My goal is to use all the original pieces, except seat. Re grease everything, Put boiled linseed oil over everything. Straighten the aluminum fenders best I can and put fat franks probably creme but possibly clay on it for tires. I’d also like to replace the reflectors with nice cut glass ones.
I have seen a few bikes where the seat mast has separated or cracked at the bottom bracket on what I believe are the Murray built bikes with the “streamlined” frame. Those frames are different to gravelgrinders as they have the electroforged bottom bracket with long extensions. I believe the upper seat stay section is also e’forged. The Elgin below has this problem and is being parted out currently on the cabe.View attachment 183802View attachment 183803
I’ve seen a couple of other bikes with the problem and will try to find pictures of those too.