Discussion in 'MBBO 2016 BIKES' started by SSG, Aug 31, 2016.
This is my first MBBO and without much to start with I'm just going to improvise.
I'll be watching, I just acquired a 61 special and I'm interested to see what you'll do...
I can't afford one of those cool bikes, so I had to find something cheap. I scoured the neighborhood and came up with a jr polo-bike, and a 24" Columbia frame that the girls down the street outgrew. They are girls bikes, but they were free.
The polo bike is all there, but it's too small, so I'll swap the parts over to the Columbia frame.
This is what I've managed to come up with this afternoon.
This might come in handy.
Your build looks long and low...like it!
I was thinking the same thing! Very cool!
It's been rainy and windy so no progress. What I need is this.
$5.96? I'll take fifty at that price.
I've been making a little progress on the slow boring job of cleaning, de-rusting and polishing parts. I think they are cleaning up pretty well, considering how rusty everything was. The rims are going to be the worst.
Stem looks good!
I just wanted to give a short update. The frame and fork are stripped down to bare metal. The crank, sprocket, bars, stem, and all bearings are cleaned, polished and ready to assemble.
bare metal huh ?
I'm not dead I promise. I should have the frame finished up in a day or two and then I can think about paint and start getting this bike assembled. It'll be too cold to paint soon, so I need to get on it.
Looking forward to seeing it!
Turns out this color is impossible to photograph. I bent and reused the old top bar, the two canti bars are from a lawnmower hood support. I don't have a tubing bender so it was pretty tough to get decent looking bends.
I like it!
Great looking sex change on the frame!
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