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    Let's see it! :thumb:

    Let's see it! :thumb:
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    Almost agree: ...

    Almost agree:

    http://www.timesofplenty.com/112013/DSCF3413.JPG
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    hehe! well, it's old at least :)

    hehe! well, it's old at least :)
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    Thanks everyone! 1935 (only year for these lugs)...

    Thanks everyone!
    1935 (only year for these lugs) Monark Silver King, Wards Hawthorne badged.
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    Nice work!

    Nice work!
  6. Looks good, think I'll try one :thumb:

    Looks good, think I'll try one :thumb:
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    Old cruiser re-work just finished

    http://www.timesofplenty.com/112013/2013-11-06_043sm.jpg

    http://www.timesofplenty.com/112013/2013-11-06_044sm.jpg

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    thanks! :)

    thanks! :)
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    No one else? Here's a ~1938 Elgin Oriole that...

    No one else?
    Here's a ~1938 Elgin Oriole that I've hopped-up. Came to me as a frame and fork, so not worried about originality/correctness. Built the wheels with 28h Ritchey rims, 2spd auto,...
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    If you decide to go with "mail order", factor...

    If you decide to go with "mail order", factor professional assembly into the price if you're not experienced.
    IMO no bike is ready to ride with simple assembly out of the box.
    Correct...
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    Most new stuff for "cruisers" is feeble. Send it...

    Most new stuff for "cruisers" is feeble. Send it all back!
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    Finished a re-do of a 50s vintage seat

    Had a little fun with this one:

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  13. "Candygram."

    "Candygram."
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    Given that the bike is functional but not...

    Given that the bike is functional but not high-quality, maybe ride it for a bit "as-is" to figure out just what you like and don't like about it.
    You could then buy a bike with the features you...
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    Great bike! A friend got a 1950s Crescent...

    Great bike! A friend got a 1950s Crescent recently. Similar to yours in style, just a bit older :)
    We overhauled everything and man does it ride nicely.
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    http://www.timesofplenty.com/102013/kirby999.JPG...

    http://www.timesofplenty.com/102013/kirby999.JPG

    Looks great! Luv blacked-out cruisers :thumb:
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    +1

    +1
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    Make sure the pedals, crank arms, chainring...

    Make sure the pedals, crank arms, chainring bolts, and all bottom bracket parts are tight.
    Not good to ignore it.
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    Nice representation of 3 similar yet very...

    Nice representation of 3 similar yet very different American vintage bicycles. http://www.timesofplenty.com/092013/thumbup1.gif
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    Thanks! It is a great bike. Elgin,...

    Thanks! It is a great bike.
    Elgin, actually...1938.
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    Well that taps me out for girls bikes right...

    Well that taps me out for girls bikes right now...anyone else?
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    Missed the package delivery Saturday. Monday:...

    Missed the package delivery Saturday. Monday: holiday, no mail. Tuesday, out of town. Picked it up this AM at the Post Office.
    Good day for me: NOS Duomatic bonanza :)
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    I'm down, ladies bikes are no less cool than...

    I'm down, ladies bikes are no less cool than mens:

    http://thecabe.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=117933&d=1381844994
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  24. I try to bike for errands as much as possible....

    I try to bike for errands as much as possible. It's often faster overall than driving, less wear on the car, less fuel, good exercise...I can go days and days w/o driving...heck, I can go days and...
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    Do own a car but it's 50 years old and doesn't...

    Do own a car but it's 50 years old and doesn't get driven every day.
    Would do w/o totally, but am not ready to sell my old friend just yet :)
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