Swiss Cycl'o'path (pulled from BO12, frame swapped and new thread up: The Wolverine)

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  1. SwissGuy

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    Hello fellow builders! I finally had time to head down into the basement and start my build. I'll again throw a european diamond frame into the ring. It won't become a rat, this time I have something shinier in mind.
    Here's my starting point:
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    Nothing special (yet), I got it last autumn for very little money and it sat outside the whole winter, just waiting for the build off to start.
    I took it in tonight and about an hour or so later, it looked like this:
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    Then I sorted out all the unneeded stuff (most of it went into the fleamarket box) and went through my parts stash.
    That's what I will use (still some parts missing and some other's probably won't make the cut):
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    The bike must have spent some time on a sandy beach or so...
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  2. OddJob

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    Another country heard from! Good to have you aboard Swiss Guy! I hope you take a lot of progress and ride pictures around your city; it's like a travelogue for us US guys....RaT oN!
     
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    Glad your in again all the way from Germany.Happy to have someone in from this side of the pond.
    Good little starter frame.
     
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  4. LukeTheJoker

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    Enjoy your builds, looking forward to this one @SwissGuy!
     
  5. SwissGuy

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    On a bike, I dismantled at work, I found this:
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    As I aim for a kind of commuter bike, I think a chainguard would be the right thing, and it will give me more surface for the kind of "paint" job I have in mind....
    I intend to do a decoupage bike similar to the one I did here. So today I tried do decide on the "paint scheme". First thought was again comics:
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    But while looking through what I immediately had at hand it didn't "click". But when looking into my book shelf I found a stash of old topographical maps of eastern switzerland (that's the corner, where I grew up):
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    And then I thought, why not take a cycling map to "paint" a bicycle:
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    All the red lines are marked cycling paths and routes. The map is more than ten years old so not up to date at all, which means no big deal to reuse for something different...
    And while at it I saw another addition to the project in my parts pile: a rear rack:
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    Oh, and I came up with a build name: Swiss Cycl'o'path
     
  6. Scribble

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    Nice !!
     
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    I love looking at topos, this should be cool!

    keep the rubber side down!
     
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  8. G-Matt

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    Cool idea


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    Great thinking! Looking forward to seeing it!
     
  10. SwissGuy

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    Spent some quality time in the basement today. Started puzzling the parts together. Lots of small stuff to so like drilling new holes, enlarging existing ones. Hit a Wall at first, as I didn't finden the proper lower cone for the fork, so I used a placeholder for the mockup...
    But it starts to take shape, although I need another caliper brake....[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  11. OddJob

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    Love the topo map paint idea! Will you kind of decoupage the paper onto the frame?
     
  12. SwissGuy

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    Yep, that's the plan.
    When I made my final choices on parts and everything fits, I will take it apart and sand(blast) the frame. Then I'll apply a base coat and over that the paper with a decoupage glue. To seal it in I use clear boat paint.

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    Love the Swiss Guy builds! Can't wait to see the decoupage deal. Great idea.
     
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  14. SwissGuy

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    No progress, but went a little off topic and built a "flea market trailer" to haul my stuff to the local flea market by bike to make some extra money...
    Can you spot the trailer?[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  15. SwissGuy

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    Still no progress, but lots of distraction. Spent the weekend cruisin' with my son and friends, have to do tax forms until end of month and another project came up...[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Gotta have some tunes...
    I'm liking the maps deco idea, I did a SG guitar years ago with Heavy Metal comics. Very colorful.
    Carl.
     
  17. kingfish254

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    Always great to see your builds in the BO.
    Love the idea of the topo maps decoupage
    Brilliant market trailer with built in table.
     
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  18. SwissGuy

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    Thanks for the props. Lot's of stuff going on in the last few weeks. Big family meeting, got sick and got distracted by building a suitcase boombox with built in media center ( aka raspberry pi zero w)...
    But will continue building on the cycl'o'path by next week. Promise!
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  19. SwissGuy

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    Made a test fit for the SuitcaseBoombox on my last year's BO bike...
    This will work fine for the next critical mass...[​IMG]

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  20. SwissGuy

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    But back to topic now. I made some small progress. Fabbed a rear bracket for the chainguard and found the right combination of wheel, fork and caliper break, grips are set and I found a nice add-on to the handlebar ends
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