aluminati v. 2.0

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I like bare aluminum frames: They look good whether they are raw, unpolished, or polished up nice and shiny. The big plus - no paint to chip or scratch!
When some Chinese outfit came out with a Schwinn Panther-style aluminum frame for motorization, I had to get one. I used as many aluminum parts as possible, and the result was this, my aluminati:
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It's a nice smooth rider, and all it needs is an occasional wipe down to keep it looking good.



When a Monark Silver King frame and fork came up for sale on this very site, I knew I had to have a pedal-powered version of my beloved aluminati.
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. . . and so this is the start of Aluminati v. 2.0. I intend it to be a nice, sweet rider, won't break any new ground with brilliant innovative work like some of you guys produce, but I'll be happy.
 
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Great frame to start with SD!
 
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Love that aluminati great job . Now with this SK you can't go wrong shine bright like diamond...


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I did a women's SK in build off 3, for my wife, called "Silver Kween". I love those aluminum frames. There's no paint or chrome that can match the look of polished aluminum.....Yours looks great.
 
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Thanks for the positive comments. I dig the overall look of these frames, but this particular one has some small issues that annoy me, although nothing worth mentioning.
 
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I'll be using an alloy 3-speed wheel set off an Electra. Right now I'm swapping out the fat cream-colored tires for smaller black ones. I have a brown saddle and brown grips, so brick colored tires would look sweet, but I don't have any in my stash. We'll see how this evolves.
 
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I've been holding on to some parts which were waiting for the right bike to come along; a polished aluminum chain guard, stick shifter from a kid's muscle bike, brown leather Brooks saddle and a few other little detail items. Maybe tomorrow I'll have some time for assembly.
 

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