Hammered Higgins

Nov 22, 2011
I Had some parts left over from a swap meet, found a 26" JC Higgins frame, so here is the result. I had rebuilt several other bikes outside the parameters of the RRB’s build offs. Some are posted in RRB Gallery. Thought I would give this a try, one more of my bucket list items to mark off. I had some drop center rims off a pre-war Roadmaster and used a Sturmey Archer 2 speed coaster brake rear hub with a Formula track hub on front. I decided to use hammered paint, thus the title, "Hammered Higgins" which evolved to include hammers and adult beverage references including a removable cargo crate.
Build topic for Hammered Higgins: viewtopic.php?f=67&t=58135#p553496

Nov 22, 2011
Hammered Higgins 166 Proof - Rat Rod Build Off #7 Parts Spec: (More Photos at End of Parts List)
Parts sourcing and origin vary from MazdaFlyer’s parts stash, to swap meets, out of town bike shops, eBay, antique shops, garage and estate sales.
Retail sources include Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Tom Sawyer Bicycle Shop, Porkchopped Custom Bicycles, Memory Lane Classics, and Twin Six.
Frame – 50’s J.C.Higgins
Paint – Rust-Oleum, Hammered Rosemary and Brown.
Rims – Pre-War 26” Roadmaster drop center with powder coat by LORAC.
Spokes - 14 gauge SS
Tires – Schwalbe Fat Franks 26 x 2.3
Rear Hub – Sturmey Archer 2Sc 36H
Front Hub – Formula Track TH30 36H
Fork – Sunlite Cruiser 1” threaded
Truss Rods – Electra Bicycle Company
Stem – Wald long 13/16”
Bars – Pre-War Roadmaster
Grips – Long Ball End, Memory Lane Classics Repro
Seat Post - Western Flyer
Saddle – Troxel
Chain Guard – J.C. Higgins?
Crank – 1949 Schwinn
Chain Ring – Wald 44T
Sprocket – Sturmey Archer 19T
Pedals – Persons Supreme Teardrop
Chain – KMC 12” x 1/8”
Kickstand – Wald No. 87 plus 5$ 10 oz hammer from Home Depot
Cup holder – Antique Shop, Copper and Brass
Hammer – Ball Peen, my toolbox, was my Dad’s
Rear Rack – Pre-War, Unknown
Crate Basket – Pine & Fir Plywood, Custom Fabrication
Flask and Holder – Twin Six
AAA Emblem – Antique Store
Bottle Opener – New Belgium Brewing
Filigree Ornamentals – Antique Store, Cast Iron
Decorative Hammers – Hobby Lobby, Cast Iron MO Hammers
Light & Horn – Western Flyer
Strapping – Copper coated steel
1950’s License Tag – From family bicycle
Hardware – Various types and sources

Hammered Art...Hammered Higgins