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You are right, it looks real nice once you see the whole bike. The close up threw me off. And I certainly couldn't bring myself to cut that springer either. Ingenious solution.
Dumpster divin' since 2nd grade.
I think those are hinged up at top in the fork crown or whatever the black part is. Neat because just looking at it you wouldn't expect it to work.
Cool fork for a cool bike.
Yup Outlaw, today only, you are stupid.
No, no, no...kidding.
locojoe is right.
In the exploded view a couple pages back, you can see how it hinges at the top with a pin on either side.
I'll shoot some springer action vid for you when I get my handlebars....whenever that will be.
Thanks for the words guys.
It's starting to look like a bike again.
The paint is still just primer, but it will stay white.
oh thank you an i thought i was stupid today. ya know how it is sometimes, you look at something too long an it just doesn't look right. i see it now an some pics would be kool. ya know how we all like pics.lol that bike is trick.
second that opinon and black wheels go hand in hand too
I need a bearing for my '62-ish Bendix coaster hub.
Looks like another trip out to Hanks! .....closed Sun and Mon
Went to a bike shop near my house for the bearing and they asked if it was off of some sort of European bottom bracket.
NOT...they didn't have it.
Strike three on that shop for me lately.
The red-striped Bendx hub and front hub cleaned up nicely with carb cleaner and a toothbrush.
Hired my kid to tape off spokes on one of the wheels.
Black paint job went well.
Replaced a spoke in the rear.
Still waiting on bars and tires.
I'll grind on more cheap wrenches while I wait.
Maybe I'll paint the frame more.
More pics soon-ish.
Went to the bike shop in the high-rent 'hood.
One of the technicians disappeared in the back for a minute and came back with two new ones.
He was as surprised that they had them as I was.
Paint jobby went well.
Hubs look as new...inside and out.
Made another fitty cent wrench.
I'll get my tires today (Tues), but I don't when the bars will arrive.
I hope I don't have to go chrome, but that would not be a terrible fate.
As soon as I get them and see how things look as one, I'll rip it all back apart and finish painting the frame.
It's actually been raining here lately.
Too humid to paint anyway.
It'll start looking like a bike again soon.
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