Front Wheel and Heavy Handed Damage

Filed under: Restoration — Wrote by Roger Los on Saturday, October 13th, 2001 @ 5:31 am

The tires arrived, the drums were turned, the brake shoes were relined, and the front wheel is now on. I put the tires on myself, and I pinched the tube in the rear wheel, so had to do it over, and at some point in that process, I scratched the chrome in several places on the rim, including one “chunk” which is gone. Simple carelessness. I doubt there is anything I can do about it at this point, except to try to disguise it somehow.

My cap is tipped to anyone who does a ground up restoration that doesn’t do damage as they’re putting it all back together. I have numerous places where I’ve nicked the paint on the bike. I guess that is what touch up is for. Pretty disappointing, none-the-less.

This is the damage done to the rear wheel. Ugh!

Running expense list:

    $6,830 (previous entry total)
       100  Reline shoes, fit to drums
        50  Ammeter (reproduction)

Running time clock*:

hours  120 (previous entry total)
        10 (misc.)
       130 (total to date)

*I work at a leisurely pace. It’s pretty damn approximate, too.

1 Comment
  • Comment by Stephen Foster | September 9, 2011 @ 12:07 am

    Thats a fine machine You have there …real credit to You !

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