More Schreckengostian Goodness
I just picked up another Murray cruiser. It's too stripped down to tell what model (or brand, for that matter - Western Flyer, Sears, J.C. Higgins, Murray?) it was sold as. I can only tell it was built sometimes in the late 1950s to early 70s.
It has the cool Viktor Schreckengost (hi, Frankenbiker) designed rear dropouts, but a standard cantilever frame. So, it could be one of a couple dozen variations.
I picked it up mainly because of the rear baskets (and the brand-new Electra tires, which are worth more than I paid for the bike). I have been planning on building up a grocery bike with rear baskets and a porteur rack, so I figure this one is already halfway there. The black rattlecan paint won't be too affected by staying out in the weather, so it can be a true pack mule, without worrying about the aesthetics of the bike.
I'll probably use my copper pipe prototype that I built as a pattern for the rack I need to finish for Mark Overly. Or, I might build one from slotted shelf supports (I saw one on a blog, somewhere, and it looked pretty cool).
And, of course, I just had to have another project to work on.
More, as it develops.