53 Western Rocket - Put A Fork In Her, She's Done !



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Alright I'm in again this year with a 1953 Monark built WesternFlyer a fairly rare bird, going for the straight forward Scribble resto-mod. Now before I get called out for entering a bike that's already done. I got this bike from @Big Ape a few years ago at this point, only things I've done to it since getting it was putting it back together and chucking a temporary stem in since the original broke. it also has a bent crank, and the wheels haven't been rebuild in who know's how long.

Anyway game plan so far.

-Repack whole bike with fresh grease

-Replace the bent crank

-Boiled linseed oil treatment for the paint

-WD-40 and steel wool for the chrome bits.

-Might try to repair the original Troxel seat

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Sweet bike! Should have taken it apart and just showed the frame...:p..should look great after the Scrib treatment.
Hahahahah oh man, I'm a little to transparent for my own good some times :bigsmile:. This will be for the Veteran bicycle builders. you guys will be able to tell what I've done :cool2:
 
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Looks pretty good as is, could say done!


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Well after disassembly, I can say this thing needed a rebuild it was filthy.
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Dent removal day ! here's a hammer for @GuitarlCarl
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I also messed around with the Delta Hawk light, and it works pretty good.
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Love the little banger! But...I don't think that's what you used to get the dent out. :39: Good job though, I've got a big ol' fender I'm stripping the paint off of, has a few dents but nothing like that whopper you fixed.

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Love the little banger! But...I don't think that's what you used to get the dent out. :39: Good job though, I've got a big ol' fender I'm stripping the paint off of, has a few dents but nothing like that whopper you fixed.

Carl.
I actually did use the little guy, as well as a bigger ball peen. Little one's good for the finer work.
 
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Cleaned up the bottom bracket assembly, and replaced the bent crank with a nice dog leg. Also refurbished a more correct stem and a little sneak peak at the seat being worked on.
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Stem on the right is being replaced.
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The Monark chain ring and dog leg look good together.
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All clean !
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Seat update next.
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Well the seat was in bad shape under the seat cover, 1-2 more decades and it would have been dust.
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Gonna try and reuse the OG seat cover.
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This bracket was busted as well, I have a donor seat it has both brackets.
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Donor bracket
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Vinegar soaking time !