"SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED"
I reheated dinner and ate 1/2 an hour ago...
"SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED"
I reheated dinner and ate 1/2 an hour ago...
The saddlebags and holder will be cleaned up and installed later. You can also see all the fenders are back and a pair ready to paint and install on Germaine so I can add a fender light and taillight. I still need a simple Schwinn tank to hold the battery package for the signal and lights fore and aft.
A mockup, as I haven't got the right screws to attach the fenders yet. He forgot the chain and he's coming back to being that and help me some.
Here's yet another of my You Tube clips. This one is the trailer to the new feature, "The Rebirth of the Grey Bike"
Happy Father's Day and it's my birthday, five days early too!
Happy Summer TOO!
Okay! I've got a busy day today...
Transporting parts to the sign shop again to get the vinyl wrapping process started in some degree
Taking fenders to the body shop to be cleaned and rolled (well, there's a crease in them and primered, if not painted.
Bike assembly resumes
Finish building speaker demigrilles
Work on my AV furniture
Wire more of my AV/stereo gear up
+ The upholsterer who lives out near my aunt in rural Nyssa, Oregon, whom I have known for a long time and promised the job will be over this week to estimate repairing/rebuilding the seats for the Schwinn and Hawthorne. I put a different seat on Germaine for now and also the Flyer is at Mom's getting other work. That's actually a big relief as having FOUR bikes in various stages was a bit constraining! The lockups and storage requirements have to get worked out and I have an inspection for housing help coming to complete this years' contract renewal.
Even so, don't seem to split the forums for more than a day...heck no!
You have been keeping busy....what I am seeing looks good.
Thanks, Padre! I get to learn to install a chain tomorrow!
Think I'm gonna have a problem with the dark blue though. I have a chip on the bottom of the bracket I'm not sure how I got and I think I developed two knicks, possibly from putting it against the door frame in the mockup picture with the fenders.
I had this problem before, with the exact same shade and no clearcoating.
The chainguard and fairing, meanwhile, are at the sign shop and I'm figuring out what all I can do in July with my budget.
Lousy picture of the mounted blue headbadge...
-------/// FLASH! ///-------
The body shop guy found my TANK and told me to come down tomorrrow for a box of parts.........
When I got home this morning it took 1/2 an hour to stop laughing and bawling hysterically
I got my check today and had a big sandwich at the New York style deli restaurant, potato salad and a big pickle. My day is just about made!
Congrats on getting the Tank.....or thanks to the body shop for cleaning the place up and finding it..?? Sounds like your fun can continue.........So ?how did the chain install go? After a couple of times taking links apart and putting them together it becomes 'old hat' even though maybe not the easiest thing in the biking world.
Umm...that's why I working to clean up MY place tonight. Had it a couple days ago and I'm looking.
Sounds like your place looks like mine...i need to take a couple of days, at least, and clean up my shop, put tools away, throw out not needed stuff, etc.
More by early next week...sorry to keep you waiting--Rollfast
I traded a Pioneer SX-440, PL-12D turntable, 90s Pioneer CD player and a repaired pair of 90s Pioneer small system bookshelf speakers for that, had to find a Hawthorne chainguard that matched and THEN the tank and original chainguard were found and returned! After figuring I'd DIY my fairing a nice 70s Windjammer showed up in Craigslist's barter section and the guy decided to give it to me. My Flyer needs good pedals and I have to put the one seat left for the Rollfast on the Schwinn for now because the Schwinn's cover was all torn up and I'm trying to save it and the other seat's frame broke leaving a spring hanging.
If I'm lucky the cover on that one can help fix the Schwinn's seat.
The midday heat is too hot for Satan (today they say it will hit 104F) and it hurt a bit yesterday. Oh well. Two years ago I about did myself in racing to Fruitland, Idaho to cash a check...lesson learned.
I made sure I passed the HUD inspection and the less than $700/month got spent on the bills and food and everything else. I won't use Paypal so most of this has come from local sources and contacts I've made since January. This is my fourth old computer chassis and third DSL modem since then. I fix up old stereos and computers for friends etc. I had to setup equipment, furniture and get stuff repaired for the audio and video gear I like myself just to watch DTV. Two 4' x 8' sheets of good plyboard and flat paint and a complete shuffling of the livingroom were involved and I had to replace a board on the Sony CRT projector (have 3 projectors and none cost more than $50). Bought an electric guitar and Peavey Rage 158 8" amp for $50 and a Yamaha PSS-470 keyboard from the late 80's for $50 WITH a Bernina Bernette 715 sewing machine for a friend to give to his mom. I have 3 pairs of speakers to finish and sell and then two for myself.
I suppose it has been slow. I haven't though.
I did strip that ladies' Hawthorne down and wore myself out this weekend. I figured out the bike will take a 1 3/4 inch wheelset and with a coaster brake, I hope. Somebody is sending some pics and info today on that. I haven't relished trying to fix it as a 3 speed and felt a sturdier wheelset would help.
I did save the wheels and shifter grip but the other one got cut off the handlebar to remove it. I'm replacing that too.
One thing at a time, or line up ducks.
I know, Roll-Monroe. It's sitting over THERE. I have more concerns about holding off scratches than if it works and the chainguard and fairing are still in the works. No huge show until it's huge to show...it's all here though.
Last edited by Rollfast; 07-22-09 at 05:08 AM.
The tank is cleaned up and a proper white for the vinyl wrapping.
I need to get some TLC to the chainguard before I paint it.
TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...
I'm certainly not DISAPPEARING, even if I never had to fix a thing.
Don't forget that Germaine and Kayleigh need a tank, one that I encountered last week on CL but didn't have a 100 bucks and then again WHY would I strip IT to gussy another if I would need ANOTHER TANK???
So eventually I hope to have one braized to fit the entire space. Any cheap Schwinn-like tank that's fairly flat/not stamped with a pattern is what I want. They are to hold my batteries for the lights!
I am awaiting an answer for the new ss/coaster brake 26" x 1.75" wheelset for the Hawthorne and I have to get two seats to rural Nyssa (Schwinn and the Hawthorne's) to see about recovering costs...the Hawthorne seat is ORIGINAL and can be reupholstered and reused.
I wonder if IT (the part the lady didn't know about) will be done before the final part of the stereo system she does and has most of--the receiver is?
She is my nurse practicioner and has not had a lot of time to get out of that office. I'm rebuilding it to handle the effects of time--because I'm a patient who cares about the caregiver. I went to school with her brother, long time ago so I guess I ought to.
"See you in September"?
Well, we're talking about the Schwinn and Hawthorne seats, not me! Rollean (YES, that's her name) told me she was trying to get retired and would be able to get to then until after the 15th (due to vacation) and she had backlog. Still the old college try will be applied...I trust Rollean as she's been out in the country near my aunt upholstering for over thirty years, my aunt knows her well and I promised her a job a long time ago...time to make good on a promise.
Here are the Before shots top and bottom and paintwork on the large front bracket for the Rollfast chainguard. Since the Rolly's got a scrape just like the Hawthorne one did I decided to break the rivets and use the already finished Hawthonre one. They are EXACTLY THE SAME but for name. I will fix the Rollfast one later for a souvenir.
Last edited by Rollfast; 07-29-09 at 04:11 AM.
It is good to watch the progresss and see the minor changes as they come...will be wonderfull to see the end product. one of these days maybe I will have the patience to do a piece by piece job like this on one of mine.