Cpuff



Sep 13, 2007
645
24
Northeast Alabama
Laid eyes on a frame for the first time today.



After a 140 mile round trip ride in pouring rain. Kinda crusty. Don't know whats going to happen from here on? But always a lot's of fun! Definately not going to re-invent the wheels here. My only goal is to end up with a cool old bike (COB). Thanks!!!
 
Jul 28, 2009
1,707
308
Geneva Illinois
I have a few of those chrome grip bars also! Nice frame for a start.
Gary
 
Sep 13, 2007
645
24
Northeast Alabama
Thanks Gary,
Haven't got the frame in the stand yet. But by eyeballing it, I couldn't tell that it was bent any. I want to check it further to make sure it dont have any cracks anywhere. The paint has some major issues. It's been covered with the requesite latex house paint. Believe it was originally a Phantom. I got some options as far as wheels go. I kinda liked the mods done to the fork. We'll see what happens! I might add that after participating in four buildoffs here, I think I'm up to 8 votes total overall. Good luck to everyone! Thanks!!!
 
Sep 13, 2007
645
24
Northeast Alabama
Got it in the stand and luckily no visable cracks in the frame observed! Believe ser# indicates possibly a 1956 #. Starts off with an N835XX ser#. Crank had an "8" on it? One of those duplicated serial numbers accorording to the posted charts. It has what's left of a 55up style springer on it.



I'm stoked that it's still got a headbadge on it. Had these wheels laying about. They seem to go good with this frame. Got some accessories to bolt on to it. Thanks!!!
 
Sep 13, 2007
645
24
Northeast Alabama
Thanks Gerry,
Oddly enough the BB came right out! Did give it a treatment of Kroil beforehand though just to make sure. Thought about stripping the frame to bare metal. But the more I look at it, the more I'm thinking of leaving it as is. Thanks!!!
 
Sep 13, 2007
645
24
Northeast Alabama
Thanks Gerry, hadn't thought about the steel wool. Have to give that a try. It may have some decent original paint under the white? I'm thinking someone turned it into a ratrod long ago and want to preserve that as much as possible. I've got a new old beat up stock tank for it. The spokes are seized and their all going to have to be replaced. Haven't decided on a drive train yet. Probably gonna go fenderless. Seems like I'm going to be lazy in this buildoff! Thanks!!!
 
Sep 13, 2007
645
24
Northeast Alabama
Here's some more pics of cpuff like I found it. This was someone elses ratrod engineering from long ago.



They got that stovebolt holding the fork legs.



They used a piece of water pipe in place of the spring. The stem and handlebars have been in this position for a few decades.



Kinda gives it a stretched out stance on the fork.



Thanks!!!
 
Sep 13, 2007
645
24
Northeast Alabama
I'm fixin to replace all the spokes. Going to use a 1" pitch Morrow on the rear. May rob a horn unit from one of a couple of ladies bikes that I have. Thanks!!!
 
Sep 13, 2007
645
24
Northeast Alabama
More progress on Cpuff.



Here I'm lacing the old Morrow in. This hub has an F3 date code. I always like to lace up the rear hub with the guts removed.


My high tech truing stand.


Got both wheels done.


She's getting there!

Thanks!!!