I recently purchased another frame from ebay Italy.
2 questions that came into my mind.
1. Did I really need another frame? And
2. No Funds.
Hence the name Justified.
Too many interesting parts not to buy it. And of cause it was listed as a Vintage Americano Bike.
First thing that caught my eye were the 2 racks,the mousetrap in the front and the rear with 2 reflectors. Identical to the schwinn starlets,not to mention the frame shape.
Frame fits 26" balloon tires,only thing is someone painted it all black...
So was it a Americano starlet? Nope. The design copies everything of a american bike from the 60's. I started to strip some paint in hopes of finding a brand,all I was getting was the original red+ white.
The most interesting thing was the space/winged guard. I removed some paint to find the word TUDER.
So a little more online research and found that this style was common in the 50's-60's,made by Legnano,Atalas,Olympia and Wander. The seller took the badge off to sell seperate. And it is a Wander badge. The other 3 companies badges dont fit the space that is outlined.
Here is what the bike would have looked like before it went black
Have no clue yet on color,style or any ideas yet.
My thought was to make a tank and convert it to a boys.
The bike cost $60 with shipping,so certainly worth it. or should I say Justified.