Discussion in 'RAT ROD BIKE BUILD OFF 2' started by xddorox, Sep 15, 2007.
That pinstripping is AMAZING!!!!! nice work!
It's not perfect, but considering that I don't do this often and that I am working with a very small non-flat surface, I'm pretty happy with it.
XD- Nice start!!!! the stripes look great on the old finish.
youve been busy !!! looks great :shock:
Sweet! I hope to see an article about pinstriping on your blog soon!
Wow! Very nice pinstriping, Gerry!!
And I love the chainring...
very nice work
I love the look that you are achieving with your ratrod, should turn out very nice.
Hey Gerry you are getting good at this! looks great man!
Wow that looks great. I have seen a lot of old CCM ladies bikes and none are as nice as that looks now. Can't wait to see it finished.
Very Cool!!! Lookin GREAT!
Thanks for the comments guys. My goal is to achieve a "Victorian" type of look, hence the design chosen for the pinstripes. Kustom type stripes would not have worked with this theme. I have to stick with sharp and not too curvy lines. I was lucky to still have some Ivory color One Shot left. White stripes would have stood out too much. I promise an article on this in the build blog of this bike. Start saving road kill squirrel tails if you want to make your own brushes :mrgreen:
Gerry, that's one classy lady you got there!
Yeah, but at heart she's a tramp :mrgreen:
That pinstriping looks pretty good to me. I like the whole look going on too.
I belive that you were a firefighter. I'm an EMT and you've got to be a bit off your rocker to do either.
"Where I come from, there are no cool squirrels like the ones you guys find at the dump. No squirrels, no gophers, no weasels, nothing."
Started on the front wheel today. I rebuilt the front hub with some help from a steel brush, steel wool, Kiwi rag and Mother's. I first wanted to rebuild the front hub out of principle since I wanted to keep as much of the original bike as possible. Now I'm real happy I did. This hub amazed me from the moment I opened it. I was expecting ball bearings to remind me about the law of gravity, but they actually sat in a crown. It was also cool to find "CCM" stamped on just about everything, from the axle to the bearing cone. One cone has some pitting in the race, but the rest looks good. I bought some paint, but I have to go back since they are completely off for the color match. I want the rims painted the same color as the frame.
Built the front wheel this evening after trying 3 times to get the right matching color. Bought 2 Tioga City Slickers, but I'll have to return one to get a 26 X 1.5 instead of the 26 X 1.95 for the front. Not enough clearance in the fork, the frame is ok however. Spendometer went from $0 to $60 in a flash!
Next to the old wheel, I think I made the right choice
Mock up of the rear just to check clearance, I'm good there.
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