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ELECTRA (Folsom Flip) powder coat & gold leaf---

Discussion in 'GALLERY' started by theVULTURE, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. theVULTURE

    theVULTURE

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    well, after the build-off i figured it wouldn't hurt to "flip" or face lift my commuter bike :?
    it's not much of a commuter anymore, but it's way more fun to ride!
    my wife gave me the idea after i had "practice striped" the dog house, my work bench, my tool box, the garbage can, and the cabinets in the garage :roll: .... maybe i should try my hand at another bike (i can always do it all over in a build off :wink: )
    it's an Electra "straight 8"--------and yes, the basket was for my lunch, but now it's for beer :mrgreen:

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    now i'll hang this one up and re-do the 20" :mrgreen:
     
  2. karfer67

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    Re: ELECTRA (Folsom Flip)

    i believe i ordered the tall ape hangers? lol very nice and your painting skills are coming along !!
     
  3. backpedaler

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    Re: ELECTRA (Folsom Flip)

    can you reach those things without standing on the seat ?? :?
     
  4. Rat Rod

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    Re: ELECTRA (Folsom Flip)

    That's one wild ride! :wink:
     
  5. wheelbender6

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    Re: ELECTRA (Folsom Flip)

    First seatpost mounted grip shift I've seen. I like it!
     
  6. theVULTURE

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    it's a good stretch to grab them grips, but the only strange thing about it is making a really sharp turn :shock:
     
  7. chrismariscal69

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    that looks awesome. love the custom painting.
     
  8. sensor

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    it's an Electra "straight 8"--------and yes, the basket was for my lunch, but now it's for beer :mrgreen:
    why not for lunch anymore? you get laid off? or just on a liquid diet? you get laid off? :p
    looks good and your lines a getting much better :mrgreen:
     
  9. theVULTURE

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    nope, not laid off..... but i don't think i can fit this thing on the train with me anymore :roll:
    just found another bike to use for commuting. it'll be on a build thread soon :mrgreen:
     
  10. sensor

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    ahhhhhhhh.......
    looking forward to seeing the next one as well :mrgreen:
     
  11. theVULTURE

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    well.... I had to re-do the straight 8 one last time.....
    had it powdercoated flake red, and switched to a shorter pair of bars.
    added the battery box and 12vlt lights
    swapped the saddle for a banana seat
    I striped the bike myself (and even tried my hand at gold leaf 8) )
    this should get me by until I build my own frame, and help advertise the whole pinstriping venture as well
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  12. irishexpat

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    It looks like the sissy bar on your banana is pretty much vertical.....what size seat is it? 18? 20? 26?

    I'm about ot pull the trigger on a banana/sissy bar set up on my straight 8, but i want ot make sure i get the right size.
     

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