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I remember that being your plan for the wheels, but I thought the drum brake would be a good addition.


I looked at the pics again. The cranks for the mini twinn are shorter than the usual ones as seen here:
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The ones that came on it painted red look like longer standard cranks also. With the lowrider forks might be a pedal scraper.
I'm glad you mentioned this. I looked and the painted red cranks are shorter. They are however in decent shape and look to be correct except for the date code 1966 on one and 1967 on the other but you don't see that part when it's installed so we'll pretend it says 68...lol. and of course having the wrong chain rings but I have a few sets. Now I got to clean those up... And my only day off Tuesday I'm going to rescue another bike😉... Someday it will get done...
 
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Tonight's homework: Mini Twinn cranks

Well I had to fight my front eBay crank to get the sprocket nut off but after finding the big channel locks it finally decided to get with the program. All 3 chainrings are on the shorter of crank arms now.

Started by removing the paint with a razor blade then copper wool for the smaller remnants.
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Mini Twinn crank on the left, full Twinn on the right. Roughly an inch difference.
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Another day another parts bike. Number 3 for those still counting...lol. I picked up this Huffy Wild Rose today in amazing condition at the local goodwill today for $17 after tax and the round up for education.
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This bike will donate the seat, handlebars, vintage Carlisle Super Ride tires, and sissy bar hardware to my mini twin build. It's almost a shame to put this one down because it's in such a nice condition but it's a girl's bike and next to worthless. Might just make a wall hanger out of it.
 
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Ok it is finally in paint! I am rushing to get this thing done on time and it might just happen. I'll go back into it at a later date and fix a few minor things like the brake bridge later. Anyway it is looking good and this VHT Burnt Copper really pops. Also found out the fork is bent pretty good so I might rob the one off the Fairlady and paint it.

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That burnt copper is one of my favorite colors. Looking great!
It's as close to Schwinn Coppertone as I could get without spending a small fortune. One of my favorite colors too.
 
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Last part ordered for the Mini Twinn. With an unexpected move coming up I may or may not make the deadline but I'm going to try to get it rideable enough it qualifies. The chains will be spliced with whatever chain I have handy and I can swap them out later when I have the time extra cash to afford all new.

Quote of the day: "Don't get it right just get it running." - David Freiburger of Roadkill

Anyway this is what I ordered.

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And it will be holding this awesome period correct legit Made in USA Louisville Slugger baseball bat. Found it hiding at the local goodwill store for $2.99 with the round up for education (I'm an Excell center graduate myself so I always round up) it came out to $4.

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Last part ordered for the Mini Twinn. With an unexpected move coming up I may or may not make the deadline but I'm going to try to get it rideable enough it qualifies. The chains will be spliced with whatever chain I have handy and I can swap them out later when I have the time extra cash to afford all new.

Quote of the day: "Don't get it right just get it running." - David Freiburger of Roadkill

Anyway this is what I ordered.

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And it will be holding this awesome period correct legit Made in USA Louisville Slugger baseball bat. Found it hiding at the local goodwill store for $2.99 with the round up for education (I'm an Excell center graduate myself so I always round up) it came out to $4.

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cool you may want to make some type of mount. for the other side to hold a vintage baseball glove.
 
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cool you may want to make some type of mount. for the other side to hold a vintage baseball glove.
I got something special for the shifter... Top off an old baseball trophy. I'll be adding gears later on after I build that wheel set.
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Fits the hand well too.


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