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  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

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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

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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

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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.
     
  8. rrtbike

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    Any progress on this? It would look awesome with some cream colored Fat Frank tires!
     
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  9. hammer mechanic

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    Haven't done much. Waiting for the weather to cooperate so I can do an oxalic acid bath.
    On the bike, that is.
     
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  10. hammer mechanic

    hammer mechanic

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    I agree the Franks would be cool. I was thinking these instead:

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    Brick red Duros
     
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  11. hammer mechanic

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    Ran into some disassembly problems that I finally got sorted out today.
    Fender bolt head snapped off:

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    Got that drilled out for an easy out.

    And the usual stuck fork. I got some penetrant in through the hole I drilled and got the stem bolt loose without snapping it off. Forks gave up pretty easy after that.

    Before and after paint pic:

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  12. The Renaissance Man

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

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    I believe an OA bath and it would all look like the before paint! (Or close to it.)
     
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