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forgot about Tour de Fat , its put on by New belgum Brewing Co. " fat tire beer ".
they put on these beer and bike festivals throughout the midwest and west coast.
they have rides in the morning. Road,mountain and cruiser rides. then they start the festivities "beer".
theres bands all day weird bikes to ride and entertainment. its a blast. if you go to " the coasters" website
locojoes site, go to archives and look up the pics from the fort collins tour. the one in Austin isnt till september, you have time to plan for it...any questions pm me... jon
my names not pee wee, i just stole his bike!!!
I think I learned (the basics of) how to true a rim!
Not so mysterious after all.
Thank you YouTube!
I got the front rim really very close, in a short amount of time.
It was pretty bad before.
Now I get to try it again on the rear.
It's pretty bad as well.
I need to replace a spoke and rebuild the hub too.
These wheels came off a Western Flyer that was bought new by my family in '62, or so.
It was my Mom's, then my sister's.
I harshed on it pretty hard as a kid and it was my paper route bike...1977.
Then I fixed it up for my Mom about ten years ago, but she never rode it and I ended up with it.
It will serve me better as parts now.
The pic makes it look sweeter than it really is.
My wifee's not interested in it either.
I have much to do.
It is easy to true a wheel, you just need to know a few things. Your build looks promising, can't wait to see how it ends up.
OI!...THIS FRAME'S A MESS!
I'm on my third coat of spot putty.
I will be going with white paint....not a good candidate for a shiny black paint-jobby.
It should look fine after wet sanding a bunch of layers of white pirmer...then just hit it with clear.
I contacted the place where the bike came from and was serviced, in Houston.
Got and e-mail today.
I was able to give him the number he needs and hopefully we'll learn something soon!
Yes I am having fun!
I really don't have a lot of time in it....but I do have a bit more to do.
I don't want it lookin' too pretty, but I couldn't just paint over the pits.
I'll hit it with some primer soon.
I need some parts!!!
Question: Am I going to have big issues with the standard, low-budget, springer fork?
The head tube on this bike is only 5" long while most all my other bike are near 6".
It had a series of large washers on the top-side going around the fork...perhaps for some sort of large basket.
I want a black fork.
Can any of you guys shed any sort of light?
Just re-use the washers?
Cool...I just need to get one in my hands, I guess.
From the pic of the springer, it looks like you'd have limitations on how short you could make it.
The two pivot points being fixed a certain distance from each other.
Maybe I worry too much.
I must have a springer.
I've never had one.
HOOWAH! Scored a killer fork today.
'47-ish Roadmaster, maybe.
HoHoHo, HeeHeeHee, Hahahahaha!!!!
My friend Hank at Helotes Bicycle really made my day!
I may hack the seat post down a bit still.
I did more body work on the frame last night and went at trying to true-up the rear wheel.
Not perfect, but not bad....I'll probably spend some more time with it.
I may want to get some fresh wheels eventually.
The rear has a nice red-striped Bendix hub.
Tires and black apes are ordered, but not secured yet.
Please enjoy these random scenes from Helotes Bicycle.
My favorite bike shop.
This thing accelerated VERY quickly when leaving the shop.
Bearing freshening is on the agenda for tonight after workee-jerky.
Having fun here.
Helotes Bicycle is a small town on the northwest edge of the sprawl that is San Antonio...Texas.
This is in front of my friend Hank's shop/home.
What a great human being.
I really should start a thread.
Be advised....not everything is for sale....by any means.
Thanks on the progress.
More to come as I'm off the next two days...yahoooo!
I love my new fork!
Better than I could have hoped for.
Just like "Back in Black"'s.....hope ratina's not pissed.
I was on the edge of getting a new, chromie, mainstream one.
Im about an hour ?NORTH?ish on 281 from S.A
is a majority of it for sale at least?? need to get a bike for me..(made 3 for other people)
Marble Falls is nice.
I was there not too long ago.
Still some signs of the big flood around though.
It is a bidness and lots of stuff IS for sale of course.
A lot of his business is MTB and skinny tire, high end stuff.
Worth a visit for sure!
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