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Discussion in 'CLASS 1 - MUSCLE BIKE 2019 BUILD JOURNALS' started by CRASH, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. CRASH

    CRASH

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    A friend is an electrician. He also owns several classic cars. I need electrical work on my back yard pergola. So I'm trading a muscle bike for parts and work. It's going to be a Huffy Dragster. Paint will be a fade based on colors of two of his cars. We'll figure that at eventually. I don't have "before" pic... but here's the frame.

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    Started a tube of Oxilic Acid this morning. Going to pound through the rust on and in the rims, plus the front rim of another build, along with some other misc. parts.
     
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  3. ParkRNDL

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    Is it just the perspective, or is that other front rim REALLY big?

    I discovered oxalic acid for rust removal this summer. Good stuff.
     
  4. CRASH

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    It's just perspective. That 26x1-3/8” rim is jammed into the tote, so isn’t touching the bottom, and the 20” rims are laying on their sides a bit.
     
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    Nice start.
     
  6. CRASH

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    This bike has been waiting on wheels to move forward. Delays caused by my other projects’ wheels have kept this bike at a stand still. Tonight I laced them while watching the end of a very disappointing 49ers defeat... (stupid brand new kicker!!).

    I am not a fan of coasters. I had to go to my gallery to see how many I’ve actually built. 3 is the number, before this one. Only 3.

    Anyway, next I have to tension, the true them. That’ll come when I can squeak out time to do so. The rest of this build needs these wheels to move forward... but this build isn’t the top priority, so we’ll see when.

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    Got the wheels trued

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