Thursday, June 24, 2010

Path Racer

Customized from a K-mart bicycle from 1970 bought for $10 at a garage sale. I aimed to recapture the look of the old path racers. I just cleaned it up, lubbed it, changed the handlebar with an old one I had laying around, put on some new grips and new pedals. The tires here are Schwalbe Delta Cruisers. This is the ideal bike for scorching through the city at full speed. I'm going to be making a lot more of those.

Who got style?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Low Rider

I found that Schwinn Stingray frame in the woods while straying from a trail. There was just a frame and handlebars. It was all rusty. I had to repaint it. The wheels, tires, fork, seat, sissy bar, grips are new. The handle bar post, crank, chain wheel, pedals, chain guard are all vintage.
For sale; $300
Here is the before picture:

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Paint Job

Before (bought at the Syracuse flee market):


I flipped the handlebar back up. That was too silly. All original, except the saddle and the grips, which come from a trashed bike in East Syracuse, and the handlebar stem and the crank, which are new. Hours of sanding, priming, painting, pinstriping. That's when I started being able to take a bike completely apart in less than 15 minutes for painting, but I'm bragging. The light comes from an old French bicycle.

Monday, June 21, 2010

My American Cruiser

Customized from a Schwinn Corvette bought for $35 at the Lacona Auction. I added a spring fork. The Saddle is a super comfortable Selle Royale. I removed the fenders to accommodate the Schwalbe Fat Frank tires. The bell is an old French Coucou my father bought for me. I crossed the border to Canada at Cape Vincent with this one, drove on Wolf Island, and all the way into Kingston. Nice ride.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Lady Cruiser

Look at this nice Rollfast from the 1950s I bought at the Lacona auction for $12:

Cleaned it, changed the saddle, wheels and tires, put a basket in the front. That's my first work since I was a kid, and it's for my lady.