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  1. aka_locojoe

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    Re: ★★★ THE BATTLECRUISER ★★★ (06-14)

    In my experience using clear over a flat camouflage color it did. I don't recall what brand of paint/clear I used though.
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    oh ya, that is great.
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    Paint looks GREAT!.................I'm going to try "flat" clear (krylon), never used it before.
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    the 3 lines on the originals look like quickly done freehand, i'll bet the hobby store has a good color match in a tiny bottle. i've decided i like these camo colors waaay more on a schwinn than on a rusted out bronco II :D
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    Threw the parts together for a quick mock up. I'm thinking brown grips and tires to match the seat.

    Scored this minty set of ARAYA 7X caoster brake wheels off of an early 80s Diamondback Beach Cruiser.

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    Re: ★★★ THE BATTLECRUISER ★★★ (06-14)

    beautiful!!!!! :mrgreen:
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    man, i dig 7x's! i think i remember when you posted that db- sometimes the whole is LESS than the sum of it's parts :D
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    The 80s Shimano coaster hub probably isn't the greatest, but at least I don't have to run hand brakes.

    I may have to go ahead and clear coat the F/F too. The paint seems to scratch pretty easily.

    They make some brown AME grips that would match the Felt brown Quick Bricks...thinking that would match the seat better.
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    what paint was it again? i find with flat paint that once it dries really good (say a month) it is much more scratch resistant. and those rims are bling
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    My experience has been that the plain straight cylindrical Shimanos are OK for non-technical (street/easy trail) use. Strangely, it's the fancy looking knurled center barrel shaped version that's wimpy junk. :?
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    Ah, nice bike. I love the matt paintsceme.
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    Looking really good Steve.
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    Steve, Looks great. I really like the use of some different colors with the old masking.
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    I WANT IT! Sweet work.
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    looks nice and clean :)

    i tried using those stencils once and they didnt work our nearly as well as they did for you :p i'm jealous
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    looks pretty awesome. brown will definitely give a warm lift to the colour scheme. are those forks pretty strong?
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    dude you gotta tell me where you got those stencles from lol i gotta get those for my bike.
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    Stencils are from Ebay...just search for Schwinn stencils.

    My bike is finished....just need to shoot some pics.

    I think my bike might be more in line for a Klunker Build Off.

    Oh well, will keep it in the mix just to have it finished.
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    thanks a lot man. and by the way the bike looks great :mrgreen:
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    What's the size of the bars you used on the final build...like the rise and back bend in them...

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