Keep a diary of your latest build here.
I will be fixing my Murray Monterey as a bike version of Christine from the Carpenter movie and King book which will be GM Spectra red which was used on the movie cars that the guys Bill and Martin from some other places I go to have and it will also be white & silver like the silver anodized aluminum that the cars have if it's possible.
It's a 94 that I beleive, I got it around 1996 for free and rode it until 2001-2002 then left it out back until a few months ago when I had to move, the wheels were stolen off of it from someone so I had to get new ones but right now all I have is a new rear coasterbrake wheel but will get the front later, the frame is still good and straight with a couple of rust spots although I think something happened to the bike before I got it judging but the handlebar, crank, and sprocket but rode perfectly great so I don't know, I will be getting new headset, bottom bracket, maybe a stem if I can't get the rust off the inside of it but it does need the bolt since the one in it was bad, then crank and sprocket as well as seat tube.
Last edited by kngtmat on Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:15 am, edited 1 time in total.
Going very slow which for me makes me do a better job, found some good parts, a sprocket like the one on mine except it has an M on it and looking for a crank if I can't get the cone off of the one I have.
Does anyone know how to get stickers off without messing them up?
Sanded almost done just have left is getting to the paint on the welds and the areas for the rear reflector and kickstand so I might have to use brass wire wheel with a drill if it's safe for the welds.
So slowly getting together, I'm getting for me a new sprocket for a present which was what I was looking at from Rinni Enterprises the Murray sprocket on page 25 on the sprocket pages with the M on it and I have the paint code too which will get when I am not too busy.
Christine was one of the few King books I actually cared for. I'm looking forward to how you do this build. Patience is key, rushing it will leave you with the feeling of wishing you had done some things differently. Good luck! I'll keep an eye on this one.
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Got some more parts, most bought local and a few online, bolts for the stem, a seat post but all they had was one with a hole through the sides on top, front wheel 24 because I thought thats what size my bike was but after I tried a 26 from a family members newer bike that fit just fine but will keep the 24 wheels anyway since i already paid for them, rim strips, sunlite handlebar and grips, pedals, headset but not the bottom bracket because the shop here didn't have one for my bike other than a conversion bracket and that Sprocket I ordered but now I realized that it's a Mercury bike sprocket and now just need to get a few more parts.