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Old 05-30-20, 03:04 AM
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Covid bike build 99% done

I couldn't wait any longer and had to go for a ride on the ALMOST complete rebuild. I forgot how well it rode and probably be getting most of the attention by me. Paint, lettering, etc done in my basement with airbrush, (stencil & freehand) and home made waterslide decals (couldn't wait for velocals any longer). It turned out well considering I was trying out some ideas with paint, design, and relearning photoshop. Frame was mostly good with one ding from an over tightened front derailleur which I massaged out with heat and a bar on the inside of the tube. It's not perfect but sure rides nice.

Still left to do - Flag band on chainstay, falck decal,and decide on white or gray cable housing.



















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Excellent job!!!!!
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That looks spectacular
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With regards to the title of this thread, I wonder how many people years from now will be saying things like, "Yeah, that's my covid-bike right there." Or how many twenty year-olds will be regarded as "The Covid Generation"?
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Nice! The mesh pattern is very cool snd I'm mystified how the light and dark went to dark and light.
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Incredible job...I very much like the meshwork in the paint.
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I think the first shot is the stencil, and the second are the results. Very nice!!

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Nice! The mesh pattern is very cool snd I'm mystified how the light and dark went to dark and light.
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Originally Posted by Classtime View Post
Nice! The mesh pattern is very cool snd I'm mystified how the light and dark went to dark and light.
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I think the first shot is the stencil, and the second are the results. Very nice!!
The truth - I am part dumb-ass and when I did that tube I had the wrong paint in the airbrush, either that or breathing in too many paint/reducer fumes. Nevertheless I had to strip it and re-do as well as the left side seat stay.
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