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So the first thing I did was check to see if the seat post that came out of this frame would fit the guts of my Brooks 72.. I had my fingers crossed that it would! Well it was loose, but not by much so I decided to make a shim and weld it to the post so it wouldn't slide out.
Here it's hard to see, but it's a loose fit... even with the guts smashed together, it was still loose.
The rest is basically self explanatory. It worked out really well and now fits the Brooks seat guts nice & snug. issue #1 resolved!
Three Nails, One Cross, & the Sins of the World!
RRB BO#7 http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=56476
Working 12 hour shifts doesn't lend itself to working on a project on a day to day basis... However, it does lend itself to searching for & ordering the few parts I need.
Here's what's in the mail:
- 22T rear sprocket. (I'll be running 22/48 for some easy pedaling!)
- A pair of JS slicks.. Oh yea!!
- Some funky coke bottle rubber.
- ..front suspension
- Columbia head badge.
That's it for now.. I'm chomping at the bit to get my frame stripped and start mocking it up... rebuilding & painting the wheel set.. Also need to come up with some handle bars.
Still need to get a pint of Sepia brown too..
I'm so stoked I got a free set of wheels! The only cost is my labor... Had some time after work to clean & rebuild both hubs. The Suntour coaster was in good shape and rebuilt nicely. I cleaned the rims of all rust and got them prepped for paint. The rims are going to be ivory. The Sulky slicks came in too! By the end of the weekend I should have the new tires mounted on fresh painted rims!!
Straws are the best way to cover spokes for painting.
Last edited by Critter1 on Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.
HAHA!! Did I mention I had a huge sugar rush while taping up the spokes?? Somebody better double check my work! Emptying those straws was brutal..
I missed out on buying this little gem last year on eBay. I got sniped at the last second! Grrrr! Anyway, I'm glad I saved the picture. I'm tossing around the idea of having one made... with putting my own spin on it of course It would mount to the seat tube below the top bar.
The badge says:
"WARNING - TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS REWARD FOR THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF THE ONE STEALING THIS BIKE OR REMOVING THIS PLATE"
Last edited by Critter1 on Sat May 05, 2012 1:07 am, edited 1 time in total.
How about callin it "Black Luster". Glossy paint and lackluster don't match up. Or use flat black paint.
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