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PICK THIS LATE 50S LADIES FIRE ARROW THE OTHER DAY FOR 40$

I PLAN ON DOING A FLIPPED LADIES BIKE WITHOUT WELDING (I HAVE HAD THIS IDEA FOR SOME TIME BUT THE OTHER BIKE I BOUGHT TO DO IT WITH WAS JUST TO NICE AND COMPLETE)
 
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I DID A SMALL AMOUNT OF MOCK UP
THIS IS THE FRONT FENDER THAT I WILL USE IN THE REAR
PRETTY KUEL HOW IT ALREADY HAS THE ROUNDED END LOOK AND THE MIDDLE FIN
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HERE YOU CAN SEE THE IDEA I HAVE WITH THE WESTFIELD/COLUMBIA PREWAR CHAINGUARD THAT I THINK THE TANK MIMICS

I CAN KEEP IT ON THE CORRECT SIDE BUT THE DESIGN IS FLIPPIED COMPARED TO THE TANK OR I CAN RUN IT ON THE INCORRECT SIDE WHICH LOOKS MORE LIKE IT BELONGS BUT I NEED TO RUN A 1/2 SHAFT OR A SOUTH PAW FREEWHEEL
BTW I USED THE CHAINGUARDS MOUNTING HOLES A BASE TO LINE IT UP
MAY CHANGE LOCATION ONCE I MOUNT THE NEW BOTTOM BRACKET
 

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I DID A SMALL AMOUNT OF MOCK UP
THIS IS THE FRONT FENDER THAT I WILL USE IN THE REAR
PRETTY KUEL HOW IT ALREADY HAS THE ROUNDED END LOOK AND THE MIDDLE FIN
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HERE YOU CAN SEE THE IDEA I HAVE WITH THE WESTFIELD/COLUMBIA PREWAR CHAINGUARD THAT I THINK THE F\TANK MIMICS

I CAN KEEP IT ON THE CORRECT SIDE BUT THE DESIGN IS FLIPPIED FROM THE TANK OR I CAN RUN IT ON THE INCORRECT SIDE WHICH LOOKS MORE LIKE IT BELONGS BUT I NEED TO RIUN A 1/2 SHAFT OR A SOUTH PAW FREEWHEEL
BTW I USED THE CHAINGUARDS MOUNTING HOLES A A BASE TO LINE IT UP IT MAY CHANGE LOCATION ONCE I MOUNT THE NEW BOTTOM BRACKET
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Can’t wait to see your progress through the build!
 
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I HAVE BEEN PLAYING WITH DIFFERENT TANK AND CHAINGUARD POSITIONS
FINIALLY SETTLED ON THIS
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CHAINGUARD ON FLIPPED SIDE OF ORIGINAL LOCATION AND SITTING MIDWAY UP TO BETTER MATCH UP WITH THE TANK
HOWEVER THAT WILL MEAN I NEED TO RUN A 1/2 SHAFT THAT ALSO WILL CONTAIN THE LARGER SPROCKET

I WILL BE WORKING ON GETTING THE PARTS I NEED NEXT WEEK TO START BUILDING THE DRIVE SETUP
AS FOR WHY THE CRANK IS STILL ON THE FRAME WELL IT LOOKS LIKE MY NARROW WRENCH TO TAKE OFF THE PEDALS WAS ONE OF THE ITEMS STOLEN A WHILE BACK
SO I EITHER NEED TO AQUIRE A NEW ONE OR GO TO MY ONLY CO-OP IN ORANGE COUNTY
 

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DID MY LAST BIT OF MOCKING UP AND I THINK I HAVE A PLAN THAT WILL WORK BEST BUT 1ST I WANTED TO SHOW THE 3RD MOCK

3RD AND FINAL MOCK UP IDEA UNFORTUNATLY I DONT LIKE HOW FAR FORWARD THE CHAINGUARD HAS TO SIT
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FINAL MOCKUP THAT I WILL BE WORKING WITH
YOU CAN SEE THE GREEN BAR THAT IS OVER THE BB I PLAN ON RUNING A SEAT POST INTO THE TOP BAR TO ACT AS AN ANCHOR POINT FOR THE EXERCISE FORK
IT DOESNT LOOK AS NICE AS RUNNING THE EXERCISE FORK PARRALLEL WITH THE POST BUT I HAVE MORE FREEDOM WITH SEAT PLACEMENT WITH THIS DESIGN
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DUG OUT THIS OLD COLUMBIA TANDEM PROJECT "THAT I WAS ORIGINALY GOING TO MAKE INTO A STRETCH BIKE" TO SEE IF IT HAD ANY PIECES I COULD USE ON FIRE WOMAN
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ABOUT THE ONLY PART I CURRENTLY THINK I CAN USE IS THE MIDDLE BRACE BARS FROM THE REAR
THEY SHOULD WORK AS A SECONDARY ATTACHEMENT POINT ON THE EXERCISE FORK
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NOW I JUST HAVE TO DRILL OUT AN AREA ON THE BB TO PUT IN A MAIN ATTACHMENT BAR FOR THE EXERSICE FORK
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I DID PLAY AROUND A BIT WITH THE TANDEM AND EXERCISE FRAME
THINKING I MAY BE ABLE TO MAKE A MENS BIKE FROM THEM USING ANOTHER FLIPPED COLUMBIA TANK
WHO KNOWS MAYBE THAT WILL BE MY CLASS 2 BUILD
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neat grips on the exercise bike.

YEAH I AGREE THEY ARE RATHER NEAT GRIPS
THE TANDEM HAD THE SAME GRIPS ON IT AS WELL
HOWEVER I PLAN ON USING EITHER WHITE OR RED GRIPS FOR THIS PARTICULAR BIKE BUT MAYBE ON ANOTHER BUILD
 

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OVER THE WEEKEND I WAS ABLE TO DRILL THE HOLE IN THE BB
JUST NEEDS TO BE CLEANED UP
NOW I CAN WORK ON MOUNTING THE EXRSICE FORK AND HOPEFULY GET IT UP AND READY FOR TEST RIDES IN JULY
ALSO WAS ABLE TO REMOVE THE COLUMBIA KICKSTAND TOO
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ALSO PICKED UP THESE WHITE RIMS AT THE POMONA CAR SWAP MEET
IT WAS END NEAR END OF THE SHIW AND I BOUGHT A REAR SCHWINN WHEEL AND HE THREW THEM IN FOR FREE
THEY MAY FIND THEIR WAY ONTO FIRE WOMAN
OR I MAY GO WITH CHROME
NOT SURE YET
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