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  1. idiotboy

    24x3 wheels

    1946 Columbia with 24” cranbrook wheels off a curb find, only picture I have. Plenty of seatstay clearance but the chainstays are tight and I had to notch the chain guard
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    BO15 The Layoff Special

    Love the fat and skinny look, I’d gladly ride that!
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    Question about ThickSlicks

    Both sides, I have them on a couple bikes, nice tires
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    Craigslist nightmares and dreams...

    And looks like the front fender is on backwards
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    Indian "Replica" Springer Fork.

    not the greatest picture quality but cool [emoji41]
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    Machine Age Victim's Award for Mechanical Excellence

    I'm honored to have been considered, excellent choice though, thanks.and congrats to Mazda flyer
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    Shelby hot rod

    this one’s done, despite my terrible procrastination started with a frame, a pile of parts and a vision and ended up with a bike [emoji605]
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    Shelby hot rod

    I’m calling this finished, test rode it last night and the only issue is the quick release doesn’t tighten enough to keep the seat post from spinning, I’ll replace it with this titanium bolt from one of my old mountain bikes after I ride it around town tomorrow and take some pictures , , now I...
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    Shelby hot rod

    Thanks, it’s from a diamond frame huffy 3 speed, wouldn’t fit anymore when I put on the exercise bike sprocket. I cut it and painted it to fit this bike, pics soon...
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    Shelby hot rod

    Thanks Ian! Sorry I missed you guys in Noho, had to attend my nephews engagement party
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    Shelby hot rod

    And the final piece of the puzzle
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    Shelby hot rod

    Cleaned greased and adjusted the pedal bearings and painted the cages forgot I had this two legged kickstand in the pile hopefully it clears the tire and the crank. I also want to use some of this chain guard
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    Swamp Thing

    What he said
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    Shelby hot rod

    I guess I can do that next... used the same idea on my fire arrow a few build offs ago, start with a cartoonishly gigantic cruiser bar and cut the bent part off instant race bike bar , gotta have somewhere to sit and I found a pair of pointy valve caps in the clutter that is my cellar...
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    Shelby hot rod

    A bit of progress today, a week of drying time and the paint is almost hard enough to work on the bike, tapered bearing headset from pork chop Bmx one 10mm spacer and the steer tube is the right length I left the front fork thingy black on purpose for contrast a locking steer tube nut just...
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    Shelby hot rod

    There’s no brand name on the pedals but it looks like either an N or a Z on the bearing cap
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    Shelby hot rod

    Scored some pedals at the swap meet yesterday for ten bucks, not exactly what I was looking for but they’ll work then made up a cardboard template for my next part also got some primer and a coat of paint on it Saturday, gonna have to let it dry for a few days in this humidity
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    Shelby hot rod

    Since we’ve only got a couple weeks left I should probably start putting a bike together, spent the last couple nights unpainting this thing, I found zero evidence of any original paint, it appears as if someone stripped this thing and then painted it red with a mop. They got the bearing cups...
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    "Helen Wheels" : ...Farewell, Good 7

    The plastic inserts for the fender screws are a Columbia feature also