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#1 2013-01-13 6:09pm

deftone_75
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From: cambridge city IN
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budget Windstyler builds (progress so far)

Here is where I am on two of my 4 current projects. These are both budget rider builds. Not built for show, or resell, just meant to enjoy. First one is a 1985 windstyler,bought as a beater frame from ebay. tioga Compact Disc chainring (from ebay for 5.00). Forks are modified 90's Huffy. Stem is from an old Kent. Trying to keep total cost under 300.00. I should make it on this one easy. I have used parts that I have laying around whenever possible. Like I said, this was a beater frame to start with.

1985 Hutch Windstyler
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/deftone_75/Hutch%20Wind%20Styler/851_zps4ed7c42c.jpg


This is an 87 Windstyler, again, an ebay beater frame. Modified forks off an old bike that reminded me of 87-88 dyno forks. Stem is an acs knockoff (from ebay), crank is off an old uknown bike and reminded me of a GT spider. I will probably replace the crank with something a lil better. Again, a budget build that should come in well under my 300.00 limit. Used with parts that I had. I got decals covered for both and getting them done CHEAP. Can't wait to ride these!


1987 Hutch Windstyler
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/deftone_75/Hutch%20Wind%20Styler/871_zpsd8ab2be1.jpg


Basecoat/clearcoat on both, and paint is nice, shiny and durable.

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#2 2013-01-13 9:47pm

Aircooledrules
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Re: budget Windstyler builds (progress so far)

I want a Windstyler. It will be my next purchase!!!

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#3 2013-01-14 6:16am

deftone_75
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From: cambridge city IN
Registered: 2012-07-03
Posts: 262
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Re: budget Windstyler builds (progress so far)

There were a couple of good deals on ebay. I always troll everywhere for exels, and windstylers. Nobody seems to want them LOL, so they go cheap. The yellow frame was white originally and rough, it was 50.00. The blue one was blue originally and had bad paint and was 60.00. Every now and again they come up. I want another exel to do in white. God I am buried right now! I got these two waiting on parts (no money), I got a chrome Haro revo twin top tube on hold that I'm gonna pay for in 2 weeks, and a SCS chrome F/f on hold to pay for as well, so I cannot buy one part until I get these two F/F bought! I still have a 71 murray eliminator twin top tube that I just primed, ready for paint that my youngest daughter is helping build. PLUS i have to put a new motor in my daily driver fox body mustang (broken wrist pin in the fall), and finish up putting motor in my 77 mustang cobra II. I absolutely DO NOT need to be dicking with bikes! LOL but to be honest, bike building, along with my car projects, are the only things that keep me sane and allow my wife and kids to stand me! (they probably can't anyway). I will keep eye out for another cheap windstyler for ya. Will pm if I find any. I don't need any more bike projects!

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#4 2013-01-14 1:08pm

joey1320
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Re: budget Windstyler builds (progress so far)

Great work so far. Keep em oldies rollin and back on the streets!!!

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#5 2013-03-24 8:35am

deftone_75
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Re: budget Windstyler builds (progress so far)

Getting a little closer on my blue one. Got the mags off ebay for 40.00 total cost. They had been spray painted flat black. A lot of painstaking stripping to get the lavender back! Got the seat from a member here dirt cheap. Tires, handlebars, and stem were junkers I had laying around and will replace with better as time goes one. KKT pedals from ebay dirt cheap. Seat post was NOS Tioga from ebay, 18.00. Just need hand brakes set up, and decals applied (they are on route from FROG BMX) and I will be done with this budget build. Not sure what total cost is gonna be, but I am PRETTY SURE I can come in under my 300.00 target goal. My yellow one had to be restripped and started over. The frame and seat mast need some work, so its back to square one with that one. Anyways, ready for spring weather!

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/deftone_75/87W1_zps67fbcf5c.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/deftone_75/87W2_zpse1c343b8.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/deftone_75/87W3_zps013c1e5b.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/deftone_75/87W4_zps578ed117.jpg

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#6 2013-05-04 1:34pm

Jeno007
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Re: budget Windstyler builds (progress so far)

Cool how much did frog charge you for them?


