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1967 Robinhood Restoration using household materials

Old 04-20-13, 05:45 PM
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1967 Robinhood Restoration using household materials

My 1967 Robinhood that I paid $30 for in Tampa. With spray paint, WD40, sandpaper, primer, enamel and decals and cheap parts...I made it into a real dream bike!











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Old 04-20-13, 05:59 PM
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here are some more pics..




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Old 04-20-13, 06:17 PM
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I'd jam that gooseneck down into the head a little farther but....looks nice. Comfy cruiser.
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Mmmm, aquamarine. I remember having a jacket in 4th grade, that was that exact color. Awesome bike.
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Old 04-20-13, 07:42 PM
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Nice. Original paint didn't look all that bad but the new color is pretty eye catching.
Tell me about the coaster brake swap, what motivated you and what kind did you use?
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Lower your steering stem before using the bicycle even one more time. The stem is mounted way too high. You are running a seious risk of damaging the fork's steering tube, not to mention the very real possibility of crashing the bike if that stem lets go. I can see, in your first picture that the stem has already started to stretch the steering tube.
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+1 on lowering the stem this is a serious safety issues that could damage both the rider and bike.
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This looks like one of those high-rise stems that have an insane amount of quill- like 8 inches or something so I think s/he's ok. Obviously s/he should double check the height to be sure. . .

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I've converted a few 3 speeds to single w/coaster brake. Any bike shop should be able to order you a Wheel Master (or otherwise) machine-built wheel w/an EA3 rim, or check amazon/niagara/etc. Action Bicycle even has an alloy F+R EA3 set that I am considering.
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This looks like one of those high-rise stems that have an insane amount of quill- like 8 inches or something so I think s/he's ok.
Not a chance, in my opinion! The stem is already cocked and does not line up with the steering tube, in this picture...




That situation can and, sooner or later will, result in one or both of two things. The stem will come loose and/or damage the steering tube in the process. My bet is that the threaded portion of the steering tube is already stretched. And what is the other thing?

When the stem comes loose, the rider will loose all control of the bicycle and a crash is almost guaranteed.
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Good catch on the bent looking stem. Of course riding with a normal stem out that far is a serious hazard. I just recognize the top portion as a specific brand of 8 inch long quill so I was just throwing that out there. Definitely needs to be double and triple checked and fixed if it's not the stem I'm referring to and still checked even if it is!
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