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This is a bike I finished up for my oldest daughter last summer but didn't get around to posting the build till now. It started it's life as a Scrambler. I got it out of a neighbor's yard when I was a kid and it was hand painted to look like a tiger... wish i had pictures it was really ugly! I spent hours with a wire wheel taking off the paint and rode it paintless for a summer:
about 15-20 years ago: (obviously didn't know what bent forks were back then )
then I painted it this weird purple/gray... not sure why haha
about 15-20 years ago
then it sat for years. until I thought it would be perfect for a redo... especially since there wasn't many original parts on it anymore wouldn't mean i was destroying anything or messing with originality. My daughter rode it a ton of times and kept saying how much she liked it but how ugly the color was. So told her to pick out a color and I would to the rest
Last edited by corysmeltzer on Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:23 pm, edited 2 times in total.
too many bikes?
It's coming along nicely. Question, were the original forks Ashtabulas? Bent or not, they're worth some $$$. Worth finding them and getting them straightened.
WOW! You're fast!
What color blue is that! It would be perfect on the new build I'm doing for the wife.
P. S. good call on the fork too..
World's fastest bike builder! Just posting the build... I finished it last summer.
For the paint I did white primer then Rust-Oleum Satin Aqua then a couple coats of clear... all Rust-Oleum brand. I try use the same brand throughout the process when I paint things to try to stay away from weird paint reactions.
too many bikes?
Wow great work! Now all it needs are some white pinstripe decals on the fenders or if you got the patience and a steady hand hand painted pinstripes.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pinstripe-Vinyl ... 414ead7ab6
It doesn't matter what I paid for it, it matters what it's WORTH. I never buy anything I will regret KEEPING.
WOW! Great bike.
That color is awesome, I wouldn't be surprised if you saw more bikes painted with it.
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