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    I STILL miss East Hill :) Rollfast's Avatar
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    Does anybody know offhand if a 30's Zep frame uses the same general sizes as a postwar Rollfast model? The frame is $70 and I can get at least the frame, have a seat post I think and I can go from there...

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    GREAT NEWS!

    No, not the return of my Schwinn but I won a new chain guard, NOS WALD even! $9.99 and shipping...
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    One of my 1st cars was a Tempest. Probably late 60s early 70s. 6 cyl. overhead cam. Had a leak on the intake and used to whistle very loudly.

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    Can't wait to see the bike all done.

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    I bought a new bare 26" cruiser frame too, scratch and dent special, 53.40 total. Need a fork, stem, bars, crank, no seat as I bought a a Persons in pretty decent condition for $4.95/shipping, changuard for it, chain, rims, tires...

    HEY! Genghis Khan had to start with pebbles before moving to swords and gunpowder or something...

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    My seat and the FRAME will be here in a few days! I should have the other speaker and the phonograph set up and ready tomorrow and they are the final parts of the system I traded for Tempest's paint.

    I'd like to get out and rolling before it snows, I think.

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    Frame and Persons saddle, if I didn't post them already...
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    The Persons seat is here already and I'm surprised at how FIRM it feels! It's really a darker red not like the Meisinger I had on Tempest to begin with. The cover is is really good shape on the business side except for the two holes at the back corners, but those aren't all that bad either. The springs areattached at the top and then there is a cradle beneath them. Straightforward and they won't try to drop through. I think I could actually change out the springs and figure out something like a strut or an insert if I worked at it and actually needed to.

    I am waiting for the new frame as I type!

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    The frame arrived safely and I took it to the LBS today to show Chris. He told me that there was a chance a customer would not be paying a bill and that he would claim a 70s or 80s Murray cruiser and it would cost under $130. to be fair, he called the customer one more time and they did say they would come down. If they do pay I still have all the parts ready there to build either way. If I bought it I could ride it a while then transfer the parts and save the frame. One of our members I talked to looking for parts didn't have much for a cruiser but gave me a neat pair of green glitter grips--that would be pastorbobnlnh and thank you, my bike will proudly wear them!
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    Lady is still stalling...not my real concern. A big concern is that my Infolithium 7.2V cell for my Sony Mavica MVC-FD73 is dying on me (It's NINE YEARS OLD amd original, after all, a pretty good run) and it's $59. I may have to go back to my stupid HP Photosmart for a while and it hates EVERYTHING (even Mikey). I have primer, dark blue metallic flake and hopefully white soon but no clearcoat on me today (it got SPENDY)! So if I can keep it above 45 to 50 I know how to handle that much and NO ENGINE PAINT this time! I have to have it ready for parts and time is running out on an already above average temperature fall.

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    I squeezed some life from the battery for my Sony camera and here's a shot for now of the new frame primered maybe 98% (I could lift from the head tube and tilt the frame a good bit, surprised that I didn't think of it the first time.

    More later and if the temps hold out the blue will be applied tomorrow,
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    It did not stick as well to the bare frame as I hoped. It dripped off some underneath. I'll have to work on it again tomorrow.

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    I have a concern, and I haven't been able to shake it off.

    I am not convinced this is a 26" frame.


    It's just got too many weird things when I look at it and today I set one of Tempest's wheels up to the back. It looks weird. When I get the feeble battery charged and back in the Mavica I will show you.

    The LBS is closed on Mondays in the winter. I already bought a complete set of Wald headtube bearings and races for $15. Not a killa and would likely need them. Had a pair of prewar Torrington handlebars in my sights. The seller I'm talking to is a longtime fixture and I knew and have trusted him a long time. I will finish the paint in case it's not right and somebody can buy it. This has really gotten to be old. I just want to ride.

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    Okay, it's finally figured out...

    It's a LOWRIDER frame.

    Well, the paint cans kept clogging for no good reason anyhow and I'll be getting a refund of those. In the meantime the seller said he'd contact his supplier and see if he could find a conventional frame (you can go ahead and blame me for not asking). The LBS owner is going home to the next town for Thanksgiving and will see if Tempest is done also. Some how, something will get finished.

