That Foremost is my kinda ride!!Added a few more to the collection yesterday.
JC Penny Foremost
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Hiawatha Warrior GTO View attachment 130457
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Rixe 26” 3 speed
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That's a good project to have right there! Reminds me of the one that I had (and then regretfully traded) that made me fall in love with these Murrays!
Though I love all the Eliminator style bikes, oddly enough, I tend to be drawn to the store brands, like the JCP Swinger, Gambles Sidewinder, WF Buzz Bike, Sportcrest Qualifier, the early Sears Screamers or the Otasco Cyclones. I think my favorite might be the Hiawatha Cycovator - for the name alone!My first bike was that frame in a greenish/gold metal flake color. Mine was a Swinger from J C Penny. Must have been about '68. I rode that bike all over my Tampa, FL neighborhood. The chain guard was one of my favorite features on it. Nice project.
I'll ride it!The “Rat Pilot” was my first rat bike, given to me by a friend who has passed away. He was into cars (and loved rat rods) and found it In the woods and knew I liked old bikes. He told me when he gave it to me “You should throw some red rims and whitewalls on it and hang it on the wall!” That’s pretty much what I did. It’s one of the few bikes I have that I’ve never ridden.View attachment 122809 View attachment 122810 View attachment 122811 View attachment 122812
What did you use to clearcoat it? It looks great.Western Flyer Jet Mutt. This bike was cobbled to together from at least 8 different bikes. I pieced to together from a bunch of patina’d red bikes and parts and it just worked. This is the first rusty bike I’ve ever clear coated, and I like the result.
It’s a good rider, though those ancient Carlisles are going to have to be replaced to put some serious miles on it.View attachment 122857 View attachment 122858 View attachment 122859 View attachment 122860 View attachment 122861