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  1. Starnger

    A labor of love

    Hi! Lovely bike and a nice starting point! I built a bike for my girlfriend too last year for the BO :) Yours is made in February 1950. There would be also ACw mark on the right of the bottom bracket under the paint.
  2. Starnger

    Billy Bobber

    I personally love those 90's Schwinn blade-inspired forks :) So i'd probably leave them on. Also in my opinion creme tires would look so much better on creme rims then white ones. The other advantage of creme ones is that they still look cool when they get dirty :)
  3. Starnger

    ⬡⬣⬡⬣⬡ HEXtreme ⬡⬣⬡⬣⬡

    In the situations like that i am using square nuts often, since they are more narrow then the hexagonal ones. Though regular hex nuts are also available in narrow option. Or possibly some lead? It is easy to melt at lower temperatures and sold as a soldering wire :)
  4. Starnger

    Help Identifying Seats

    I'd say Persons because of the spring bowl shape and the rivets connecting the rails together.
  5. Starnger

    Project "Firebolt"

    Here are some things i have received by mail lately, that are related to this project! First of all a 40mm hole saw (on the right) that is going to help me put the euro bottom bracket (on the left) into the frame. Then i bought this leftovers from what once been an electric bike. Apparently...
  6. Starnger

    Monark Sparker

    The Nexus hub shell is made of the same aluminium as your stem, so it shouldn't be too difficult. Take the wheel apart, slightly tighten the locknuts, not too much not to squish the bearings, but enough to prevent the axle rotation. Then put the axle to your drill chuck and put it on very slow...
  7. Starnger

    Billy Bobber

    I love those 90's Schwinn bikes with their pseudo-blade forks! Wish you best luck with your build!
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    Ten Turing

    Welcome on board! Czyli zapraszamy serdecznie ;) Great you've joined and that's a really nice bike to start with. If you'd need help sourcing parts or making anything custom - feel free to contact me, i am living in Poznań, so shipping won't be an issue :)
  9. Starnger

    Monark Sparker

    Hey! Great you have joined! Let me know if you'd need help finding any specific parts, and good luck with the build ;)
  10. Starnger

    Unknown frame

    The dropouts shape is also very different. I would recognize Roadmaster dropouts out of a thousand others :) Thanks for all the efforts and input!
  11. Starnger

    Project "Firebolt"

    They take 52v and mine was set up to 850w peak power. It was slightly warm after the ride, but that's totally normal. Of course you could burn it if you put way more amps to it, but it is almost as powerful as 1kw Bafang model. I have ordered the extender from China last year but it had never...
  12. Starnger

    Project "Firebolt"

    Torque is very good, i was even afraid to get mad with it sometimes, i totally feel the engine could have done even more if it won't be a test build and i'd dare to let it show all its power :) About the speed i really don't know, since the speed sensor that came stock with it had a cable that...
  13. Starnger

    Project "Firebolt"

    The frame is cut-up, so there is no way back now! :) And this BB plate with the awesome 346 stamp and a frame number i now have as a souvenir :)
  14. Starnger

    Project "Firebolt"

    Just like on your last years bike :D I have actually tried to find an alternative line for it so it would have a functional surface, but it all just looked too much, and i didn't want to loose the smoothness of the lines. Here is one of the earlier renders: Therefore i have decided to make a...
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    Project "Firebolt"

    Here is a photo of my engine together with the 52v 17.5ah battery: I didn't charge it in a year until yesterday, but i hope it is still okay :) I don't know how far it could take me, but i am really hoping for a great result. If it won't do what i expect from it i may as well get a second one...
  16. Starnger

    Project "Firebolt"

    Hello everybody! I was unsure weather or not take part in this year build-off, since honestly this year is tough with free time and resources. However i came up with an idea to finish one project i was planning and preparing for a while ago. I am going to build an electric bike. Mid motor, with...
  17. Starnger

    Easy ways to paint stripes on rims?

    Here is a video about that method: Here is a video how to DIY such a tool: And here is a very in-detail instruction on how to use this tool for bicycle pinstriping and how to modify the tool for the best result. The video is in Russian, so you'd have to switch the subtitles on. The guy is an...
  18. Starnger

    Easy ways to paint stripes on rims?

    I think this can be done also with a special pinstriping roller attached to the fork/trueing stand in a fixed manner. But honestly when i wanted to do it last time, i just ended up going to a professional painter after failing for a few times with masking tape and pinstriping brush.
  19. Starnger

    Unknown frame

    I think so, yes, behind the scenes from some movie filming. Murray is what i've thought too, but dropouts don't match to that spaceliner style peaky ones. She showed me this bike as a reference to what she wants to have, and we ended up getting a late 70's Murray Monterey actually, so it was...
  20. Starnger

    Unknown frame

    By the way, while we are all here, can you help me id this too? A friend of mine brought me this picture, but i couldn't tell her what it is. The sprocket is Monark, the stem is 1960's, but i can't tell who manufactured this. Looks a bit like huffy to me, but i am not sure.