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    Posted 9 years ago

    Vontrike
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    I was at the local spring auto swap meet 9 days ago and saw this old boy leaning against a tree taking life easy. I rushed over to check it out, and was excited to see that it was in my price range. Very cheap ! I bought it and got it home and oiled all the bolts, and in no time had it apart. It looked like crap, but someone had sandblasted and primered it, then must have hung it up for a couple years. A little rust had formed, but the bike was in great condition. I cleaned it up and put fresh primer on it and some spot putty. I have parts on order for it, and my friend Mike is going to lace up some rims with a modern 3 speed so it is rideable. I shot some burgundy satin on it for that vintage look. Can't wait to ride it.

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    1. Vontrike Vontrike, 9 years ago
      Thanks much officialfuel and Manikin.
    2. Vontrike Vontrike, 9 years ago
      Thank you trgrubaugh.
    3. stonesfan1 stonesfan1, 9 years ago
      i just picked up a bike with the same type of seat and has a skip tooth sprocket , it is a vogue by the calson co and a nice old flat steal bike rake ill put some pictures on
      hope to see it when its done
    4. Vontrike Vontrike, 9 years ago
      Thanks stonesfan1. Looking forward to checking out your bike.
    5. DavesCoolStuff DavesCoolStuff, 9 years ago
      RatRodBikes just started up the build-off#7, you ought to enter this!
    6. Vontrike Vontrike, 9 years ago
      Thanks DavesCoolStuff,, I am gonna check the build off out.
    7. Vontrike Vontrike, 9 years ago
      Thanks BELLIN68.
    8. packrat-place packrat-place, 9 years ago
      Wonderful job, looks great.
    9. Vontrike Vontrike, 9 years ago
      Thanks packrat-place. I am pretty close to getting it done, as soon as I can locate a reasonably priced chrome shop. ha ha.
    10. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      Nice restoration can't wait to see the finished product.
    11. Vontrike Vontrike, 9 years ago
      Much appreciated walksoftly.

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