DX Klunker "It's done"

Feb 6, 2008
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central MS.
I am in. My regular puter took a dive and I can't get my pics to download on this one. :x I got a DX, I'll have to check but I think it is a 51. I started to sand it today and found a few rust spots where it had been scratched, so I blasted those spots. Well you know how that goes, there is no stoping place. The whole bike is now blasted and ready for primer. I need to get back to getting pictures to work, so that is it for now. I just wanted my name in the hat.
 
Feb 6, 2008
375
3
central MS.
Re: DX Klunker

Yep. I used all the parts on the frame I had as a kid. So it was just laying around waiting for some donor parts. Still trying to get pics up. :? Dang windows VISTA
 
Feb 6, 2008
375
3
central MS.
Re: DX Klunker

OK, I got the pics loaded. But I can't remember how to get more than one to load. So here is one of four I got.
This is the frame I'll be using.


Guess I'll just edit till I get it all in. Well I don't know what happened to the color on this one :?
Here it is blasted clean. Started to just blast a few rusty scratches but it was going pretty good so next thing I know, it is all silver looking.


This is my donor, a huffy 10 speed. I got it Saturday at the Goodwill store.
 
Feb 6, 2008
375
3
central MS.
Re: DX Klunker

This is what I ended up with about midnight last nite. Taped the cables up and took a test ride. Going to change some things but it is close to tear down and paint. Need a bracket for rear brake mount, change front sproket to single (5 speed) sproket, and change the handle bars to something more older. Then GET RID OF ALL THAT PINK.:)

 
Feb 6, 2008
375
3
central MS.
Re: DX Klunker

A little update on my build. While waiting for some black cables, bear trap pedals, shiney handbrake levers, and crank, I got the wheels cleaned up, changed the chain wheel to a single one and reworked the handlebars that I want to use. Got the parts in today so final mockup should be soon. Then it will all come apart for paint. Only problem is that it has turned cold so I will have to wait for a nice day for painting. Maybe I will have some update pics soon.
 
Feb 6, 2008
375
3
central MS.
Re: DX Klunker



Well I got a lot done today. Broke it all down for paint and final parts cleaning. Got the parts cleaning done but no paint. I wet sanded the frame and went through a few spots so reprime was in order. It was to late in the day to resand and paint so that will wait until next week. I just didn't want to rush things at this point.
 
Feb 6, 2008
375
3
central MS.
Re: DX Klunker

Nothing special, just 3/4" masking tape. Start by wrapping tape around the legs, one wrap next to the first one all the way up. Then remove every other one. Then go vertical, one right next to the other. Remove every other one of these. You now have overlapping tape squares which you cut around the four sides with an x-acto knife, very slight preasure on the cuter. Remove the squares you just cut around,( the ones with two layers of tape) and spray contrasting color. I sprayed the whole thing white then black after taping. Does that make any sense at all? I am one that can show you how to do something, but can't explain how I do'ed it. :oops:
 
Apr 21, 2008
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Re: DX Klunker

RODLAND...Cool build going on there...say,what are you going to do with those turquoise cable housings?...wanna sell 'em? I could use them on a project I've been kicking around...PAPPY 8)
 
Feb 6, 2008
375
3
central MS.
Re: DX Klunker

Pappy... It is only the housings. I reused the cables as I had already cut them to fit. PM me an address and they are yours.