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#51 2018-01-07 7:40am

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Re: 80's U-HAUL 26" Rent-A-Cruiser Winter Build Project

Found an old 333 hub complete, still on a MOSSBERG bike, so that gives me all the little parts I was missing on my NOS 333 hub...

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"River seeks its own level, it won't fight the rock, it flows around it, rock becomes a refuge in the river" Master Po
"If one lives its a certainty he will die, what will happen will happen whether one is a afraid or not" Kwai Chang Caine
"All creatures one with nature, no life insignificant, become a cup empty of yourself full of oneness" Master Khan
"Body dies but the journey goes on, soul sees always, nothing dies that was ever something" Kwai Chang Caine
"If a man dwells on the past he robs the present, if a man ignores the past he may rob the future" Master Po
"When you cease to strive to understand, then you will know without understanding" Kwai Chang Caine

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#52 2018-01-07 7:50am

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Re: 80's U-HAUL 26" Rent-A-Cruiser Winter Build Project


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#53 2018-01-09 3:35pm

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Re: 80's U-HAUL 26" Rent-A-Cruiser Winter Build Project

cool I am digging this bike!


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#54 2018-01-17 3:21pm

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Re: 80's U-HAUL 26" Rent-A-Cruiser Winter Build Project

Thanks

New 7X hoops arrived today and ordered SnakeBelly tires, I think I have 99% of the parts, its time to stop shopping and start building! It's been 90 days since I started and another 90 days from now everything in nature will be blooming, so this is the halfway point in the dead of winter and I want to be finished when springtime arrives so I can be cruisin in it.

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"Ignore insulting tongue, duck provoking blow, wear travelers cloak that permits you to endure" Kwai Chang Caine
"River seeks its own level, it won't fight the rock, it flows around it, rock becomes a refuge in the river" Master Po
"If one lives its a certainty he will die, what will happen will happen whether one is a afraid or not" Kwai Chang Caine
"All creatures one with nature, no life insignificant, become a cup empty of yourself full of oneness" Master Khan
"Body dies but the journey goes on, soul sees always, nothing dies that was ever something" Kwai Chang Caine
"If a man dwells on the past he robs the present, if a man ignores the past he may rob the future" Master Po
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#55 2018-01-17 9:14pm

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Re: 80's U-HAUL 26" Rent-A-Cruiser Winter Build Project

Nice rims.


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#56 2018-02-11 11:58am

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Re: 80's U-HAUL 26" Rent-A-Cruiser Winter Build Project

Got the rims laced up the other day, next week will start re-welding the cable routers on the frame.

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"Ignore insulting tongue, duck provoking blow, wear travelers cloak that permits you to endure" Kwai Chang Caine
"River seeks its own level, it won't fight the rock, it flows around it, rock becomes a refuge in the river" Master Po
"If one lives its a certainty he will die, what will happen will happen whether one is a afraid or not" Kwai Chang Caine
"All creatures one with nature, no life insignificant, become a cup empty of yourself full of oneness" Master Khan
"Body dies but the journey goes on, soul sees always, nothing dies that was ever something" Kwai Chang Caine
"If a man dwells on the past he robs the present, if a man ignores the past he may rob the future" Master Po
"When you cease to strive to understand, then you will know without understanding" Kwai Chang Caine

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#57 2018-02-20 3:47pm

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Re: 80's U-HAUL 26" Rent-A-Cruiser Winter Build Project

Cut off welded seat post clamp and the brazed cable guides from their lower frame position, two were not salvageable, cut other cable guides out of an old Huffy frame, cleaned everything up, and welded guides to their new upper frame position...

