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Old 03-29-11, 08:05 AM   #1
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Should I take on this project?

What do you think?
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Old 03-29-11, 08:14 AM   #2
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If there is anything left after you clean it up, let us know.
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Old 03-29-11, 08:16 AM   #3
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heh... Corrosion 'R US ? If you decide to give it a second life I'd keep the colour scheme.
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Old 03-29-11, 08:24 AM   #4
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It could have worse if it were made of CF.
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But what can you do with a pile of crumbling resin and some random fibers ?
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Old 03-29-11, 08:39 AM   #6
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After you get done with that, you can start on this.

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doesn't look like there's anything left under that rust to work with. I guess it depends on what your project is.
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But what can you do with a pile of crumbling resin and some random fibers ?
I might get some epoxy resin and mold the mixture into a beautiful ashtray or picture frame.
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And what project is that?

I'm thinking that, with a lot of work, you could turn it into an expensive, not-too-good bicycle. On the other hand, it wouldn't take very much time or money at all to convert it into a nice trellis.
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Project? What project? Looks like perfectly good yard art as is.

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Project? What project? Looks like perfectly good yard art as is.

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Get a couple more, add a rusty car or two up on blocks and you've got a serious piece of folk art.
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Old 03-29-11, 10:11 AM   #13
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Collect a few more and do some boundary maintenence

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Here in the south, most would say that's a perfectly fine bike the way it is.
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I think it's a worthwhile project. First you find a frame with a comparable geometry. You can decide if you want to stay with the original frame material. Slowly add components to it. Paint it a similar rust color. Voila!
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How many times have I seen guys take 2 or more cars to get one ? nos88, you never said why you want to even consider fixing it.
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that is awesome
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Old 03-29-11, 02:56 PM   #18
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Get a couple more, add a rusty car or two up on blocks and you've got a serious piece of folk art.
Push a broken fridge off the front porch of the mobile home and the white trash art will be finished. Then you can marry your cousin.
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Push a broken fridge off the front porch of the mobile home and the white trash art will be finished. Then you can marry your cousin.
A broken clothes washer out by the curb with "No Parking" rattle canned on the side is also a good addition. Black paint preferred.
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If it was a horse you would shoot it.
Put it out its misery....
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Yard ornamentation.
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Now THAT's a beater that should be safe left unlocked!!!
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A broken clothes washer out by the curb with "No Parking" rattle canned on the side is also a good addition. Black paint preferred.
Add cinder blocks, a few broken ones as an accent.
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And I'd still go for the rust colour. Just use steel primer with a bit of sand thrown over it for some texture. I'm not sure how you can get that flaked effect though.
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