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Bianchi Project DONE - Before / After PICTURES =)

Old 04-08-12, 07:54 AM
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Bianchi Project DONE - Before / After PICTURES =)

Ok... Here's the before... picked it up for $150... ROUGH shape... (yes.. the fork is bent... had to have it straightened)

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Old 04-08-12, 07:55 AM
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After...


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Old 04-08-12, 08:01 AM
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Nice Fixie! I like this brakebridge it looks rather oldschool for what looks (or looked) like a '88ish frame. The roun tube with the sleeve through it.

Also your brake pads/holders are backward. the open portion always points to the rear.

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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Nice Fixie! I like this brakebridge it looks rather oldschool for what looks (or looked) like a '88ish frame. The roun tube with the sleeve through it.

Also your brake pads/holders are backward. the open portion always points to the rear.


Thanks!!

OOPS!!! I will swap those around today =)
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Old 04-08-12, 12:57 PM
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I'm not a big fan of fixies, but it looks good
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Old 04-08-12, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by FrznTek View Post
I'm not a big fan of fixies, but it looks good
I HATE Fixies... This is a Single Speed =)

(it has a freewheel so I can coast...)

Gears are nice, but I like the sleek look of single speeds so I built up this one and a Rino I posted last week just for fun... I have one more I'm just starting... something about them... they are kind of like a piece of art when they are done... well.. to me at least =)
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would that happen to be rustoleum slate blue?
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Very nice! I love how light blue looks when paired with lots of shiny bits.
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another bike saved from scrapmetal yards
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Originally Posted by illwafer View Post
would that happen to be rustoleum slate blue?
Close! The brand is Valspar... Got it at lowes.. Just basic spray paint...
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Very nice! I love how light blue looks when paired with lots of shiny bits.
Thanks! I had a hard time finding the exact colour I wanted in a spray can...
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I have to say that may be the nicest SS I have ever seen.

Spray can?

<----Impressed.
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No kidding, that's a heck of a spray can paint job!
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Originally Posted by ftwelder View Post
I have to say that may be the nicest SS I have ever seen.

Spray can?

<----Impressed.

Thanks! You can get a good paint job out of a spray can, you just have to do it properly and professionally... it did take me a LONG time to properly strip the frame down to the bare metal and carefully sand around all the lugs...

Only problem is that Spray cans are only single stage paint so it won't harden up like car paint... thus, it isn't very durable... BUT when applied properly it can be pretty good...

one important step is to make sure to apply the first layer of paint when the primer is still tacky... this ensures that the paint bonds properly... and make sure to only do two VERY light coats of paint after that... otherwise the paint will build too much and then start to lift or crack as it dries...
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