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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:06 am 
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Are you in doubt of those factory welds too 34henry? I don't particularly trust the welds on my old Schwinn, looks as if they were done with an olds tick welder...which they probably were. Is your welder planning on brazing to reinforce, or a complete clean and re weld on effected areas?
BTW I agree about e bay, you can find the rarest and difficult to find parts on there for almost anything.


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 3:58 pm 
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Hey Artsy Fartsy, See below....combo of welding and brazing to repair..Great job by FTW! Now off to the sandblaster and nickel plater! (for the third time)

Finally got the front hub together. This is a stupid rare union front hub. I rechromed the hub body but kept the rest as is. I just don't like the fresh spray paint look..The inside of the hub looked like a titanic relic originally but now things are much improved!

The wheelset is finally done. both wheels improperly laced just like Garys! Non Knurled original Schwinn S-2s and union 080 rustless spokes..Considering how totally thrown together the wheelset is, somehow looks like it is meant to be dont you think?


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 3:58 pm 
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and more..


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 6:03 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Top job!


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 10:09 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Those union hubs are so similar to the Sturmey Archer ones,makes me wonder who copied who


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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 10:03 am 
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Amazing build! looking forward to see the end result 8)


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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 6:44 pm 
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Dumpster Find?..

Actually rode it like this to check for any issues before the FINAL re-plate...tracks nice and true!..

gotta get the crank arms anodized...then DONE!!


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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 10:39 pm 
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That is a beautiful build... are you gonna age the grips? They look to bright


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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 9:35 pm 
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This bike is ridiculous! Well done!


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:24 pm 
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cant believe I missed this earlier. That's an insane amount of attention to detail.


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