Keep a diary of your latest build here.
decided to start a post for the bike im building for my wife. Were calling it turtlelady after my wife nickname. It started out life as a western flyer sonic flyer
As I got the bike
cleaned the chrome
used rust converter primer first to get in the areas I couldnt when I stripped it
then coated it with a white primer
once its cured Ill sand it again then another coat of primer then ready for paint
Last edited by dragnusa on Sat May 19, 2012 6:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.
thanks jake, I cleaned it all with glasstop cleaner and a green scrubby pad. I would have been but Ive had it in the works for a while, have to get it done before I start my build off bike but did work on ideas for my build off bike between coats of paint on her bike.
Having a stressful day with the build today. Since the chain desires where the tire sits I have almost no clearance and am having a hard time getting the rim true enough to clear both sidesand for some reason the handle bar neck seems to be at a angle grrrrr. Going to step away from the bike and work on my build bike
What I've done was pulled the rear forks apart and stuck a spare piece of a 2x4 near the seat post to hold that width and pushed the fork back to the correct width for the rim. I hope this makes sense and is what you're asking.
heres an update on turtle lady
here it is together but still have to spread the frame down by the kickstand
we started calling it turtlelady as a combo of my wifes nickname and my daughter having a fairlady
but all the kids call it the bubble gum bike
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