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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 08-08-08, 11:18 PM   #1
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Gave my friend a frame...

And she just went wild with it. It's an old Sekai we just had lying around the shop.
















Not going to be fixed or SS though. But still waaaay cool.

Yes, the crown race got painted over. We're dealing with that.

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Old 08-08-08, 11:23 PM   #2
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if it isn't fixed or ss why does it pertain to this board?
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Old 08-08-08, 11:28 PM   #3
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Should mods throw an OT on the title then?

I told her she could get away with running it SS in Richmond, but she insisted on gears.
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Old 08-09-08, 06:26 AM   #4
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hell lets stop quibbling about whether or not it belongs here... someone needs to give that girl a job as a frame painter!
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Old 08-09-08, 08:15 AM   #5
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That's some sick masking and layering work, brah. I wouldn't fret over the crown race too much. Five seconds of masking plus acetone and it's clean.
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Old 08-09-08, 10:45 AM   #6
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hell lets stop quibbling about whether or not it belongs here... someone needs to give that girl a job as a frame painter!
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Old 08-09-08, 11:11 AM   #7
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Seriously, that's a pretty damn awesome paint job. Is this the only frame she's done?
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Old 08-09-08, 02:29 PM   #8
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very dope.
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Old 08-09-08, 04:37 PM   #9
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Nice! 60s fun psychedelics before the loss of innocence.
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That's pretty cool! Is that a rattle can paint job, or ? I'd like to know how she masked the circles so nicely.
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Old 08-09-08, 05:23 PM   #11
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agreed. the paint job looks pretty clean. richmond? vcu? if so, I might catch a glimpse of the bike being ridden around.
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Old 08-09-08, 10:39 PM   #12
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It's all rattlecan, except for the lug details, which are actually gold leaf pen stuff. The circles are those little yard-sale stickers, and apparently theres some trick where you curl them up so they stick better and don't peel off.

We just finished spraying on the last coat of clearcoat tonight, assembly begins tomorrow.

This is the first frame she's ever done. Her boyfriend is doing a sort of steampunk paint job, but that's not quite done yet. I may ask her to repaint my SE Lager sometime after I settle on a design.

And BTW, I convinced her to run SS. Everybody happy?
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Old 08-22-08, 11:29 AM   #13
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I saw it! I was unlocking my bike and was like, "this bike looks really familiar..". paint job looks really good up close.
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Old 08-22-08, 12:49 PM   #14
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I live in Richmond. Is there anyway she could do mine? She did a good job.

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complete bike pics? - Nice job so far!
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amazing - very very cool job. makes my recent rattle-can job look like kiddie stuff! after seeing this, I will aspire to do something better next time I paint a frame.
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That's awesome, you should have her start a frame painting business. I just hope it doesn't get all chipped up!
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if it isn't fixed or ss why does it pertain to this board?

Yea, by the looks of that frame... it ain't be gots no gears!
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Old 08-22-08, 04:01 PM   #19
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i like the polka dots!
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Yea, by the looks of that frame... it ain't be gots no gears!
it needs atleast ONE gear to quality


right now its a metal sled with polka dots
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it needs atleast ONE gear to quality


right now its a metal sled with polka dots
I think he means it can't be a geared bike, since it don't have gots derailleur hangers.
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I think he means it can't be a geared bike, since it don't have gots derailleur hangers.
Some older bikes have a derailleur hanger that is an insert on the dropout. A peugeot mixte I just finished cleaning up and rebuilding has that, and the pictured frame may well be the same peugeot model.
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Some older bikes have a derailleur hanger that is an insert on the dropout. A peugeot mixte I just finished cleaning up and rebuilding has that, and the pictured frame may well be the same peugeot model.
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It's singlespeed. With the smallest Q-factor of any bike I've ever ridden.

***** (and all richmond folks), the painter says she can do a few frames, as long as you give her a place to do them. The rattlecan clearcoat is kinda chipping in a few places, I'm thinking we should have done automotive clearcoat if we had the time.
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Wicked.

Let's see some built-up pics when it's finished.
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