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UNOFFICIAL FOLDING BIKE BUILD OFF CONTEST

Discussion in 'BUILD CHALLENGES' started by johnp.smith, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Wildcat

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    Here's the old Brooks I'm using on this build:

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  2. Wildcat

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    I spoke too soon. I found a nice old galvanized washtub looking thing with wooden handles at the goodwill for 5 bucks. Now I have to decide if i want to use it or the wood rack I made. I'm leaning toward the washtub.
     
  3. chimichanga

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    Is it okay if I can join the build? The reason I ask is because I painted my folding bike with pro paint but I also added some satin white which was a rattle can job.
     
  4. Wildcat

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    Sure I don't mind if no one else does. There's 28 days left in the build off.

    It narrows my chance of coming in last, as if I care. :D

    Post up some pics of your bike.
     
  5. chimichanga

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    Here are some pics of how it was before
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    some after but not done yet
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    the duct tape is on because i dropped it twince and messed up the paint.
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    I added sopme satin white paint to cover the chips in the paint. I need to make some decals and polish the front fender.
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  6. udallcustombikes

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    That color is awesome! Rattle bomb? What brand/color?
     
  7. chimichanga

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    Thanks man! Nope no rattle bomb except the crank and sprocket. I did add some satin white rattle bomb in the back of it. The color is a custom ppg green i jus mixed something to see how it would come out.
     
  8. Wildcat

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    I never drop anything old and rusty. Only when it's got a good coat of paint does it get dropped on the garage floor. Every last time!

    This weekend my entry will get painted.
     
  9. Wildcat

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    Ready to paint, I can't believe how tiny this frame is.

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  10. Wildcat

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    I've never used the hammered paint before, but it seems to work pretty well. I'm painting the rest tomorrow as it might hit 70f. I couldn't wait to get going so the chain guard was the test.

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  11. Wildcat

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    This will probably be my last post before it's done. I found a different kind of basket at the same thrift store where I bought the bike last year. Now I have 3 racks to choose from. But today was painting day, and I got it all done right before it cooled off. I even had time to paint the deck boards of my trimaran, it's getting ready for the big race in May.

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  12. karl

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    I am entering this contest with my batavus:
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    Gonna put some fenders chainguard rack headlight and such on and give it a paintjob.
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  13. Wildcat

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    My entry is finished. I don't really have a name for it. Hammered?

    It's raining outside but I took pictures anyway.

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  14. ej599

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    Looks great! nice n clean. I like the color.
     
  15. Wildcat

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    Thanks, and a couple more that show the washtub and rack I made.

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  16. johnp.smith

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    The bikes are looking great. I have no time for mine right now, Im only home every 4th day for 12-16 hours and then back out again. Unless something drastic happens, I wont have time to finish it for this. If that ends up being the case, I will post pics whenever I get to it.
     
  17. Wildcat

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    That's no problem John, it's all for fun. I never know how a bike build will go, sometimes it happens over a weekend and other times takes forever. Or hits the scrap pile.
    A couple more pics.
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    The rain stopped, so I took the Hammered out for a road test and had to find out how the basket would carry things. It did fine.
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  18. rgallen

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    Where did you get the grips. They would look perfect on the Old Timer.

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  19. johnp.smith

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    I just got in from a trip and have been bumped off the postion that I was forced on to. That means I get to sleep in my own bed and have regular days off. I will now have a schedule and should get this frame painted in time and the bike back together, just need to find all my parts. It wont be steampunked but my next one will. Amongst the madness in the past few weeks, I was able to aquire a lugged steel Sears 1967 3 speed from a coworker. Restoration is out of the question, so its going to be the basis for my next project.
     
  20. johnp.smith

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    They're saying "my owner has a lot of disposable income". You must have a fortune in that bike.

    Im thinking about the same pair for my main townie, they're a bit pricey and the boss has to approve. I still have to break in the brick, I mean seat.
     

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