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    new singlespeed

    1955 Rollfast Middleweight
    Fred's brand handlebars, grips and seatpost
    Schwinn crankarm and bottom bracket set
    Kenda 26x1.75 whitewalls
    KMC BMX chain
    PPG 2002 GMC Forest Green paint
    the rest is all original restored, including the Bendix Red Band 1 speed coaster brake hub

    roll fast, it does

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    As Usual, Your Post Sucks....

    Why do you insist on posting here and making everyone feel bad? You're on the beach with a kick arse bike. WTF?

    Thanks for sharing.

    Ken

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    its raining

    once again, its raining in boston...you make me sick...

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    Nice sock tan, nerd.

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    c'mon Ken

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken in KC
    Why do you insist on posting here and making everyone feel bad? You're on the beach with a kick arse bike. WTF?

    Thanks for sharing.

    Ken
    That bike took a lot of elbow grease from basket case to current form. My daughter has a '59 Schwinn Hollywood middleweight cruiser if that's any consolation. Hers is more of a restoration and less of a customization as mine is. Also, the traffic I had to drive through to get to that beach was a friggin' nightmare.

    As for my sock tan (Jed), mountain biking is #1 with a bullet and Tevas just don't cut it in the dirt.

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    Looks great. Glad you finally got it all sorted.

    Don't recognise the lifeguard station, so I'm guessing Huntingdon?
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    basket case

    Quote Originally Posted by scorcher seb
    Looks great. Glad you finally got it all sorted.
    I almost forgot, but you did see it as the basket case it was. I would have finished it much sooner, however the welding I needed done on the stays became a "round tuit". I had Chris Brown from Brown's Cycles do a fill weld on the stay gouges and then I hand filed them down flush. It was a bit of a hassle, but way worth it. I did keep and restore the license plate too, on my daughter's recommendation. "USA RAY" lives on!

    Don't recognise the lifeguard station, so I'm guessing Huntingdon?
    Bolsa Chica State Beach. We rode from Warner/PCH to Golden West/PCH and back. When we passsed Corky Carroll's surf school, he was standing right next to the bike path. That dude is still a nut. Afterwards, we went to Kanvas By Katin in Surfside and got new baggies. The very first pair of Katins were made for Corky, so it was an inspired purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D.

    As for my sock tan (Jed), mountain biking is #1 with a bullet and Tevas just don't cut it in the dirt.
    Flip-flops w/ the clips, man!

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    Cruiser SS

    Nice bike J.D. It looks small though, is it 24", or are you just real big? I'm working on a '57 Schwinn Spitfire that I bought in pieces on ebay a couple months ago. Mine will also likely see Bolsa Chica as my favorite beach ride is Sunset to Balboa. Are you savy in restoration of old classics, I could use some pointers?
    Two Wheeled and Too Big

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    Kenda 26x1.75 whitewalls

    Quote Originally Posted by Mattman
    Nice bike J.D. It looks small though, is it 24", or are you just real big?
    It's a 26" wheeled bike. The Rollfast middleweight has a 17" seat tube and 23" top tube, but a 70" wheelbase. It's almost a lowrider. I'm 6'-7" too.

    I'm working on a '57 Schwinn Spitfire that I bought in pieces on ebay a couple months ago. Mine will also likely see Bolsa Chica as my favorite beach ride is Sunset to Balboa. Are you savy in restoration of old classics, I could use some pointers?
    I know enough to do a decent job. Drop me an email through your login here. I just lucked into a 1940 Schwinn with locking springer fork for $125, so my Summer project is already here.

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