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    1961 Caper Cycle Falcon Resto

    I messaged you. Thanks!
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    1961 Caper Cycle Falcon Resto

    Hey! Sorry. Haven’t been on in a while. I’ve got like 200 of these. Message me your address and how many you want, Ok? I’ll send them out.
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    1961 Caper Cycle Falcon Resto

    Nice one!
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    1961 Caper Cycle Falcon Resto

    Thanks! And thanks for replying anyway. Always better to know a couple way to skin a cat!
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    1961 Caper Cycle Falcon Resto

    It’s always hilarious after you check yourself over for gaping holes. Friggin angle grinders. Always agents for chaos.
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    1961 Caper Cycle Falcon Resto

    Thanks, folks! I’ll put another post up eventually but, if anyone is looking for a Caper Cycle decal like the one I have, I made many of them. .. possibly more than the bikes that were originally made to wear them. 8 bucks with shipping if you’re interested PM me! thanks! G
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    1961 Caper Cycle Falcon Resto

    Here’s to another 60 years for her! Thanks, man!
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    1961 Caper Cycle Falcon Resto

    Thanks! One of the most fun restorations I’ve ever done.
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    1961 Caper Cycle Falcon Resto

    Fired her off today. Man, if I’d had any idea what the correct motor for this was capable of in 1986, I’m pretty sure I’d be dead already. Brutal! My fixer upper exhaust didn’t work out paint wise but I’ll put the other back on and see what I can do with it… if nothing then I’ll just wait for...
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    1961 Caper Cycle Falcon Resto

    I’m sure it didn’t! But it was 20 years old when I got it and had been ridden hard and put away wet. It’s just nice to see it fresh for the first time ever…. Well, you know. Save for a few little things I kept true to my father’s work on it.
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    1961 Caper Cycle Falcon Resto

    Well, that’s about as close as it gets before first fire. I’ll have to replace the brake cable in the short term as it’s pretty cobbled together, had to resize the barrel end and make a receiver cup for the handle end of the housing. It’s not every pretty at all but it’ll work for testing...
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    1961 Caper Cycle Falcon Resto

    Not bad for a days work. From: to: The jackshaft was a bit of an issue. The bores were not exactly aligned but there’s not much to be done about that. I can’t imagine it left the shop any differently, you’d bend the frame before you bent those. Kind of overestimated the engine mounting hardware...
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    1961 Caper Cycle Falcon Resto

    She looks a scosche darker in the Pics than she actually is. It’s actually just pre 84 IH red, like chemically and otherwise. I used the same paint on my tractor restoration (it’s a 59 Country Squire that’s the color I remember it being, not necessarily the color it was) though far more...
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    1961 Caper Cycle Falcon Resto

    If I’m stupidly picky about anything, it’s tight measurements and paint. I don’t mean to beat a dead horse on this but, this is a 10 foot paint job on a Cadillac. I could stare at it all day long on a mini bike. This is about where my Grandfather would say “ON THAT PIECE O CRAP?” He wasn’t much...
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    1961 Caper Cycle Falcon Resto

    Thanks man. That means a lot. She’s tentatively promised to a two year old who will likely turn out to be the biggest gear head in my family. It’d be totally worth it to see the bike widen the eyes of another kid as it did for me a billion years ago.
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    1961 Caper Cycle Falcon Resto

    Well, I’d run into some issues with the last coat of paint.. for whatever reason, even after 48 hours or more, there was some wrinkling on the engine plate and the “foot peg” tube … so I took it all out and went at it with some wet/dry hoping I could just lay a polish on it after. Unfortunately...
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    1961 Caper Cycle Falcon Resto

    Well, everything original to the bike is about as good as it can get. I’ve got a few things to deal with on the frame regarding paint but that’s just me being me. Waiting on new stuff like bearings, cables, tubes, jackshaft, chain, cogs, the repro decals. Then there’s a trip to the ole...
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    Caper Cycle Brake Shoes

    I did it on the original bands in my tractor and they’ve held up well. On the tractor they were riveted on though, just drill the rivets out and the liners fell off the band. Thing I’m worried about here is that they’re bonded. Oh well, I’ll play with them a bit later and see how it goes. thanks!
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    Caper Cycle Brake Shoes

    They’re down to maybe 1/16” now with some tough grooves. Id actually just scuff them if the bakes were ever all that good. My father never replaced them and I get the feeling the material was corrupt when we got it. thanks for the link! I’m gonna try and get the material off today and I’ll...
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    Caper Cycle Brake Shoes

    Hey all, I've got a question for ye, I'm looking to do my brakes over (5" variety). For those of you who've been through all this, is there a direct replacement, a mod to fit solution or should I be thinking on bonding new material to the old frames? Either way is fine just don't want to be...
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