"Beautiful Loser"

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 6 FINISHED BIKES' started by sensor, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. sensor

    sensor

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    well as you may have seen a few of weeks ago my wifes ride gave up the ghost so it was time for a new build and since ive got way to many bikes and that was all she had i figured "Marion" had been waiting 3 or 4 years whats another month or so.....now for the history!

    wifes first ride after blasting it bare,fixing the stays(split from water freezing in them), priming,blocking custom mixing the 2 colors, and finished paint
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    but sadly even though i got all the rust on the outside removed and neutralized there was alot lurking inside the frame where it couldnt be seen.....and 6 or so years later it reared its head on a ride and left us walking back home....
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    so i told her id make her a frame after the boys bike was in primer and rideable but she wanted something to ride in the meantime.... :idea:
    i had a few bikes hanging in the rafters collecting dust so i drug my rrbbo#2 bike down...
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    and stripped it down for a temporary fix....
    the cross breeding came out as this(shes happy with it so i cant complain)...
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    and out in the sun(sorry i know the pics arent good or very 'artsy' but the good cameras to heavy to shoot with a broken thumb so they are what they are!)....
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    oh and sorry about no build up pics but it was a 3 hour build so i didnt bother
     
  2. KOTA

    KOTA

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    I think she broke hers on purpose to get that one. :roll:
     
  3. Elmer

    Elmer

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    A fine looking bike. Looks like an expensive restoration.
     
  4. herr_rudolf

    herr_rudolf

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    ouch!
    You allready have the talent to build beautiful stuff. So I'm wishing you all the luck you need.
    Cheers.
     

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