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  1. Klunkruiser

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    Gonna try and turn this ladies/mixte Windsor Kensington 8 into something with more entertainment value.

    Started to see some possibility that it could be a cool bike...maybe...after I took the racks and fenders off. Sticker says 4130, so that's something I guess. 20190601_123250.jpg

    The wheelsets that I bought it for have been on at least three different frames now. But have yet to find a permanent home.
    They will not be going back on the Windsor. It now sits as just a frame.

    Much BIGGER plans are in store.
     
  2. sandman

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    I had a Jamis Boss that had the 4130 steel sticker on it ?
     
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  3. MattiThundrrr

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    According to an online retail site selling this model, it's a hand made frame, the mrsp for the complete bike is 995$! You've got a beauty starting point there! I'm a fan of mixte frames. Can't wait to see how this shakes out.
    From Wikipedia:
    "41xx steel is a family of SAE steel grades, as specified by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Alloying elements include chromium and molybdenum, and as a result these materials are often informally referred to as chromoly steel."
     
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  4. Klunkruiser

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    Yep. What MattiT said. It's chromoly.
    How much of it? I don't know.
    Some companies make just the seat tube out of it. Others it's the whole frame.
     
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  5. OddJob

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    I have always liked those mixte frames! I can see some cool options with that as a basis.
    RaT oN~!
     
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  6. Psychographic

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    That's a very cool looking frame, I can't wait to see what you do with it.
     
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  7. Klunkruiser

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    Thanks! I can't either!
     
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    Mixtes make for some cool choppers. Cut those upper seat stays and some of the seat tube and you're off to the races.
     
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  9. Klunkruiser

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    I had consider making it a poor man's Trek Sawyer. But this may end up being more of either an acquired taste or an EXPLOSION of the senses!
     
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    More Murray Eliminator than Sawyer :thumbsup:
     
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    Looks like a vintage Motobecane. Cool frame.
     
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  12. Klunkruiser

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    Thank you! Maybe an imitation?
    The new look will start forming soon.
     
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  13. Klunkruiser

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    So I figure I should post a pic of the bike in it's current condition before I start putting it together. 20191018_192149.jpg
    I don't love the color. But the paint is in pretty good shape on this bike. So it'll stay. Probably paint the chainguard and the fork a different color for contrast.

    These big old rusty moto bars might find a home on the Motorskimixte. 20191018_193418.jpg
     
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    ... and it just got interesting!
     
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    This'll be fun to watch.
     

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