◘◘◘◘◘ \/\/estern ƒlyer Šuper ◘◘◘◘◘ first post-BO mod

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  1. The Renaissance Man

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    Re: ◘◘◘◘◘ \/\/estern ƒlyer Šuper ◘◘◘◘◘ ALLLLL DONE

    Nice job! We both have similar tastes in bikes! I love those CWC frames. 8)

    If you decide that you can't live with the fork, let me know! :wink:
     
  2. SCHWINNRAY69

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    You had my vote from the beginng! :D Bike came out great :mrgreen:
     
  3. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    Thanks Nick. Thanks RM; we may have similar tastes, but not similar skills. Your bike is amazing - much more artistic.

    I weighed it tonight. 47.5 lbs. ouch.

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  4. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    Re: ◘◘◘◘◘ \/\/estern ƒlyer Šuper ◘◘◘◘◘ DONE, vid & weigh-in

    and here's my ride video:

    (Oops wrong video)

    Haha! Thanks Nick.
     
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    Re: ◘◘◘◘◘ \/\/estern ƒlyer Šuper ◘◘◘◘◘ DONE, vid & weigh-in

    I make all my bikes easy to pedal. I like the chainrings from Huffy girls bikes and kids bikes. They look good and have a low tooth count.
     
  7. The Renaissance Man

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    Re: ◘◘◘◘◘ \/\/estern ƒlyer Šuper ◘◘◘◘◘ DONE, vid & weigh-in

    Cool video, I love how the tank almost disappears but you can still see the number!
     
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    Re: ◘◘◘◘◘ \/\/estern ƒlyer Šuper ◘◘◘◘◘ DONE, vid & weigh-in

    I bought a BMX sprocket (44 tooth I think) at Monson for the HRD, but have not put it on yet. The bike has been sitting because it hurts to pedal :lol:

    I can't wait to ride the Western Flyer Super, this is a really cool build 8) Good luck in the voting :wink:
     
  9. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    Your bike will be perfect with that 44
     
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    Re: ◘◘◘◘◘ \/\/estern ƒlyer Šuper ◘◘◘◘◘ DONE, vid & weigh-in

    Great looking bike! Definitely like that mesh tank, looks solid from high angles then all but disappears from the side except the number.
     
  11. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    thanks for the comments guys. I hadn't realized how see through it is until I watched that video.
     
  12. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    400 photos today with MIL. Oy, now to figure out which ones to post.
     
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    This is a great build, a real piece of rolling art and an excellent mix of ingenuity, old school, new school and oxidation. Cheers!
     
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    Thank you tvc
     
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    Re: ◘◘◘◘◘ \/\/estern ƒlyer Šuper ◘◘◘◘◘ DONE, vid & weigh-in

    Your MIL took some super photos, but they are only a reflection of the work you put into to this well balanced build. Glad to see this contender getting some good love in the polls too! Nice work buddy!
     
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    Thanks Brian, but holy cow, I think you're in second place. Go go go!
     
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    How did you go about making new bushings? I have a X53 fork with really old springs I would like to replace. If I find a close set of springs how are the bushings held in place inside the spring? Thanks.

     
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    Kind of hard to describe. These new springs I used would not accept the original bushings, they are a tad longer. I could not come up with a way of compressing them to get them in. So I made some shoulderless bushings that fit in the inside diameter of spring, ground flats on the bushings, and tightened them with a bearing cone wrench. Kind of hack.

    If I come up a spring compressor and I get to use the original shoulder bushings, I'm hoping that will fix the pogo-ing. But I may also just make a hard rubber piece for inside the springs to limit their travel.
     
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    Re: ◘◘◘◘◘ \/\/estern ƒlyer Šuper ◘◘◘◘◘ DONE, vid & weigh-in

    My first post build off mod:

    A perfect matched patina rack I bought from Vintagebikelover. In these photos it's just sitting there unfastened, but that's pretty much how it will look. No struts needed

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    Perfect!
     

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