Best Patina - "1941" WINS!

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  1. GuitarlCarl

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    Since I don't have enough to do, with my build off bike and life in general...
    I believe I'll create a "Best Patina" trophy to be offered up at the end.
    Won't be as big as them old school bowling trophies cuz I'll have to ship it.
    But I'll try to at least make it mantle worthy.

    Submissions are over...

    "Likes" for votes... pretty informal,
    "like" the picture of the posted bike* you like...
    Poll closes when BoNine's poll closes, August 11th
    My "Likes" mean nothing... I'm just the tiebreaker


    Good Luck to all the builders!
    Carl.

    *note that Maelstrom in post #7 and the seat in post #11
    are NOT BoNine bikes and are ineligible...
    even tho both have a beautiful patina...
     
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  2. Funkme

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    Sounds Good...
     
  3. Ichoptop

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    does "best Patina" mean most rust?
     
  4. GuitarlCarl

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    This was originally in the Bike Talk under "Faux Patina"
     
  5. GuitarlCarl

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    ***Blue Arrow & Minnehaha***
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    Here's a nice one...
     
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  6. GuitarlCarl

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    WHEATPENNY
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    Here's a nice one...
     
  7. Missing Link

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    Maelstrom
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    This one is sick in person, the green really plays off the rust, and the white has that cool spider webbed cracking that only time can do.
     
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  8. GuitarlCarl

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    scribble's Old Friend has a nice patina...
     
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  9. kemmer

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    I think patina is any kind of age related wear... wood, leather and metal can all have patina, so it's not just rust. Faded paint, rust chips and scratches are all patina to me. Also, to really be a patina bike it should be wearing it's original paint...
     
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  10. GuitarlCarl

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    I agree. Patina is FAR MORE than just rust. Fading paint and weathering from use are two more important types of patina. While I like original paint I believe there are some artificial patinas being done here that are just as worthy, and layers of colors worn thru is a nice finish on some bikes.

    Carl.
     
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  11. baldwooky

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    Its not paint, but the wear on the seat my build is useing is pretty nice.

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  12. kemmer

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    perfect example of patina that has nothing to do with paint or rust...
     
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  13. Mine is not done yet but I am letting it go naturally on "Krunk Junk". Sanded to bare metal then leaving it outside to rust. When the patina gets right I'll clear it to lock it in.

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  14. GuitarlCarl

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    I believe a little salt water spritzed on there will speed things up... if yer impatient like me...

    Carl.
     
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  15. GuitarlCarl

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    Best Patina
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    Fabbed this cup today...
    Steel, brass, copper and iron...
    May get it engraved...
    Then vinegar the thing for a quick weathering.

    Carl. (Man my hands are grubby...)
     
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  16. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

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    I'd rather win best patina award than the build off!
     
  17. DoubleL

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    Diggin that! Sounds too kool... I have a beast that may flop my initial build-off bike and play it forward to the build-off... just for the patina .....well....wow....it is the patina that I admire and try to maintain authenticity with.... faux patina can be petty darn kool too... it justs really takes a special touch to get it right....The two bike choose one to enter is a bit tough for me....I keep several going at the same time and it helps me creative wise. Now with the patina thing I am thinking about the one I call "Tire-ranasauris- cycle-saurus- Extant" . the patna is prevalent in all areas discussed and it comes off naturally...we'll see. Better get it posted tomorrow and delete my first one???? Keep up the flow......really great idea!
     
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    Here is a better photo
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  20. MazdaFlyer

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    iAM HIGGINS is a mix of old and new. It has original weathered paint showing as well as scuffs, scrapes, rust, faux patina added by a previous owner of frame. I added some accent darts/arrows, stripes and tank. I added weathering to new paint areas. A Hybrid patina bike I guess. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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