24” pig

Discussion in 'MBBO 2018 BIKES - CLASS 2' started by kram, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. Alan Griffin

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    The mock up looks so good with those painted rims wide tires and patina on that frame that I would have to add a crank and chain then call it done!
     
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  2. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Agreed!
    That combo is planned for a project I’m currently assembling.

    REALLY digging the look of this bike


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  3. kram

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    Thanks guys. I have a few more parts I'm going to see if they work on this bike. The stem is still stuck in the fork really good. I need to get it out because the headset bearings feel pretty crunchy and the fork might need a bit of straightening. I've had it soaking in rust penetrating oil for a week now, and if it won't come out I'll take it to my friends shop so I can use his big vise and it should come apart. For now that is the hold up.
     
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  4. kram

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    One step closer...
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  5. OddJob

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    :113:
     
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  6. Brian macumber

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    Had same problem with a rollfast frame twisted the gooseneck trying to get it out.
     
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  7. GuitarlCarl

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    Heat wrench. Put a torch on the nut and when it gets hot it'll expand. Grab it with a big wrench and twist it off. Doesn't have to be a cutting torch, a little propane plumbers handheld torch is plenty. Also when you drop it don't try to pick it back up. It'll be hot. :whew:

    Carl.
     
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  8. kram

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    Got it all apart. This week I’ll try to get to my friends shop so I can use his press to slightly straighten the fork. Also I hope to shellac the frame.

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  9. LukeTheJoker

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    Glad you got it apart!
    Hopefully the shellac brings out the paint darts and makes them pop!
     
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  10. kram

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    Had some time to get the frame and forks degreased and covered in a couple coats of amber shellac. I’ll let it harden for a few more days and then start assembling. In the meantime I hope to go through and service the hubs. 98EB3F9C-FDF9-4980-A98F-8AE81686B122.jpeg 184FC813-438B-4947-B231-46C223567DC6.jpeg 44A33EB8-974B-4F99-9C1D-EEBA3734A5B1.jpeg E87C83F0-3EDE-44FF-92C0-72DAE9CCB980.jpeg C6557FCA-FD8B-4505-A089-B2C88BD265ED.jpeg
     
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  11. A.S.BOLTNUT

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    Lookin good I like the way things look , here's mine

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  12. dropstep

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    Your more patient then me, I sawzawed my original stem in half and tossed the fork in the junk pile. I love patina builds
     
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  13. Dr. Tankenstein

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    So, what was the original color? Red or maroon?
    I’m REALLY digging the finish from the amber shellac. It is a spray or brush on application?


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  14. kram

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    Cool bike! I was kind of surprised that the tires would fit front and back.
     
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  15. kram

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    It was red. There was a little in the bb when I took it apart that showed the original color. I think what red was left on the outside of the bike was the primer that hadn't rusted away. I just brushed it on. It's pretty thin and probably could be sprayed too. After some time the gloss knocks down a bit to more of an antique look. You can also easily touch it up.
     
  16. A.S.BOLTNUT

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    Actually the rear fender brace was cut out buy the previous owner, he had 26" wheels on it .
     
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    That shellac looks awesome!
     
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  18. OddJob

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    +++ on the shellac finish!! Wow! This is def going in my quiver of rat rod bike building tricks! :praise:
     
  19. kram

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    Got my chainguard in the mail today. It’s for a 26” bike but the indent for the rear stays matches up perfectly to the 24” frame. It needs some straightening, shellac, and I’ll move the rear mount forward. DC9F2361-0C17-41F1-8F35-7823D4376636.jpeg
     
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  20. kram

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    There isn't much clearance on that fender brace on mine.
     

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