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Glad you like it Skip. Enjoy your build with the kids!!
Unc, believe me I believe you!! It seems like yesterday he was curled up in my lap. He is sitting on my lap now though. We're watching "Support Your Local Sheriff". I'm guessing you'd approve.
Dude one of my favorites...James Garner was at his best in that one. Lots of good actors and a classic clean movie to watch with your kids.
Is everybody finished building yet?
Well I tore down his bike yesterday. I coated it with a bunch of citrus stripper and let it sit over night outside. It rained. I scraped and scrubbed first thing this morning in the rain. got it to the basement.
Here it will sit until he sands some.
I was working on my Colorflow this evening when Boy wandered down after his 45 minutes of nightly reading.
"How's it going Dad?"
Pretty Good. I got it all greased up and wanted to put the chain on but I can't find my chain tool so I'm adding even more stuff to this heavy bike instead.
"Cool! I like your head li ......
....... Hey! My chopper! How come you haven't painted it?"
well you haven't sanded it. You want to work on sanding it now?
Now when you think its smooth enough stop, close your eyes and gently slide your hand over the area. If you can feel any bumps you need to sand more.
He did a pretty horrible job. He doesn't get how smooth it needs to be yet. I will make him sand about four more times to try and drive it home and then finish it for him without telling.
Wow, Kids are awesome. Great father son time. I would like them to stay little forever, but at the same time I can't wait for them to grow up just enough to build things with.
If they come, I will build it.
Cherish every moment bikebuilder. I'm so glad I have.
He has been helping me with stuff since he was 5 and he will turn 9 in a couple of weeks. I can't believe I started this thread over a year ago. I look at him then and now and in that short time the changes are substantial. I handed him my cordless drill with a wire wheel in the chuck. He liked that a lot. He never used to like power tools. Now he loves them. <insert Tool Time grunt here>
He should enjoy the simplicity of assembly after all that sanding.
it's all about the bikes, man. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=50053
I was going to update my sig line, but I'm not seein' anything worth plagiarizing right now.
If they come, I will build it.
i haven't been on here much lately, but this thread is the beez kneez! Its completely solidified my love/addiction to this forum! great lookin bicycle. looks better than the first bike i put together, and that was just a coupla years ago. keep 'em comin fellas.
fart jokes and fake poop
Thanks Chunt. I need to get him in the basement this weekend for another sanding session. Won't be able to paint until late spring so he's got time, he's not suffered through a project in awhile.
Reviving an old build here.
Boy did end up sanding more, but it never got the attention it needed. two days ago I brought it with me when I went to a powder coater with another project and he agreed to sand blast it quick. I cleaned it, then hit it with Rustoleum silver metal paint then Rustoleum green metal flake. Did the forks too. Looks really good. dried to the touch outside hanging in the basement drying thoroughly for a couple days.
Set up in the paint booth
He likes it. So do I.
You gonna put any decals on it?
Great thread, I like the green!
Choosing the lesser of two evils is stil choosing evil- Jerry Garcia
im with you on that one man, i myself currently have two stingray frames though
one is gonna be a custom non og build. the fivespeed will be a restore though depending on credits, that could very well become a custom too
It's finished. He loves it. It's a wheelie machine!! He already fell on his butt hard. He got back on though.
He wants lightning bolts on it. Why? who knows. I will look but not too hard. He rode it all day yesterday. Thanks to Uncle Ian for the wheel set. It is perfect!!!
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