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hey everyone better late then never right ok heres the skinny ..
IM GOING TO BONNEVILLE .. yuppers for speed week, hence the name "salt shaker" me and my b/f are driving cross country and camping out and since we are bicycle riding fools we are taking bicycles along to ride around the salf flats in, so now im up to 12 bicycles and have problems with so many and parts are swaped here and there i had to pick one and this is the one with all working original to this bike parts . its my western flyer womens 26" i had for little less then a year and only rode 3 times .. time to spruce her up and put alot of miles on it .
shes a tad rusty
my favorite part about the whole bicycle hahah
sanded it down yesterday and part of today and primed it white primer b/c the top coats are a lighter color, no i didnt take it to bare metal but i scuffed it up enough and took it down enough to get the rust out in some spots
made a make shift spray stand since it was crazy windy out today but the temp was perfect for painting ..
i primed the frame,forks,tank and back rack , then i sanded down the fenders unfortantly the fenders were pitted so bad i couldnt save the chrome .. and then i primed them
worked into the night..
now i have to let it gas out for 2 days, gives me time to think how i want to paint it
Last edited by HotRodJen on Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:24 pm, edited 13 times in total.
Hey Jen...great to see that you've graced us with your presence ...anyhoo!...cant wait to see your pinstriping skills
Rat builder credo: No paint, no parts or purist thinking is safe from a bike build
yaa havent been on alot still have no computer of my own and been wrapped up with the nova and pinstriping for shows , but i still ride a bicycle almost everyday . after i get a new block in the car ill be able to set up more rides which wont be for awhile but it happens
oh there will be some pinstriping and actually lettering if i can pull it off
okie dokie since my bike is "gasin out" im going to clean up the rims and see if i can put the old tires back on it so i dont have to go out and buy new ones bc this is a budget bike and a half ! i splurged on what is going on the wheels ...
im making aluminum wheel disc's thought of this when i knew i would be taking a bike to bonne. and alumium stuck out in my mind i thought about cheaper routes to take went around 2 days ago to every store i can think of to find something cheaper ... but i was drawn to home depot and the aluminum sheets they had only picked up 2 sheets so far to do the front wheel , when i get some extra $ ill get more
bighits build i just stumpled appon and saw he's using black wheel discs totally awesome on his build , i looked up where he got his they only have black and white ..
so im going to try to make my wheel disc's im really excited about it hope i dont mess one up hahaha looks simple enough to make
so i decided to get the handle bar grips off .. took a little coaching but i got it and it took alot more coaching to get the goose neck bolt loose .. they handle bars will be flipped like a track bike , as of right now the handle bars are so bad , so pitted that im going to have to take a grinder to them ..
atleast there still nice where the grips were
me the happy sander hahaha, sanding the rims down and got them primered
tomorrow ... i need to work on my car . so i might not touch the bike ... might is the key word
well i just coudnt keep my hands off the bicycle after i finshed what i had to do on my car i started to tape up the bicycle for sprayin the ivory down
picture not shown is the tank thats just all ivory
back rack duh lol
fenders with a fat "racing stripe"
and the chain guard .
kinda hard telling the ivory from the white primer , but i actually like the look of ivory and white together never thought about that , but no way i can deal with a white bicycle
... alrighty i have a art auction to be at tomorrow and then i wont be home till tuesday wont have a chance to work on the salt shaker, but ill be putting tons of miles on my recent freebie old derby horn tank bike ( 1st bike with a working horn )
sooo i couldnt help myself today had to get something done with the bicycle figured id paint the frame and forks since they will be all orange until some detailing is done . still lettin the ivory settle, so heres some orange i think im gettin the hang of this spray can stuff , no runs ! , the bounce to the ounce build thats still not assembled had a few runs i had to go back and take care of ..
so this is the orange still very wet
ill paint the spokes by hand after bonneville it needs new spokes anyways
im wondering what color to do for the other accents on the bicycle .. the chrome/metal light cover that wraps around the front of the head tube and the fork cover thingy the metal/chrome is so pitted i know if i take it to the salt flats it will get alot worse , i picked up a can of aluminum spray paint but im on the fence about it
Before you go are you into coming out to Somerville on the 30th for cruise night and a presentation of out build off bikes. There should be at least 3 or 4 of us.
Last edited by bighit on Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:23 am, edited 1 time in total.
im pretty sure i can swing that . and ill try and get 1 more who is in the build off and others who arent in it
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