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I have no idea what year these bikes are. I got the red one last year and the green one has been kicking around my parents house for years. The red bike has 28" wheels and the green has 26" wheels.
I tore both bikes down without too much trouble and got to sanding them.
I still have to sand the paint in all the small corners. Then sand the forks and decide what i am going to do with the wheels whether to sand down the originals or find new ones.
Dude! Track drop outs! You should make an old school fixed gear race bike. stick with the 28 inchers too, if you can find rubber. Way classy! and no one else will have 'em at your local shop.
Lucky! I wish my parents had old bikes laying around...
You can live more in five minutes going flat out on a motorcycle than a lot of people do in a lifetime.
the green one would be perfect for a straight bar I guess
I found some new tires for the 28's a couple weeks ago they are Kenda Kwest tires and I think they will look real sharp on a black rim. I was thinking of a fixed gear for it too but the idea of a fixed gear scares me. I always think what if I have to make an evasive sharp turn and get bucked off the bike because my pedal has clipped the ground. Where I live there is an indoor velodrome which requires you to have a fixed gear bike to ride the track and I have always wanted to ride it. So maybe I will need two 28" wheel sets one freewheeling and one fixed. I have a few 28" wheels laying around so that could be done.
I also though about making both of them straight bar frames but the lack of a welder will prevent that idea from happening.
sweet! a 28" camel back!(theyre one of my favs )
I finally finished sanding the 26" frame. I wish the sand man would bring me a sand blaster. Got dome primer on it, one more coat and then some colour. The 28" frame needs more sanding still before it can be primed.
lookin forward to seeing the 28 incher build,i just got the same bike last week.theres a picture in fresh finds.how much were those tires?cool
Thanks beast! I got the tires from Canadian Tire for $18 a piece I think. I saw your CCM I haven't seen one that colour before. I have no idea what year either of mine are. I haven't been able to find any CCM serial number charts online.
No need for 2 Wheel Sets, get a Flip Flop hub!
just braze a tube in where ya want it. both look real good. can't wait to see how they come out.
personally if they were mine id skip the second tube and leave them as is(a single tube camelback is a great looking thing in my $.01)
No worries Sensor the frames will be left as is. I am slow on updates too many other bikes. I finally got the 28" in primer. Some color coming soon.
Forks after 15 minutes of grinder action. Almost ready for primer!
cant wait to see them together!
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