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Old 07-27-06, 11:28 PM
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My Project.

Hi there.
Im its Summer. And i need to get Active.
So i found this bike on the Side of my House.
And i think ima Turn it into a Style Cruising bike.

This thing is like 10 Years Old.
i think.






I plan on putting.
FlatBlack paint job.
New Steering Wheel.
Gears.
Pedals.
Seats &
Wheels. But i don't know what size these are.
So if you would help me
Would it be
26 X 1.75
or
26 X 2.125


Also. I am getting a Stem.
But i would like to know would this look right on it. .


22.2 Mm




i am looking for something slightly like this
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Old 07-28-06, 03:33 PM
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bump ^
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Old 07-28-06, 05:24 PM
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Icey, I think you could make something out of that. Take a look here, might give you more ideas: http://www.antbikemike.com/antique.html

You may be able to keep the bottom bracket and cranks, but do you want to keep the type of gear set you have now?

If you want to use lowrider/custom style wheels, you'll have to figure out if they will fit the frame. Of the two sizes you mentioned, the 26x1.75" is more likely to fit, but won't work with the brakes you have now.

One thing you will have to deal with is that your project is unique. Everybody else builds custom bikes on cruiser/cantilever-style frames, but you are building a 10-speed frame. The parts you buy will have to be adapted. Seat post diameter, handlebar stem diameter, chain type and length, a bunch of things will have to be worked out, involving cutting, drilling, filing, sanding. You will also probably get a lot of dumb looks from bike store guys when you go to buy parts.
I don't tell you this stuff to talk you out of it. There's nothing more fun than building a one-of-a-kind bike. But you need to know that you're breaking new ground here, and no one will have easy answers for you.
Best of luck!
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Old 07-28-06, 06:01 PM
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If you want to get in shape, leave it like it is. That seat looks a bit low though. Pump up the tires and oil the chain, then go for a ride.
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Old 07-28-06, 08:31 PM
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nah.


Hey. Thanks for the advice.
Flattop.
I think ima Stay with the Same Rims/Spokes.

Im just gonna get new tires.
Right now. im trying to clean my gears.


I just got it primered.
Gonna sand it and hit in with a few coats of black.

Piccs up soon.
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Primer


Then paint.




i also wanted to paint the spokes. mine as well

What the Back look like. Unpainted


Front-painted
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Old 07-28-06, 09:48 PM
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Ehhheh.. wonder how much paint you got in the wheel bearings.

Nothing says "stolen bike" like everything (headset/bearingcups/chrome bits) spray painted black!

(not saying its stolen or anything, but im just saying, thats what is usually done.. or at least was at some point if I remember!).
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Old 07-28-06, 11:00 PM
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hahaha.

I think ima sand down some rough parts.
and finish up the final coat with
Black Flakes.

Ehh. im also not feeling the Black spokes. so ima sand down them.
and touch up with Chrome.

Then tomorrow new White walls. so i'll get pics soon.
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Old 07-30-06, 09:00 PM
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New Pics
Bout 80 % done.

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Wow, you actually went through all of the effort to take the paint off of those wheels! Kudos.

You should make it single speed.
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haha.
yup
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Old 07-31-06, 12:46 AM
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Wow, that turned out really well.
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Thanks guys.
Im looking forward to finishing it.
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Nice whip, you work fast. Let us know how it turns out.
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Icy,
That's just flat good looking. Nice.
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Old 07-31-06, 03:56 PM
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Thanks guys.

Alota People Doubted me.
But i'll show em.
haha
Getting Clear Coat Today.
Gotta protect the paint from scratches
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