Hawg Wylde, my 1962 Schwinn Typhoon 20" Pig Bike Build Off #17 Class 1 Entry.

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This is a little bit of a setback.
I got a couple scratches on the frame before I could get the clear coat on it. I had to wait until it sat for 7 days to cure. It only made it 5 days.
Since it is a Candy color the paint will be hard to match right touching it up, so I am going to blast it again and do the silver and red over.
Nobody would probably notice it in photos but I will know and I cannot live with second best work from myself.
Once I paint it again I will hang it up so high the birds will be afraid to land on it. I will not even look at it.
Since looks can kill I am sure they can scratch and maim as well.
 

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Paint looked great to me. Look forward to the first best paint job from you on your second time around.
 
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Thanks for the compliment man! It makes me want to do even better on the job next time.
It did look pretty good all in all but I got scratches in places that wouldve stood out. It also weakens the integrity of the fresh paint by allowing the possibility of contaminants in the primer.
I hate repainting something I just painted, but I hate stripping one down in 6 months to repaint it because I let something go. That happened to the 1968 Apple Krate my brother gave me about 10 years ago.
The plus on that is that I found some over the counter red paint that is almost a perfect match for Flamboyant Red at a price I can justify.
I am sure the paint that is sold online to do the Stingray colors is great but I cannot justify having $200 in 3 or 4 spray cans of paint.
This paint is $8 a can and I am squealing a little on that. But that's what happens when minimum wage is $15 an hour.
 
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The price on my stem for Hawg Wylde just posted yesterday at another bike site. A member is reproducing a hard to find stem, and it is an awesome job!
I am on the pre-run order list and while it is not like buying any other part on the bike, It is worth every cent.
I just took out a second mortgage on my spleen and am awaiting my turn at bat. I hope it is here in time to use it on my build.

P.S. I just looked back at my thread and realized I had not posted any info or photos of the aforementioned stem.

Now I am wondering if it should be a surprise in case it doesn't arrive in time for the deadline.

I am taking votes on this question. Should I show a photo and information or not?

In my best political form, I will check all the votes and chuck the ones I do not like.

Just kidding.

I will count every vote.

At least once.
 
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Well, that was a short election.
The referendum to show the stem won by a landslide 2 YES votes. I am HOPING it can be finished and delivered before September 6th, 2022 (questionable since I am not the only buyer in line, but the maker said he would do his best) and is pictured below.
WARNING! The photos below contain scenes of graphic expenditures, chronic spendthriftng and wanton Hubris. Anyone suffering from disorders such as Chrometophobia or Plutophobia should not view the following scenes as they may cause severe money anxiety attacks.
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Your voices have been heard!
 
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My original scheme for the bike was a pre-WW2 Indian Headbadge and panel inside the top frame bars with the Indian tank logo, but it evolved to this. Who knows about tomorrow though?
 

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