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Howie

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 3 BIKES' started by rusty513, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. rusty513

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    I sold the unfinished Fizzer Racing bike last week & that project will be replaced by "Howie" I bought this bike off of e-bay. I have no idea what direction I wanna go with this bike either. Just took it apart & getting it ready for sanding.
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  2. OUTLAW

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    that is a nice lookin bike. get to work, want to see what ya goin do to this one.

    Outlaw 8)
     
  3. KOTA

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    HEY! Wait a minute! I didn't buy BLUE tires, because you were using them. I bought WHITE instead. Then you sold the bike. Hey pal, your buying the WHITE tires off of me. (just kidding)......Can't wait to see what you do with this one. :D
     
  4. rusty513

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    Sanded the frame down to bare medal & sprayed some primer on it.
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    Decided at the last minute to paint it satin cream & satin blue rustolem. I was going to do satin black & silver but I wanted to do something different & classic looking.
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  5. xddorox

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    :shock: WOA! :shock: Wicked color combo, love it man. :mrgreen:
     
  6. sensor

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    bye original paint :cry:
    colors you chose look great together though! gonna stripe it?
     
  7. necessaryevil

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    Looking good! can't wait to see what you do with the tank and wheel colors.
     
  8. GTCOMA

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    that head badge is awesome.

    You're starting on bike #2 and i haven't even decided on my first one yet. i better get busy.
     
  9. rusty513

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    Scuffed up the wheel with some sand paper & sprayed it with a satin paint
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    Sanded, primed, wet sanded & then sprayed the tank & put it on but it just doesn't look right so I'm taking it back off tonight & I'll think I'll continue the blue color onto the tank a little bit.
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  10. fast eddie

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    thats lookin really sharp man! good work
    fast eddie outty
     
  11. sensor

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    just my useless $.01 but you might want to do the tank the blue about 2" in from the outer edges all the way around...itd even it out then just stripe it what ever color you use on the rest of the pins
     
  12. GTCOMA

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    that would look good
     
  13. rusty513

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    I think it looks a lot better with some of the blue color on the tank. Also sanded & painted the forks last night.
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  14. necessaryevil

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    That's looking so much better than when you got it. Are you going to have the fenders and rear rack on it still?
     
  15. rusty513

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    Yeah the rear rack & fenders are going on it too. I still have to sand, prime & paint those. I won a light off of ebay last night. So now I have to decide whether to use the fender mounted light or the one I have to mount on top of the handle bars.
     
  16. CCR

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    this bike is looking SHARP !!! really like how tank lines and top tube lines meet up too ... meant to be :)
     
  17. KOTA

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    That paint job looks 10 times better then the original! 8)
     
  18. rusty513

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    Got the front fender painted & mocked up. Still have to sand & paint the rear fender, rack & chainguard
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  19. sensor

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    well as much as i liked the original paint...ive gotta say that looks really great :mrgreen:
     
  20. necessaryevil

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    Looks great, but your bars are upside-down!
     

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