'53 Lincoln by Chicago Cycle Supply Company (Schwinn)
Can't wait to see the bike put back together. Looks cool so far.Chapter 3 of Helen Wheels:
"The Color Green"
The color of my grandma Helen's Ford was one of the most intriguing parts about the car. It was 'green', but not a regular shade of green that had been seen on cars up to that point in time.
I have been on the internet a lot in the past 36 hours, and have found out some interesting stuff about her car, nonetheless of which is the unique color. And in true rat rod / non - traditional style , the color name is spot on:
Ford Anti-Establish Mint / #73948a Hex Color Code
The hexadecimal color code #73948a is a shade of green-cyan. In the RGB color model #73948a is comprised of 45.1% red, 58.04% green and 54.12% blue. In the HSL color space #73948a has a hue of 162° (degrees), 13% saturation and 52% lightness. This color has an approximate wavelength of 500.8 nm.
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Now, I could have tried to find that color, or get it custom mixed, but this is a rat rod bike, after all. And as I mentioned to Guitarl a bit earlier, I've always wanted to do a 'fade' paint job on a bike. So after the primer hardened all day in that beautiful sunny weather, I got my wish.
Three shades of Rustoleum Gloss Enamel in (front to back) Grass Green, Emerald Green, and Hunter Green. (and Rat Fink Green)
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And one last shot in that glorious July sunshine...
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Hey, I use 303 on my car's convertible top, works great. Never occurred to me to use it on anything bike related. I guess you have to be careful not to get it on tire treads or pedal blocks? I'd think it would be slippery...(snip)
To get the grips cleaned, I used this aerospace product that prevents UV ray damage, repels dirt and grime, and restores color and luster to
old plastics, vinyl, and rubber. I first used it on the ancient sidewalls of my Fisher CR-7 mtb resto in last year's BO #13.
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And after 303....
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It's like, and in many respects superior, to ArmourAll. The exterior plastics on my '03 Mustang look showroom fresh and I've been using 303 on it since it was new. I tend to use ArmourAll on my interior stuff and Formula 303 on exterior plastics, rubber, etc.Is it like ArmourAll?.
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Are those catalog pages saying someone can stand on the training wheel frames and ride?Aerospace 303 is WAY better than armor-all. It, as the bottle says, is a protectant and revitalizer (armor-all destroys)...it can be used on exterior or interior, doesn't hurt paint, etc. But, the best part for me, is I think glossy armor-all makes everything look cheap...303 dries to a nice satin sheen. No weird reflections onto your windshield from your dash and such.
Now some actual value added content...
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There is one that has been for sale on my local CL for a couple months...I've resisted the urge...so far .
That first pic was off thecabe, it isn't the one for sale locally. The local guy is a Schwinn guy through and through, I've bought some things from him in the past...good guy. The one he has if off CL at the moment...but it was just listed as old kids cruiser, or something like that...no badge, pieced together from other bits. It started me down the road to find the above info...it looks like Columbia made pretty much that same bike from the late 50s to the earliest of 70s .
Both ads refer to them as step plates...so, just for mounting purposes I would reckon (but you can be assured there were plenty of kids that did ride on them )Are those catalog pages saying someone can stand on the training wheel frames and ride?
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