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The Great Pretender

Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by stretch, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. stretch

    stretch

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    well i got this bike from tgriffin in trade for butcher, so i thought about tossing some less rusty parts at it to make it rideable. still needs a new(er) wheelset, this one is pretty rough. leaving now to ship butcher out, so dont be worryin todd. :wink: i got later stingray bars with some random coke bottle grips i thought would be fitting, and the seat off big red(its a seat that came off another higgins), since i dont have gas for my welder to do up a seat post to make the solo polo work. i called it "The Great Pretender" cuz i was listening to the song when i did a sketch for the bike. :mrgreen:
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  2. Galtbacken

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    The bike looks good with either of those seats, and nice looking bars too! :)
     
  3. stretch

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    thanks galt! i was thinking of taking it to the local sandblaster and then spraying it up in a dark navy blue, with ivory scallops and the solo polo wrapped in ivory naugahyde, with taller apes and matching coke bottle grips(not these ones, they're too scuffed up)
     
  4. Galtbacken

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    Sounds like a plan for a classy looking bike! :) Not ridiculously tall apes huh? :shock:
     
  5. stretch

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    naw, although the inspiration bike did have ridiculously tall apes. i hope jon built it doesnt mind me using the pic as referance, i just think its the coolest girls bike ive ever seen, and i dont even know why. :roll:
    i did get the post cut up and sittin on my bench attached to a 90 degree magnet.. thing. :lol:
    heres the inspiration bike, P-tina:
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    and here's the thread he had for it:
    viewtopic.php?f=21&t=13453&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&hilit=p+tina
    i kind of want to paint the rims to match the frame color, and then get a WW and a BW tire like his, it just looks so cool!
     
  6. Leo

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    wow! greats job man! cheers for this bike!
     
  7. stretch

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    well i got the seat post welded up, and swapped out the wheels, so ill be gettin pics as soon as im done eating breakfast.
     
  8. deorman

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    That's gotta be one big breakfast! :p :lol:
     
  9. stretch

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    yup. ramen noodles. :lol: sorry guys, i forgot all about it, as i went on a drive looking for a proper sandblasting place to do this bike, and also some paint.
     

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