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Drag Queen

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 8 - TRADITIONAL BIKES' started by sharmangasaurusrex, May 1, 2013.

  1. sharmangasaurusrex

    sharmangasaurusrex

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    First off, I'd like to say how much I enjoyed watching last year's build off, and was sad that I was part way through my build when I discovered RRB, so could not enter that build, and didn't have ideas/parts to finish another. Those awesome builds really inspired me to take part this year, and I remembered some discussion about girls bikes going through a gender-bender and coming out as boys bikes. There was also some discussion of anyone insane enough to chop a boys bike and make it a girls bike. I am not that crazy :wink: but I am deranged enough to dress my Hiawatha Drag Duster up in women's clothing. I plan on giving it a crazy and experimental paint job, putting as much glitz and glitter as I can on it, and giving it attitude and pizazz like any good Drag Queen.

    This is my stripped down frame, guard, seat, and grips that I plan on using

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    In lieu of some Top Fueller Drag Forks (which are insanely hard to find, and even more expensive than they are rare) I will have to use these forks off of my Raleigh Tracker on my build

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    The 3-speed shifter is off a Sears Screamer to go with a 3-speed internal hub that I pilfered from my Road King banana seat bike, and the shifter will get a good cleaning and will get jazzed up too

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    I may use the sprocket/crank from the Raleigh too

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    And I have a pile of parts to choose from to dress this bad boy up (maybe I'll make a wheelie bar, and It'll definitely get a windshield)

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    All this being said, I really hope to finish this build as my wife and I are expecting our first kid (a boy :D ) in June, and I know time will be very limited as I work full time at Canada Post, and bartend at a pub/club on weekends.
     
  2. kingfish254

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

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    Very cool to have a drag queen muscle bike on the traditional side and a chopped up screamer on the anything goes side.
    Good luck.
     
  3. The Renaissance Man

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

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    That should be fun, but remember that it's just a hobby... your new family is forever! Congrats on the June Boy! :!:
     
  4. sharmangasaurusrex

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    Thanks very much for the advice. I plan to follow it, and if I don't, I'm sure my beautiful wife will remind me lol.
     
  5. MplsCoaster

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    Interesting...
    I know it won't stay that way but the bare metal frame looks really cool
    Good Luck!
     
  6. sharmangasaurusrex

    sharmangasaurusrex

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    I think so too, but I've had this paint idea in my head for quite some time, so I have to at least giv'er a shot, otherwise I won't be sure that it'll work :)
     
  7. sharmangasaurusrex

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    So with working at the bar this weekend, I didn't get much done, but I did get the frame primered and the first colour coat applied. With the weather forecast of sunshine and hot weather for the next week or so, I hope to get some real work done. Anyways, here are the pics

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    Primered frame

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    1st coat

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    and the products I used

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  8. Captain Awesome

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    blue ocean breeze

    makes me want a blended alcoholic beverage
     
  9. xddorox

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    Wicked project and I love the choice of colour.
     
  10. sharmangasaurusrex

    sharmangasaurusrex

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    It's been hot enough here for a few girly cocktails on the patio..... maybe a Blue Hawaiian, who knows lol. I'm diggin the colour too, and my wife just pointed out to me that it is the same colour as her brand new $4 flip flops. But it's not done with the paint yet, and I have something special in mind to really make the Drag Queen pop!
     
  11. Punxs

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    Great looking bike .... But here is a tip. Don't use the tremclad paint..... It is crap in my opinion. I used it on my bike and it never seemed to stick, never dried right and it was easy to chip. I follewed the instructions and the same results.I have to repaint it again and it will be the third time. Return it ASAP....Don't waste your money.
     
  12. aka_locojoe

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    I was eying that color at the store the other day. Nice.
     
  13. sharmangasaurusrex

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    Darn, already used the tremclad for the primer. Hope I have better luck as I really don't want to strip her down again and start over.
     
  14. kingfish254

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    I think Tank did Tybee Siren in that color.
    Looks great to me.
     
  15. sharmangasaurusrex

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    Just looked up Dr Tank's build thread for that one, and you are correct, it is the same paint. The cream was a classy secondary colour on Tybee Siren, and his pinstriping is fantastic. He is a true artist.
     
  16. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Aww shucks......thnx (but the pinstripes are decals from eBay...hehehe) :)

    Love that color on that frame, really has a 70s vibe.

    Build on bro!

    Cheers,
    Dr. T
     
  17. sharmangasaurusrex

    sharmangasaurusrex

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    Haha, fooled me. Gonna do more this Sunday (working 2 jobs to pay the bills leaves little time for building :? :? ), so updates Sunday night or Monday.
     
  18. mikesbikes36

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    hey member jaxon makes and sells repops of the top fuler forks ....
    good lookin bike !!!
     
  19. bleedingfingers

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    Here's my nieces bike I just finished blasted no primer 2 coats a little sanding in between not my favorite paint but if you paint when it's warm and dry no problem .
    It's a 60s 70s Empire
    she picked the colour
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  20. sharmangasaurusrex

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    looking good
     

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