The "I feel you brother" button is missing srry..
I hate when that happens, but I'm sure you'll take care of it.
Thanks guys. I touched it up and it's not noticeable at all unless you're looking very close.Bummer on the paint peel but like what you got going on there with the black.
Thank you for the stickers!! Put one right on the old tool box. Never get tired of staring at the Decoluxe.
Here's a screen capture from one of my posts on the HAMB, it's a great alternative to taping up the tire and having to deal with the sticky residue......................Here's a tip that I discovered. The front tire was very tight going on the rim so when I started to take it back off for paint, it was giving me a terrible fight. It occurred to me that I wouldn't be able to pry it back on without scrapping some paint from the edge of the rim so I decided that it would be best to leave it on the rim.
So I deflated the tire, tucked some tape behind the edge and then painted it. After the paint dried I removed the tape and re-inflated the tire. Easy!
ahh...there's that kickstand...we're using the same one alright. thanks for the 'mounting' tip.As they say, one thing leads to another. I tried a standard kickstand and discovered that the lower 'drag link' is right in the way. I found a rear axel mount stand on a junk bike and tried it. It didn't work either.
So the only option left was to spend more hours modifying another one-off part. My initial plan for a simple and quick build keeps dragging me in for more and more fabrication.
I failed to take a before photo before jumping in but here's one from the web.
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All of that just for a kickstand!
No, they were fine with no air but keep in mind the sidewall of a car tire is much stiffer than a bicycle tire is.I used painters tape and didn't have any residue problems but I'm sure the cards would work great also. Did you inflate the tire to hold the cards in place?
The graphics for the chain guard was taken from the bikes logo on the original livery....Nice detail on the chain guard mount! Very elegante'
Paint really pops in the sun. You have some graphics planned for this one?
AKA... the not so smart bike??The graphics for the chain guard was taken from the bikes logo on the original livery.
This is how the original logo looked:
I updated it a little and added the X in the star since it is now an 'X-SmartBike' from the short lived bicycle sharing program in Washington DC.
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