(MBBO#05 Class 2) 61' Special.

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  1. SSG

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    This is my first MBBO and without much to start with I'm just going to improvise.
     
  2. ADVHOG

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    I'll be watching, I just acquired a 61 special and I'm interested to see what you'll do...
     
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  4. SSG

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    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.
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    The polo bike is all there, but it's too small, so I'll swap the parts over to the Columbia frame.
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    This is what I've managed to come up with this afternoon.
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  5. SSG

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    This might come in handy.
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  6. OddJob

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    Your build looks long and low...like it!
     
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    I was thinking the same thing! Very cool!

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  9. SSG

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    It's been rainy and windy so no progress. What I need is this.

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    $5.96? I'll take fifty at that price. ;)
     
  11. SSG

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    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.

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    Stem looks good!

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    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.
     
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    bare metal huh ? :rockout:
     
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    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.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing it!

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    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.
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    Dig-it :cool2:
     
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    I like it!
    Looks mean. :showingbiceps:

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    Great looking sex change on the frame!
     
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