It is alot of fun and keeps your mind busy . I decided to dig out my donor bike . It's a 30's or 40's Elgin rust bucket , the house paint is about the same color I want to go with . Going to try and save skirt guards , chain guard , seat post ,stem , sprocket and chain . The bare frame I will be using is also a Elgin but with the curved seat post bar . This was a thrift store bargain I picked up and there's no telling what other parts I might need off it
Fed X just showed up with the Monarch 24" springier fork I'k going to use . So I had to pull out the curved bar Elgin frame to see if the threads on the fork were going to fit . Look like it will , after the fork is completely assembled . This trike is going to be so heavy , it's going to take a ape to start it rolling . I'm going to to find a smaller sprocket or change the name of the bike to
Blu - Ape ?
Decided to drag out another old lady from my stash . This ones a J C Higgins (Also a Sears bike ) my brother gave me awhile back .Going try the dog leg crank and chain guard ? The ones on the donor Elgin are in pretty bad shape. I'm sure these will shine up nicely .
The Higgins crank set cleaned up nice , using karascene and scotch brite pad . The sprocket chrome doesn't appear to be ever polished , but had a thin layer of black sticky stuff on it ? There was no rust whatsoever on it ?