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  1. Dominicus

    VW Bus Bike

    Started with a Cranbrook. Build inspiration is a VW Bus. Bike will have a front rack with dual headlights. Rear will have folding racks with VW hubcaps and a 3 speed nexus hub. I had to do some repainting but now the Color(s) is done, clear next. my original rear rack choice doesn’t fit...any...
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    Stingray MTB

    Picked up a BF Stingray Krate that was converted to a 5 speed Shimano. The low gearing and tight turning allows for a surprisingly nimble off road bike. I added BMX bars and tried out saddles, talk about serendipity, this is the only frame this odd seat will fit. Naturally the tank followed. We...
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    Fastbaxi

    1974 Schwinn Fastback Free frame was wiped with butcher block oil, removed rust from the lucky 7. Tiny pedals and crank, leftover parts...added pegs that look mufflerish and a Duro City Cavalier which looked so good with the chrome rim that it nixed my original plan of black rims and white...
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    Apple Cider Special

    1974 Stingray ““Apple Krate”” wheelie bike. Trimmed and sectioned ape hangars. Wheelie bars built from two springers. Kandy Apple Red rattle can paint job. Truss rods on 26” road bike forks. 1966 Bendix 3 speed hub & sport shift. Vintage Mesinger seat. Motorcycle taillights, 5 LED headlight...
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    Sundown

    Sundown, a 1969 Stingray Fairlady. Four part translucent rattle can fade blending from factory finish to new blue, to purple to black over a silver base. Rebuilt hubs and duro diamond whitewalls. Started with this heap...
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    FASTBAXI

    Got this ‘74 Fastback frame pretty much free with the purchase of a Stingray. Going for as cheap a build as possible. Quickly becoming a favorite. Was going the BMX route but it keeps working out muscle bike style. Not sure if the tank stays or not. I do think the rear tire needs to be beefier...
  7. Dominicus

    Drift trike diversion...

    Stupid fun! Purple/blue fade over silver. May or may not get clear...depends on how impatient we get.
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    Maybe Something!

    Making no promises. Found these locally. Looked on a lark and bumped into a two for one deal. Ray clearly saw action, was once blue, another odd mesinger seat, has no serial that I can find, has a busted rear fender mount so going BMX instead of muscle. Fastback frame is a Sept ‘74...one of my...
  9. Dominicus

    Modified springers & chopper forks

    The springer may be a timeless piece of engineering in stock form but I love the look of a springer with no spring, flipped springers, super tall forks & lowrider forks. What other springer mods are hiding out there?
  10. Dominicus

    Price check on aisle Nishiki...

    90 something Colorado...welllllll taken care of.
  11. Dominicus

    Apple Cider Special

    A nod to the 1937 Orange Blossom Special pull truck of 80’s yore. Formerly the ”Krate-a-Bout” I’m going to restomod my recently thrown together Opaque red ‘74 stingray into a wheel standing hot rod. Plans start with a full kandy apple respray, matching painted rear fender, a painted wheelie bar...
  12. Dominicus

    Krylon Glitter Blast or Dupli-color Metal Specks?

    I usually shoot with Dupli-color rattle cans and this time I want some larger kandy flake than usual. I saw Krylon Glitter Blast which looks like it adds too much texture and will require waaay more clear to compensate. Any one try it out in the real world? A compressor & spray equipment ain’t...
  13. Dominicus

    So much for stripping and painting bikes outside this weekend...

    110 Fahrenheit today and ash is falling from the Valley Fire 40 miles East of here...5,300 acres so far. It was up to 1,500 just 2 hours after it started yesterday. Had full intentions of knocking out this Cranbrook with satin black yesterday, today and tomorrow then adding a silver banana seat...
  14. Dominicus

    Coaster Trike Hub

    Looking for a geared coaster trike conversion hub that will work with this guy. It was pulled from a stingray lowrider. I know, upside down...
  15. Dominicus

    Apple Krate-A-Bout project

    The idea was an Apple Krate with a tall back that would allow me to remove the entire banana seat easily so I could throw it in the back of a car. It all started when I picked up a ‘74 stingray in opaque red with a tall seat, Rear fender, a 3 speed bendix hub not hooked up in any way to a...
  16. Dominicus

    As if I needed another hobby...

    Greetings similarly afflicted! Been aware of this site and lurking for years. Great inspiring stuff in the build off! I was going to join the build off but I was a day late and a bendix 3 speed indicator chain short. Actually my plan and parts list kept evolving and in late August I decided to...