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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:27 pm 
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Awesome project! Although I wouldn't have stripped the bike you got, that looks cool too :)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:34 pm 
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zonoskar wrote:
Awesome project! Although I wouldn't have stripped the bike you got, that looks cool too :)


too late.. :lol:

-Frame stripped, rear stays widened for exceltoo hub, brazing around seat tube and stay brace repaired...(Will be metal finished before plating)
-Plater produced nickel plate sample for me with two options. I went somewhere in between the two...matte finish..but to too matte!

Dont worry all the bikes parts will find good homes elsewhere!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:15 pm 
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I found the correct hubs:

Front: 1955 Union drum from Schwinn Town and country (Good Chrome but the the Powder will be refinished)
Rear: Exceltoo Drum

See reference photos..definitely a match!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:24 pm 
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A couple rare ones of the actual bike..

Note bike had changes spec a few times over the years..
Base on the frames hanging from the ceiling I would say the BW shots are early 90s..


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:56 pm 
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sneak peek...Note identical shifters, grips, stem, headset and real Honda CB77 levers..(Not reproductions).

I really should tilt the bar down but I am a giant and want to ride it... :D


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:07 pm 
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He he. This could go one of two ways - Mr Fisher will either consider you a Legend or a Stalker :lol:.

In all seriousness, I think you're doing well to re-create something this old with so much accuracy, so keep it coming 8).

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:43 pm 
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Exeter Man wrote:
He he. This could go one of two ways - Mr Fisher will either consider you a Legend or a Stalker :lol:.

In all seriousness, I think you're doing well to re-create something this old with so much accuracy, so keep it coming 8).

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Ha!...never thought of that. Its just a treasure hunt / challenge for me really...Just wanted to see if I could do it!

Another Pic..still need a cinelli milano spacer...


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:54 pm 
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and more...lots of work to do still...but getting there!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:14 pm 
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Seeing this bike, I wonder how we ended up with the straight bars we use now. I mean, 12 degree bend is nothing compared to the bar on this bike.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:29 pm 
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looking good.
could you tell me how you went about widening the rear stays?
i might have to do that on my clunker project too.
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