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Old 07-04-06, 02:03 PM   #1
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Unusual Brooks saddle treatments...

How about bird poop?

Forgot to cover it when leaving my bike outside under a tree... Apparently there was a bird nest above it or something, it had bird poop all over it.

Yuck. I washed it off and covered it this time.
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Old 07-04-06, 03:47 PM   #2
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What is your green bike?

In high school I had a 10-speed; don't know who actually made it, but Arctic Cat (the snowmobile company) co-opted it and sold it -- painted their color (at the time) -- lime-chartreuse!

My parents bought all three of us kids this bike, from dad's brother the AC dealer. When I went to college, and later I think my sister's, were cannabilized by younger brother has he rode "harder" with more crashes and repairs needed.

This spring it became my "favorite color" again, to the point I seriously considered the new MINI-Downtube instead of the full-suspension or internal-Hub front-suspension ones... but the 20" wheels won.

Gotta watch out for them birds!
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Old 07-04-06, 06:10 PM   #3
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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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