Aluminati (feels like an abandoned amusement park in here!))

May 1, 2011
360
7
Denver Colorado
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I have been building bicycles since i was 6. Now 30 years later, it is still fun! So this is my first build off!
I am an illustrator by profession so this will be a lot like drawing. What happens.... happens! I might lean towards a more streamlined, tanker, board tracker?

3 weeks ago this bike was saved from an aluminum scrap pile here in Colorado by a guy that had no idea what it was.
He put in the antique section on craigslist. Under "old aluminum bike"
with no picture. I was on a bicycle spending spree. I saw it and thought old aluminum bike? It's worth a chance to check it out.
The next morning it was mine for next to nothing!

So here it is! the Silver King.





Good luck everyone. I know we will all need it .There have been some incredible builds on this site!

thanks
 
Jan 21, 2011
4,170
1,678
Benton, KS
Re: the Aluminati.. *SilVeR KinG*

Great start! I've never seen one of those before. Very unique. Cool trike as well! 8)
 
Re: the Aluminati.. *SilVeR KinG*

OW MY GAWD!
That's some nice stuff you've got... 8)

This is not only your first build-off. This is your first post! so...
Welcome, from one illustrator to another :D
Welcome on the forum, and make sure to post an intro about yourself in the intro forum. :wink: We'd like to get to know you better.

Good luck and have fun building.
 
Nov 18, 2007
5,267
1,555
Massachusetts
Re: the Aluminati.. *SilVeR KinG*

Great name. I think a COOL name counts for about 30 percent of the build. :lol:
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Re: the Aluminati.. *SilVeR KinG*

Polish it, and purple anodize it. SAWEEEEEETTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!
 
Mar 3, 2011
1,062
7
riverside
Re: the Aluminati.. *SilVeR KinG*

well looks like the build off is done. oh well, maybe someone wont bring something so awesome next year.
 
May 1, 2011
360
7
Denver Colorado
Re: the Aluminati.. *SilVeR KinG*

snydur said:
well looks like the build off is done. oh well, maybe someone wont bring something so awesome next year.
not so fast? there are some great bikes on this build! and its the first day!
 
Re: the Aluminati.. *SilVeR KinG*

snydur said:
well looks like the build off is done. oh well, maybe someone wont bring something so awesome next year.

"looks at silverking...looks at can of turd polish... cries..." :cry:
 
Re: the Aluminati.. *SilVeR KinG*

lobsterboyx said:
Big Fat Whitewalls said:
purple anodize it.
wash your mouth out!
:lol:
'purple anodize'...
Not so traditional. But I'll bet it'd look good though.
Or just 'anodize' some scallops in the front... 8)
(or color-clearcoat them ofcourse...)

I'm not sur what impresses me the most. My eyes keep wandering off to that little trike. Wouldn't it be TOTALLY AWESOME if you somehow could duplicate those fivespoke trikewheels for that big boy frame?
8)
 
Sep 6, 2006
9,051
61
La Porte,Indiana
Re: the Aluminati.. *SilVeR KinG*

scrumblero said:
snydur said:
well looks like the build off is done. oh well, maybe someone wont bring something so awesome next year.

"looks at silverking...looks at can of turd polish... cries..." :cry:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
Jun 29, 2009
1,081
60
SoCal
Re: the Aluminati.. *SilVeR KinG*

Geeze - what a great find - congratulations!
You can't miss with this as your starting point! 8)
 
May 1, 2011
360
7
Denver Colorado
Re: the Aluminati.. *SilVeR KinG*

i forget how long it takes to clean-up and polish aluminum! i am probably going to have to start with 400 grit to 800 then 1000 and then 1200 to 1500 and then 2000? then hit it with the wheel n compound.... this is like polishing a black paintjob. 3 times over! it is fighting me all the way. this bike has been crashed a time or 200? maybe i should rename it "the Aluminaughty"?
 

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