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LaidBack - TransWorld Motobike Rat - Patinafication & Details - 85 Years

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 1 - BUILD JOURNALS' started by MazdaFlyer, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. handyandy1100

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    Whatever it's called, it looks cool.

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  2. MazdaFlyer

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    I’ve decided to leave the tag hanging from the saddle. It will just be a little hidden detail with the basket on the rack. The basket is removable so the tag can remain where it is. All in the details. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Ready for a photo shoot...several locations in mind.


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  3. The Renaissance Man

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    Easter egg. :tmi:
     
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  4. MazdaFlyer

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    Good eye, again all in the details and “trial and error”.
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  5. MazdaFlyer

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    My goal for this upcoming week is to concentrate on taking some final photos for this LaidBack build...calling it physically done. Thought i’d post an overview of what this bike is made up of. This one has been an experience.

    Laid-Back - TransWorld - MotoBike Rat - RRBBO#14
    PARTS LISTING
    Original Parts: Factory manufactured 1934 Schwinn frame with “The World” headbadge and truss rod fork, rack, saddle, seat post, crank and chainring, chainguard, skiptooth chain (added one link).
    Recycled Parts: Rain gutter fenders, battery tube, cord, pedals, teacup light, Klaxon horn, stem, padlock, reflectors.
    New/Repop Parts: Cross braced bars, coke bottle grips, fender braces, leather bag, basket, parrot, tag, motobike decals.
    Fabricated Parts: MotoBike hanging tank, reflector bracket, recovered saddle, padlock bracket, various other brackets.
    New Repurposed Parts: 700c coaster brake wheelset W/ adapter cog (to simulate period 28”), WTB Riddler tires, red crown valve caps.
    Painted Parts: Colors and finishes were done in an effort to match the existing frame and fork patina.

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  6. OddJob

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    Your list of Original Parts, Recycled Parts, Repop Parts, Fabricated Parts, and Re-purposed Parts reminded me of this commercial from the '80s.



    "Parts is parts."
     
  7. MazdaFlyer

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    Which is why I don’t eat nuggets. Wendy’s was serving up actual chicken breast tenders/strips for a while recently, then they switched to reconstituted tenders/strips. Now there’re gone from menu...there are parts and then there are “parts”.

    I actually watched the second YouTube McDonald’s post, interesting although quite long. With my WW participation I stay away from there also.
     
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  8. MazdaFlyer

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    Feels like 104 degrees out today. Went to three locations today for some photos, cheap camera and iPhone stuff. I’m liking some of the angles and perspectives not completely satisfied with the lighting. Here are a few samples so far.
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    And for the “Parroting Shot”...need to give him credit for surviving the heat and humidity out there.
    [​IMG]13^

    And the “Ending View”...
    [​IMG]14^

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  9. The Renaissance Man

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    First two pictures are best IMO. Try to take your pictures while there is an overcast sky to eliminate the harsh shadows.
     
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  10. Brian macumber

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    2nd,5th,and 10th
     
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  11. handyandy1100

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    I'm thinking the first two too. The simple gray path makes the bike the star. Also makes the details easier to see.

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  12. OddJob

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    1 shows off the bike best, but 3 with that 'long and winding' path behind; tells the story of how far you have come in this build.

    **OJ, always going for the philosophical bent**
     
  13. Brian macumber

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    Now that you numbered them and I don't have to count it's 2, 6,and 11 lol
     
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  14. The Renaissance Man

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    Got mine mixed up also. I said first two but I mixed up #3 as the second one so I'd say the first three look best. Basically I like the sidewalk setting and the third one is best.
     
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  15. handyandy1100

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    Ok, something changed. Got me all confuzzled. I pick 1 and 3 now.[​IMG]

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  16. Jake Sensi

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    4 AND 8. GREAT LOOKING RAT...PEACE
     
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  17. MazdaFlyer

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    Had a few clouds on Monday but they kept coming and going, started looking for shade. Decided my iPhone did better than my cheap digital camera.

    I’m liking the concrete also.
    It truly has been a long journey...light at end of the tunnel though.
    Decided the numbers helped even me.
    I had added the first one after several of you had commented, sorry for the confusion.
    Thanks, I had added a photo at front after you had commented the first time.
    Thank you Jake. You are showing original thought, I like the snake one also.
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    I appreciate everyones input, it’s hard to determine which photo to select as the one that best represents your work, ideas, effort and final outcome. I usually have some remorse about my selection after the voting photos go up. Wish we could use several views.

    Still time for more opinions, all are welcome.


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  18. GuitarlCarl

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    MOM! I found your purse. You left it in the basket on Dad's bike...


    Ha, just teasin' I'm really jealous you have a nice bag. I've been looking for the perfect bag and haven't found anything good yet. Me, I'd do either or. But if you have a decent set of emergency tools in the bag, there's a reason for both.

    Carl.
     
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  19. MazdaFlyer

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    They’re in the bag, the tools. It’s a seat bag gone basket bag, part of the TransWorld mysticism. And both are from around the world.
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    Bag came from India via eBay on the cheap. Basket from China via Michaels closeout sale . Looks old...thus faux-rat if you will.
    Thanks!


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  20. MazdaFlyer

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    New hat and a few old projects in background.
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