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    Patina War

    Category 1; The bike you refuse to repaint despite the looks you get from the neighbors, the derision you get from the wife and the lectures you get from the landlady.
    Category 2: Last photo before the sandblaster.

    May the ugliest bike win.

    My Category 1;
    My category 2:
    I have spoken.

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    great idea, will be back shortly
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    How's this?





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    Quote Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
    How's this?





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    Finally a thread I don't feel bad about posting this old beater in! Catagory 1:





    A coat of semi-gloss clear coat keeps it protected for riding...

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    Quote Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
    How's this?
    Was that a bike?
    I have spoken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheshire Cat
    Only a few find the way, some don't recognize it when they do - some... don't ever want to.

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    I'm not worthy. True, my bikes have patina, but not to the extent you describe in the OP.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Sixties or seventies Peugeot PX10, the way I got it and just before I painted it (pretty much same thing but I had to do the test ride first)...


    http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpe...eat_Tube_1.jpg

    ...bent frame/fork set, and all...




    Had to get out my best paint brush to pretty her up...


    The bike I am working on now is in even worse shape, cosmetically.
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    Patina, patina... if only it weren't a bad thing on a steel frame.

    If only bike frames could age like Henry Moore sculptures!
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    Nice folder, man...........

    Quote Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
    How's this?





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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheshire Cat
    Only a few find the way, some don't recognize it when they do - some... don't ever want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
    How's this?



    (JK)
    Given the quality of the paintwork it's probably Italian.
    Clunker or not, it's gotta have gears!

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    Quote Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post
    Given the quality of the paintwork it's probably Italian.
    I think the decals flaking off confirms that.
    Jesse

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    My unknown German pre war bike. Ugly and attractive.








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    ftwelder has some gems which should be pictured here!

    I traded this Patina Queen Raleigh Super Course to 10speedterror for a Brooks B15.







    Couldn't bring myself to paint it and couldn't find a reason to build it. I wonder if he's done anything with it yet?
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    bungled Moto... not sure what to do. Probably remove the rust with alu foil and the cover it with clear coat to prevent further rusting, and maybe some fun cat stickers to cover the scars.


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    My first offering is a Raleigh Golden arrow (I am sure you all have seen, my word) that lived under a downspout. This one was carefully polished and nothing else (rims were replaced). As found first.


    side by barnstormerbikes, on Flickr

    Polished layers


    IMG_3773 by barnstormerbikes, on Flickr

    Canvas B5N


    IMG_3776 by barnstormerbikes, on Flickr


    IMG_3827 by barnstormerbikes, on Flickr


    And this ol' timer. The paint/plating died and fell off.


    29 748 by barnstormerbikes, on Flickr


    29 735 by barnstormerbikes, on Flickr

    And the grocery getter.


    29 063 by barnstormerbikes, on Flickr
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    Quote Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
    How's this?





    (JK)
    I think I see a date code.
    1886 Surrey machinists Invincible, 1900 Nashua, 1937 Raleigh Golden Arrow, 1938 Raleigh Silver Record, 1951 Armstrong tourmalet, 1970 Motobecane Grand Record, 1971 Raleigh Professional, 1971 Gitane TDF, 1972 Legnano Gran Primio, 1973, Peugeot PX-10, 1975 Roberts, 1984 Battaglin Giro, 1985 Grandis Speciale, 2012 FTW

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    My 1950 Raleigh Clubman is similarly patina-ed to PedalTraveler's above as it spent most of its life on Boston's north shore, soaking up the salt water.

    As found:


    After rehab:


    And to add to Frank's collection, I picked this one up for him a few weeks back:

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    This thread is what C&V should be all the time, just wishing.
    I repainted my India Herc in my "bike youth" now wish I hadn't, but it still looks bad.



    Here's how it looked originally.

    http://davidnewtonguitars.squarespace.com/

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    Clunker or not, it's gotta have gears!

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    Almost all of the bikes in my fleet would probably qualify in this thread, but here's the latest--a patina-ed Legnano:


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    100_3852.jpg

    This pre-war frame has got a nice warm glow to the bare steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velognome View Post
    100_3852.jpg

    This pre-war frame has got a nice warm glow to the bare steel.
    I like that! I do like patina... but I cannot bring myself to like rust. Rust, IMO, is not a sign of nice patina.

    Here is my patina offering. I don't think it looks junky, more old and dignified. My co-workers think it looks old and junky. They can all go to heck!

    DSC06223 by mkeller234, on Flickr


    DSC06228 by mkeller234, on Flickr


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    Some lovely bikes there...

    Actually, here's an idea for you all to chew on...

    Have any of you seen choppers with oiled, bare metal frames? They get the 'rainbow patina' effect by oiling the parts (fenders, gas tank, frame tubes, etc.) and then carefully heating them so that the oil bakes into the surface of the metal. I seem to recall they do this with an oven rather than naked flame. The effect has to be maintained by periodically re-oiling it.
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