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I started this build yesterday when i came over an old Rex Lyx 1936 (Swedish) yearmodel, it was just what i was looking for, it was kinda a shame to start to cut it as it was in really good shape and a great patina, but i started to cut it up!
So today i went to my friends shop and started to mock it up and spot weld the thing together, im really happy with how it came out, alot of work yet to do, hopefully it will be rideble pretty comfortable as well.
Alot of nice parts came with the bike when i bought it that will be used, more on that later.
Parts i will buy is:
Monark Springer type2 fork.
Felt 24" rear (maybe 3 speed) wheel, front is unclear still, 26" though.
Felt Thick Brick white walls, front quick brick white wall.
One pic of the progress so far...
Last edited by Azonic on Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:23 am, edited 2 times in total.
I got my Monark springer fork today, i had to modify a few things to make it fit, i had to use the old bearing race on the underside, turned it down on the lathe to make it fit on the Monark fork, and on the upper side i had to use one of the new bearings race, had to turn that one down as well to fit in the headtube.
All i need now is to figure out what stem and bars im going to use, the bar and stem in the pic is just for mock up.
I have also realized that i might need to stretch the frame a little, maybe 4" or so, will see about that later.
Now im waiting on the rear wheel and a pair of tires to fit the wheels!
Na i like it as it is, i was going to do a straight downtube at first but i thought it was nice to keep as much of the original parts as possible. I only have a bad tubebender that will make the tube flat when bending so i will not risk it.
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