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The same guy that tossed out that black mongoose bike tossed this pink girly bike.

I actually passed it by the first time but I went back, and this thing had air in the tires.
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I towed it home behind my bike with one arm. The rear wheel needs a true up and a dog has eaten the seat cushion.

But it has alloy wheels and shiny hubs and probably less than 1 mile on the tires.
 

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Yeah I was going to paint over that chainguard right away. Yeesh! But amazingly it’s not all scratched up.
It is a kissing cousin to the larger one from the Manhattan bike.

Unfortunately, those are just painted steel wheels, and I thought they were blue anodized aluminum.

I’m having this massive urge to Frankenbike right now….
 

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Surprise!

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Meaty little white walls…
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I don’t think the wheel load rating is as heavy as the tire.

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The hubs are filthy but actually roll fine, while the bottom bracket is gunked up.
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I’m thinking about using this entire bike frame as a swingarm.
 

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Last week: $20 each on craigslist.
This week: tossed out 400 yards from me.

The 16” Huffy Frozen tribute bike, and the 12” Huffy Sea Star.
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These are both smaller than the LOL Surprise. They don’t put their best welders on these little bikes that’s for sure.
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I can see why they didn’t sell, because they’re fairly weathered.
 

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Well this one is not heavy duty having only 20 spokes but I took the dent out of it and strip the paint off of it and completely released it and it looks much better.

I don't know if there is such a thing as a heavy duty 16" wheel but have my eyes peeled for a decent option. Those fat tires give me hope & inspiration!
 

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You could drill & double spoke to create a 40 spoke wheel from a 20, which should be really solid.

But why a coaster? You just want a front 16” wheel without a brake right?

You can’t use the coaster brake wheel without a chain, right?
 
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You could drill & double spoke to create a 40 spoke wheel from a 20, which should be really solid.

But why a coaster? You just want a front 16” wheel without a brake right?

You can’t use the coaster brake wheel without a chain, right?


It has a 16" front wheel in back, correct. I will come up with a way to use a lever & cable to actuate the coaster brake for better control/safety on hills. ;)
 
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@Mr. Monkeyarms I may have the 16" wheel you seek for that contraption. I also have a few non-drive side 170mm cottered cranks that may match up to fit it. Hit me up, I'll be around all day today.


Awesome! Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner yesterday. My Brother & Sis in Law were visiting & left my phone at home while goofing around all day. 🤦‍♂️

I may have to bump this project up in the que... May use fenders too.
 

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