Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 10 BIKES' started by Jane says, Jun 28, 2015.
Okay..Last minute I decided I want to enter the bike build. I know its late but hopefully I will have enough time to finish it. Like last years Bohemian Rhapsody, this year I also chose the theme name based on a song. This bike was given to me. It is a rusty crusty eyesore but it was free and if anything else it had a really cool chainguard. The front wheel was junk but I have enough parts to put a rideable bike together I think. I had some cool orange tires that I thought I was going to use on last years build but didnt. They are what inspired my build. They remind me of a summer sunset on the east coast. I'm going for a crunchy granola beach cruiser look
What I am starting with...
As you can see I have alot of leftover paint and parts to choose from...All I bought so far was tubes. Hoping to do this with as little money as possible.
Good luck with it.
Do I see holes in the rear fender for skirt laces?
Nice pile of parts to start with, especially those orange tyres... very cool
4 weeks to go, heaps of time!
you do! Not sure if I want to lace them up or leave them alone. Its kind of a cool contrast over the orange tires...
But if you go with laces,might try to find something in bright green. Don't know why but for some reason bright orange and green seem to fit together.
This is what i have done since last night...
I sanded the frame ..but didnt do an all out job of it. I hate taking apart and sanding ...besides, I like most of my bikes to have that crusty aged look so you can tell at a glance that its old. This is why I am a big fan of that Hammered look spraypaint.
I painted the frame a satin Ivory
Same with fork but used a touch of flat aqua with satin clearcoat
old truss rods off of a bike someone rescued from going to the dump...
here they are painted a metallic bronze
handlebars that I might use...or maybe not...
oh and nice rack
Glad to see you back in the fun!!!!
Nothing like some Sly and the Family Stone to get a build going right.
Your builds are always fun to follow too.
Found this Sly gem on youtube. I never knew someone could have a funky violin solo.
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
Gotta love Soul Train
So I didnt do a whole lot today. I am trying to decide if I want ape hangers or not and do I want to buy a new seat or just recover an old one with something funky? And the chain guard isnt quite what I wanted so I taped it off and spray painted around the edges...
and the rack...
Also just for fun, there is a four leaf clover in both of these pictures. If you are the first one to find them both I will vote for your bike .
PM sent on 4 Leaf Clovers
And we have a winner!!!! I would have voted for your bike anyway
This is gonna be cool! Can't wait to see what you do with it
As soon as I saw the title, I knew exactly the song you were referring to. Loves me some Sly... can't wait to see some more progress on the bike
Welcome to the build-off!
Glad to see you have entered again.Some cool parts and ideas going on.
If only I can make up my mind about what colors I want to use. Already painted the rims 3 times cause I keep changing my mind. Once again this is not coming out how I envisioned it but it never does. I will be just as surprised as anyone else how it turns out
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