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OK ..in hounour of Poppa Wheelie! and with his permission I had to build this bike!

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But with a few COOOOOL extras! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

first thing first......find a tiki :lol:

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a new coat of stain and there you have it! It looks a little like the one worn by Mike Brady in that surf episode of the Brady Bunch lol

I started with the frame I got from "NogoodNic42" in exchange for the seat that I did for him.....I belive it was a early 50s Schwinn..... I can't find the picture of the bike when I got it from Nic but here it is back from powdercoating :D

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The colour is Sun Gold....and like Poppa the high lights will be brown as well.

I first started with making the tank...I used mahogany then stained both the tank and the tiki with a wild cherry ....it will still need another sanding and another coat of stain....it will be finished with a few coats of spray laquer

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a good start........ Clothes"P"in In was by the other day ....wait till you see the ideas he through out there! :D :D

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Looks great. I like the wood and gold powder coat together.
 
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ahhh daaang. im likin' it already. i've been thinkin' about revampin' the "kreeki tiki". I think this is gonna be the inspiration I needed. :mrgreen:
 
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thanks guys!

I better get a move on before Pappa beats me to all the cool add on's :mrgreen:

today I was able to get the bottom bracket together and on and I'm also trying to make all the chrome black. I could find a head set in black but not a bottom bracket...so I painted it.
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I also had the sproket and the crank arms powder coated.

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the cool thing of the day was an Idea from Clothes "Pin" in aka Kev!

"Man you need bambo on this thing! here ....and here...and here too lol :mrgreen:

so I started with the kick stand!

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because of the curve on both ends I could not slide the bambo on so I had to split it, then reglue it

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well I could not stop there! So when I put the front springer on, somthing had to be done about the chrome .....thanks Kev :wink: !
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I'm going to use rope on the top of the bambo to finish it off....I just hope I allowed enough room for travel :D

enough for today

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Oh no you did int! :) That bike is looking sick, the bamboo is the koolest touch, its perfect.
 
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I quess I should talk alittle about the front rim and tire.

with the help of my good friend Troy at "Maple Ridge Cycle" (because I just can't seam to get it right :roll: ) I had him show me the ropes when it comes to laceing a rim :mrgreen:

again I had the rims powder coated brown and used black spokes

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the cool add on was that I was given a set of wide whites with the Hawaii flower as the tread
for my B-day on the 15th from a real good friend "Kev"

thanks Bro!!! :mrgreen:

yes it was my B-day on the 15th....big "37" :roll:

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You are going to leave no stone unturned. Nice details.
 
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love the bamboo touches...this thing is really impressive. great thinking...i'm loving it and having a
good laugh seeing what you're comming up with! keep it up.
 
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oh yea kev is always good for a few out there ideas. lookin good
 
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Looking good so far. Can't wait to see it finished. I think the coconut headlight would be a nice touch wespecially with the bamboo pieces.
 
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no worry on the coconut head light! its in the works!

first I wanted to get the rack out of the way!

what's a Hawaii bike without a bambo raft!?

I started with an old bike rack that I had
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then I got some bambo

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then I started to make a raft :mrgreen:

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I laid out the bambo then lashed both the Mid fender bracket and the middle rack post together using sisal rope.

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next I added a back rest and then lashed the raft to the bike rack!

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I then used bambo to cover the remainder four posts :D
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I plan to finish the bottom of the rack by lashing it once again using the sisal rope.

Once its dry I will take a better picture for you all

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Re: the Weki Tiki or (The Gilligan!)

WOW! Nice!
There was something about it before but you really put somethought into the addidyions!
Bonkers!
 
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well I was able to get a little more done!

The rear fender was out too far and would not bend back in ....so by using a little sisal rope I changed that.
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the same was done to the front

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I thought you all would like this little add on
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I also found a better place for the Tiki

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tomorrow It will get some new lines and I will also finish up the head light. There are a few more add ons but I have not finished them just yet! :mrgreen:

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Re: the Weki Tiki or (The Gilligan!)

dude!! that is really awesome. it's one heck of a tribute. :D

the lines look amazing... especially the tiki face on the back.
 

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