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Skipton

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Count me in. First build off for me. Going with a green house painted Elgin.not sure what year. all the skip tooth
stuff long gone. I have girls fender,chaingaurd,and skrits more pics to come. Hope to keep this one simple, and low cost :shock:
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Can't wait to see what every one comes up with.
Hope the name has not been used before could not think of one better
Thanks Skip
 

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Re: Elrat update 5-17

OH boy! almost three weeks in and nothing done on bike :shock:
I have been getting some parts together
Planning on using a 3 speed rear hub
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New seat
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went to swap meet in Elgin today got this light. might just work out
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Tonight I went downstairs to mockup fender skirts not much went right. frist If the chainguard is on the bike.bike work stand clamp
can not go on the down tube :? (never liked that work stand) I will have to figure out a different work stand. :shock:
Then the screws I have to attach the skirts to the fender are to big! oops so here is a pic with green zip ties for mockup.
LOL
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OK now for the good news I have rims and front hub. I got rattle can paint in the suburbs(cant buy spray paint in Chicago) today. let me just say It will be a two color paint job very bright! I think it will look good.hope to update more often.
All the RRBO entries are looking great!
Thanks Skip
 
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Re: Elrat update 5-17

Why cant you buy spraypaint in Chicago? Graffiti?
 
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Re: Elrat update 5-17

Off the hook and look'in good...keep your ideas flow'in!...Pappy 8)
 
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Re: Elrat update 5-17

sensor said:
dumpster_diver said:
Why cant you buy spraypaint in Chicago? Graffiti?
thats exactly why
Ohhh, I guess I will be the next Al Capone and start selling inner city kids and thugs spraypaint....opening up a speak-easy hardware stores for just the occasion...LOL
 
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Re: Elrat update 5-17

Crazy about the paint. Looks good with the parts. The lights definately are cool on the front rack.
 

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Re: Elrat update 5-19

Great day with the build today
Took the skirts with me to the mom and pop hardware store today. Could not find a screw that would thread on to the nuts on the skirts. So the old man that runs the store re-threaded them for me also he offered to drill out rivets on fender that hold the drop stand-holder and fender brace on. All of that work plus screws,nuts and a bag of steelwool cost? $7.37
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took the bike outside today used my hillbilly work "stand" inside my hillbilly "Garage"
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chainguard and fender skirt
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Left side
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put the drop-stand and a wheel and tire on to check and see how everything fits
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Since the skirts are from a girls bike had to drill a hole in the drop out for the third screw
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back on the ground with drop-stand
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Today was lots of fun more to come
Thanks Skip
 
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Re: ELRAT FENDER SKIRT update 5-19

SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!
 

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