Rusty Rebel (One More Thing!)

Feb 25, 2009
I'll be starting my third build off with this previously built 196? Firestone 500. This was one of my first old bikes, so when I built it I never cleaned/regreased bearings or really knew what I was doing, plus it is not in a rideable condition as it sits. So, this bike will be getting a freshning up and a transformation! The key to this build is PATINA and CHEAP! All the parts I'll be throwing at it are ones I have in the shed. Let the madness begin! :rockout:

This year's bike will be the.............
Rusty Rebel!

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Dec 22, 2011
Dayton, Ohio
Nice! Seems there are a lot of middleweights showing up this year. I remember seeing this bike a few years ago when I got my Firestone 500. I am sure you'll knock it out of the park.
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Jan 21, 2011
Benton, KS
Glad you are in this year! Good selection of coolness there. BTW "CHEAP & PATINA" are my two middle names! This is why we collect parts we don't need. Then later we find a place for them. Go for it!
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