'GRASSHOPPER' FINISHED

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  1. Funkme

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    green-grasshopper-that-looks-like-a-leaf-Grasshopper.jpg

    Considering everyone has put 2-3 builds in, I am also going to add to this list.

    I have so many half built bikes, and this is the build off to finish them off...

    I have 2 folding shoppers,so will enter them both.
    This one is a Italian Dino 20" 16229812_10154496558254811_1337976854_o.jpg 16244748_10154496557409811_58619808_o.jpg I don't want to spend any money(except on paint). I have a lot of bike junk laying around, so will try and see what I can do with it.
     
  2. OddJob

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    I'd like to do a folding bike someday. Be watching this and taking notes....
    :forum:
     
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  3. Funkme

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    They seem to be able to be turned into anything.
    Very fun bikes.
     
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  4. brett4christ

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    Folding bikes ARE fun...no rules, blank canvas!

    Here's my version...
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  5. Funkme

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    :21: I like,thats cool,and great minds think alike... Same color I was going for hence Grasshopper.
     
  6. LukeTheJoker

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    This will be cool!
     
  7. Funkme

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    So no thrills or spills with this bike. It will just be a 20" fixie (mixie racer).
    Colors: Green with brown seat and grips and cream tires/pedals.
    Try to get the chrome all cleaned up if I can...
    Manage to get the bars off another bike that was all seized up.
    And some extra bits and bobs off this.
    Basic thing is just strip it and paint it. 16389205_10154508333524811_963380706_o.jpg
     
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  8. LukeTheJoker

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    Looks cool with those drop bars on it!
     
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  9. Funkme

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    Started stripping the frame down.
    As it is now. 16523516_10154524123579811_1798121773_o.jpg
    Ready to sand and spray.
    Been cleaning the chrome to try and get rid of as much rust.

    Before 16466375_10154524128979811_1174775464_o.jpg 16507394_10154524129849811_479017786_n.jpg

    After 16491355_10154524128644811_533603802_o.jpg

    Best I can do. As there is a lot of pitting.,in the bars,but the wrap should cover that issue.

    Wheels are next.
     
  10. OddJob

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    Like the vintage clean look of this build Funk. And the drop bars.....:thumbsup::cool2:
     
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    That is a very Funk-y bike with the dropped bars. Strange but very cool looking. All set to race from the marina to the bar.
     
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    Sanded back the frame,and started to paint.
    Undercoat. 17036670_10154589161294811_1232272597_o.jpg The color. 17091291_10154589159424811_1161031590_o.jpg The old decal (old muscle bike style) 17028717_10154589159684811_316167687_n.jpg
    And some new decals. 17028940_10154589159939811_76029720_n.jpg
     
  13. metalchewy

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    Bright! Looking good!
     
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    Nice work on those stickers!
    Did you get them made or do it yourself?
     
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  15. Funkme

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    Homemade. Things are getting to pricey these days.
     
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    Just notice in the last pic,2 donars, Moonshine express,a horse and dog make up the background...
     
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    2 donors, Moonshine express,a horse and dog walk into a bar...

    Merle :crazy:
     
  18. LukeTheJoker

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    Great pic!
     
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    Love that color.
     
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    I need to find something like that here in the states, those folders are so cool and have limitless possibilities.
     
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