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It felt good to work on a bike again. I mounted the water ski front rack. Now it look like a full water ski with the front and rear racks.
Now, I need the weather to warm up so I can break it down and paint it.
Still haven't put the grips on either yooth.
Went for another ride today and at the park I had three 7 year old boys run over and talk to me for 15 minutes about what it took to build it. They are going to start a bike club and get some bikes from goodwill and fix them up. Pretty cool!
Shortly after that, I had this 80 year old woman tell me she liked my tires, then just when I was riding down my lane there was a group of 20 year old italian student tourists and they asked me to pose with the bike for photos. Cool ride!!!!!!
It's good to hear the kids in your area are even into bikes! My, almost 12 year old, daughter had three friends over this weekend and showed them my bikes, they could not have cared less, one of them was even a boy! GEEZE! When I was 12, I lived to ride my bike.
Encourage the youth, they'll be our pedicab drivers some day....
BTW, Fugsley keeps getting cooler and cooler..
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I told the boys that I was about 8 when I got my first Craftsman tool set for Christmas. The first thing I did with it was work on bikes. I also told them that I am now 50 and I still work on bikes. The oldest said I looked more like 40. It must have been the coolness factor of the bike the made me look younger.
Broke the bike down tonight to start prepping for paint.
It is funny how small the frame is for a bike that looks and feels so big.
I felt the same way when I had the wheels off of my bike for paint. So does it get grips too?
Yes, it will finally get grips. I even thought about cutting the steering tube and putting a stem inside of it and mounting some apes on it. But I am sticking with the standard permanent straightbar steering.
Good plan, the attraction is the big tires, don't detract from that.
Primed and first coated Fugsley today.
I decided to go with bright orange.
I painted the tops of the ski orange, to have it as a background color for the places where I do some cutout (flames and such) on the yellow skateboard grip tape.
Thanks, I think the orange will go well when I add the valve caps that I make out of the SouthPark Kenny Pawns from the chess set pieces that I bought for a couple of bucks.
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