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It was too hot to do yardwork until after 5:00, so I took a little 'me time' in the lab.
Installed the BB, sprocket and pedals, love those white bow tie copies!

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Then I assembled the front end, it was challenging finding bearings that would mate 1" cups with 1 1/8" fork and bottom race.
FYI, a set of Worksman 1" bearings fit pretty nicely.

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Here's the sight I left as I shutoff the lights and headed out to cut the grass.

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Once, I finished the grass, I opened a cold beverage and got the tank stripped (actually did that earlier), primed in self-etching and red oxide, then 3 coats of brown, followed by 3 coats of clear flat.

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That's it for now, gonna grab a little food and head down to the neighborhood pool. Maybe I'll mask off the tanks tonight, maybe...

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Dr. T
 
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That's really coming together Dr.T :D Keep up the good work, can't wait to see it all done :wink:
 

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My buddy and I want to build up a bike for his little girl (10) and have her help design it. I will definitely show her yours as to what is possible. Great paint transition on the frame. Can't wait to see the tank.
 
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Put a little time in on the tank today.

Masked it off.
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Laid down some pink (quickly becoming my LEAST favorite color to spray) and some clear gloss.
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Let them dry until tacky and removed the masking tape.
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Now to ignore them for a few days before applying the 'Schwinn' decals and maybe some pinstriping.

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Lookin great I love the dad and kids tag team builds. My son is four months and I'm already thinking about pimpin his first trike!
 
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This color says pass me a spoon! It's so creamy. Good work Doc!!
 
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Thanks guys, it is coming along nicely.. Hopefully, I can get my wheel from the LBS and make it a 'roller this week. Then it's just overcoming fenders/lighting. Oh yeah, we may be switching out the handlebars to something lower. But, that'll wait until she can actually sit on it! :mrgreen:

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lookin sweet, love the pink n brown! wheredd you get those awesome pedals from? i just built a showrod and those would be PERFECT! :mrgreen:
 
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Re: MuscleBeachChopper(ette) - tank finished?

Laid some Schwinn frame decals on the tank. I'm pretty happy with them, my daughter LOVES them!
IF I get brave, I may hand stripe the 'vents', maybe,maybe.... :roll:
Do I REALLY need to clear coat them? The reason I ask, They are glossy white sitting on top of flat brown and it's COOL looking!

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Those are cherry, and I vote for striping the vents.
 
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Lookin' good, Dr. T! 8)

+1 I bet she's lovin it so far!!! Maybe even as much as you!! I may have to do one with those colors for my grand daughter, she's only 8 months old so I have a little time. :lol: :lol:
 
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LOOKING GOOD DOC!! DO IT ! YOU KNOW YA WANNA STRIPE EM' SO..GTB
 
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