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    Pink Motobecane Messenger PINK!!!!

    Well it's finished. I'm pretty happy with it. It rides really smooth. Now I just have to wait for my girlfriend to come back in three days. I can't wait.
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    Looks nice. I've been trying to convince my girl to let me build her a bike. She doesn't want another though. :-(

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    That looks nice, did you paint it yourself?

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    Yep.

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    What method?

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    The rattle can method....except I polish it after the final coat with 2500 to give it a beautiful finish.

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    Your old-lady is lucky to have you!

    Stupendous job!

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    Sexy. I wish I was your old lady.

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    Nice brake levers.
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    the bagina is the frame and the fork is the wangola. The wheels are the ass nipples.

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    Wow! Wow! Wow!

    Sorry I'm speechless...
    May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

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    tis hideous!

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    My bike wants to be that bike when it grows up...

    May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

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    SS or Fixed?

    ...needs bar tape...pink bar tape

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    Nice job! Pink, without being too pink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatFender View Post
    SS or Fixed?

    ...needs bar tape...pink bar tape
    It's got a flip flop hub but is SS right now. I went with black bar tape the pink ones that I found where not even close to the color of the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pirate golf View Post
    I've been trying to convince my girl to let me build her a bike. She doesn't want another though. :-(
    get a new girl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nakedjim View Post
    It's got a flip flop hub but is SS right now. I went with black bar tape the pink ones that I found where not even close to the color of the bike.
    Better to contrast than not match exactly.

    Please please please coach me on how to get such nice results from a rattlecan. I need to know all...what kind of paint, prep...etc...
    May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

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    cute bike.

    +1 on the more infor tip

    I want to rattlecan a Moto mess. that my bro-in-law got me for cheap ($200) in FL.

    Now you just need to paint some risers pink with black grips, or vice versa (though I imagine matching pink grips might not be that easy to come by) that would be rad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darksiderising View Post
    get a new girl
    +1 who the hell DOESN'T want a new bike??

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    Why did you use aero levers and not hide the cable under the wrap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alicestrong View Post
    Better to contrast than not match exactly.

    Please please please coach me on how to get such nice results from a rattlecan. I need to know all...what kind of paint, prep...etc...

    Well as for the a how-to, it's pretty simple.
    1. Sand it down. You can either sand it down to the metal or just scuff up the paint. I went down to the
    metal wet sanding it with 220 grit. Then went up to 400 for a smoother surface for paint.
    2. Wipe the bike down with acetone. You should wear latex gloves and work outside or in a very well ventilated area. From this point on always wear gloves before touching the frame.
    3. Prime it. I used rust oleum painters touch paint (ALWAYS use the same brand of prime paint and clear)
    4. After it has dried for several hours I sanded it with steel wool 00. You could also wet sand it with 400 grit sand paper. After the sanding make sure to wipe the frame down or use compressed air to get all the dust off. Do NOT use the acetone it will take the paint right off. Use light coats of paint for every step.
    5. Repeat until you have a nice layer of primer. I put 3 coats of primer. You can do more but i would not suggest less.
    6. Paint it then sand it same as with the primer. I did 4 coats of paint. Also be creative If you want a little more shimmer in your paint, paint it with gold or silver then your color. You can layer the paint and it usually will show through. I did not do this method as I did not want this effect.
    7. Clear coat it then sand between coats. With the clear you should wait a day to let it dry enough before sanding it. You can either 400 grit wet sand it or 00 steel wool it. I did 5 coats of clear.
    8. After at least 24 hours of drying (more time wouldn't hurt it) sand it gently with 0000 steel wool. This will even out the finish and get rid of any over spray. sand it enough that finish is a little dull.
    9. Now for the fun part, wet sand it with 2000 grit sand paper then jump too 2500. If you can find 3000 then you could do that too.
    10. Use car wax on the frame and your done.
    It should feel like glass and shimmer all so nicely. It will take the paint 2 weeks to set so try and leave it alone. Thats the 10 step program.

    Quote Originally Posted by mathletics View Post
    Why did you use aero levers and not hide the cable under the wrap?
    In the picture I hadn't put the tape on yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nakedjim View Post
    In the picture I hadn't put the tape on yet.
    Ha! I apparently wasn't looking at the picture very closely. I thought you had black tape on. My mistake, carry on.

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    It sounds like Bikes Direct is going to have an order of pink Windsor Hours coming soon.

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    Nice bike Nakedjim. Your girlfriend is one lucky girl.

    One more thing, if she's ever going to ride it fixed, I recommend getting her some clips. Besides that, it's a nice build.
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    VERY cool bike
    Wonderful rattle can job
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