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Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by hammer mechanic, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. hammer mechanic

    hammer mechanic

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    This is my entry into the "Underrated Rat Buildoff" happening in the build challenge section. Please comment here.
    My entry is a 50 something girls Monark built Speed O King. All original as far as I can tell. I have a set of Carlisle lightning tires that were on the bike when I got it.
    As it sits right now:
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    I confess that I had contemplated building a tall bike or a burrito from some old girls frames, but then I remembered this one tucked away in the corner.
     
  2. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster) Pro Member

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    Cool bike! I like the head badge too.
     
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  3. MojoK

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    The tear drops chain wheel is SWEET.

    Are you going to restore or re-style?
     
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  4. hammer mechanic

    hammer mechanic

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    I would like to just do a mild resto. I think I can get the paint looking a lot better, the chrome not so much.
     
  5. MojoK

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    Mine, not so much. It's for my wife so I want it to look special.
     
  6. RustySprockets

    RustySprockets

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    It doesn't look like it was ridden much. Those Carlisles still have their 'whiskers' on them.
     
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  7. hammer mechanic

    hammer mechanic

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    Sorry, those are just some whitewalls that I threw on there a while ago. The Carlisles are hanging in the garage.
     

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