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Took a few practice shots today in poor lighting.
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Need to decide on some final photo locations.
 

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Any decent Art Deco buildings in the neighbourhood that could benefit from the presence of your bike for a few shots?
 

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Got a late start on a photo safari today…to be continued.
we made it to the “Twister Grande” sculpted by Alice Aycock on the Wichita State University campus followed by breakfast at iHop. Took a few shot at the roundabout but with the scale of things it’s difficult to frame things up and emphasize the bike. I guess I could have tried a ground shot.

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GeePig had suggested ArtDeco backgrounds. The buildings so inclined have most of the detail work high in the sky. We had a bridge on our list but didn’t make it there in good light. As stated before to be continued…

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One more time I got a late start on the better morning light. I went ahead and took some composition photos to consider if going back earlier or later would be worthwhile. This post is photo heavy.
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That twister is cool. Like you said, a ground shot may be in order. It will also help to pull the bike a little further back from it too.
 

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SilverVein Lichen Twister…
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Sidebar rat rod project…picked up an old manual sewing machine base at a Saturday flea market. I cleaned it up and started on a repurposed table. Eventually I’d like to add some kind of mechanical animation to it, to take advantage of the smooth running treadle flywheel. A few pics.

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waiting of hammered black paint to dry on the steel support channels before final assembly.
 
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Finished up sewing machine base table.
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perpetual motion for a while

 

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The lichen encrusted bones of this bike came from an estate’s backyard bushes and tornado alley…and given a second chance in life.
 
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I think you did a fantastic job fixing up that bike! I love how the silvervein and red go together on it. I think you've got a solid finished entry photo there as well.

Have you come up with any ideas on what moving feature you're going to add to that table? I know it's kind of silly, but what if you had a little guy riding a bike on it?
 

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Nice clean build, looks great!
Thanks!
I think you did a fantastic job fixing up that bike! I love how the silvervein and red go together on it. I think you've got a solid finished entry photo there as well.

Have you come up with any ideas on what moving feature you're going to add to that table? I know it's kind of silly, but what if you had a little guy riding a bike on it?
Thanks! I even like it’s look and it rides good.
I have a small bike…
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As always your build shows your eye for making a project clean and very much useable. Simple is much harder to achieve ‘right’ than a doodad full distraction
Thanks, I’ve done my share of doodad bikes. Simple was my goal with a little pizazz…and 5K views for good measure.
 
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SilverVein Lichen Parts List - 🌪​

1955 AMF built frame, fork, chainguard, kickstand with previous rat rust and lichens from estate sale.

1955 JC Higgins skiptooth dropcenter wheelset and drivetrain components.

Persons repop pedals.

Brooks B67 saddle.

Wald touring bars and seatpost.

Roadmaster Supreme repop tank and horn.

Thompson coke bottle grips.

Trek analog bar clock.

CatEye seatpost reflector.

Lowrider bullet light and custom bracket.

Unknown origin stem and truss rods.

Repop Trojan headbadge.

Repop Crown valve caps.

Schilling rolling bar bell.

CST Goodyear style tread tires, 26” x 2.125”, Goodyear tubes.

SilverVein Clearcoat powder coat finish by LORAC.

Stainless steel accent paint by Rustoleum and EBA.

Miscellaneous hardware from stash and HD.

Ed’s Bicycle Alley – Since 1995​

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