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  1. Tuco

    JC Higgins dating?

    I'm trying to figure out what year this bike is? Any idea? Thanks!!!
  2. Tuco

    Colson serial number help!

    I have this Colson bicycle. I found some numbers stamped under the BB, but I haven't had any luck finding out what they mean. Can anyone help? Thanks!!!! It reads "156 10" then in smaller letters "FBC" or possibly "EBC). Underneath that it reads "E" "0"
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    Here's a peek at my newest build in progress. "Like" Tuco Rat Bikes on Facebook:
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    Exercise bike build!

    I don't know if it's ever been done before...but, AFTER parting out and scrapping a pretty funky exercise bike, I thought it would have been pretty cool to build a custom exercise bike! It's too late for mine now (frame went to scrap yard), but would anybody be interested in doing such a build...
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    "Coolest Bike Ever!"

    Me and my son Abram set out to build him the "coolest bike ever". It is a 24" 1970 Murray Space Flite. We wanted to give it that old school chopper look with a small fat tire on the back and a tall skinny tire on the front. We added the rear wheel from a Jesse James West Coast Chopper 20" x 3"...
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    Not your typical Lil' Chik

    I Just started mocking up a Schwinn Lil' Chik. I'll post A before picture when I get back to my Computer.
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    A sneak peak at the "ride" I'm working on!!!

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    HELP! patina

    I added a springer front end to my bike, but the finish does not match the rest of the bike at all. I don't want to paint it, but I would consider patina-ing-izing-ification. I'd like to make it match my chainguard. The chainguard is basically green too, but much more faded and rusted. Any...
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    Country Road

    Here's a "before" picture of this bike. I have no idea what kind of bike it is. If I Google "country road bicycle" all I get is pictures of bikes on gravel roads. It had a Hawthorne Skip Tooth on it. I robbed the Skip tooth from it to put on a 59 Schwinn I'm buliding. But, I came across a...
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    59 Schwinn build

    I'm starting to work on a 59 Schwinn. I'm showing the progress of the build by keeping a blog. Please visit my page and follow the progress! Thanks!!!!/notes/tuco- ... 8923187043
  11. Tuco

    New guy, Omaha Nebraska. Hello!

    Hello all! I'm new here and thought I'd introduce myself. My name is Tuco. I own and operate a store in Omaha Nebraska called Benson Bazaar. I sell antiques and collectables...including vintage bikes. I'm the regional leader for the Brutal Badlands Region of the NYDM, an extreme heavy metal...