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    Question Restoring a 1970's Carl Heald Super Bronc VT-10

    I got this bike from my grandfather and I am restoring it for my senior project and was wonderin if someone could answer these 6 questions for me?
    1.) Would you suggest trying to keep as many parts as possible or to replace with brand new parts?
    2.) How long approximately would a full restore, without paint, take?
    3.) It has a static transmission, but I don't understand it, can someone please explain it?
    4.) What type of terrain are these bikes best for?
    5.) What types of things can these bikes be used for, utility wise?
    6.) How common are parts for these bikes?

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    What you have is an awesome machine, have had a few myself, and being this Super Bronc is your grandfathers, makes it even more awesome. User chatten63 is your parts connection, he has a lot of knowledge and parts to make your Super Bronc look new again. Some inline comments to your questions.

    1.) Would you suggest trying to keep as many parts as possible or to replace with brand new parts? If possible, original is always preferred, but sometimes the parts are beyond being restored or repaired.
    2.) How long approximately would a full restore, without paint, take? It can take a couple weeks to a year, depends on if you have all the parts needed and the time and money to restore.
    3.) It has a static transmission, but I don't understand it, can someone please explain it? The clutch is a Comet 30 and and most likely has the band brake on the clutch cover assembly. These are automatic and work great on a off road vehicle like go karts as well as on small and large mini bikes like your Super Bronc. Here is a link that talks about the Comet 30 https://www.gokartsupply.com/asymapp.htm
    4.) What type of terrain are these bikes best for? They love snow and mud as long as the mud doesn't clog up the rear fender. They could work in sand but would need o ring chain upgrade and insure good sealing on any oil type parts (sand collects to any oil, which is bad news).
    5.) What types of things can these bikes be used for, utility wise? Hunting, trail riding and playing off road.
    6.) How common are parts for these bikes? In the northern states more common, not so much in the south. They were made in Michigan. https://www.oldminibikes.com/forum/m...ry-lesson.html and ad to a Super Bronc https://books.google.com/books?id=XA...chigan&f=false

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    I just renew my super bronc, not far than six months .... cleaning the rust is taking time, finding good spares too . Good luck



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    Parts are available for these bikes but some parts are very hard to find or impossible to find.
    I have some parts for these bikes.

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    Like front fender for me , ...


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    Just picked this up locally here in MISuper Bronc1.jpg Looking to replace some missing peices

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    Nice bike, with lights and front brake


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    ... also a speedometer and horn!
    Michael

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    just pick this one up a few weeks ago for a good winter project heald trailbronc.jpg

 

 

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