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OLD SPRINGER..FRAME...CAN I BRING IT BACK?

Discussion in 'FRESH FINDS' started by DoubleL, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. DoubleL

    DoubleL Double L's Steel Crank'n Vintage Rustorations

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    Found this at the rear of my new best friends house. Offered $20.00 and he said ...should be worth 25....I agreed. completely froze up of course.....discovered it had a locking fork. ......beautiful full coat of nature's finest finish!
     
  2. DoubleL

    DoubleL Double L's Steel Crank'n Vintage Rustorations

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    Here it is about one week later.. Took a little work putting in new bearings...new front struts...new spring bolt and cleaning up a rim set for the cremes I bought from a friend at the last area bike show for 40.00 bucks.

    Several years ago I came up with a really really cool way of recycling old balloon butyl- rubber inner-tubes I have been throwing away. The olk-skool Lawson-lace...just spiral cut an old 26inch (or others) inner tubes using hand scissors and it will give you over 35 feet of usable 1 inch wide rubber for wrapping everything from tool handles....handlebars.....handgrips... and of course I figure-eight wrapped my bars on all of my cruisers.. for a unique, distinct sport'n look. What do you think about it? Easy to do after a little practice. This bike was almost entered in the build-off.

    You could web up a lot of different areas on bike frames for a cool look.....It also quiets down any vibrations,,,,,,I say....."lace it to race it!"

    I call it the "Rustafarian" cruiser!
     
  3. tony.foster2

    tony.foster2

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    Very cool


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  4. Jarod24

    Jarod24

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    Nice find. Great job reusing the tubes. Bike looks great :thumbsup:
     
  5. pick

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    Recycling at it's finest! Very Cool!
     
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  6. DoubleL

    DoubleL Double L's Steel Crank'n Vintage Rustorations

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    Thanks Pick!....glad u like it!
     

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