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Old 01-11-19, 10:35 AM
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Velocino

Not sure this really belongs here; but the other Velocino thread I could find were in here...

So, I had bought this big pile of bikes. One of them was an old Huffy girls cruiser. Like this:



It's a factory brazed frame (really!) so I thought it would be pretty easy to make it into a velocino. Maybe something kind of like this :

Or this:


So, I measured the frame so I could plan where and how much to cut.



'Real' velocinos seem to use 12" front wheels. But, I don't have one of those. I have a 'nice' 16" chrome front wheel from a jogging stroller. So, I drew that in there. It's maybe not so original looking, but the geometry kind of works.
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Old 01-11-19, 10:36 AM
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Metal cutting time.

Before:




After:





I was also able to spread the spare Huffy fork I had from a previous "Sea Pines" bike (looks like the exact same fork).



All of this steel is relatively low strength stuff. But thick. The main frame tubes are 1" OD x 0.06" wall.
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Old 01-11-19, 10:39 AM
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Fitted the 'new' top tube and cut/re-forged/cleaned up the fork.





Finally, brazed on the seatpost.



All the metal on this bike so far is original, just moved around a little bit.

Just need the cruiser bars I bought on eBay to show up so I can build a stem.
Then, paint. And tires.
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Old 01-12-19, 09:29 AM
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not sure if i've ever seen anything like this. surely haven't seen a build of one anyway. i may have to add it to the "try to build one list". thanks.
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Old 01-16-19, 07:59 AM
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Never heard of one of these things.
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