Compax Traveler

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 10 BIKES' started by Dan Hampton, May 5, 2015.

  1. highwheelerboy25

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    it looks familiar but im not used to seeing it clean........
     
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  2. The Renaissance Man

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  3. Wildcat

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    Is there a serial number on the frame? I'm wondering how old it is, and I've never seen that style folder.
     
  4. deven_science

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    I've made a couple of sets of Kelly-style bars, so maybe you could do something similar?
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  5. jats

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    folders are so cool!!
     
  6. Dan Hampton

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    The serial number is K100357. My research shows it is a 1946, but the headbadge hole pattern indicate that it is older. Possibly from two different bicycles.
     
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  7. Dan Hampton

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    Nice job on the handlebars. I may have to see what I can do about making some.
     
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  8. Dan Hampton

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    Progress is still slow. Hope to post some photos up soon.
     
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  9. Dan Hampton

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    Here are some fenders I picked up on eBay. They need to be cleaned a little. I think they'll make a cool addition to the bike.
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  10. Dan Hampton

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    Anyone have ideas, suggestions or foolproof plans to attach a fender to these forks? There isn't a way to fasten it.
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  11. nateyboy

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    I ran into the same problem. I used a 1" star nut from a threadless headset and inserted it in the bottom of the steer tube opening (instead of the top like you normally would for use with the the headset). Worked like a charm.


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  12. Dan Hampton

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    I'll have to check into that. Thanks for the tip
     
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  13. gowjobs

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    Yeah, failing that, you might look into using an expanding bar-end plug with the screw down the center, or if you're more automotively-inclined, an expanding freeze plug.
     
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  14. Dan Hampton

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    After stripping the old paint off the fenders I decided to blue them like I'm doing with the frame. I think they turned out pretty cool.
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  15. kingfish254

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    Sexy fender!
     
  16. The Renaissance Man

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    Hard to believe that those are the same fenders!
     
  17. LukeTheJoker

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    Really nice finish!

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  18. gigmata

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    How much for a set of those bars?


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  19. deven_science

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    If you're asking me, I think I charged $150 shipped. I couldn't in good conscience charge more than that, as they're functional, but not perfect reproductions, or anything.
     
  20. OddJob

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    Great solution! Another option would be to weld a nut that is close to the I.D. of the steer tube on the inside to bolt the fender to....
     

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