Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Bikes: Jamis Aurora
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Heh, it's a custom job. It was a sorta orangey-red Schwinn "World Tourist", early 80's (83 IIRC), actually manufactured by Giant.
I bought it cheap for a project, got new wheels and drivetrain (I wanted a fixie, the original drivetrain would have been fine for riding), painted it the brightest neon green I could find with black trim (black seat, wheels, fenders, stem, etc). I did it all with rattlecan paint, it isn't the best paint job in terms of finished texture and all but from more than a foot or two away it looks awesome.
I originally got the color because I wanted a neon color (I'm big on visibility) and I didn't want pink, my wife said I couldn't do orange or yellow because then my bike would match my alertshirts... which left green or blue, and I picked green. The paint was REALLY lousy, some old never-heard-of-the-brand stuff from a hardware store, it was runny, really lousy to paint with... but once I was done I really liked the color so it was worth it
. Hmm I think I have a picture somewhere:
That bike has some sort of leather (or fake leather) spring-filled saddle (the leather surface is supported by these long springs, kinda hard to describe).
The bike that has the bird-poop-enhanced Brooks is my commuter, a Giant Cypress, which is orange/silver.
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