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    1949 Shelby

    Here is the bike I just finished as a Christmas gift for my step-mother. It is her bike from when she was a little girl.

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    My response would have been something along the lines of: "Does your bike have computer controlled suspension? Then shut your piehole, this baby is from the future!"
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    Great job! I love those old bikes!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    I want more pictures for christmas.
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    Merry Christmas!!!!!




    Last edited by flip18436572; 11-11-07 at 04:52 AM.
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    Forgot chain guard

    Here is a picture with the chain guard in place. I forgot that it had one, so I cleaned it up as best I could and put it on the bike.

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    I like that chainring. The red and white is very nice also.

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    That is close to the original colors as I could guess from looking at old pictures and after wet sanding the rust off of the paint. It is supposed to be a darker red to maroon, but it really looks more red. I should have put it over a dark primer instead of the white.
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    What a great Christmas present! I'm glad you put the chaingaurd back on, because it just completes the package perfectly. I bet it rides like a big comfy marshmallow.

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    I was going to ask about the chaingaurd but didnt want to come off like I was trying to down you
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    This is a nothing special bike, and I didn't go into any great detail. I just made it so she could ride it if she wants to. I really knew I was tired when I was putting it together, but I can't believe I forgot the chain guard. Maybe some more sleep would have been a good thing.
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    Excellent Christmas present and a good restore

    Chain needs a little bit more tension btw

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    What is the deflection supposed to be?

    I used 1" in my original setting, but then I took things apart again to repaint and then reassemble. I may not have put it back to the same setting. I thought I checked the deflection at 1", but since I forgot the guard, I may not have checked the deflection.
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    No need to measure deflection. Just tension it until there is no sag. It will work fine as is too, minor issue really

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    I am used to dirt bikes and motorcycles with suspension travel, so you need to have deflection. When I see the bike again, as I have already delivered it to a different location, I will move the adjusters enough to straighten it out and lock everything down again. I doubt she ever rides it, but you never know.
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