RRBBO - Katrina

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 1 BIKES' started by basscadetz, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. basscadetz

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    found my grips! they're from some 70's womens bike i parted out a long time ago. I never thought id use them because of the odd brown they are, but alas they fit my color scheme/theme, which i'll keep secret until i'm closer to the end! they also have a neat pattern!

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  2. basscadetz

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    so i started the stripping on the forks, man that stuff is THIIIIICKKK. i can see white under the red so im pretty sure its paint and not powderoat.

    this might take 40 cans of stripper ugh.
     
  3. Hooch

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    I used one of those heat guns on my frame man was it easy it peeled right off
     
  4. basscadetz

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    i dont have one :(
     
  5. cman

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    I know you are leaving soon for downunder, but you should get aquainted with Harbor Freight. They have a heat gun for 10 bucks.

    Harbor Freight USA
    2160 S. SHERIDAN
    TULSA, OK 74129

    Phone: 918-836-4450


    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/d ... mber=35776

    Could be cheaper that buying stripper.
     
  6. ricksterr1221

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    I like whatcha did with the bars on this bike.. Look good short
     
  7. basscadetz

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    yeah i may still have my harbor frieght card, have to look.

    i read the can again and it says it will work best if i leave if on for 12 hours, so i tried that and it worked pretty well!

    here's a pic of the forks being stripped!

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  8. basscadetz

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    i hope im not getting TOO detailed with my progress reports!


    bearing cups = removed.

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  9. basscadetz

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    okay the frame is in my shed where the dogs cant get to it covered in stripper. ill take a pic of it in the morning when the light is better.
     
  10. basscadetz

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    okay heres the forks stripped sanded, but still need some touchup/finish sanding. soon to be primered!!

    also i spent about an hour on the wheel and tire. cleaned it all up, got it looking newish. added the skull valve cap and valve stem cover. not sure yet if its gonna stay like this.

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  11. Markm

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    sweet...and skull valvestem caps too!! :D
     
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    looks good!
    I really like the side wall and tread profile on that tire.

    Kev.
     
  13. basscadetz

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    i LOVE these tires. the original ones that came with the bike.

    they have a logo on them that looks like OST or ST or something similar?

    the size is 26 x 2.125
     
  14. basscadetz

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    been cleaning and rebuilding the back wheel/chainwheel/hub/whatever.

    it's amazing how much crap gets built up on those things in just a few years.

    im a perfectionist so ive been on it for about an hour and a half, and im only halfway done.

    can someone say "colon-like"?

    haha.
     
  15. basscadetz

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    well, the person who put the bike together put the bearings in backwards on the wheels, so they're all messed up, and on the coaster setup they shoved the spring inside the "brake cone" so hard its all bent and messed up.

    i hate idiots.
     
  16. basscadetz

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    well im starting to lean towards im not gonna get this all done in time, but im gonna keep posting progress anyway. either way ill have a cool bike, and i started late in the game anyway. the stripping is taking a bit because of the cold here. the stripper i have seems to work best on warm days...ill keep on it though!

    heres the frame with bubbly paint!
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    heres me disgruntled at the wheel bearings
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    heres the bars with primer
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  17. basscadetz

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    some updates. i doubt ill make the deadline, but im trying.

    here's the bike kinda thrown together mocked up before paint.
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    here's a piece of metal where the license plate will go (thanks for the ideas guys)
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    here's the grey primer, and ultra flat black/green i found.
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    bars are done for now (black), fork is primed. im working on the frame in the morning.
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  18. Easy Skywalker

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    Are you gonna mix the camo and black paint? I mean, in a fading kinda way? Or like black frame, green fork?
    I like the set-up, low handlebars-speedy look!
     
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    bass, Paint, paint and more paint. You are not too far away from finishing. Good use of the chainguard bracket for a mount.
     
  20. basscadetz

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    ooooh, you'll see on the paint! cant say!
     

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