BO15 Grammaw Patina Bike

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Cool; I actually found some wheels online that fit my budget!

Grammaw’s got a new pair of shoes!!!!

I didn’t want to mess with putting on the front forks to show both wheels: this is just a mock up to see how close the blue is.


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One quick note: as I really wanted to do blue tires, I thought that may be a little much.....

I have ordered a pair of black tires... -which I could put on my red sears bike if I don’t use on the GPB.

-any votes for blue tires vs. black?
 
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IMHO, blue tires might be overwhelming. What about cream?
Thanks! I’m with you on the blue.... (although the red tires on my red Columbia I think look epic!). I’ve debated the white too.

I thought about the white or cream tires, but was afraid that may be too busy... there’s a lot of white stripes and stuff on this thing already.

I’m definitely going to add a basket and/or wine box to the front and back and was going to possibly do that in white....

I’m definitely looking for a custom look, but I’m trying to keep it from being too busy.
 

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Thanks! I’m with you on the blue.... (although the red tires on my red Columbia I think look epic!). I’ve debated the white too.

I thought about the white or cream tires, but was afraid that may be too busy... there’s a lot of white stripes and stuff on this thing already.

I’m definitely going to add a basket and/or wine box to the front and back and was going to possibly do that in white....

I’m definitely looking for a custom look, but I’m trying to keep it from being too busy.

I've got white tires. You don't want white tires


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I haven't used rubber rim strips on any of my custom build bikes; and I work at a bike shop where I can get them for a dollar a piece or less. Road bikes have traditionally come with rim tape, it stays in place, and isn't any heavier than a rubber rim strip.

So, in the tradition of 'rat rod bikes', I have used Gorilla tape or heavy duty duct tape on all my RRB builds since day one. And I have not had a flat since.

Plus, you'll never have to wait for rim strips to arrive and halt your process on a build!
 
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I haven't used rubber rim strips on any of my custom build bikes; and I work at a bike shop where I can get them for a dollar a piece or less. Road bikes have traditionally come with rim tape, it stays in place, and isn't any heavier than a rubber rim strip.

So, in the tradition of 'rat rod bikes', I have used Gorilla tape or heavy duty duct tape on all my RRB builds since day one. And I have not had a flat since.

Plus, you'll never have to wait for rim strips to arrive and halt your process on a build!
Yep! Duct tape works brilliantly!
 
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Ha-Ha! Thanks for the insight OJ!!!!!

Cracks me up!!!! Gorilla tape is my go to for all the bikes I ride, BUT I’ve never had anyone confirm it was OK to do!!!

(I’ve actually used it to cover complete wheel Rot-through and have it work just fine on 5 mile rides!)

As This bike is not necessarily for me, I wanted to err on the side of safety, so I went with the rim strips.

On future builds, I’ll stick with the old gorilla tape that I always have on hand!

Thanks!!!!!
 
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Nice wheelset!
I have used electrical tape many times for rim strips. The only time I have bought real rim strips was for the rims that have decorative or speed holes on them. Then you need something that it purdy and sturdy.
 
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So, I’ve been preoccupied with some other bikes; I’m going to start getting after this bike now.

As it’s been awhile since my last work on this, I did a re-wash and rust removal.

I also pounded out some dents and hopped up the front fender, which I did not notice before.

The bike is all set so, Boom! Boiled linseed oil on!!!!

I also picked up a rat-trap rear rack to match the front. I think I’m going to do them in gloss black.
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