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    Housecleaning, the bane of my existence. I would rather wrench... . On the other hand, if I don't weed out some of the piles, I'd never be able to find the bikes!

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    Okay, looking through this thread, I find a project underway that is going to involve lots of fenders, a windshield, and logos. So what exactly is underway? A Model T? A bicycle? A 3-wheeler? Faired recumbent? Inquiring minds want to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
    Okay, looking through this thread, I find a project underway that is going to involve lots of fenders, a windshield, and logos. So what exactly is underway? A Model T? A bicycle? A 3-wheeler? Faired recumbent? Inquiring minds want to know.
    AHHH! That's right! It's not here, but in THIS link

    Pics of your "alt bike(s)"?

    I was told the primer was done and they were working on it...he's going to put the two BELL tubes with built in Slime on the Schwinn so I can ride a real bike til then and show me the progress (they are an auto body shop after all but he's a certified GM paint tech and he promised me it would be done right...and free, after all). That's Monday.

    PSOT If you saw Boise State lose to Louisville Friday, none of us is too disappointed...it sure was a fun ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
    AHHH! That's right! It's not here, but in THIS link

    Pics of your "alt bike(s)"?

    I was told the primer was done and they were working on it...he's going to put the two BELL tubes with built in Slime on the Schwinn so I can ride a real bike til then and show me the progress (they are an auto body shop after all but he's a certified GM paint tech and he promised me it would be done right...and free, after all). That's Monday.

    PSOT If you saw Boise State lose to Louisville Friday, none of us is too disappointed...it sure was a fun ride!
    Schwinn is good--at least it is a real bike!

    I know you are anxiously anticipating, but hey, free painting is free painting, and it's all good!

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    Cool...another double-bar bike on the road!
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    Finally, on a TRICYCLE site, Rollfast history! http://www.tricyclefetish.com/rollfast.php

    Standby I have a surprise but I have to format it for BF's server.... screen shot edit...long night and I'm rusty. We'll get it more metallic looking and in blue also (they DID come in blue)!

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    The headbadge looks good!

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    I'm having him tweak it some for a bright metallic look and I started a switchover to the dark blue version of the badge. It was scaled to about 13-14" and I was lost of scaling it back right so I took a picture of it and cropped.

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    I am partial to blue...even though my Dr.Deltron painted Raleigh mixte will be a gorgeous red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    I am partial to blue...even though my Dr.Deltron painted Raleigh mixte will be a gorgeous red.

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    This is sorta red--actually burgandy? and that irridescent paint that goes between silver, the paint beneath and green. Finally, the right loaner--1995 Schwinn Cruiser SS
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    Hey, it is a nice loaner! And it's got a basket, so it's practical as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    Hey, it is a nice loaner! And it's got a basket, so it's practical as well.

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    Not an April Fool's joke!

    I stopped at the corner store to ask the owner (the paint shop owner too) how it was coming along and told him I was keeping the tires up and taking good care of the bike and it was very nice and fun. He said that he spent about 30 dollars on it and I didn't have to put another together because it was mine now!

    He told me the saddlebags were nearly done and it would be a bit longer as he had a paying customer with a motorcycle to do also but the bike was indeed mine.

    In other news the LBS moved up the hill to the old Circle K building, formerly occupied by a salon/fashion store, ready to open today. I am going to get a Schwinn tank, bell, horn, rack, paperboys and then a front basket for the neighbor's grocery trips (he got past me on paperboys when he got a Mongoose with full suspension) plus a Honda Trail taillight to go with an old Sears bullet lamp. I have spare fenders I hope will work and they will get cleaned up, I will salvage the best (hoops)? what are they, I need to sleep, paint them white with greenish pinstriping.

    I now have the best of old and new--that's pretty swell!

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    I rode over to Fruitland, Idaho and stopped at the KYMCO motorcycle dealer to look for a taillight for Germaine. I found parts of a Honda ATC and located a chrome fender with a big, wide rectangular light on a fat mount with a plate bracket. I wanted to give 15 for it, he wanted 25, he took 20. I don't haggle a lot if I have it and want it now and he has such neat junk anyway. He was the first person I would go to for that stuff anyway.

    That fender is wide enough to use as the end of a rain spout!

    Now I've managed to set up buying a full Sony Mavica setup from a Craiglist ad as at least I've always wanted one and for $30 it's better than making this HP Photosmart 120 get smarter...also am waiting for a response back from the guy in Boise I'm buying a rack, paperboys and a tank from and I'll have a friend run over for them on their next business trip.

    Digging back into CL listings and inquiring has always paid handsomely.

    Only bummer all week was that I missed out on the 4-channel dbx 155 noise reduction unit I wanted to go with my 4 track reel to reel TEAC A-2340 I won for 99 cents I won Tuesday because I was out and thought it closed the 6th. OOPS

    That boo-boo was a tough one. Type I units are never cheap, and I gather they are up to Type III but Type I is designed for reel decks and II was made to use on cassette decks and modified for MTS TV stereo. All the "goodies" like compresser/limiters, dynamic expanders, extenders, subharmonic generators and Drive Racks with or without their cards cost some professional type money, and those are mostly used!

