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Old 08-07-05, 11:12 AM   #1
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Need help with a Frankenstein

I got a new bike and kept my old one as a beater. It's looking kinda Frankenstein (e.g., bad paint, lots of electrical tape, brass nuts in place of allen bolts) so I thought I would enhance that look. Any tips?
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Old 08-08-05, 07:17 AM   #2
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Thats really a personal voyage 'lobserve'. Look at the bike, reflect on it and create a finished product in your minds eye. Take off everything that's not in that image and add what you need to get it there.

I find custom bike creation a zen like adventure.
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Old 08-08-05, 02:52 PM   #3
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A nice paint job can do a lot for a beater.
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If I'm understanding you, you'd like to emphasize the rough appearance of the bike? That's cool. Ghetto, but with style.
Maybe you can pick up some ideas from this motorcycle site: http://ratbike.org/

Ratbikes (and ratrods, for that matter) are interesting to look at. They seem to fall into two basic categories:
Cool Frankenstein machines with real jackleg engineering,
or
Gookwagons that are just a bunch of random parts and novelty crap that's thrown together.

I really like this kind of work done on beater bikes. Provokes ideas.
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Old 08-08-05, 08:51 PM   #5
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Decorate your saddle with stitches....
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