Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Brick, NJ
Bikes: BMW Cruise Bike, Specialized Hardrock, Fuji Sagres, Magna Mountain Bike
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Found old frame in the attic
I was digging thru the attic and came across a banana seat bike from the 70's, an Executive, a few years back when the family home was being sold. Because I am a packrat, I decided that one day I would do something with it.
A few years ago I bought 70 spoke wheels, white wall tires (rear slick) and big arse ape hangers. I wanted to do a Bobber style bike, not a chopper or low rider. I took the old bike apart and then lost interest. When I moved from my condo to my new house, I was between homes 5 weeks and some stuff got left at my mothers house, where I took the tools and automotive stuff.
Today I visited mom and was in the garage and came across the box of crap. I got all of the parts and brought them back to the house with the exception of the metallic blue seat, rear bar, and stem because they are buried in the garage some place. My idea was to sand blast it, a buddy of mine has a big cabinet, then repaint it blue again. Chrome and blue is a nice combo, with the whitewalls and white grips. When I got it home, I was looking at the frame I was wondering if I should even bother with it. The bearings disintegrated when I took it apart and I will have to find something that will fit. Its a toss up right now.
I had another plan too. I have this Huffy I used for the swap meets for years and I wanted to paint it flat black (pink doesn't go with my eyes) and with the new chrome spokes, apes, and white walls, it would fit that old school bobber look as well. Plus it has a white seat, pedals and stem already.
Which bike should I put all the new crap on?
Last edited by JT Burkard; 08-01-11 at 04:04 PM.