Gran Pa's 28" klunker

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  1. Cherryboxx

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    hey guys,might aswell share some pics here.this is my late great granfathers bike,
    a 28" Person brand bicycle.here is some of its before pictures.

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    the wooden saddle came from an old fella',said he made it himself because he could'nt
    afford to buy a new one.i gave him money to buy a new saddle,in exchange for the wooden one. :D
    after some coat of varnish and paint...

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    i've decided to put a woodtank of some sort,i had this made by a carpenter and then applied some varnish...

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    next i used some piece of flatbar and an old handle from a bucket,
    as a holder for the woodtank...

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    after bending 3 brackets,drilled holes in them,bending and cutting the bucket handle in half...
    using a ruler,nuts and bolts and some masking tape...this is how it looked like in the frame...

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    ...some welding...

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    time to prep the bike for paint,sorry i only have pictures of the parts painted...
    rattle canned everything,for budget reasons :D

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    buffering... :D
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    lookin good! I love lugged cantilevers!! im diggin the springer truss setup, never seen that before!! 8)
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    those trusses remind me of a bike I saw at Disney World

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    great job on a cool bike!
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    @ scrumblero thanks :D ...the springer truss came with the bike,
    plus its a common truss rod among the 28" bikes found here...

    @ ifitsfreeitsforme yup it looks similar,
    the springer truss are common among japanese and european bikes...

    @ skipton thanks bro. :D

    the rear fender has a white end,tryed some pinstriping with an ordinary brush :mrgreen:

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    staying true with the wood inserts,i removed the reflector from the pedals
    to make room for some broom handle...

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    measuring and cutting the broom stick to the size of the pedals...

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    rounding the edges a bit,and drilling holes...
    the broom stick will be bolted on the pedals...some after pics

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    took this guys off an old furniture, drilled holes using some tape as guide or limiter...
    they will be my valve stem cover...varnish applied for protection and looks :wink: ...

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    time to assemble everything... :mrgreen:
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    some close up shots of the bikes old license plate,transfer tatoos,decals and parts...

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    ...and the bikes done...it was fun building it...ride safe :D

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    Great job
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    WOW! Just WOW! Amazing job. Diggin' that tasty color combo.

    What kind of gold color did you use? Looks like it's anodized.
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    Very nice. A work of art.
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    @ MIGZ thank you sir for the appreciation...

    @ Crank!Basti hahaha thank you,
    yup never did expect it to come out this good too,
    it's a metallic color,in the can it says BRONZE GOLD sir....

    @aka_locojoe :cry: tears of joy...very kind words,
    thank you...

    @ifitsfreeitsforme that's one way to describe it :D ,
    thank you...
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    Gran Pa's 28" klunker

    Work. Of. Art. Absolutely beautiful!
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    that finger picture messed me up for a minute :?
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    That came out amazing!

    My favorite part is when bicycle parts start floating around your yard.
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    @ pickle thanks :D

    @ mingo thank you...hahaha,(floating) had to sun bake them in clothline...
    the paint was still wet :wink:
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    coolest bike in sta. rita pampanga!
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    :shock: WOW! :mrgreen: Turned out great! The fender looks great with the white and the stripe!
    Just a darn cool bike! Amando would be proud I'm sure! :mrgreen:
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    excelent job on this bike.... i LOVE IT!!!
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    I keep coming back to this thread. I love this bike, belongs on display.

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