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    MBBO #12 - class 1 voting

    Congrats to ConTENtious and Sid, amazing bikes and great competition 💪😎
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    12/71 Cotton Picker

    Thanks for the support everyone 😃
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    12/71 Cotton Picker

    So sorry I didn't see this way back when you posted it, but here are pics of the Screamer I brought back to life. I did end up selling it (regretably) as it's probably my favorite bike I've ever owned. I certainly know itd have been an amazing sight to see it next to the Cotton as stable mates...
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    12/71 Cotton Picker

    Edited to move photo to top ahead of text.
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    12/71 Cotton Picker

    What began as a random and miraculous find quickly became a tedious resurrection as I strived to bring this last month of production Cotton Picker back to its former glory by preserving as much originality as possible but somehow making it appear new again (at least in shine and presentation. To...
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    12/71 Cotton Picker

    Good news is I found a suitable matching nut for the bottom of derailleur! Bad news is I didn't get out today to take pics because my brother decided today would be a good day to start a weekend project of installing our lift in our shop. Thankfully I am off thru Monday! Haha I am excited to get...
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    12/71 Cotton Picker

    Got the chain on tonight finally, but of course not without a hitch. Not only did the spring pop off on the derailleur and I had to figure out how it was suppose to go back together. But I also realized I've misplaced the small nut at bottom of derailleur that tightens a clamp against bottom of...
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    Sid (finished)

    I can't stop swinging by this thread just to look at the lines on this bike. It's literally an awesome piece and even with the little ding to the handlebar wrap still doesn't take anything away from it. Great survivor!!!
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    ConTENtious

    As Uncle Jesse on Full House would say, Lord have mercy! 😍
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    12/71 Cotton Picker

    Thank you so much!!! Hearing comments like that has driven me throughout this process and truly made everything worth it to me!
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    12/71 Cotton Picker

    Got the kickstand installed tonight in under 5 minutes! I can't believe how easy it was haha I got tied up this weekend with family functions so didn't get everything buttoned up as planned, but considering I thought this kickstand was going to give me the biggest headache it is such an ease of...
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    12/71 Cotton Picker

    Great! Thanks for letting me know 👍 My streamers came in yesterday and I installed them quickly. And also installed my speedo drive to the hub after cleaning it out thoroughly with degreaser. I'll be adding some 3-in-1 oil to it once I get this back out into the garage this weekend to do the...
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    12/71 Cotton Picker

    Should there be one more clamp in front of the shifter holding the rear brake cable to the frame or no?
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    12/71 Cotton Picker

    Last night I decided to stick with my selection of adding my recently purchased Schwinn generator light kit to the Cotton. I still need to run the wiring cleanly, but am happy with how it looks overall especially the taillight view and how it adds a lot of character to the back end. It still...
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    12/71 Cotton Picker

    Today, I straightened out the sissy bar clamps, mocked up the shifter (still needs fresh grease as well as old decals removed and new ones applied). Also got the front hand brake lever mounted as the original bolt had a couple threads messed up on it so I had to get another brake lever in just...
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    Sid (finished)

    🔥🔥🔥🔥
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    12/71 Cotton Picker

    Alrightie, I know removal required me to use a C clamp. Wood clamp, and a wrench lol I'll check youtube out Thank you 🤗 Dude Sid looks amazing as is! I love the patina on it, and of course you have the luxury of having a bike with one of the baddest chain guards in the land! Plus considering...
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    ConTENtious

    You are a master at your craft sir! This is so entertaining and informative to see the process playing out. You definitely have an attention to detail and that is making this even better because it is all I valving things often overlooked but now that you pointed them out and made them better I...
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    12/71 Cotton Picker

    Also how bad of a job is it to reinstall the kickstand? Or is it easier than removing it? I already have it all out but first time doing so lol
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    12/71 Cotton Picker

    Thanks, so far so good now that I've concluded the meds. Definitely caught me by surprise but thankful it was caught when it was. I was a new patient at this new PCP but miraculously they had an opening the next day instead of months out like normal for a new patient. I don't know how worse off...
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