Now that's the best forking story I've herd in a while . Sounds to good to be true wink wink....I got super lucky with this fork. Went to buy a cruiser frame on a CL ad. The fork on it was bent, and it had a set of 24" wheels with it, so I almost walked away. Then I thought, what the heck, and asked the guy if he had another fork that he would sell with the bike to replace the bent one.
He came out of a dirty, dank, dark, dingy shed with this gem in his hands. I swallowed my glee and calmly asked if we could pull the original to see if it the steer tube / head tube was a fit.
He said sure, and about 5 minutes later the deal was sealed. That frame became Foregone Conclusion, my MBBO #5 build. Now the fork has found a home.
Haven't seen many of these out there, but the hunt is a big part of the fun, right?
Totally true. Sent pics to @kingfish254 the day I picked it up and he nearly choked on his lunch! Especially when he heard the price I paid for the bike, and the 'free' fork!Now that's the best forking story I've herd in a while . Sounds to good to be true wink wink....
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Time to get off page 2!
Rat-ification process underway on the wheels for Desert Rat.
Front one has been lightly sanded, then a light coat of Rusto gray primer, followed by a dusting of multi-color texture Rusto.
Just picked up the matching rear wheel from RRB member and local cruiser shop owner (which is just a short 3 mi ride from me) @Scotty Bravo. That's still in chromed steel mode. Not for long.....
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Hey, thanks for the props. The gray primer kind of gives the wheels a dull, faded, aluminum look. I have added some light textured rust so far. The rest of the bike is pretty 'rust-ified', so I'm going to add a bit more to the rims, but not go overboard.I've been busy work and all, and missed the first couple weeks in wbo. Glad I got a few minutes today to peruse thru some of the builds!
Really liking this build. Great work so far OJ. That fork is to die for.
Are you keeping the wheels a textured white? Or overlaying them with some rustification? Kinda liking the thought of white with the rust...
The patina turned out well. I think I'm done with the Rat - ified Columbia. The chain guard I have isn't working, and I kind of like that big ring showing off. Rolls real well around 12 mph, less than that and it's work.Looking good OJ. Sounds like you've got it going on out west. Nice ride to work at a bike shop. Like the spin 'n' spray patina technique.