Escaped Convict (Done)

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  1. ACD

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    Well tonight I am kinda depressed and frustrated. I took the whole bike apart again. I painted the forks in the stripe pattern of the frame. I am going to true the wheels. I played with fenders some more and getting them to fit right is a disaster. I painted the front one in a faux granite block pattern. Looks OK but the tape pulled off some of the paint and when I touched it up I had to go over all the grout lines and now I'm not sure I like it anymore. I am painting the sprocket too. My seat has been shipped so that should be here by the end of the week. Just having trouble getting it all to mesh together right. This too shall pass I guess.
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    just say no to fenders....

    lol seriously bro this bike doesnt need them
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    Brett I originally wanted them and I'm still on the fence. The rear one I had to cut to fit so it is not ready yet. I reasembled the headset and bottom bracket all clean and freshly greased. Hopefully for the last time. The painted sprocket is on, the red is purposefully darker than the wheels. Still truing the wheels. I mounted the front fender so you could get the idea of what I wanted with the granite block "effect". Martha Stewart I'm not... :D

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    Aaron, I like the sprocket . When you get it completed you need to find an old/new prison to take a couple of pic in front of.
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    My wife worked for the State prison for 5 years and I clean the rugs in the prison offices on occasion... I'm in like Flint. Now if i am really really lucky they would let me take a picture of it behind bars in a cell. That won't happen due to legal issues.
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    looks good bro....still not keen on the fenders tho bro...they take away from those nice wheels

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    lookin good need to get some handcuffs for a bike lock :wink:

    no wait
    shackles/leg irons yeah thats it
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    I keep picturing the three escaping convicts from "O, Brother Where Art Thou?" This thing looks awesome!
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    Remember the code! I searched for 10 years for this and traded the deed tp my house for it. It'a Tyler made in Poland this is exactly how it came no wheels, no crank arms. Amazingly whole but not in very nice shape. I took some parts off it to try on the Escaped Convict.

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    This is the nana seat off the Tyler minus the sexxy Floral print vinyl. Very crusty seat. It's so bad it looks fake in the pic!!


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    Looking cool! The seat needs to be lowerd though, I think! :D
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    I really like it with the banana seat. Too bad jump suit orange wouldn't go with the color scheme. You could upholster it in it. Have you thought about working in some concertina/barbed wire?
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    Maine has orange jump suits for prisoners now.. sad I liked the black and white stripes. I was way ahead of you on the barbed wire. :D

    Ok I got the rear fender cut down, primed, painted, masked, faux granited, and then mounted. Let me tell you things are tight on the back end of this bike. I have never before had such a juggling match getting everything to line up and assembled in the right order. First some pics of the fender process...

    Base coat black with the "grout lines" taped. This might me a cool idea for a future bike. I like the blue and black.

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    Then I sprayed gray over it thinly so some black shows through and then really thinly and letting the can "spit" I misted some flat white.

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    Then peel the tape and voila!

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    Put the bike back together again. I got the headlight working it is on in the pic!! I wrapped the bars, parts of the frame, the sissy bar, and more in barbed wire. I can still ride it relatively safely but you can be sure I will wear pants. Nasty old rusty barbed wire! (This is really stupid and over the top but hey I'm not taking this thing on the Tour de' France).

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    I am working on a chain guard from an old JC Higgens. It will match the fenders and have Prison lettering on it. I have a few more minor ideas and am waiting on my seat. I will keep this rusty sissy bar though. I really like the look. I decide early not to care about scratches, scrapes, bumps, and dings as it adds it's own "Ratness" to the build.
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    This bike is absolutely insane :shock: Looking great!
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    the block fenders look much better ACD !!! and i still cant say how much i love that light !!!
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    Nice.
    Now for some music while you ride. How bout Thin Lizzy's Jail Break.
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    genius! great design :)
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    Thanks Guys! Brett I'm sorry, I have no control over what the bike tells me to do. Or perhaps it's the voices in my head... I get them confused.

    Finished the chain guard!!

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    The barbed wire on the handlebars.
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    I screwed up and the chainguard does not fit well. Too far forward and too far out. It just clears the crank arms but needs to be fixed. (Bummer) Also the chain is so tight to get the wheel to point it will clear the frame properly it binds. (Bummer again!!) New longer chain in order, re-do Chain guard mount, lettering, kickstand, and who knows what else. It's getting heavy!
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    dude that is awesome! i dig theme bikes!
    fast eddie outty
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    My fat self again on the bike.

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