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#7 2013-10-27 10:38am

deftone_75
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Re: budget Windstyler builds (progress so far)

OK, finally got 1 of these budget Hutch Windstylers DONE DONE DONE. This blue one I really think came out pretty good, for no more than I have in it. It started as a cheapie frame from ebay. Stripped it, basecoat/clearcoat the blue color. Fabricated some old generic forks from god knows when and god knows what with the fork pegs. Bought budget parts from here and ebay to complete it. Total cost less than 350.00 start to finish. Really have more in it than I wanted, but oh well. It rides pretty good for an oldie! The yellow one, is gonna be done in a completely different way. I changed my mind on the yellow, so It will be awhile for that one to pop up done! ANYWAY, comments good and bad are welcome! I enjoy good and bad criticism.  This one is NOT intended to be a show bike, and will never get sold, I made it to ride occasionally. Amazingly one my biggest cost on this was materials for paint (stripper, sandpaper, primer, paint, clearcoat and such.) It takes a lot of time and money to build one from scratch as you guys well know. I enjoy it very much and have 6 more builds going (very very slow) Hope everyone keeps building and posting!

Frame: 1987 Hutch (from here)
Forks: NO IDEA
Handlebars: Peregrine (from here)
Chain wheel: (eBay TIOGA)
Seat post: (ebay Tioga)
Seat: (NOS tricktop, ebay)
Post clamp:( lowest end as  it gets from an old bike)
Levers: (no idea, had them laying around)
Stem: (ebay, knockoff of some type)
Tires: (ebay, very cheap)
Wheels: ( Satellite, had been spraypainted black, stripped them best I could,  ebay very cheap)
Brake calipers ( non matching from what I had laying around)
Brale cables ( ebay----porkchop)
Pedals: (ebay KKT)
Decals: (repro----frog bmx)
Grips: (knockoff from ebay)

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/deftone_75/wscomplete1_zps37fb0a33.jpg


http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/deftone_75/wscomplete2_zps7ba8575a.jpg


http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/deftone_75/wscomplete3_zps85261500.jpg


http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/deftone_75/wscomplete4_zpsc8d473ad.jpg


http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/deftone_75/wscomplete5_zps30529b15.jpg


http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/deftone_75/wscomplete6_zpsbec90ea7.jpg


http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/deftone_75/wscomplete7_zpsff232cd8.jpg


http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/deftone_75/wscomplete8_zpsc78e174b.jpg

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#8 2013-10-27 2:37pm

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Re: budget Windstyler builds (progress so far)

Looks like it was a fun project. Came out looking cool. big_smile


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#9 2015-05-25 1:46pm

deftone_75
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From: cambridge city IN
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Re: budget Windstyler builds (progress so far)

These two Hutch Windstylers have undergone a few changes. Here is my latest swapping of parts. I think I am done with this one soon as I add grips and brakes. What you see here is a 1987 Hutch WindStyler frame. I had the forks fabricated from some department store bike from somewhere. Generic stem, Skyway Tuff II mags w/freewheel. Generic brake calipers, TrickTop knockoff seat, generic seat post and clamp, Peregrine handlebars (only name brand part on whole bike!) Hutch Chainring, HTI pedals, decals from frogbmx.com. Still less than 300.00 in whole bike. Rides good so far even with no brakes.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/deftone_75/windst1_zpsqhs7m8tc.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/deftone_75/windst2_zpsgstivpt8.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/deftone_75/windst3_zpswf5meplj.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/deftone_75/windst4_zpsenzupwvq.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/deftone_75/windst5_zpsrq2hfkuq.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/deftone_75/windst6_zps1nz8zcad.jpg

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#10 2015-05-27 3:22pm

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Re: budget Windstyler builds (progress so far)

nice budget builds cool
peregrine bars and hutch sprocket smile


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#11 2015-05-27 3:52pm

RobS
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Re: budget Windstyler builds (progress so far)

It looks way better that way IMO....what ever came of the other one?

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#12 2015-05-27 7:15pm

deftone_75
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From: cambridge city IN
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Re: budget Windstyler builds (progress so far)

the yellow one is now the lavender one in "My Bikes". It is different now from what it is in the "My Bikes" pictures too, but only a lil bit. I changed out the lavender mags for spokes. I still need to get grips and brake cables for the lavender one as well. Never ending! Thanks for the kind words guys! I think it looks a lot cleaner/better too. I got the Peregrine bars for pretty cheap, they had awful paint on them, was the only reason. The Hutch sprocket was an ebay score, if I remember right I stole it for 20.00 total cost. big_smile

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#13 2015-05-28 6:04pm

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Re: budget Windstyler builds (progress so far)

Good job man. These turned out great!


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#14 2015-05-28 7:50pm

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Re: budget Windstyler builds (progress so far)

cool build


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#15 2015-05-29 3:39am

deftone_75
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From: cambridge city IN
Registered: 2012-07-03
Posts: 262
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Re: budget Windstyler builds (progress so far)

Thanks guys. Feel free to post some Wind Styler Resto love of your own on this thread!

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