    If I had just asked mom and dad and we knew what was coming I would've hoped to get help winning a48-50 Rollfast DeLuxe without wheels or a full restored postwar springer in maroon and white for about 140-150 with shipping. The DeLuxe had the tank!

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    Mom bought a rusty bike for 10 bucks in Hermiston while at my sister's for the holiday...I have to wait, surprise. Still waiting for Tempest. Sold the lowrider frame PDQ to my neighbor, only lost $35 in the long run. Sold a B&O Beogram I was given to a guy in the stereo groups I'm in who actually was a Bang and Olufsen dealer and had the model sitting around, hope it does the trick and I think he'll pass the leftovers to others. +1 but I have to estimate it tomorrow first then it's diet root beer.

    Working on a Christmas present for a friend to give a mutual friend. Yes, stereo gear. A refoamed pair of super-nice looking Realistic Nova-15s, Sony MDR-10 phones, a Yamaha dubbing deck with full logic and Dolby B/C plus dual autoreverse I was given and a Sony CD player all for (I hope) a Technics SA-410 receiver that fires up but no relay/no sound but it looks like either a relay or part of the circuit is bad, the rest is clean and like brand new...for $5.99 it was worth it.

    I went and bought the very Harman Kardon that got me to thinking about eBay before I end up leaving next month...the CAD-5 cassette, same one I had to toss in 1992 not knowing what to do to fix it. Full circle, I guess.

    Stories are supposed to be involving, not end up with six months of ehhhhh...

    Ehhhhh is probably in a glut lately but I'll keep going.

    Bob's glitter grips do motivate me some to keep going. I always wanted a pair.

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    Mom couldn't get the $10 bike any wheels right off, so now she got another rusty red old Western Flyer and I assume like my 50's bike. She said dhe's trying to get the wheels trued and a friend is doing it for free. One of my two seats will go on it and it has a bent-up front basket. She has to wait till Saturday or Sunday to come over though. It's supposed to be a semi-surprise and hey, she used to build be bikes from an old junkyard when I was younger. Thanks, mom!

    Ladies are wearing shorts on December 3rd here! They oughta have icicles on goosepimples by now. It was over 50F.

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    The Western Flyer could be here TOMORROW!

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    introducing kayleigh
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    Don't compliment ME, compliment my MOM...she outdid herself.

    (Not very rusty either )
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    I have a You Tube clip with Kayleigh now!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKcmm7uXcc0

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    My first trips "ice biking" for winter 08-09 were Thursday and Friday. I ended up leaving the bike at Gary's and he repacked the BB for me but also freed the rear hub up dramatically with whatever he did. Kayleigh will be much fleeter in the future. Got a nice bell to put on but the bars I bought last month are much roomier to place it on. I am going to carefully leach all the grime of the WF grips as they are a lovely transparent red and it's worth it. People are a little unbalanced with the speed they drive out there. The subzero temps expected did not come when two fronts collided and broke up the arctic mass.

    I have been very careful and am lucky that I am slow and steady at about 3 mph!

    I saw a $10 paperboy set on Craigslist but they never got back to me. Darn. I'll have to go shopping for groceries in a week.

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    Kayleigh is beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    Kayleigh is beautiful!

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    Like the video said, you gotta give the credit to Mom

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    More bike stuff, this one is in the neat-o dept.

    I bought a Delta fender light shell in usuable shape. no lens but I have that figured out. I think Tempest will use it and the fairing is moving toward having either no headlight or a small high beam just above it near the bottom of the front. Two motorcycle signal pods of recent vintage on each side near the top and thye front will have a vinyl decal of the badge design A Hemp provided the main work for (see WAAAAY back). The two 12V sealed lamps I got via Pay It Forward will do the trick perfectly. I also got the striping scheme figured out and the fairing will be done with vinyl wraparound graphics. The sign and graphic design shop owner has an extensive background with it and it very, very good at it.

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    I got the elusive BLUE badge on eBay!!!
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