Discussion in 'MBBO 2016 BIKES' started by CRASH, Sep 4, 2016.
Nothing fancy, just fixing it up and restoring it.
Busted it apart today. The worst part is the seat. The bottom of the pan has been blown through.
So, going to have to do something about that.
I checked out the frame. I love the shape! But it's in rough shape.
The parts are just as rough. So, I'm going to soak them in Oxalic Acid. (Tossed a couple extras in as well)
While I wait on that, I decided to pull apart the freewheel and clean it. I forgot to take a "Before" picture, but it was nasty.
Cool bike, will be so nice when you are finished with it!
That pan could be beaten back into place and weld a new reinforcing plate over that area, should not be too hard for someone to do for you...
My neighbor had one of these when I was a kid we would race each other down a huge dirt hill behind our houses in South Dakota. It brings back great memories I can't wait to see it all cleaned up.
4 gears ? never seen that before
5. The 5th one is hidden behind the guard ring. You can see it in the pieces picture.
oh! never seen a guard ring on a freewheel ether
Glad you decided on doing the Aerobee, have you decided what color, looking forward to seeing this one.
Crash - that is a good photo of the guard ring - is that the same as the one the Rails need ?
Will be watching for your magic on this one, as I have it's twin in my fleet ( as most of mine = as found,unrestored, lol ) .
Never took a cassette apart before, doesn't seem like fun.
That chain guard is crazy! That's a very cool bike. I don't think I've ever seen one.
I'm keeping it the original black. I was surprised to learn it wasn't metallic, so just smooth gloss black.
No, a Rail and Super Stock use a separate aluminum disk that mounts on the axle next to the freewheel. They are a bear to find. I need one more.
It's not when it doesn't want to come parts. I've recently fracked a tooth on one trying to coax it to loosen. Luckily it's. It as rare as this one. You can't find them with the guard ring anymore.
Forgot a "Before", but here's the front hub after overhaul and polish.
I decided not to wait for the acid for one of the rims, so I attacked it manually and put it next to the other rim for a Before/After shot.
Nice work as always Crash!
I'm looking for a guard ring as well, may have to do some trial and error repurposing some other things to make one. My build is no original to anything.
Had this bike when I was a kid. Can't wait to see it finished!
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Wow what a wicked chain guard. And the bike isnt bad either. Cant wait to see where this one goes.
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