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"Ignore insulting tongue, duck provoking blow, wear travelers cloak that permits you to endure" Kwai Chang Caine
"River seeks its own level, it won't fight the rock, it flows around it, rock becomes a refuge in the river" Master Po
"If one lives its a certainty he will die, what will happen will happen whether one is a afraid or not" Kwai Chang Caine
"All creatures one with nature, no life insignificant, become a cup empty of yourself full of oneness" Master Khan
"Body dies but the journey goes on, soul sees always, nothing dies that was ever something" Kwai Chang Caine
"If a man dwells on the past he robs the present, if a man ignores the past he may rob the future" Master Po
"When you cease to strive to understand, then you will know without understanding" Kwai Chang Caine

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#58 2018-02-21 9:22am

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Re: 80's U-HAUL 26" Rent-A-Cruiser Winter Build Project

Do you mind sharing your chrome/rust cleaning process?  That came out clean!


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#59 2018-02-21 9:30am

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Re: 80's U-HAUL 26" Rent-A-Cruiser Winter Build Project

I know there has been talks of OA bath not being safe, but it's been about 10 years since my last time doing one and will plan on doing it again.  OA works wonders for me, but I might try some barkeepers something or other pal or friend.  I just have a few rust spots to work out.


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#60 2018-02-21 4:27pm

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Re: 80's U-HAUL 26" Rent-A-Cruiser Winter Build Project

cancan wrote:

Do you mind sharing your chrome/rust cleaning process?  That came out clean!

Eric DeCastro wrote:

I know there has been talks of OA bath not being safe, but it's been about 10 years since my last time doing one and will plan on doing it again.

I don't think there is a one-size-fits-all when it comes to this stuff. I'm from the school of antique auto detailing where the rule is "always use the least aggressive means possible" and go from there. There are some frames that I would go OA bath, but in this specific case these were only a set of forks, and because the forks are extremely rare (not valuable) they are not replaceable. So I decided to go with the light surface cleanup and play it safe.

That method you asked about is simply washing them first in warm water with Dawn and a wash cloth to remove dirt and grease. Second step I use super fine 0000 steel wool (not SOS pad) with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice (citric acid) from my breakfast. This does several things, the fine steel wool doesn't scratch, I'm also not applying a lot of pressure and letting the wool do the work which is even less abrasive, and the acid is eating away at the rust on the surface of the chrome chemically. The third step is to use aluminum foil and grapefruit juice on any badly pitted or stubborn areas and welds, this is a lightly abrasive adapting scrubby with chemical assistance. The fourth step is to wash again with soap and water to get clean and re-evaluate. If everything looks good the fifth step is an aggressive hand polish with a good product like Simichrome.

There are a few spots where the rust is pitted through the chrome and there is nothing I can do about that, but I'm just glad the original forks were still attached to the frame when I found it and I was able to save them enough to look presentable.

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"Ignore insulting tongue, duck provoking blow, wear travelers cloak that permits you to endure" Kwai Chang Caine
"River seeks its own level, it won't fight the rock, it flows around it, rock becomes a refuge in the river" Master Po
"If one lives its a certainty he will die, what will happen will happen whether one is a afraid or not" Kwai Chang Caine
"All creatures one with nature, no life insignificant, become a cup empty of yourself full of oneness" Master Khan
"Body dies but the journey goes on, soul sees always, nothing dies that was ever something" Kwai Chang Caine
"If a man dwells on the past he robs the present, if a man ignores the past he may rob the future" Master Po
"When you cease to strive to understand, then you will know without understanding" Kwai Chang Caine

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#61 2018-02-22 9:26am

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Re: 80's U-HAUL 26" Rent-A-Cruiser Winter Build Project

ChromeCruiser wrote:

Found this seat today by accident for $25, looks like NOS or slightly used and a good match to the original UHAUL seat in the reference photo on Page 1, but I'm not 100% sure what year/era it is. Has a Permaco sticker under it but also marked Persons, plus has Made in the USA in several places and made by The Faulhaber Company in Ohio... can anyone date it???

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Discovered something by accident while watching Pee Wee's Big Adventure recently, there was one scene where I got a really good look at his seat and its identical to the seat above I bought a few months ago (same embossed triangles in sides) so it is the correct time period for this build.

