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Since I can only enter 1 bike per class in the summer build off, I’m going to track this build here.

I’m just going to spiffy this guy up and flip it like I did the red Columbia.

I’m going to clean it, regrease it, hit it with BLO, fix the light, freshen the tires and done.

It’s been extremely difficult but I’m planning on maintaining the full patina and am not removing any rust.

Here’s my starting point.
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Ha-Ha!

Check out this epic-ness!!!!

This was blind luck!!!! The original seat was pretty well thrashed. It also stuck out like a sore thumb, being white, with the rest of the bike having a beautiful warm rusted red patina.

I was going to buy some tufted or pleated vinyl off Fee-bay. To get what I needed, between the material cost and freight, I was going to be into the seat for like $50 + my labor!!!

Enter Craigslist!!!! I found a nice women’s leather coat on there!!! After playfully haggling with the lady seller, we came up with a buy price of $22.50. CASH! Lol

Some measuring, marking, cutting and some spray adhesive and I couldn’t believe my eyes!!!!

I’m not a pro, so, my pattern is a little crooked. BUT..... in the big picture, getting a reupholstered leather saddle for $22 is right in my wheel house!!!

On top of that, I had a tool bag I had ordered for RED that showed up after I had already sold the bike!

Poof! Almost a perfect match!!!! Cracking me up. I’m looking forward to getting this beast together!!!
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