(MBBO#5, Class II) My Generation

Discussion in 'MBBO 2016 - FINISHED BIKES - CLASS 2' started by roadwarrior, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. roadwarrior

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    Started with a 1968 Sears, 24", 10 Speed Muscle Bike that I bought on Facebook from Kevin Larson at Vintage Bicycles, Parts and Accessories. I was able to get my Shimano Automatic 5 hub (from my Ramcharger bike build) apart and laced on a new wheel. I scored some NOS parts i.e., Shimano Eagle derailleur, Suntour bottom pull front derailleur and a unbranded purple glitter banana seat. Shifter was working but had bent shift rods and broken handles. I cleaned the shifter and straightened the rods and made new handles out of fosse balls. New items purchased are the Jerald 24X2.125 slick, Kenda 24x1-3/8 front tire, pedals, seat post and clamp, neck, headset, bottom bracket, crank, double pull brake lever, 1080 rear brake calipers from Pork Chop BMX and front brake caliper is from a Schwinn Fastback. Everything else was OG to this bike. Handlebars were from another '68 Sears Spyder. Paint is Dupli-Color METALCAST red and purple anodized on top of METALCAST silver metallic base coat. Pictures background of Delaware Canal in Bristol Borough, PA.
    See the build thread here: http://ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/mbbo-05-class-ii-my-generation-done.100556/
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  2. Falstaff

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  3. OneHorsePower

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    Sweet build! looks funky(in the good way) , great job on the paint:113:
     
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  4. Chad T

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    Nice looking Spider. Dig the red with the purple.
     
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  5. franconuevo

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    Purple and Red...who knew? ....it would look so cool.
    Nice build R.W....great pics too on a lovely Fall day in Pa.
    awsome....:thumbsup:

    franco
     
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  6. metalchewy

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    I love that red! Awesome Ride!
     
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  7. LukeTheJoker

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    Really nice work!
    So now you have ridden it a bit, how are you liking the auto hub?

    Luke.
     
  8. KJV

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  9. OddJob

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    Some nifty touches on this one! A shiny build, but rat rod thinking behind it. Two tone paint, shifter knobs, bar taped bars, drivetrain, brakes....:thumbsup:

    And, I like that last pic the best...very artistic...the fence shadow adds a bit of meanness to it, and the paint shows off the best!
     
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  10. johnp.smith

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    Wow, I could picture this on the Sears showroom floor with a pricetag mounted next to the stem. It looks very period correct to the mid 70's production bikes. Im diggin it.
     
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  11. kingfish254

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    I love these frames and really like the color scheme too.
    Never thought of red and purple before even though those are the colors of my fraternity (SigEp).
    Awesome build man!!!!!
     
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  12. Indyjps

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    What a cool build, paint fade looks great, love the stem, and shifters. Rollin on 24" too. Looks like a really good rider.
     
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  13. Bike Bum

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    Sweet!! Love the colors and all the details.
     
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