The Ugly Duck (Black Phantom Klunker)

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  1. schwinn boy

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    This bike is a 1952 Black Phantom. My Dad bought this bike in High school from a friend who found it in an alley. He painted it yellow and rode it for a while, but as soon as he found a better frame, this bike was parted out because of the missing fender brace. After 30 years of being abandoned as almost a bare frame, I finally got my hands on it. This was my first "rat rod" bike. Here it is halfway through being built the first time in 2011.[​IMG] kept it as a cruiser for a few years, got bored.[​IMG][​IMG]
    I plan to continue to build it as a klunker.
    I will not paint it.
    I will not clean it.
    The seat will remain.
     
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    Great legacy to build from!
     
  3. Funkme

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    Family history all rolled into one...
    patina looks cool.
     
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  4. LukeTheJoker

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    Cool bike to start with, should be a good build! :thumbsup:

    Luke.
     
  5. schwinn boy

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    i need to decide what color to paint these wheels, ignore the fenders[​IMG]
    One of these bottom bracket adapters,[​IMG]
    And possibly Cottered cranks?
    So far I have about 30 off road miles on the bike, it the funnest bike I've ever owned by far.
     
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  6. LukeTheJoker

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    Someone who actually wants to change TO cottered cranks? :eek:

    Hey, whatever works! You can also use the square taper style cranks from mountain bikes or roadbikes with that adapter too...

    Luke.
     
  7. schwinn boy

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    My adapter is here![​IMG]
    Does anyone have tips on how to strip paint off bicycle wheels?
     
  8. LukeTheJoker

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    I use an electric wire brush to strip paint of anything steel, wheels included...

    Luke.
     
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    Looks like you've gone ahead and popped all the bubble wrap... bet that was fun :D

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    :21: Didn't notice that!

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  12. Bike Bum

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    This is how I strip paint off my bikes. Course wire wheel and a drill. Works quick with no toxic fumes like paint stripper has.

    [​IMG]

    And this is what a 59 year old frame looks like after a couple minutes with the wire wheel.

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. schwinn boy

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    Disc brakes are cool!

    Luke.
     
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    Nice work! Be careful using a quick release with a rear mounted disc brake though, a quick lock up can actually pull the wheel out of the dropouts...

    Edit: Just noticed you have that covered with the dropout heading underneath the axle! :thumbsup:

    Luke.
     
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    Nice work on the disc brake!
     
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    Yea not real safe way to orient the drop outs. It will work but if it comes loose your dust and gonna be paying the dentist real soon.
     
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    I think the original dropouts are still there behind that brake plate Karfer, the axle is locked in there when the plate is bolted on?

    Luke.
     
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    Oh yea i see
     
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