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Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 9 BIKES' started by expjawa, May 1, 2014.

  1. expjawa

    expjawa

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    OK, here's where I'm starting with - a basic Sears middleweight of the Spaceliner frame type, though not labeled a Spaceliner. I picked this up a few years ago at a swap meet for $20, and have considered using it for a RRBBO a couple of times before. This year, I've decided to actually do something with it.

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    I've got a lot of ideas swirling, and I might even refer back to a sketch I made several years ago (which I'll have to find) for inspiration. Last year, I took ideas from Cadillacs and jet fighters. This year, I'm thinking of something that is appropriate for the name "Spaceliner". So, sci-fi based, but hopefully not much like what others have already done. Beyond that, well, we'll see...
     
  2. jats

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    Love your frame Dude!!

    Troy
     
  3. Chips_Mahoy

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    Looks familiar.....;)

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  4. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Spaceliners are always cool!
     
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  5. Rockit!

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    Boom.

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  6. fordsnake

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    I love the lines of the Spaceliner...I have one hanging in my garage, I just have't figured out what to do with it yet. I'll be watching your build for ideas.
     
  7. expjawa

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    LOL, I said Goldenliner, not Goldenrod... Still, I'm surprised that I hadn't thought of the connection of C3P0 to a gold-colored sci-fi build myself. Jawas have short memories sometimes. Still, I'm not sure that I can do much with that with regards to what I've already been thinking about...
     
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  8. expjawa

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    Thanks, guys. Anyway, who doesn't love a Spaceliner? Doesn't using one guarantee a top-10 finish? :D
     
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  9. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    If you paint some teeth on it. you are guaranteed top 5 from my experience. :21::crazy:
     
  10. expjawa

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    What's more is that it seems adding fins gets you into the top-10 as well. So, if I combined the two (i.e. build a pedal-shark), it ought to be a winner!
     
  11. LukeTheJoker

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    Love it! Looking forward to seeing it happen, everyone loves a Spaceliner...

    Luke.
     
  12. Randythe Rat

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    +1
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  13. MplsCoaster

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    Gold Spaceliner, Very Cool!!
    Go Twin Top Tubes! LOL
     
  14. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster)

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    Sci-fi based got my attention.:)
     
  15. pick

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    Love Spaceliners!
     
  16. Pedal2daMetal

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    Coolest starting point I've seen so far!
     
  17. randallace

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    lovin it , gonna follow this one -
     
  18. Gold Street Customs

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    Anything with gold in it....just saying:cool2:
     
  19. expjawa

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    Well, you probably biased on that... :cool:

    This is the actual paint color I plan to use on the bike when I get that far:
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    Its more of a yellow gold, compared to the bronzish gold that it is now. But this color looks awesome in the sunshine. The bike pictured above is one I painted for my nephew a couple years ago, so I know what to expect as far working with the color. I'm thinking that this, with chrome (and possibly copper) accents, will look pretty cool. I'm still working out the rest of the whole general sort of mish-mash though...
     
  20. Bike Bum

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    This is going to be a cool build. I've always liked those frames, plus, I'm a huge space age fanatic!!
     

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