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"Ignore insulting tongue, duck provoking blow, wear travelers cloak that permits you to endure" Kwai Chang Caine
"River seeks its own level, it won't fight the rock, it flows around it, rock becomes a refuge in the river" Master Po
"If one lives its a certainty he will die, what will happen will happen whether one is a afraid or not" Kwai Chang Caine
"All creatures one with nature, no life insignificant, become a cup empty of yourself full of oneness" Master Khan
"Body dies but the journey goes on, soul sees always, nothing dies that was ever something" Kwai Chang Caine
"If a man dwells on the past he robs the present, if a man ignores the past he may rob the future" Master Po
"When you cease to strive to understand, then you will know without understanding" Kwai Chang Caine

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#62 2018-02-22 5:07pm

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Re: 80's U-HAUL 26" Rent-A-Cruiser Winter Build Project

This is a crazy build, can't wait to see it finished


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#63 2018-02-22 7:13pm

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Re: 80's U-HAUL 26" Rent-A-Cruiser Winter Build Project

Thanks, got all the pieces on the NOS hub (doesn't come with parts, had to take them from the old dirty hub)

<nut, washer ---hub--- dust cover, cog, snap ring, non-turn washer, washer, nut, lock nut, push rod, bell crank>

and filled it with Phil Wood Tenacious Oil so its ready to roll. I went with the 22T cog which will give me...

3 HIGH (1.333) 72.3 Gear Inches (flying)
2 - N -  (1.000) 54.2 Gear Inches (cruising) 46/22
1 LOW  (0.750) 40.7 Gear Inches (climbing)

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"Ignore insulting tongue, duck provoking blow, wear travelers cloak that permits you to endure" Kwai Chang Caine
"River seeks its own level, it won't fight the rock, it flows around it, rock becomes a refuge in the river" Master Po
"If one lives its a certainty he will die, what will happen will happen whether one is a afraid or not" Kwai Chang Caine
"All creatures one with nature, no life insignificant, become a cup empty of yourself full of oneness" Master Khan
"Body dies but the journey goes on, soul sees always, nothing dies that was ever something" Kwai Chang Caine
"If a man dwells on the past he robs the present, if a man ignores the past he may rob the future" Master Po
"When you cease to strive to understand, then you will know without understanding" Kwai Chang Caine

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#64 2018-03-09 2:50pm

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Re: 80's U-HAUL 26" Rent-A-Cruiser Winter Build Project

Picked up the frame from powder coat and applied my custom decals as soon as I got home today...

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"Ignore insulting tongue, duck provoking blow, wear travelers cloak that permits you to endure" Kwai Chang Caine
"River seeks its own level, it won't fight the rock, it flows around it, rock becomes a refuge in the river" Master Po
"If one lives its a certainty he will die, what will happen will happen whether one is a afraid or not" Kwai Chang Caine
"All creatures one with nature, no life insignificant, become a cup empty of yourself full of oneness" Master Khan
"Body dies but the journey goes on, soul sees always, nothing dies that was ever something" Kwai Chang Caine
"If a man dwells on the past he robs the present, if a man ignores the past he may rob the future" Master Po
"When you cease to strive to understand, then you will know without understanding" Kwai Chang Caine

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#65 2018-03-10 7:22am

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Re: 80's U-HAUL 26" Rent-A-Cruiser Winter Build Project

cool


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#66 2018-03-10 10:47am

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Re: 80's U-HAUL 26" Rent-A-Cruiser Winter Build Project

I haven't said anything yet, but according to Sheldon Brown  you're going to want to be really gentle with that 3-speed hub.


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#67 2018-03-13 8:20pm

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Slow progress but getting there...