    I think Tuesday's gains may have been my luck this week but I have some Laserdiscs lined up for a low price too. It took 25 years to blossom into full geekdom? Must have been the summer of 1981 when I pumped unleaded into a diesel CHEVETTE? and lost TWO WEEKS PAY so Dad could fix that in the bay. No clearance SX-3600 for ME! I bought a 16 watt Sanyo instead and waited over 20 years for my first Pioneer receiver, an SX-6000 from 1971! I've had 6 or 7 stereos, 3 quads, 4 cassette decks, one EQ, two CD players, two DVD 5-disc carousel type players, a digital timer, two tuners, 3 integrated amps, two turntables, numerous speaker components and cabinets and ONE H-R99 8 track recorder(!) in the last five years...must like Pioneers I guess?

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    You got the Schwinn for free? Sweet!

    A good week for you, except for the slip up on the NRU, but hey, you can't win them all!

    Unleaded in a diesel engine? I bet you never did that again .

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    You got the Schwinn for free? Sweet!

    A good week for you, except for the slip up on the NRU, but hey, you can't win them all!

    Unleaded in a diesel engine? I bet you never did that again .

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    Certainly NOT. I was extremely distraught though.

    I did my part tonight changing the red part of the badge to dark blue and sent it back to Cory to clean up and do what he does much better. I did some auction shopping for a few needed things and somebody I know told me they only needed the case so I got another (Sears) VHS camcorder COMPLETE including a telephoto lens and maybe a good battery! A modulator was in there too...not bad for a dollar. got a Moody Blues LP also--Long Distance Voyager. I've actually seen the Moodies in concert (over ten years ago) with our local symphony orchestra, officially the first concert at the new Idaho Center (state basketball tournament was the first event, it used to house the Idaho Stampede pro basketball team (CBA then NBA development league/NBADL or the D league as some call it) and still has the legendary Snake River Stampede rodeo, now held indoors. I remember that the band and their sound crew did NOT like the acoustic panels in the walls so we actually had to stare at INSULATION etc after they were TAKEN DOWN.

    Not even Eric Clapton demanded such an extraordinary thing!

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    Here...try this on for now...I still have some rough spots and a white one even but I turned it over to Cory for cleanup and more 'metal'...If you look hard enough you will see reddish areas on some edges and the blue at the top is slightly mottled because I fill by hand with a "magic lasso" in Photoshop. That took a while with my unsteady hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
    Here...try this on for now...I still have some rough spots and a white one even but I turned it over to Cory for cleanup and more 'metal'...If you look hard enough you will see reddish areas on some edges and the blue at the top is slightly mottled because I fill by hand with a "magic lasso" in Photoshop. That took a while with my unsteady hand.
    Still looks pretty good, and I agree, prettier than the red in this case .

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    Rollfast, any news or updates?

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    Saw this and thought of this thread!
    http://dallas.craigslist.org/bik/646172531.html

    (Just went back to the ad, and the price as gone up- reverse auction! It was $150 the first time, now it's $300. He shows part of a price guide for it, but it is suspiciously cut off- wonder if it's not the men's bike that is $350 and the women's shown is supposed to be the $150 number below.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    Rollfast, any news or updates?

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    Ok, just making sure .

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    Ok, just making sure .

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    Well, one little deal but it was still impressive...

    I went to put the Schwinn's kickstand up a day or so back and the stand was coming off...

    It's held on by some bracket and two spot welds the backet/bolt were gone then both welds broke out fairly cleanly, leaving two holes in the tubing behind the bracket. That's it. Hardly harmed. I'm doing up to the LBS with what I have of the Rollfast's old stand and get it rigged up until I can get another forked stand like the one on Tempest (maybe the free bell too)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
    Well, one little deal but it was still impressive...

    I went to put the Schwinn's kickstand up a day or so back and the stand was coming off...

    It's held on by some bracket and two spot welds the backet/bolt were gone then both welds broke out fairly cleanly, leaving two holes in the tubing behind the bracket. That's it. Hardly harmed. I'm doing up to the LBS with what I have of the Rollfast's old stand and get it rigged up until I can get another forked stand like the one on Tempest (maybe the free bell too)!
    We will need photos! A free bell would be a plus, too .

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    Chris the LBS guy and his helper found a spare doohickey to clamp the old Rollfast stand on. I have to go out and tighten it back up because I had 40+ lbs of groceries in the baskets and it weighed a bit trying to hold that up, even up against the wall...I am going to get a twin stand from him and a bell too. Have to wait a week or two for that stimulus check as the IRS said it would be mailed in that period.

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    By the way, I wanted to grab the century mark to save it for good stuff.

    So I dood it. Taillight given dramatic license.
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