FrankenHiggins

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 11 FINISHED BIKES' started by hammer mechanic, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. hammer mechanic

    hammer mechanic

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    I present to you FrankenHiggins:
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    Check out my build thread: http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/frankenhiggins-is-frankenfinished.98277/

    FrankenHiggins started life as a bare 1950 JC Higgins Jetflow frame. Here are the specs:

    Frame: 1950 JC Higgins
    Fork: Dyno 1-1/8" triple tree
    Stem: K2 Threadless
    Bars: Dyno with Dyno grips
    Wheels: Heavy duty wheelset courtesy of IndChuckz. Alloy with 12g stainless spokes.
    Tires: Bontrager Hanks 26 x 2.2
    Crankset: Generic MTB with Schwinn exerciser 65T sprocket
    Rear Hub: Shimano CB-110E with 24T cog
    Saddle: Messenger
    Seat Post: Custom bent 5/8" solid round bar
    Fenders: Unknown origin
    Chain Guard: Early Monark?
    Paint: Semi gloss black on frame. Hunter green on fenders/guard with matte clear.

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  2. deorman

    deorman

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    I hope the roadies don't have a stroke when they realize they can't dust you. :grin:
     
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  3. Scribble

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    I love those frames, and your paint job is sweet.
     
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  4. OneHorsePower

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    Nice !!!:rockout:
     
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  5. KJV

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    Nice. :thumbsup:
     
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  6. johnp.smith

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    Cool bike. If you can push that chainring around, you are more of a man than I. I have never seen a chainring so big
     
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  7. hammer mechanic

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    It(or should I say my legs), definitely don't like the hills, but it goes very well on flat ground. It will do better once I get the saddle up where I need it. I was riding around in photo op mode.
     
  8. hammer mechanic

    hammer mechanic

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    Thanks, Blackout is rockin an 80 tooth on his Bare Bonnie(ville) build. Mine goes fairly well considering how much it weighs, probably north of 50 pounds.
     
  9. hammer mechanic

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    Thank you, sir.
     
  10. Falstaff

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    Well done hammer, good job on getting that chain ring tucked under the guard.
     
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  11. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster)

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    Wow, that chain ring!:43::thumbsup:
     
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  12. Missing Link

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    Just the fact that you were able to stuff that chain ring into that guard is so cool. That is an awesome bike.
     
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  13. G-Matt

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    Cool bike definitely built & not bought this one looks like it's got a good top end . Will those salt flats guys a run for the $$$$
     
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  14. Georgeediii

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    Very slick bike! Finding those big sprockets is easy, making them work with the frame and finding a chain guard that looks right is the hard part. Yours look awesome! Really like the color scheme plus I am a huge fan of Hank B's.
     
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  15. hammer mechanic

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    Thanks. I wasn't even considering the sprocket until Missing Link suggested it. Good Call, sir. I had been trying to get that guard to fit on my Silver King, but I decided to hold out for something more "correct".
    As for the Hanks, I got them from yeshoney. And while on the subject, I got the triple tree forks on a trade from Kingfish254.
     

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