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MattiThundrrr

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It's mighty cold out there to be washing a bike with a garden hose and a tub. We're supposed to dip below freezing tonight
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More crust than I am accustomed to
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How much of this am I supposed to take off? Do I have to?
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Thinking about taking the shine off the crown
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If all else fails cut it flush and cold chisel the inside nub out. I wouldn't fight it too long that should chisel right out.
 

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Front of the frame looks fine, it's the rear that's more concerning View attachment 211521 View attachment 211522
I don't think there's much paint there at all

*I didn't add the green leaf there for effect, that's from the tree I work under. Matches the bike nicely, though doesn't it?
That surface clr it's how I got the top tube
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That's the bike in the back was put there and didn't move for 40 years.
 

MattiThundrrr

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That surface clr it's how I got the top tube
You mean I've gotta wash it AGAIN?!
I can bring the fork to work we have all those tools
I like the sound of that, I have none of the tools. I was cutting it with a hacksaw blade and crushing it with vice grips. My hands are mad at me, that's some thick steel
 

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Nice frame Matti. I like the color too. Heat the steerer and use wd or similar. I had a similar problem on a Chicago schwinn with one of those pressed steel wald stems years ago. I used the small torch my girlfriend at the time bought to do creme brulee. eventually it came out.
 

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I’ve never seen one of those Canadian bikes up close. Are those seats stays riveted to the drops?

My why-not button is thinking about this box of military grade pop rivets in my shed.
 
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