Full View 2.0

Aug 30, 2010
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119
Portland
I have an idea or two. Not committed yet... could have something to do with an 50's Columbia or a 10 year old Electra... Might have a couple dozen mirrors or maybe a dozen or so headlights. Not even sure if I'm in the right group? Confussed :wink:
 
May 2, 2011
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Minneapolis, MN
Re: Full View

This is going to be wild!! I only got the early partial "skinny" a short time ago
and really looking forward to how you play this one out
With your talent and track record, this is going to be one to watch...

Looking forward to meeting up with you in Portland next month :D
 
Aug 30, 2010
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119
Portland
Re: Full View-lets get this part started!

I had abandoned this build, and now its back. For reference its a It is a 1955 Columbia Fleetwing, and it was ridden hard and put away wet for sure!


Here is where I am starting the build off... I previously had it blasted and primed and I was just starting the body work.


 
Aug 30, 2010
599
119
Portland
Re: Full View-lets get this part started!

When I refurb a bike I like to put on modern wheels to lighten the bike up a bit and for safety in general. I'm also adding Moon Disc to the front and back and they fricken weigh a ton so any weight savings is a plus at this point.

Typically they are Weinmann wheelsets and the hubs are to long and thick for the vintage forks. To counter this I remove material from the cone and the nut to equal .140" off each side so I get about .280" total, I also take of about .050" from each side of the axle so that everything fits without stress to the vintage fork.

BEFORE ABOUT .725"


AFTER ABOUT .585"
 
Aug 30, 2010
599
119
Portland
Re: Full View-lets get this part started!

Tying some Maxxis Hookworks out...


Also checking out the on the fit on the fenders and misc. parts of the bike... need to add the moon disc to the front wheel and balance it out.
 
Aug 30, 2010
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119
Portland
Re: Full View-lets get this part started!

kingfish254 said:
I remember that moon disk.
What's in that brain of yours this time around???
More moon disc, sanding and more sanding at this moment :wink:
 
Aug 30, 2010
599
119
Portland
Re: Full View-Full Moon

So I lost my motivation for sanding... but I found it and I'm back on task! I probably shouldn't have bought this bike because one side of the tank looks like someone set a chimp on it with the round end of a ball-peen hammer, this thing was messed up. After some beating with the other end of the hammer its straight again. Tuned up the frame and chain guard.

I know that it's boring, fun stuff soon .





Also picked up the first of the headlights