Discussion in 'CLASS 1 - MUSCLE BIKE 2019 BUILD JOURNALS' started by Georgeediii, Oct 22, 2019.
That sissy is sassy.
Good new and bad news in the tire department. The slick is going to work perfectly for this one but the front tire is so far gone that I can't keep it on the rim. I am now looking for a heavily used but still usable front tire with some character in case anybody has something interesting???
In the meantime I got all the bearings greased and the brake and shifter hooked up. I only had one old white cable so I will have to age the newer one to match.
Also have to dig for my bag of cable stays, these plastic ones are very temporary.
The fork didn't want to come out without a fight. In the process it saw a lot of Kroil and that exposed quite a bit of original purple...too much purple.
I decided to try and match the color of the frame rather than the darker purple on the fork. Not quite there yet but getting close...
hey I found one of them recently too! I am going to try to use it on my MMBO bike...
Mine is even a little rougher and crustier than yours I think, but I am hoping to make it work.
Got the modifications to the fork buttoned up...
A little faux patina for a faux slingshot fork... and VOILA...
Diggin' the faux-rk tina George!
George, I’m seeing a derailleur. Did you want me to build up a Lark for you?
Different but the same....
Yours looks like the 'country cousin' to the city kid on the left.
It took some searching but I found a few boxes of parts that had been hiding...
Cant decide what color grips to go with???
Lifesaver grips ?
I'd go with the gold ones, on bottom right. That way front of the bike matches back of the seat.
Cool reflector. I've never seen that one before.
Keep the surprises coming, George!
I got around to ditching the plastic cable stays....
...and i remembered that I picked up the proper grips for my Screamer Gremlin. That will free up some white Huffy grips. No "H" but otherwise the same as on Rails...had they ever made them in white.
Not 100% sold on the white yet but I'm leaning in that direction.
Just noticed there is another lifesaver on ebay in case anyone wants to join ParkRNDL and I in putting a "sweet" seat on their build...
The bidding has ended. Hmmmm....
Somebody had an extra $256 laying around for a Fruit Stripe / Life Saver 'naner. Not me.
I could use one...but, not at that price point .
Believe it or not, that is not a bad price.
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