That's so cool! I'd love to visit the museum some day, maybe even take this bike along too!On your first picture post, I recognized one of the heavy hillclimber drivers. He was sponsored by Harley Davidson back in the day and they had a bronze statue made of him that's located near the entrance to the museum.
Thank you, glad you like it! I really don't do anything too crazy to get that patina look. For the tank and fender I got some spray paint that closely matched the original patina colors and sprayed one color on top of another(in this case dark brown and kelly green). After they dry I lightly sanded in various spots to reveal the color underneath. I used a sanding pad, I think 220 grit, much like a Scotch Brite pad to do this. I also bought some model car paint and mixed the colors to get an even closer match to the original patina. I also used steel wool in some spots to give it a worn/scratched look. It really just takes time and a willingness to try something new. Thanks for the compliments!Talk to us about you antiquing techniques......you've got some serious skills! I really like this bike!