JC Higgins Colorflow
There is something unique about building your own bicycle or motorcycle, and then riding the crap out of it. Years ago, my first bicycle was one I built myself from trash parts other people had thrown away. Today, I again rode a bike I had built from recycled parts.
This bicycle is a JC Higgins Colorflow frame, with a Monark dual springer front fork. The crankset is Schwinn, and the saddle is a Brooks B72 leather suspension. The wheels and rubber are mismatched, chrome in front, white in the rear, but who cares?. At some point, I may checker the rear wheel. I opted to not repaint the frame. I like the scratched up and rusted patina of the steel frame.
The bike rides smooth as silk, with the straight front forks being incredibly nimble. I almost put some wider rubber on, but I am glad I did not.
The finished velocipede.