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I'm in. I will (I will, I will!!) get it done in time this year.
Anyway, I've got a frame. It's long. It's low. It's twin engined. Yep, it's an old Sears/Huffy Tandem.
What I've learned from the Sportliner, the Superleggera, and the Golden Submarine, it's all going in this one.
Before pics coming soon.
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Here she is:
As much of a fan as I am of patina (and this bike has some lovely paint and details), this will be going under the rattle can. Gotta visually tie together some different pieces. It'll be worth it, I promise.
I think it'll still be yellow, though. Kinda like that.
Also note; this will be my 4th twin top-tube bike originating from Sears. Don't know why; they just keep throwing themselves into my car (although this one stuck out aways). I did grow up in a Sears-bike-riding kind of family. I seem to remember that the kids riding Schwinns wouldn't get as far from home, or jump as high, or ride as far into the woods as us Sears/Monkey Wards/Western Flyers types.
Something about their mommas. I dunno.
Well, good luck everybody.
Cool concept you have going. Sounds like its gonna be pretty neet!
To restore or not to restore?, that is the question...eh, it's a rat, leave it!!
My RRBO#7 Entry - 1952 24" Monark Deluxe: ~~"Smokin' In The Boyz Room"~~
Your frame looks so much bigger than mine! I know it's the same size, but mine has been completely stripped of all part with a layer of undercoating sprayed on it hanging up in my shop. Now I wanna get back to mine!
Check out my Build-Off bike: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster Klunker ☆
I can't see the photo you posted, but I am looking forward to seeing what you have planned.
One of my BO7 ideas was a Bonneville Salt Flats Sidecar build using an old Huffy tandem. Maybe I will revive that plan if I see some good ideas to steal from you.
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MO FIRE MO WING .. just build a cool bike and have fun
what he said, definitely watching this one.
It doesn't matter what I paid for it, it matters what it's WORTH. I never buy anything I will regret KEEPING.
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