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Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 8 - TRADITIONAL BIKES' started by LowpowerD, May 25, 2013.

  1. LowpowerD

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  2. jats

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    wide rim, narrow frame possibilities,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Endless :D :D :wink:

    this will be fun to watch!!

    Troy
     
  3. LowpowerD

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    Hit the frame, forks, and rims with etching primer. Then with sanding primer.

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    Wet sanded with 400 grit.

    Sprayed with some more sanding primer.
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    IMG_0587 by LowpowerD, on Flickr

    For some reason Santa does not approve.
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  4. udallcustombikes

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    It's about time you showed up. Looking good so far.
     
  5. LowpowerD

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    Lookin good Dave! You must use that rocket!!! 8)
     
  7. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    I thinking Santa was just relieving himself after the beer. :mrgreen:
    I like you taste in brews. Check out the Build Off Brews thread. :arrow: viewtopic.php?f=77&t=72235
    I agree with Pick, you GOTTA use that spaceship!
     
  8. LittleBlueTrike

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    The funny thing is we have been calling him drunk Santa. Since this picture he's been laying on his back for almost a year. Go sugar bumpers!
     
  9. pick

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    I thought maybe santa was in time out! :mrgreen: :lol:
     
  10. LowpowerD

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    Tonight's episode is brought to you by:

    Opened up the ol' box of goodies and found:
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    IMG_0599 by LowpowerD, on Flickr

    Bubbly chrome sprocket:
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    Bubbly chrome stem:
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    Seat post I'm not done with:
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    Hub parts that went into the gas bath:
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    IMG_0604 by LowpowerD, on Flickr

    And if you haven't noticed from my previous posts, I like to leave with some music:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WzUS5qHie8
     
  11. LowpowerD

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    First of all I'd like to give a BIG THANK YOU out to all of those that are watching my build.
    And a HUGE THANK YOU to those that have commented. You help drive this beast, so keep it up!

    This installment is powered by:

    The bottle opener was won in RRBBO #6 (thanks Bendix)

    I'm on more of a time restraint then most of the other builders, my wife is 8 months pregnant. So if I want to finish this build, then it needs to be before the first week of July. That being said, I decided instead of building a wheel set as usual, I'd just pull one out of the pile.
    It works great for me because now I can use my favorite rear hub, the Morrow:
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    IMG_0611 by LowpowerD, on Flickr

    I'm also laying down color on the frame and fork. Can't take any good pics of it right now.

    And some audio pleasure:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=469QfKrXOhw
     
  12. Jake Sensi

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    CONGRATS MAN!! USE THAT STUFF YA GOT! I'M WATCHING YOU SO....GTB!!
     
  13. kingfish254

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    Those stems are sweet!
    Great FUEL choices too!
     
  14. LowpowerD

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    I tried to muck up the paint on Friday ( not enough talent).
    So I let it set until Sunday. And gave it some righteous wet sanding with some 2000 grit, and I'm thinking after some pinstriping, it should be ok.

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    I was going to use some cheapo studded white walls.
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    But while I was at Porkchoppd (https://www.facebook.com/PorkChoppd) yesterday, I got a set of 2.50 blackwalls.
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    So, I guess we'll see which tires look better.

    Santa seems to like the 2.50's
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    And for this episodes sound track:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dffwa4CHAcQ
     
  16. aka_locojoe

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    So you going for a flat finish or gloss?
    Looking good.
     
  17. LowpowerD

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    Thanks Randy. It's going to be gloss. I just haven't polished it yet.
     
  18. LowpowerD

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    I just got done editing my build thread to comply with the new forum rules.

    On with the bike.

    I decided that the paint job wasn't going to be "permanent", so I's not going to spend $ on pinstriping. I went cheapo with some stickers:
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    At least I'm flyin the flag:
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    I've read a lot of discussion about this on some build threads. So I used my high tech bearing cup press:
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    And chased the threads on the fork:
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  19. LowpowerD

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    With a flurry of wrenches and grease, I got it put together. And took it for a shake down run.
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    It's a bad night time pic I know. I need to true up the front wheel and take some better pics in the day light. But other than that, I think I met my goal of getting it done before the first week of July.
     
  20. kingfish254

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    Looks great. I like the seat and post.
    Let's see some daylight photos.
     

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