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    Enthusiasm on Wheels As You Like It's Avatar
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    Kansas City Lowrider/Custom help:

    I'm in the process of building a customized bike, and I need recommendations on where to get a banana-seat re-covered. If any of you locals do upholstery or can recommend a good shop where you've had stuff done, I'd sure appreciate it.

    What I need to do is get this slightly-worn white banana seat covered in silver glitter vinyl.

    Otherwise, I will try to find some glitter vinyl and do it myself, but I'd kinda like to not screw it up. I'm okay with the paint and the mechanicals, but I have never re-covered a seat before.
    Wheeeee!

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    ive never done that before, but when ya get the bike done lemme know and my son and i will roll w/ ya on our lowriders! are you a member of any local clubs?
    fast eddie outty

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    Eddie, we've met before. I hang around with the ACME crew, I've been to a few of the Frank Tuesday gravity races, and I was selling home-made hats and "helmet fluffs" at the swap-meet at ACME in May. My name's Michelle, and I usually ride a green singlespeed road-bike with sliver-glitter accented lugs.

    I'm a big nerd for glitter.

    I'm not a member of any clubs; I'm kind of a bike-dork generalist.

    Here's what I have done so far:



    These are lousy pictures; I need to re-do them in natural light.

    It's going to be built up with 27x1/25" alloy rims as a singlespeed-coaster-brake bike, but I'm also going to have the original caliper brakes on it, too, so I'll have three brakes total, for maximum ridiculousness. I did a more detailed writeup of it over at my blog meetzorp.com
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    Wheeeee!

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    i know you!!! very cool youre building a lowrider, hope to see ya at the acme swap saturday! maybe you'll have your lowrider there? and if your interested, me and some locals have put together a myspace page (as of today) for midwest gravity riders to keep in touch and find eachother, pm me w/ your mysapce url and ill send a freind add if y'ad like. always good to see fellow kc bike dorks like myself! by the way, i thought the helmet fluff ya had on last time really accented your skin tone well! very stylish!

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    thats supposed to be a lowrider? i wouldve at least bent the fork some
    riding and pimpin again

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    No, it's not going to be a lowrider at all. I like to use the term "mild custom." The original concept is for a super-girly grown-up sized "stingray-type" bike. Ape-hangers, banana seat, sparkly accessories, chrome fenders and chainguard. It's going to have a pretty stock stance, aside from the seat and bars. The rims & tires are going to be original spec (27" X 1.25")
    Wheeeee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by As You Like It View Post
    No, it's not going to be a lowrider at all. I like to use the term "mild custom." The original concept is for a super-girly grown-up sized "stingray-type" bike. Ape-hangers, banana seat, sparkly accessories, chrome fenders and chainguard. It's going to have a pretty stock stance, aside from the seat and bars. The rims & tires are going to be original spec (27" X 1.25")
    Are you going to have some little flowers (like your avatar) on the bike?

    I should do something like that with my old World--it's a decent rider, although heavy, but I think some silver glitter would perk it right up .

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    hey michelle, hows that bike comin?
    fast eddie outty

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    Quote Originally Posted by As You Like It View Post
    ...I did a more detailed writeup of it over at my blog meetzorp.com
    I had a look around your blog--I absolutely loved the Victorian/Edwardian costume .

    I think they must have used weights in the skirt hems to keep the skirts under control. Bloomers were certainly a better way to go, though.

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