Kevins Vintage Bikes and Rustorations

I collect, restore and sell vintage bikes. I personally like to customize old rusty bikes to give a modern or funky look to them.

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11/02/2020

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08/01/2020

Hub from 1903 is now in use again! I added some stainless strips to the brake discs along with replacing the gear and cleaning the inside well.

07/26/2020

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06/28/2020

Overnight in rust remover (half-and-half) 😎

06/27/2020
06/13/2020

Sometimes it’s just worn out 😆

04/18/2020

Heavy gauge chrome spokes, NOS replacement axle and bearings and rebuilt rear hub - stops great and these roll SMOOTH

04/15/2020

An 1897 Rear Steer tandem rolling again! Sold already but it was fun while it lasted!

04/15/2020

Latest wheel build

02/08/2020

It’s a reproduction from about 50 years ago - but it was a fun lesson in how not to transport a 52” ordinary 😆

02/04/2020

New Project - looks to be 1897 or so Cleveland Lozier Rear Steer Tandem

11/16/2019

This bike has been a work in progress for a while now, but I “finished” it maybe 6 months ago.

It was purchased as just the frame, seat post stand, sprocket and crank.

- a little rough shape but it was straight and no bad rust, just no paint left
- paid $300 for proper fenders and wheels and ladies fork
- cut and re threaded the ladies fork
- soon realized I would never afford to restore it, sold the fenders and used the wheels in another bike
- after a year or so I decided to powder coat it
- bought a Harley style eBay fork and realized I can’t turn with that! Nearly gave up.
- decided since it’s just a cruiser I would cut the side portion of the fork stabilizer supports (so far so good)
- I bought the 3” wheels and tires built
- tried many time to match the sprocket and paint it myself (4th time is a charm)
- put an Ichi bike rear cog to allow it to ride skip chain with the original sprocket
- used aluminum billet motorcycle grips and foot pegs in rear for visual effect
- Brooks b135 seat
- for the seat post, I cold bent a solid 5/8 rod from Home Depot on a dumpster, and cut to length, beer can shimmed

07/30/2019

Hubs in prep to ride again!

05/27/2019

28” Faux Wood Rims - smart replacement for 1920’s and 30’s motobikes!

05/27/2019

It’s a bike kinda day

03/31/2019

Newly put together - I built the 28" wheels, rebuilt the hubs, covered the seat, cut and re-threaded a ladies fork to fit this bike, custom sized the chain to fit. Its very much a rat-rod still but its cool enough.

03/19/2019

Wheel building has been the flavor of the week!

02/25/2019

Bicycle Art

Morning Coffee

02/10/2019

New 28” rims with rebuilt New Departure hubs - clean!

12/31/2018

A few of 2018’s Bikes - here is hoping for many more in 2019!

12/16/2018

Spoke em if you got em

12/11/2018

Full build - every nut and bolt, hub internal was apart, not sure how I didn’t lose anything. Laced the wheels also!

12/02/2018

Brought this 1955 Schwinn back to life - finally learned how to build wheels!

11/01/2018

Progress on this Schwinn:

10/21/2018

Here is a rare Lobdell seat I just won/bought!

10/16/2018

Latest find! Will clean up and make a rider.

09/03/2018

Here is one I recently tuned up, replaced tubes and tires and got ready to roll! Cool unique EvanAction fork!

06/11/2018

Here is the (almost) done rattle can restore of an X53 who was pretty sad and beat up. I sold the tank to help fund other projects. sad but there were much nicer ones out there that needed it.

05/27/2018

When you need to remove rust but keep the paint (Maybe), not destroy the metal and use something ware based: here is a Delta rocket ray base that was pretty rusty in the battery housing...

05/19/2018

This is the most intricate headbadge and artistic frame I have owned. Selling for $500 as I'm in too deep on too many projects.

04/15/2018

Mash-up custom I made and sold recently.

03/20/2018

Made some good progress on the X53 today! It will ride again! Rest has been soaked to best of my ability now to either sand or sandblast!

I didn’t do the welding on the small crack but found a cool dude who did it free and has bikes for sale!

No heat was used.

02/03/2018

More SK progress. Hard when you get 30 minutes at a time to work but picking the right tools help. This is a foam drill attachment with small pieces of sandpaper, meant for sanding open edging

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