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  1. Jane says

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    Okay..Last minute I decided I want to enter the bike build. I know its late but hopefully I will have enough time to finish it. Like last years Bohemian Rhapsody, this year I also chose the theme name based on a song. This bike was given to me. It is a rusty crusty eyesore but it was free and if anything else it had a really cool chainguard. The front wheel was junk but I have enough parts to put a rideable bike together I think. I had some cool orange tires that I thought I was going to use on last years build but didnt. They are what inspired my build. They remind me of a summer sunset on the east coast. I'm going for a crunchy granola beach cruiser look :)

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  3. Jane says

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    As you can see I have alot of leftover paint and parts to choose from...All I bought so far was tubes. Hoping to do this with as little money as possible.
     
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    Good luck with it.
    Do I see holes in the rear fender for skirt laces?
     
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    Nice pile of parts to start with, especially those orange tyres... very cool :113:

    Glen.
     
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    4 weeks to go, heaps of time!
     
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    you do! Not sure if I want to lace them up or leave them alone. Its kind of a cool contrast over the orange tires...
     
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    Good point
    But if you go with laces,might try to find something in bright green. Don't know why but for some reason bright orange and green seem to fit together.
     
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    This is what i have done since last night...
    I sanded the frame ..but didnt do an all out job of it. I hate taking apart and sanding ...besides, I like most of my bikes to have that crusty aged look so you can tell at a glance that its old. This is why I am a big fan of that Hammered look spraypaint.
    I painted the frame a satin Ivory
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    Same with fork but used a touch of flat aqua with satin clearcoat
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    old truss rods off of a bike someone rescued from going to the dump...
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    here they are painted a metallic bronze
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    handlebars that I might use...or maybe not...
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  10. Jane says

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    oh and nice rack :)
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    Glad to see you back in the fun!!!!
    Nothing like some Sly and the Family Stone to get a build going right.
    Your builds are always fun to follow too.
    Found this Sly gem on youtube. I never knew someone could have a funky violin solo.
    Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
     
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    Gotta love Soul Train :cool2:
     
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    So I didnt do a whole lot today. I am trying to decide if I want ape hangers or not and do I want to buy a new seat or just recover an old one with something funky? And the chain guard isnt quite what I wanted so I taped it off and spray painted around the edges...
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    Also just for fun, there is a four leaf clover in both of these pictures. If you are the first one to find them both I will vote for your bike :happy:.
     
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    PM sent on 4 Leaf Clovers :banana:
     
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    And we have a winner!!!! I would have voted for your bike anyway :)
     
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    This is gonna be cool! Can't wait to see what you do with it :)
     
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    As soon as I saw the title, I knew exactly the song you were referring to. Loves me some Sly... can't wait to see some more progress on the bike
     
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    Welcome to the build-off!

    Luke.
     
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    Glad to see you have entered again.Some cool parts and ideas going on.
     
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  20. Jane says

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    If only I can make up my mind about what colors I want to use. Already painted the rims 3 times cause I keep changing my mind. Once again this is not coming out how I envisioned it but it never does. I will be just as surprised as anyone else how it turns out :)
     

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