(WBO) '36 Elgin Bluebird CRUSToration. (DONE!!!)

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  1. Joe Buffardi

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    I love it! You know the more I look at the graceful lines of your Bluebird. Since you are not running fenders or a chaingaurd for now. I would run some Spun aluminum full moon discs. I think it would look very extraterrestrial and bring out the frame design.
     
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  2. Flying Zombie

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    Joe, thats a GREAT third post. Welcome Aboard if I havent said so before. I love that thought myself, and second it.

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  3. Joe Buffardi

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    Thanks! Flying Zombie! Ifs good to be here. I love all kinds of bicycles!
     
  4. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

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    That looks SO good buddy!


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  7. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

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    Thanks Rob! Thanks RM!


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    ++ on what they said, plus just noticed the stem, very nice! Is that original Bluebird?

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  9. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

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    Yes, that's the rare BB stem. I was very happy to see it was on the bike when I got it. Probably a $500 stem.


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  10. Flying Zombie

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    holy smokes.. for a Stem?! I can believe it for that, I suppose.
     
  11. late for dinner

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    Nice work all around
     
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  13. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

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    Got all the holes in the frame filled now the correct parts!

    Fenders and a rack are not likely to happen to this bike but I'd like to find the correct crank sprocket with some teardrop pedals!

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    Hey ! wow how come there's no pics of the crustoration ? thats a great job ! i need to learn that
     
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    surely the guy that did the tank piece could make you fenders, if you wanted to go that route. actually, i cant remember what the fenders look like on a bb.
     
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    You Google 1936 Blue Bird Bicycle in images and you'll see those fenders. Gonna be harder to find them with the fender ornament still on it.
     
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  18. Flying Zombie

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    seems like I went browsing elgin parts or columbia on the bay and found a columbia being sold with a fender and an "ornament" they hadnt seen before.. Hope this helps somewhere down the line :p

    [And the treasure hunt continues...]
     
  19. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

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    Can you send me a link?


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    I'll try to dig it up first thing in the A.M. for ya. Give me a little time, Im pretty resourceful. ;)
     

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