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Old 01-15-24, 01:58 PM
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To be fair, curtain rod holders get zero wear/abuse. Chrome plating certainly isn't needed, Whats wrong with polished nickel? My 1939 Paglianti is polished nickel.
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And just my .02, an inset roller-curtain is the way to go for that window. Just sayin.
True - it's entirely self-imposed. I want them to complement the rest of the chrome - and circular - accents in the room (including the door handle - yes, I'm nuts). Even the original idea for the display brackets was round tubing, not square, but I'm not spending more than the bikes in fittings

The rest of the house has venetian blinds; this had it too. I want to buck that trend here with royal blue velvet curtains. A bit old fashioned, but I think it'll make the room pop.

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Originally Posted by cudak888
True - it's entirely self-imposed. I want them to complement the rest of the chrome - and circular - accents in the room (including the door handle - yes, I'm nuts). Even the original idea for the display brackets was round tubing, not square, but I'm not spending more than the bikes in fittings

The rest of the house has venetian blinds; this had it too. I want to buck that trend here with royal blue velvet curtains. A bit old fashioned, but I think it'll make the room pop.

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Didn't you think about a rug there?
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@iab, nice looking, but too modern - it's a new Shimano Tourney RD hanging off an otherwise unmodified '70s frame.

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Didn't you think about a rug there?
Love carpet, hate the maintenance and allergens they collect.

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This is one I made from parts around the house although I did go buy the 1” gas pipe and wall flange. It’s not quite level as I put it together not long after we moved into this house and my level was still boxed up and missing so I just measured up from wainscotting. The stem isn’t quite a good fit and will swivel a bit so I should probably shim that pipe.


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Originally Posted by cudak888
...I want to buck that trend here with royal blue velvet curtains. A bit old fashioned, but I think it'll make the room pop.

-Kurt
I see--- you are channeling your inner Elvis.
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Originally Posted by qcpmsame
Okay Kurt, you have me at “ involves a MIG welder”, you have to post this project here. Pretty please🙏

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I can’t believe I’m vandalizing my own thread with this cantilever-shaped torpedo of turd. Pics are pre-MIG, haven’t welded the disc brake mount on.

Jokes aside, the welds on this thing are so awful that nothing I can do short of blowing a hole in the tubing will make it worse.



White UV-weak zip-ties because black would be too good for a Huffy.




@AdventureManCO, this spindle conversion took five minutes. It's also not worth five dollars.



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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
I see--- you are channeling your inner Elvis.
My response to this comment will take some time, a few props, a gifted camera operator, and some blue suede shoes.

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Kurt,

The covenant of C&V secrecy is now invoked, my liege🫡

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jdawginsc I'm going for a similar look for the interior walls in my new Bike Palace/garage. I'm currently replacing the previous owner's rooting and falling over fence. As I tear down the old, I'm cutting the rot off the ground end of the fence pickets. The old pickets will receive a low-pressure wash prior to installation. I'm certain I'll have enough boards left over to make wall hangers.

Looking South. Another 44 feet to replace.

Looking North. Another 50+ feet to replace to meet the Bike Palace. You can see the processed pickets under the green roofing and ones waiting to be processed leaning against the fence.
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
jdawginsc I'm going for a similar look for the interior walls in my new Bike Palace/garage. I'm currently replacing the previous owner's rooting and falling over fence. As I tear down the old, I'm cutting the rot off the ground end of the fence pickets. The old pickets will receive a low-pressure wash prior to installation. I'm certain I'll have enough boards left over to make wall hangers.

Looking South. Another 44 feet to replace.

Looking North. Another 50+ feet to replace to meet the Bike Palace. You can see the processed pickets under the green roofing and ones waiting to be processed leaning against the fence.
Hopefully an open garage? Don't want to mess with the chemically treated wood in an interior space! I used pallets and then briwax to get color variegation.
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
I'm currently replacing the previous owner's rooting and falling over fence.
That'll keep 'ol Gator McKlusky out.

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jdawginsc I doubt there's any PT chemical remaining in these boards. They've been weathering for over a decade. Besides, because the Bike Palace/Garage is in a flood zone, the county required that it be built with PT 2X4s from the ground to the roof trusses.

cudak888 so far, no gators in the backyard. I have spotted evidence of the occasional armadillo, racoon, and possum. Fortunately, the fence is tall enough to keep the deer on the outside.
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
jdawginsc I doubt there's any PT chemical remaining in these boards. They've been weathering for over a decade. Besides, because the Bike Palace/Garage is in a flood zone, the county required that it be built with PT 2X4s from the ground to the roof trusses.

cudak888 so far, no gators in the backyard. I have spotted evidence of the occasional armadillo, racoon, and possum. Fortunately, the fence is tall enough to keep the deer on the outside.
Yeah, probably good old dead wood now! Haha
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For those of you who are hanging your bicycles via frame or rim (especially for a semi-permanent installation): I sincerely suggest that you put some sort of interface between the dissimilar metals/paints. Something as simple as a piece of folded cotton or wool. No synthetic fibers, and no leather. If you don't, there's a risk of pressure bonding or corrosion, even if in a temperature-controlled environment.

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Some excellent displays in this thread. I made this ove4 the holidays to display some of my old and useless derailleurs. Thank you for letting me share.
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For those of you who are hanging your bicycles via frame or rim (especially for a semi-permanent installation): I sincerely suggest that you put some sort of interface between the dissimilar metals/paints. Something as simple as a piece of folded cotton or wool. No synthetic fibers, and no leather. If you don't, there's a risk of pressure bonding or corrosion, even if in a temperature-controlled environment.
Handlebar tape?
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Originally Posted by embankmentlb
Some excellent displays in this thread. I made this ove4 the holidays to display some of my old and useless derailleurs. Thank you for letting me share.
Need more photos of the Warbonnet F3's below. Broadway Limited?

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White UV-weak zip-ties because black would be too good for a Huffy.

@AdventureManCO, this spindle conversion took five minutes. It's also not worth five dollars.

You did not see anything. Nor did @AdventureManCO.

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Originally Posted by cudak888
Need more photos of the Warbonnet F3's below. Broadway Limited?

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You have a good eye! Those are F3’s. Custom painted and detailed Long bonnet F3’s as delivered from GM. These are actual old Varney shells on Athearn HF drive chassis.
Maybe I can post a close up of the bottom row of derailleur’s tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by tiger1964
Handlebar tape?
Same rules apply for handlebar tape.
Depending on atmosphere, EVA foam can either desiccate or turn into melty goo.
Uncoated cork or cotton would probably be okay. I cannot say what would happen if the cork/cotton were coated in shellac. I realize it's relatively inert as long as there's no solvent, but heat and humidity do funky things to materials.
I would take a look into materials about automobile/motorcycle conservation for more definite answers. It's a tricky business to keep stuff in usable condition without going overboard.
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Finally got the darn things. Cost way too much.



Touched up the paint tonight and hung up a cheap pair of polyester drapes without even ironing them, just for now. They do the job and - most importantly - keeps the sun from beating down into the room.



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