my homemade vintage trueing stand
i've had a 1938 Wards/Hawthorne all aluminum girls bike for a year sitting around waiting for me to restore. the tubes are lugged in, and one of the lugs was cracked, so i figured i'd see if i could alumiweld it. and i did, worked great. while i was waiting for it to cool, i decided to straighten the rear chainstays. put a little hand pressure on them, and SNAP.
alumiweld ain't gonna fix 70 year old, brittle aluminum. and if it did, i still wouldn't ride the bike.
so, here it is. i gotta add the original head badge, then it'd be really cool...