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/239430/progress5aa8950591.jpg


"Ignore insulting tongue, duck provoking blow, wear travelers cloak that permits you to endure" Kwai Chang Caine
"River seeks its own level, it won't fight the rock, it flows around it, rock becomes a refuge in the river" Master Po
"If one lives its a certainty he will die, what will happen will happen whether one is a afraid or not" Kwai Chang Caine
"All creatures one with nature, no life insignificant, become a cup empty of yourself full of oneness" Master Khan
"Body dies but the journey goes on, soul sees always, nothing dies that was ever something" Kwai Chang Caine
"If a man dwells on the past he robs the present, if a man ignores the past he may rob the future" Master Po
"When you cease to strive to understand, then you will know without understanding" Kwai Chang Caine

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#68 2018-03-13 8:49pm

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Re: 80's U-HAUL 26" Rent-A-Cruiser Winter Build Project

This is super cool. What a unique piece. Great resto.
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#69 2018-03-14 8:44am

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Re: 80's U-HAUL 26" Rent-A-Cruiser Winter Build Project

ChromeCruiser wrote:

Slow progress but getting there...

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Man that’s looking incredibly, like a man sized orange crate! cool


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#70 2018-03-14 9:21am

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Love it!  Can't wait to see it all together.


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#71 2018-03-14 9:41am

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You, sir, are building a masterpiece!


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#72 2018-03-14 4:28pm

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Re: 80's U-HAUL 26" Rent-A-Cruiser Winter Build Project

Many thanks, started in October and goal was to be finished in April just in time for riding season, so pretty much on schedule. The best thing about this build is how I did the process at a slow leisurely pace and let things come together on their own, as opposed to trying to force things. It's amazing how so many parts found me when I took that approach. That was a personal challenge for me on project like this, because in the past I'd want it finished sooner and be frustrated when I couldn't find part or things weren't coming together fast enough, guess that spiritual maturity thing is actually working, lol.

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"Ignore insulting tongue, duck provoking blow, wear travelers cloak that permits you to endure" Kwai Chang Caine
"River seeks its own level, it won't fight the rock, it flows around it, rock becomes a refuge in the river" Master Po
"If one lives its a certainty he will die, what will happen will happen whether one is a afraid or not" Kwai Chang Caine
"All creatures one with nature, no life insignificant, become a cup empty of yourself full of oneness" Master Khan
"Body dies but the journey goes on, soul sees always, nothing dies that was ever something" Kwai Chang Caine
"If a man dwells on the past he robs the present, if a man ignores the past he may rob the future" Master Po
"When you cease to strive to understand, then you will know without understanding" Kwai Chang Caine

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#73 2018-03-18 4:14pm

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Re: 80's U-HAUL 26" Rent-A-Cruiser Winter Build Project

Was able to work on it for a little while today... got the chain installed and back wheel dialed in, surprised how little clearance there is between the tire and chainstay. Another small custom addition was a fork decal with the rental number, because the number was originally dremel'ed into the bottom bracket and I wasn't going to do that, so I came up with the fork decal idea because on the left bottom fork there was an area of chrome that couldn't be saved. That provided a way to hide the defect and seemed like a good spot for it...

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/239430/tire-gap5aaef2ad61.jpg

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/239430/forkn-umber5aaef2e1dc.jpg

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"Ignore insulting tongue, duck provoking blow, wear travelers cloak that permits you to endure" Kwai Chang Caine
"River seeks its own level, it won't fight the rock, it flows around it, rock becomes a refuge in the river" Master Po
"If one lives its a certainty he will die, what will happen will happen whether one is a afraid or not" Kwai Chang Caine
"All creatures one with nature, no life insignificant, become a cup empty of yourself full of oneness" Master Khan
"Body dies but the journey goes on, soul sees always, nothing dies that was ever something" Kwai Chang Caine
"If a man dwells on the past he robs the present, if a man ignores the past he may rob the future" Master Po
"When you cease to strive to understand, then you will know without understanding" Kwai Chang Caine

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#74 2018-03-18 5:19pm

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Re: 80's U-HAUL 26" Rent-A-Cruiser Winter Build Project

Cool Idea. I wonder how much rentals were when this was in service? cool


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#75 2018-03-19 6:03pm

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Re: 80's U-HAUL 26" Rent-A-Cruiser Winter Build Project

Nice work and great attention to detail.

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