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Your bike is looking really sharp! The whitewalls and white scheme/accents really make it pop
Which online instructions did you follow?
I've been getting caught up in the details of finding the right spoke diameter
Here is a link to the website that helped me lace the wheels. Go slow, read instructions and then read them again and before you know it youve got a wheel
http://www.troubleshooters.com/bicycles ... /index.htm
Whoa! Those before and after pictures are amazing (on page 4 for those who haven't seen). The whitewalls look great on there. The color scheme and all the painted parts including the headlight and handlebars all look great together. I like the way you matched the seat and handgrips to the colors of the bike also. What you have there, bebopblu, is one sweet ride!
I tried being serious, but it was boring.
Thanks very much for the kind words I dont think the photos are bringing out the true colors. The light color is a rustolium called Ivory Silk in satin I was going for a vintage cream color. The dark color is red oxide primer. When I put matte clear coat on, the red primer took on a more brownish red color. The seat is an old white one so kinda looks like the rest of the bike. Still not sure if I am happy with the seat but every other color didnt look right. More to come - thanks again
Very nice resto. Thumbs up!
To restore or not to restore?, that is the question...eh, it's a rat, leave it!!
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The paint looks great. How was the stencil kit to work with? I have a '58 Huffy that I am thinking about repainting and I plan to stencil the frame/tank.
This bike is just flat out nice. I mean you aren't following the trends and using crazy fat tires (like me!), you aren't welding, sawing, etc. You just built a super nice, clean bike. I mean there is NOTHING wrong with what other people are doing. I find it amazing and inspirational, but I love the clean, simple look of this bike!
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bum bum bum another one saved from rust! Bum bum bum aand another one's done.... I'm giving up ther great job on repainting!
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Thanks for all the nice comments. I took her for a short test ride today. Hope to be complete by the weekend. What I find so cool is that the bike looks nothing like I had in mind when I started but I love the final product. I will be adding a full rear fender and then take it out for a long ride
]The stencil kit was not bad to work with - just have to be patient and not mind lots of masking.
One problem I ran into was when to peel the stencil off??????? I thought if I waited until the paint dried then I would get a rough edge - so I peeled it off a few minutes after painting - this was tough because you run the risk of smudging the paint (which I did!!) and you should have some good tweesers on hand (which I didnt!) to lift the stencil off - It was very difficult to get the edge of a stencil lifted enough to grab hold of without messing up the paint. With all that said I am happy with the results and would do it again [/b]
Some photos of the pedals and rear fender for the bike - both original to the bike.
Rear fender - long soak in oxalic acid did wonders - I love that stuff!!!
Little bit of an artsy shot
Got the primer on and masked off for the stripes
Pedals - OA on left untreated on right
Love the artsy shot!!!
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Hello - Rock Bottom is basicly done. Here is a photo from today but hope to take some nice detailed photos soon. BUT I need some help with this build/restoration. When I put the rear wheel on the chain seems a little too short. As the second photo shows, I can not move the rear wheel back any further than shown. Anyone out there able to direct me to or sell me a couple of skip tooth chain links??????????????? Thanks
Chain length will not allow me to go back any further - can anyone help with some chain links??
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