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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:53 am 
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Today was a good day.

1) Picked up the newly chromed truss rods and hardware. Hats off to Proctors Metal Finishing (link above)

2) Picked up the newly pin-striped frame and fork. Hats off to David at Scott's signs (link above)

3) Cheap headset arrived in the mail off of ebay

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So I couldn't wait to build her up! Still need to get a strap for the coaster brake and make a few adjustments, but it's awesome when a good plan finally comes together!

Here are some indoor shots. I'll tidy her up and get some outdoor shots this weekend.

First -- on with the headbadge:

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Cranks next (little worried about the arms touching the chain stays under load -- note to self: put some masking tape on the chainstays before you ride):

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Chain, rear wheel and seat post:

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Fork, truss rods and front wheel:

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Stem and bars:

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Almost done!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:09 am 
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very smart indeed young man! 8) I love the paintwork and sits nicely with the ano blue wheels.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:48 am 
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I am always a bit wary of coaster brakes :?

Its a bit like "marmite" !
if you have not been brought up with it its quite difficult to get accustomed to it :wink:

are they really efficient ?

isn't the drum brake much more efficient :idea:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:31 pm 
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Oh mamma. Been waiting some time to see this finished. So close and so sweet. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:23 pm 
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Dr S wrote:
Been waiting some time to see this finished.


You're telling me Mr. :lol:

Finished up the last of the details and took her for a spin. All systems go so far.

Frame: 1936-38 Fleet (Schwinn) C-Model

Fork: 1950's NOS Schwinn Forged w/ 1938 Schwinn Motorbike truss rods (rechromed)

Headset: NOS Tioga MX-2
Stem: Astabula 1976
Handlebar: Answer Alumilite 6061
Grips: AME Tri grips

Cranks: TA Pro 5 Vis (60th Anniversary)
Chain: KMC BMX Z410 Silver
Bottom Bracket: TruVativ American-to-Euro Conversion kit + Shimano UN-71 68x115
Pedals: Odyssey Triple Trap (NOS)

Rims: Ukai 26x2.125 NOS blue anodized
Hubs: Rear: NOS 1980's Suntour coaster (came laced to the Ukai),
..........Front: NOS Shimano 333
Tires: Cheng Shin C693

Saddle: Brooks B-72 (1985)
Seatpost: Custom turned 6061 Anodized
Seatpost Binder: Campy

Weight: 33 lb

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:13 am 
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now that looks like something to aspire to! well done matey, bet you're chuffed to bits!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:30 pm 
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Speechless.

Ballet in motion...

I knew this thing would end up immaculate.
future botm winner right here.....
Has my vote.

Take more pictures and then go get it dirty.
You are going so cool chasing your daughters Cannondale down the trail............


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:30 pm 
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Simply stunning bike! I can't believe how clean and light it looks!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

Congratulations!

/Ulrich


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:02 pm 
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Wow, thats been worth the wait. Very pleased for you :wink:

Just one thing- tilt the bars back a few degrees. They always look nicer with them raked back a touch.

Make sure you put it up for BOTM next month sir!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:15 pm 
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Ductape wrote:
Speechless.

Ballet in motion...

I knew this thing would end up immaculate.
future botm winner right here.....
Has my vote.

Take more pictures and then go get it dirty.
You are going so cool chasing your daughters Cannondale down the trail............


Dr S wrote:
Wow, thats been worth the wait. Very pleased for you :wink:

Just one thing- tilt the bars back a few degrees. They always look nicer with them raked back a touch.

Make sure you put it up for BOTM next month sir!


Thanks Ductape, Dr S, albash82 & SStumpjump!

Hi praise coming from Ductape & Dr S after being inspired by your fine bikes!

I'm very pleased with how it turned out! Once I found the old Ukais laced to the coaster brake hub, I let them guide the build. I think the fun thing about these clunkers is that they'll naturally evolve as need and part opportunities come along.

I never much thought about it being a BotM contender, but if you don't think I'll be embarrassed, I'll give it a shot.

Ductape - "chasing" is the right word when I ride with my daughter... especially when I'm pulling the soon-to-be 6 year old daughter on the tag-a-long. Hopefully she'll be riding the little pink 20" Schwinn Mini Mesa next year!

Si - I'm looking forward to your next klunker! Keep us posted.


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