Hot Fun in the Summertime

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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 :)

What I am starting with...












 
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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 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

Same with fork but used a touch of flat aqua with satin clearcoat

old truss rods off of a bike someone rescued from going to the dump...

here they are painted a metallic bronze

handlebars that I might use...or maybe not...
 
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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)
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...

and the rack...

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:.