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Old 06-07-12, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
After I ran my errands I put the new boots on my Cooper . . . .
Did someone mention Cooper?

I just finished rehanging the parts on mine after getting a respray from Ed Litton (I had the forks rechromed, too). It may not look like it needed one, and to many of you it wouldn't have, but it had some good sized chips in the paint and had a bit of bubbly stuff happening under the paint and the chrome, so I thought I'd rather nip that in the bud.

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It looks even better in sunshine - the blue isn't sparkly (Ed asked if I wanted sparklies, but that didn't seem right on a Cooper), but is almost luminescent, and the white lettering just pops. I love the way it turned out. And, of course, it's a great ride.
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Old 06-07-12, 01:28 PM
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Old 06-07-12, 07:20 PM
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Old 06-07-12, 08:09 PM
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I've been littering this place up lately with pics of my Gran Sport, so I might as well post it on this thread too. As I was riding it the other day, I realized the bike has done service in quite a variety of ways:
1973: bought new, rode it to the mall to buy the latest Bowie album. Or was it Roxy Music? A couple years later, got the brilliant idea to paint the bike. Stupid stupid stupid.
1977: rode it in a couple low-key races. Took 2nd in one.
1978: got my Motobecane, turned the Raleigh into a winter fixed gear.
1990's: fixed gear kid hauler.
2000's: fixed gear kid chaser.
2010: turned it back into a geared bike.
2012: gave it a powder coat and a few new parts.
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Old 06-07-12, 09:57 PM
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My 1949 Hercules Kestrel started out as a frameset that had been gifted me by ftwelder and now looks like the last picture below.


Hercules Kestrel Frame - Late 1940's - 1 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr


Hercules Kestrel Frame - Late 1940's - 8 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr


Kestrel Finally Done! (Mostly) - 1 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr
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Old 06-07-12, 11:06 PM
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Stunning.
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Originally Posted by photogravity View Post
My 1949 Hercules Kestrel started out as a frameset that had been gifted me by ftwelder and now looks like the last picture below.


Hercules Kestrel Frame - Late 1940's - 1 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr


Hercules Kestrel Frame - Late 1940's - 8 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr


Kestrel Finally Done! (Mostly) - 1 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr
Dude I remember the close up pic's of the paint too and thats spectacular justice payed to a freebee frame. Love it.
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Old 06-08-12, 12:23 AM
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Stunning.
+1 Attention to detail is awesome.
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Old 06-08-12, 07:30 AM
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Don't do it man, I love the burnt paint!!
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Old 06-08-12, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami View Post
Don't do it man, I love the burnt paint!!
It's too late.

It is not that I don't set bikes on fire regularly but figuring as this one attracts rain every time I ride it, I'd like to protect the frame work.
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"Don't do it man, I love the burnt paint!!"



I think this looks much nicer...


























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Old 06-16-12, 06:10 PM
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Old 06-16-12, 08:00 PM
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illwafer, I love it, that frame is soo relaxed it looks like it will just roll along forever. Are those Compass or Panaracers?

Sixtyfiver, Nice, but I must confess, when I first saw the parts I thought for a split second, "cool, parts for a tall bike"! Then I remembered you did some brazing. I agree with you, the painted frame is better than the burnt. Many happy miles on your wee wheels!
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illwafer, I love it, that frame is soo relaxed it looks like it will just roll along forever. Are those Compass or Panaracers?
pasela 1.75. can't see paying $60/ea for the compass version.
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Ok Sixtyfiver, I take it back. That might be the coolest Twenty ever!
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Looks great Sofia...Congrats!

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Ok Sixtyfiver, I take it back. That might be the coolest Twenty ever!
Thanks

I blame Sheldon Brown for this...
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Wow SixtyFiver. You should do a quick build thread on your Twenty. You've made me start looking for a project again.
(in no way am I taking away from the coolness of the other bikes on the page)
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Wow SixtyFiver. You should do a quick build thread on your Twenty. You've made me start looking for a project again.
(in no way am I taking away from the coolness of the other bikes on the page)
Am working on that... I have taken hundreds of pictures of this bike over 5 years and the real work started at this time last year when I decided to gear up the bike and do the frame modifications and the only stock part left is the H frame and the head badge which I have to re-attach and am talking to my decal maker about getting some custom ones made up.
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Wow SixtyFiver. You should do a quick build thread on your Twenty. You've made me start looking for a project again.
(in no way am I taking away from the coolness of the other bikes on the page)
I have been chronicling my life with Forrest...

Forrest - 1973 Phillip's 20 Custom Touring Bicycle
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Wow that's far more mods than I realized until I started reading through your blog.
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