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Old 02-17-20, 05:33 AM
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Bikes you painted yourself

(Whoopieee, I have 10 posts, now pix should work.)

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Old 02-17-20, 06:45 AM
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My 73 Super Course Satin black rustoleum and my 78 Super Course

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Old 02-17-20, 06:56 AM
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I’ve painted a few.



















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Old 02-17-20, 07:47 AM
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I'm sure you meant classy, attractive paint jobs but rattlecanned Rustoleum Titanium is all I can offer. Everyone needs some Ti, right? This was done to cover the bare metal after the frame was stripped and numerous braze-ons were added.
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Old 02-17-20, 08:01 AM
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These look much better in photos than in person, but I consider them both acceptable end-results.





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Old 02-17-20, 09:01 AM
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Here's one from back in the day before decal makers would sell to the "public", and I had no way to print on foil, so homemade on my home printer.


Here's a more recent one, but I don't have any good full pictures. I also painted the Italvega in the background, but I have no additional pictures.


Here's one of my favorites


And here's a tease on a another bike I have no completed pics for


And then, there's the paint jobs that just were never right. Here's the one I was never happy with. I didn't even keep any pictures of the completed bike, but I did ride it with 2 different groups. So a bike will ride fine, even with a bad paintjob.

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Old 02-17-20, 09:23 AM
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Posted this picture before. I quite like it.

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Old 02-17-20, 09:41 AM
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Here are my 2. These Schwinn Super Course veterans of the Clunker Challenge were $25 and $50 purchases that made excellent candidates for PIY (Paint It Yourself) once I was free of the $100 limit and free to upgrade their components. I could not match the 66 Coppertone original color, but the decals were still in good shape and amazingly placed upon the only undamaged paint remaining, so I masked them off. Result is OK from 10'. The 1971 paint and decals were beyond saving so it got new yellow paint and some bargain priced white decals. Black would look better on the yellow, but so what? Still have the 1966 but gave the 71 to a kid in my church. Bike fit him pretty well but he is now a very tall basketball player, still rides the Super Sport, but looks like he's on a BMX with his long arms and legs.

71 SS after paint prep




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Ciocc Designer 84 in Porsche "Guards Red" - urethane basecoat/clearcoat.

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Old 02-17-20, 09:50 AM
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This 1987 Specialized Sirrus was painted with a brush.


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Old 02-17-20, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by ollo_ollo
I could not match the 66 Coppertone original color, but the decals were still in good shape and amazingly placed upon the only undamaged paint remaining, so I masked them off.

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Did you save any of the parts from the '66 that aren't on the frame now? I ask because my dad got me a new '65 and it got stolen a few years later. I've been able to get a couple of beat up Super Sports of the time before '67 when the shifters went from being on the down tube to up by the handlebars. My eventual goal is to repaint and build up one of them as a remembrance of what I rode before I got more serious bicycles.
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Old 02-17-20, 10:17 AM
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I have a few.

Only the red on the Raliegh

Custom built Obrien

'74 Rodriguez that I painted in '88

I painted the bands and bars on the Dawes a nice 4 color paint accent

My Gitane

Basso Gap
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I have a 1974 Raleigh International frameset. I got it from a friend who put primer on it. I painted it with a brush. It doesn't look great, and the paint is chipping, but it seems suitable for the bike's purpose which is mostly as a commuter bike in the big bad city. I masked the chrome bits with liquid latex that I just brushed on. When I was done painting, the latex peeled off pretty easily.

I haven't done any lug lining or pinstriping or decals anything. Maybe I'd like to use a contrasting color on the head tube and make seat tube panels.



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canondale SR something or other...
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I repainted this late-70's LeTour, only to discover that the finish is so brittle I can't even build it up.
Note the chip on the head tube, just above the bottom cup. It's now relegated to garage art.

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Originally Posted by thumpism
I'm sure you meant classy, attractive paint jobs but rattlecanned Rustoleum Titanium is all I can offer. Everyone needs some Ti, right? This was done to cover the bare metal after the frame was stripped and numerous braze-ons were added.
Titanium coated high-tensile ferrous alloy, space-shuttle technology for sure.
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Ive done a few frames with spray.bike paint. It isnt a smooth and glossy as wet, it isnt as durable as powdercoat, but its worked great for each of the bikes and is what Ive wanted each time.
The first pic is an '89 Centurion Ironman I helped a teen I know paint and build up with components from a donor bike. Flourescent paint with splatter red on top. Really cool- the kid missed the early 90s by a couple decades, but knows whats good.
The second and third pics is a late 80s Novara Trionfo frame that was painted flat black with green kerin(glitter) clearcoat. Its been over a couple years and the paint has held up perfectly. I use it outdoors(one of many, so not frequent) and its my indoor trainer bike. I dont need it to be showroom looks.
The fourth pic is a 24" wheel MTB frame I built up with my youngest daughter. We were going to powdercoat it, but she wanted to paint it instead. Its a semi-gloss navy blue. After a season of use, there are some marks on the top tube from her dragging her foot to mount/dismount, but otherwise the paint is still great.

I think this spring, a bare Schwinn Premis frame I have is going to be powdercoated baby blue, then covered in red kerin flake clearcoat. So I guess thats a partial paint by me?





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Not so classy compared to others above.

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Does this count? Matte clearcoat over bare metal:





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Originally Posted by Doug Fattic
Did you save any of the parts from the '66 that aren't on the frame now? I ask because my dad got me a new '65 and it got stolen a few years later. I've been able to get a couple of beat up Super Sports of the time before '67 when the shifters went from being on the down tube to up by the handlebars. My eventual goal is to repaint and build up one of them as a remembrance of what I rode before I got more serious bicycles.
The original shifters and center pull brakes are still on the frame, Everything else was in sorry/sad shape. But, the one piece Ashtabula crank/BB and Sprint derailleurs were common to many other Schwinns and should be readily available Cheap or free from any bicycle co-op or eBay for more $$. I might still have the bolt on kick stand, but would be in a box with several identical ones off of other bikes from the period. Again, easily available free or very cheap at a co-op. I replaced the crappy stem shifters on the 71 SS with a nice set of the long SunTour ratcheting stem shifters. If you have an early frame, hardest part will be finding downtube shifters, I used my originals because noe of the period shifters in my junk drawer were compatible with the posts on the 66 SS, Don
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Does this count? Matte clearcoat over bare metal:





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Not only does it count, its also my favorite.
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