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Postby GTV » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:15 pm

Been having a bunch of fun messing about with old bikes lately. Just as fun as cars, yet you get to the end result so much quicker and with so much less money!
I found this bike, a 1951 Monark Super Deluxe on Mother's Day at a local automotive swap meet:
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I bought it for the girlfriend, but in that condition she was not exactly bursting with excitement! So I completely disassembled it, cleaned, polished, detailed, and re greased and rebuilt it. The seat and pedals were incorrect, so I sourced originals and restored them. I stitched up a creme leather seat cover with a gold French seam to match the pinstriping. I coaxed the headlight and the horn (inside the tank) to work again :) I finished it a few days ago, it rides like a brand new bike. And she loves it!
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Postby tlambert » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:31 pm

Damn nice clean up job. It looks great.
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Postby Franz » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:00 pm

That cleaned up soooo good. Nice job!

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Postby Slow Steve » Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:36 pm

Damm. what adifference. looks good =D>

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Postby GTV » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:50 pm

Thanks guys! It turned out way better than I hoped. I love watching my girl ride that bike beside me.
A few months ago I started my hot rod. Searching eBay late one night, I found this 1960 Schwinn Jaguar frame, fork, and chain guard in orginal paint black. And it just happened to be local! I contacted the seller and picked it up the next morning.
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Originally these Jag's were top of the line models, and came with a headlight, tank, front and rear racks, and obnoxious polished stainless steel fenders. I searched and found a set of Schwinn Typhoon original paint black fenders and bobbed both ends of the front fender, and a bunch off the back of the rear fender. I also found a chain ring from a 70's Schwinn that was just begging to be detailed with some black paint. Didn't someone say something about fuchs on a bicycle? :)
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I took a couple of old Bendix 2 speed kickback hubs and built one with super tall gears. Mounted the hubs up to some brushed aluminum hoops with new stainless spokes. Tires are 2.35", much fatter than the 1.75" that was originally fitted to this frame.
I recently slammed the seat, and found a neck that let me drop the flipped bars down and back further. Did some pinstriping here and there, etc. It's almost done, and a ton of fun to ride!
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Postby jeff power » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:35 pm

Here's mine. I got it for free from a buddy, he was using it as lawn art for a few years. Anyways heres the before and afters. I completely tore it down, hit it with some grey steel wool and CLR, then I cleared the frame. It rides friggin awesome.

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Postby CORPSEGRINDER » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:50 am

can anyone ID this bike?
looks like cheap cruiser from the sixties or early seventies.
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Postby Critter1 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:55 pm

Its Murray made. The sprocket and rear dropouts give it away.
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Postby shortbus » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:02 pm

My contributions...

1945 Swiss Army M05

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1951 Schwinn Black Phantom

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Postby Franz » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:19 am

Cool bikes. Everyone.

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Postby grumpy » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:50 am

OK got my seat done on the JC bike and got it all oiled down. Tires, tubes and a chain this weekend.

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Also got this German bike, guessing late 60's, Cool stuff on it, even has Cont' tires. Anyone wanna trade for it, I don't have the room to keep it.

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Postby Pigpen » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:40 am

Way badass, Jeff.. I'm jealous..

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Postby GTV » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:22 pm

Pigpen wrote:Way badass, Jeff.. I'm jealous..

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X2. Way cool.
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Postby Critter1 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:21 pm

The bike build off is coming to an end. Here are a couple of the finished pics I posted up. The voting begins August 6th.

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http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=59878
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Postby GTV » Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:52 pm

That's a one bad ass bike. Giving me ideas for my haggard '54 Monark...
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