike shop.
There's only a couple of others left though.
Tell me more about "Tour De Fat"!
yes i think i stopped by that shop. is it in down town? i spent a couple days just lookin for bike shops.
helotes bike shop is "the chyt" and hanks a trip.
and i went to the first bike show they had at the brewery. that art dist. kicks butt. " king willies"
my names not pee wee, i just stole his bike!!!
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