Looking awesome! I cant wait to see what the wood will look like in there. Should be an eye catcher. I am going to be painting some wheels that are in bare metal form...how do you feel the rust tough primer does??
Thanks, the Rust Tough primer seemed to cover fine, I went with it because the frame has rust/pitting and this paint converts the rust to primer. I actually screwed up and got some dripping behind the setpost. I was able to sand it down with 400 and re-shoot couldn't tell afterwards.
The semi-flat black is a little gloassier than I wanted may go with a straight flat later.
Change of name since not much progress and probably goign to change the focus, wood steaming not working out so good, need smooth forms that don't dent the wood up, and a real steam box would be a real help. Wasn't real pleased with the last color so re-shot it flat, may finish with some matte clear enamel. Also have a repop springer laying around that might get used here, need to shoot that if I'm going to use it. MIght just go with an all aluminum/brushed stainless and black look.
Pretty much a full mockup, just need to paint the badge, wanted to use some electra struts I had but they're too short for this one. Eventually I'll get the wood tank thing done but not in time. Had to borrow some parts from my schwinn repop to finish up(seat, bars, stem). Need to put a headlight I have on also.
Thanks guys, the shifter is a bit top heavy but otherwise functional took it down to the beach for a little spin today. Couldn't beat that Kenda online deal bought a couple sets of 24s and 26s at the $5 price. Have a new kickstand coming also, but I don't think I'll have time to get the final photos before the deadline, I was thinking it ended next Saturday, DOH!
cman, you can still get that style Nexus shifter at Niagara Cycles, like $23 with cable, bought one as a backup before I altered this one.
Take some better photos in the morning and post to the other thread. Wasn't completely in tune with the overall look, needed some apehangers with the suicide shifter for a more traditional rat rod look. Went to the LBS up in Oside and got some Electra apes, had some iron cross DK pedals in the bin that matched the DK sprocket, score
very cool clean rat ya got there. i like the apes better too. neat place for the pics but you may want to tighten that chain a bit more looks real loose. my buddy had his loose on the turkey day ride and first it came off then again then he just did it scooter style pushing himself along till his pants leg got caught in the bike and blamoo on the ground. nice job though !!
Nearby only Swamis and Black's beach will hold pretty much unlimited size at leat in the range of 20+ ft. You have to get down to Todos off Ensenada (baja) to get the 60+ ft wave faces probably next week.
Still working on it, the ape hangers were a pain getting in and out of the xterrra so I swapped a QR axle from another bike
64lowrider, Here's some snaps from this morning; Early morning Cardiff Reef, 10-15ft this is the only one I caught with someone in it not the biggest though, shot from in front of Rob Machado's house.
Next 2 are Swamis, this will hold virtually unlimited size due to the channel, due to channel islands blocking us we don't get as big as Norcal though.
This is why it's nicknamed "Swarmis"
This guy was llucky got a nice one all alone after a cleaner set
I haven't surfed Todos, it's pretty much a tow-in spot, although Taylor Knox paddled into a 52+footer down there, very tricky wave, like going left at Waimea, boils and bumps on the way down. It's about 10 miles off the coast a 100 niles or so South off Ensenada BC so you need to arrange a boat once you get down there. It's getting real dangerous down there lately lots of people getting robbed and assaulted. Plus the cops are chargin alot for Mordida now, they start at $400 for a speeding ticket.
My main winter board still has a big hole in it, I put off repairs due to the RBBO. Might have a go tomorror, with a sub-optimal board. Actually conditions weren't as ideal as 2 years ago, water had a lot of bump to it this morning that is being masked by the BFWs. It was tough to get into these, I had to wait long periods to catch someone actually getting a ride. The first shot at Cardiff above, that dude didn't get much further as you can see he's already behind it, took a real pounding. I thnk I saw him crawl up on the beach when I got down to the parking lot.