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  1. handyandy1100

    Springer on a Townie?

    Been thinking about putting a springer fork on my Townie. A Monark style fork would be coolest, but that's above my pay grade. Have to settle for a Schwinn style springer. Hard part is dealing with the Townie head tube length, 10" from race to race. And it's a 1-1/8" steer tube too. I'm seeing...
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    Best Wishes Y'all

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    Western Flyer

    Saw this on FB Marketplace. Description says it's a 1959 Western Flyer Deluxe. I didn't think it was that old. Kinda makes me REFLECT a bit on it. LOL Sent from my SM-G986U using Tapatalk
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    I recently picked up this Ocean Pacific Roller. O.P. - hence the name Opie. It's an aluminum frame and very similar to Electra's Cruiser model. Been slapping parts from my stash on it to see what works. Sent from my SM-G986U using Tapatalk
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    The Lean Mean Green Machine

    My third build-off and a lot more involved than I thought it would be. The Lean Mean Green Machine is a mixture of a lot of things. A tribute to the no-name green bike I had as a kid, the J C Higgins Colorflow and Manifold bikes, the X-53 bike, old school Ford model T and A hot rods, and the...
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    Surf's up dude!

    Saw this Ocean Pacific cruiser on FB Marketplace for $40 and decided to check it out. Kinda cool bike. Aluminum frame and crank forward like an Electra, but the crank isn't as far forward. Looks a lot like an Electra cruiser too. Decided $40 was a good price and made it mine.
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    New bottom bracket transmission?

    Saw this on Facebook tonight. Anybody seen one in person? Sent from my SM-G986U using Tapatalk
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    Stool samples

    Not an original idea, but I have started hacking junk bike frames in half the make some cool stools. Also makes it easier to haul the junk frames away. Got a few more frames, but no more old exercise bike seats Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
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    Cowboy bikes

    I had seen pictures of the Hopalong Cassidy bike but today I discovered the Gene Autry bike. Anybody know of any other cowboy or Western themed bicycles? Might make a cool build off idea. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
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    BO15 Lean Mean Green Machine

    Another build-off and once again, I drew a blank on a name. Basically, I wanted a green bike. My second bike was dark green, probably a rattle can paint job. It was bought for me by my parents from the father of the lady who lived behind us. He built bikes out of old parts. He recycled before it...
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    Train light?

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    Trek Trikester

    Saw this little trike on FB Marketplace. From what I found online, Trek made this trike from 2008-2012. But from 2009 on it was a different item than the 2008 model. This one is a 2008, the one year only version. Maybe it will appreciate in value. Who knows, but in the meantime it's a cool...
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    "Mountain Bike" tires?

    I am not an off roader, so bare with me please. I am fixing up an old Fuji mountain bike like thing for my son. He rides about half his time on unimproved forest trails and on streets around town. I'm trying to find tires that could work either way. Looking at these Schwalbe Land Cruisers and...
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    Pre-skool Chopper

    This little 16" chopper started out as a throw-away Huffy I picked up with two other little "mouse" rods a friend was going to throw away. It's mostly of old bike parts, hardware and plumbing items. Amazingly, with the lift from the 26" fork, the little bike now uses a kick stand form a 24...
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    Pair of Del Sol Tradewind bikes.

    Got these two bikes today for $40 each. Main reason I wanted them was for the Nexus 3 speed coaster wheel sets. I think the wheels will be great on my Spaceliner and Monark (Huffy) Thunderbird. The Del Sol's have aluminum frames with kinda cool retro styling. The man's bike is especially neat...
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    Exercise bike stand

    I keep buying used stationary bikes to get more exercise, but they are all too uncomfortable to use. Nothing like being on a real bike, so I decided to get a bike trainer stand and build my own exercise bike to use in the new year. I sold the idea to my wife saying I could use one of the ladies...
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    Question about ThickSlicks

    Been debating between putting a set of 26x2.00 ThickSlicks on my Monark (Huffy) Thunderbird or some similar sized whitewalls to better fill the original fenders than the stock sized 26x1.75 tires. My question is, does the white lettering on the ThickSlick appear on both sides or on just one...
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    Pre-School Chopper

    Won't be a real old school chopper, but I will be taking styling queues from old school sickles to do something with this freeby 16" Huffy BMX-ish bicycle. The size charts say this size bike is for 4 to 8 year old kids. I started on a 20" Huffy convertible at 5 and rode it until 8 or 10 or so...
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    Rust in Space

    Spaceliner... One small step for Murray, one giant leap for all spacebike kind. Rust in Space is a late '60's Sears Spaceliner. The name is a takeoff of "Lost in Space" as I could not come up with a clear plan for the build. I felt lost. So I let the bike guide me in how it wanted to be built...
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    Future "mouse" rods?

    Here's the three little guys I grabbed with the Fuji Folder. Thinking the two best ones will get spruced up and donated. The last one just might be fodder for the 20" and under Build Off, if it actually happens this winter. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk