Posts tagged with "diy"
The bike has been stripped of paint! Primer coat will be applied today. I am going with a White underlay with a Jade coat as a the visible layer per request of @leafoden (you can follow her here). Also good news Followers I found a 2nd frame to develop into my next bike. It's a Men's bike (that was for you Aleksander). In the long run if anyone would like a fix gear or any bike let me know i will build it. I'm out for now!
I've come up with a plan to make some extra cash on the side. If I can become successful enough at it I would like to turn this into a business (screw the man). This 70's women's shwinn varsity was donated to me from a good friend and will be my first attempt at converting a standard racing bike into a Fixed Gear. I have always loved biking and find that I am great with my hands. Building things comes quite naturally to me so I decided to try my hand at this. I striped the bike down to it's frame, It's naked now.
Tonight I'm using my newly acquired angle grinder to remove the extra unwanted pieces of metal left on the frame. This will leave the frame to be only painted this weekend with a coat of white primer and then the final satin coat of jade. The spare parts left over will be polished and sold separately. A few little birdies told me there is a good market for this stuff. We'll see. That's all for now!
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