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    Mini Bomber Project...

    I haven't checked in here much recently, but I thought you guys might like this.

    Unknown (to me) postwar kid's frame, will eventually be a faux Schwinn 'planes and trains' mini bomber.

    I neglected to take a true 'before' pic. It just came apart so much easier than I anticipated given all the rust I was done before I knew it...

    From the pile in the picture I figure to use the frame, the little dogleg crank, bars, and perhaps the skiptooth chainwheel.

    I think I have an inch pitch Morrow hub somewhere, or I may use a Bendix red band CB/Schwinn front/20" Araya 7x wheelset I built years ago when I could still order new 7x rims.












    Anyway, should be fun...

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    Awesome. For a brief time at age 14, I worked in a bike shop. But all they had me do was kid's bikes, I'm sure I could still field-strip a coaster brake blindfolded! So I quit after a few months. I wanted to work on the bikes I wanted to ride! Is that so wrong? This sort of bike was the bread-and-butter I wanted no part of back then. Today? Did I already say awesome? Makes me feel old (although I'm a youngster compared to others around these parts) that such bikes are now rust-bucket dumpster-finds. Please keep posting updates of your work on this rad old frame!

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    Funny post Bikefat, cool project hope to find something like that one day. Looking forward to progress posts.
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    Did a quick mock up the other day. It may sit like this for some time before mild weather returns for sanding/painting. In the meantime I'll be keeping my eye out for a few parts...




    Anybody have a Brooks B72 they accidentally put in the dryer?

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    I say run a shot of clear over it and make it a cool kids klunker!

    BTW it looks Freakin' awesome with those fat tires.

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    Cool!

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    That's great looking. I like the clear idea too -- looks like a cartoon klunker.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    I agree with the clear coat idea. Cool looking bike.

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    Thanks, guys.

    The frame probably looks better in the pics than in person...

    The rust scale is pretty thick in places, and I just have to get that petrified electrical tape off of there!

    Will definitely be a patina/faux patina build- but I really want a bit more red tint to the frame...

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    Cool project. Very cool. If this is for a kid I'd consider a chain guard though.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    No future grandkid of mine will ride a klunker with a chainguard!

    He (or she) will ride in the tradition of 1970's Marin County, California. A mythical land I know only from faded back issues of 'Mariah' and 'Bicycling!' magazines...


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    In that case work boots and garden gloves.
    Quote Originally Posted by surly357 View Post
    No future grandkid of mine will ride a klunker with a chainguard!

    He (or she) will ride in the tradition of 1970's Marin County, California. A mythical land I know only from faded back issues of 'Mariah' and 'Bicycling!' magazines...

    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    650B rims or wheel set. 80's vintage 32 or 36 x 135mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by surly357 View Post
    He (or she) will ride in the tradition of 1970's Marin County, California. A mythical land I know only from faded back issues of 'Mariah' and 'Bicycling!' magazines...
    Yeah, H yer kids TFU by making them ride without helmets!
    KOA radio: Broncos 97-3 since 1975 when scoring 30+ at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikefat View Post
    Yeah, H yer kids TFU by making them ride without helmets!

    with their tiny heads i figure i can just stuff some bubble wrap in a mesh back ball cap....

    i've instructed my daughter to only date eastern european men, those boys (or girls) are going to have to grow moustaches at an unusually early age....

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