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I wanna play! I skipped last year because the camera in my phone didn’t work so I had no way to document anything. Got a new old phone now so I’m in! I have no idea what I’m gonna build yet but it will be blue. Got 3 swap meet score frames to choose from, this Westfield
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If I use this one it will keep its original paint, so blue bike. Next choice is this one, not sure what it is but got it for 40 bucks with a pair of wheels, a rack and truss rods
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Also would keep its original blue color, lastly this bike
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The truss rod was goofing up my focus but it’s badged Sam-Sco, someone painted this one blue already, if I use this one I’ll unpaint it and repaint it blue. So I guess step one is pouring a frosty beverage and staring at these things then figuring out what I have for parts, haven’t touched a bike with a wrench in 2 years, stay tuned...
 

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Welcome back, Schultzie! I like your approach... "So I guess step one is pouring a frosty beverage and staring at these things then figuring out what I have for parts ..." :wink1:
If you are taking 'input votes', I say either 1 or 2, the curvy frames always grab me. A little light cleaning, maybe a varnish coat for sheen, and either of those two will be on track to an unprecedented three-time-winner of the OJ Award :oops:;).

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oooh Eeny Meeny !!! The first 2 are similar, 2 has better curves, is older with lovely joins, but love the darts in 1. And the 3rd has a drag/fastback look.:39:
 
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I choose the Bultaco.

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Can't go wrong with a Snyder built fastback frame!
I'll take Door Number 3 Monty!!!

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Which reminds me of an early funny Jimmy Buffet song

 
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After digging through some piles of parts, I’ve decided on the Westfield frame. I have the best stuff for that one, a Columbia springer fork and a good prewar skiptooth chain wheel, and I picked a few other potential bits, all subject to me changing my mind or the bike wanting something different of course
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The first test fit of the first part was successful, now to buy some wood bleach and simple green...
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Wood bleach and Simple Green...hmmmmm. Please take us through the process and the chemistry as you go. That Westfield frame and Columbia fork make a great combo!

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Wood bleach and Simple Green...hmmmmm. Please take us through the process and the chemistry as you go. That Westfield frame and Columbia fork make a great combo!

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No chemistry here my friend, I’m not that clever [emoji16] two separate buckets, headset and bottom bracket parts and such goes in the simple green to get rid of old grease, dirt and crud
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. And the rusty hardware and fork parts go into a solution of wood bleach and water
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An overnight soak, then a scrub brush and some warm water to rinse. Really crusty stuff can stay in the simple green longer, but the oxalic acid leaves a nasty yellow residue on parts if you leave them in too long, I learned that the hard way of course
 

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Ahhh, so you put them in Simple Green to start with, and then the wood bleach follows. What is your ratio of wood bleach to water, Mr Science? :giggle:

And will / do you apply any scrubbing technique to this process? If so, your instrument of choice?
 

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I always love seeing the results from OA baths but I have yet to do it myself.

Love the skippy sprocket man!!!

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