Icecycle 30s Hercules

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  1. bleedingfingers

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    Here is my entry
    It's been a while since I entered one of these things and I have mostly been working with 28inch 700c size bikes lately .
    I got this bike from the son of the original owner It came with fenders and a large iron paperboy delivery basket on the front .
    Color was Burgundy but has faded to a brown colour I could give it a wild paint job but I kinda like the pinstripes and patina .
    Chrome cleaned up very nice and bike is in great mechanical shape as it was stored indoors .
    I don't have a before picture something my wife always tells me to take .
    This is how it sits right now sort of a path racer bars are just flipped up instead of down .
    I'm not going to change to much on this but I think some of you will dig it when it's done .
    I almost entered this in the clunker build off I will post a picture of how it was laid out for that
    Build thread will be very short sorry just isn't going to take long to complete will have at least one good build tip though.

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  2. Pushie Pirate

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    Such a simple frame with just the lower and bars, simple but nice.
     
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  3. OneHorsePower

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    judging by the tittle am i right to guess this will have studded tires ?:39:
    Flat track ice racer ?
    i :heart:Love these frames
     
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  4. OddJob

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    +1 ^ on the ice racer! I could see some mustache bars, or a shallow drop bar on here wrapped in old school leather....
     
  5. LukeTheJoker

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    Cool frame!
     
  6. bleedingfingers

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    Some very good guess work on the tires they will be 700x50 Schwalbe studded tires .
    I really like this frame as well and out of every bike I have done this would be the best candidate for powder coat
    but I can't destroy those pinstripes .

    Heres a shot of my 47 CCM this is the stuff I am doing these days .
    This is a great riding bike .
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  7. Funkme

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    I agree with you,the color and striping is fine. Nice and simple clean cut build.
     
  8. bleedingfingers

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    This is what it looked like when I was going to enter it in the off road build off
    finished bike will look like this but will have different seat and tires .
    Pictures coming soon
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  9. johnp.smith

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    Wow, very classy bike. Theres a tweed ride with your name on it
     
  10. Wildcat

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    That's a nice real Hercules! The first I've seen that didn't have a hole in the fork crown for a brake. Must have come new as a one speed. Looks like vintage rims in great shape too!
     
  11. bleedingfingers

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    I got this bike from the son of the original owner it was always stored indoors and had a large iron newspaper rack and fenders on it when I bought it.
    Wheels are in awesome condition but had to replace the rear hub internals with nos parts so stops like new .
     
  12. bleedingfingers

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    Moose bars from the great white north
    700x50 studded Schwalbes big tires big bike.
    Now also sporting rat traps
    Pretty tight in the front
    Heres my tip for widening forks at the crown
    I took a 5 pound sledge hammer that is kind of wedge shaped and with 1 shot pounded it in there .
    I know you're all cringing but it didn't even scratch the paint and widened the forks just right .
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  13. LukeTheJoker

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    Nice work! Still looks like a tight fit?
     
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  14. bleedingfingers

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    Tight but wheels are true and works just fine [​IMG]
     
  15. LukeTheJoker

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    :thumbsup:
     
  16. bleedingfingers

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    Don't count me out just trying to get a good picture of finished bike
     
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  17. bleedingfingers

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    back view



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    Thinking of changing the bars to a set of moustache bars any thoughts appreciated
     
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  18. horsefarmer

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    I think bullmoose bars look cool, but I don't find them comfortable. Maybe if you stand on the pedals a lot or have long arms they suit you? Maybe a couple of pics of your bike with the mustache bars mounted would decide it?
     
  19. squirreldh

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    Im thinking moustache bars as well, the bullmoose bars are cool but dont seem to fit the build IMO
     
  20. bleedingfingers

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    too late now going with this version
     

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