Can't Wait! AH! Now With Paint!

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  1. Uncle Stretch

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    Re: Can't Wait!

    Ok so I'm sanding and thinking all the joints look good. If the weather gives me a break tomorrow
    I'm ready for paint. Then it hits me...I have forgotten one of the most important parts of a bicycle.
    Well unless you wear spandex and ride a 20 oz carbon fiber bike.....The dang Kickstand. Got one built.

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  2. dracothered

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    nice...
     
  3. Uncle Stretch

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    I had these two chrome bars that were in an old wood vise I wasn't using.
    They make nice kick stands...already chromed so they look good. :wink:

    Glad you like it. Almost through. A little paint and some parts and I'm finished.
     
  4. DeuceWheeler

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    I can give you my address, I'll pay for shipping to my garage. I would even name my garage "Scrap Pile" if it helped. :wink:
     
  5. Uncle Stretch

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    Thats funny. I sometime think I have talent till I see people that really can build a professional
    looking bike. Its kinda humbling to see the quality of bikes that they produce.
    Oh well I just do it for fun. mine will look pretty good when its done. Still should have learned
    to tig weld when I was younger. The welding quality is what makes the difference.
     
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    Looking good Uncle Stretch!
    Really been enjoying watching your signature line change as the build progresses too... :D

    Luke.
     
  7. Uncle Stretch

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    Thanks Luke...you really read the signatures? ha ha
     
  8. Uncle Stretch

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    Ok the rain stopped and the temp is up to about 60ish. I started spraying the primer.
    Warning do not stare at white primer in bright sun for any length of time. My eyes are
    still trying to adjust. SNOW BLINDNESS SUCKS! Anyway I noticed right off that my body work
    isn't up to a professional level either. :shock: If I was a perfectionist I might go back and work
    on the bondo some more....NOT! Its time for paint, the bondo/sanding time has ended. So I
    will let it dry in the hot sun and then shoot the color on.
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  9. Uncle Stretch

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    Houston we have paint! Wahoo. It came out pretty good too.

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  10. Lowlife Lucas

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    That color looks great on that frame! Can't wait to see this one together! :wink:
     
  11. Uncle Stretch

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    Thanks Lucas, It close
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    Funny how staring at this Mongoose Beast in my garage with 100mm rims makes even these wheels seem fairly narrow...ha ha.

    What is that hole in the frame?
     
  13. Uncle Stretch

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    I drilled a hole through the frame for the shifter cable. It will run through the frame and come out
    on the bottom under the seat tube. I welded a couple nuts drilled out on the chain stay
    to route it to the wheel.
     
  14. Lowlife Lucas

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    Lookin good, those wheels look great on it!
     
  15. Uncle Stretch

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    Thanks Lucas. Still have to get some longer bars and then hookup the chain and shifter.
    The paint is a little new to do too much to it.
     
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    I'm thinking cream tires like the back or white tires like the front
    Life offers so many choices. :lol: :lol:
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  17. Rat Rod

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    I vote white. :mrgreen:
     
  18. Uncle Stretch

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    Betty voted for cream and they are bigger. Who knows. :shock:
    Neither set of tires has ever found a home. :D
     
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    What does Chuck like?....LOL! :lol:
     
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    Your giving him a complex. He won't post. This one is not for him. He has
    enough on his plate now with the others.
     

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