63 Murray Liteweight Build
Found a cool pic of a kid back in what looked like the teens with a really cool looking sort of street racer of the time. Well, I decided to build something very much like that bike, I even ponied up and bought my first Brooks B17 for the build, it started out as a early sixties Murray built Sears bike. I've always liked the old liteweight frames but I actually welded the rear drops as I don't particularly trust the old pinch welds on these bikes. I couldn't go back with those janky old block style pedals, those things don't last. I bought a new set of really nice rootbeer painted double wall wheels with nice Shimano EB-110 coaster brake with a set of 26 x 1.5 tires, running 46/18 gearing, set of peaked cranks off an early 70's Schwinn, same with the stem, finished it off with the sweetheart sprocket and Redline platforms. 22" frame, bike was in great condition, rides superb and I really like how it turned out.
Here is the bike that inspired the build,...
Last edited by SpeedofLight; 11-22-13 at 10:39 PM.