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The rear stays have been cut off and custom brackets welded back on.
In this mock up the front forks came off a full suspension mountain bike and the seat stem has had a 45 degree pie cut in it and welded back together. (I’ll show pictures of the stem later.) The rear tire is currently a thick brick which I really like the look of, but it’s rubbing the seat stays so to use it I’ll have to cold form them for clearance. Front rim on it now is a 24” but will swapped out to a 26” most likely. I’ve tried several sets of handlebars, both right side up and up side down, but haven’t found a set that really jumps out at me yet. The crank set and sprocket are getting replaced too. I just haven’t removed them yet.
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Oh, I keep forgetting to mention it’s a Huffy frame I salvaged from the local scrap metal place years ago. I can’t remember the actual cost, but was cheap….like 8 bucks or something…..good straight frame and forks, but I used the forks on something else.
 
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I have mocked up a bunch of different parts and have decided in which direction I’m going to take this. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be busy with other things, but perhaps I’ll be able to start stripping paint and removing some unwanted brackets.
 
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If you have time, take some photos and pop them up here. That will give us something to look at while you are taking care of business!

RaT oN~!
 
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Looking at old photographs of board track racers I see that a lot of them had a very short rear fender. While this frame was originally met to have 26 inch tires, the modification I made to the rear drop outs only allows for a maximum of a 24” rear tire. This created an issue because I don’t have any 24” fenders I wish to cut up for this project….Then the thought came to me that since I would only be using a very short section of the fender, maybe I could get away with using a 26”. Mock up looked promising so I marked it up where I wanted to cuts and used a pair of Tim snips to cut it a little longer that I wanted it to be when finished.
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My wife doesn’t like it when I start messing around with strippers, so when she went to visit the grand baby today I took my chance!
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These are from a China made Schwinn with springer forks.
Paint stripper these days SUCK !!!! Methalean Chloride (excuse the spelling) was the active ingredient in paint stripper till the EPA outlawed it in the US, from what I understand you can still get the good stuff in Canada. But really the only way of removing paint effectively is going mechanical, ie sand blasting and sanding.
 
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Paint stripper these days SUCK !!!! Methalean Chloride (excuse the spelling) was the active ingredient in paint stripper till the EPA outlawed it in the US, from what I understand you can still get the good stuff in Canada. But really the only way of removing paint effectively is going mechanical, ie sand blasting and sanding.
I used some on the forks without any problems, but then tried using the same stripper on the frame and nothing! I just thought it must have been powder coated or something…..Anyhow, the flapper wheel on the angle grinder made quick work of it! I just need to hand sand a few areas I couldn’t get to.
 

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