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Old 12-31-06, 12:21 AM
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Old 12-31-06, 12:36 AM
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Doesn't this post belong in the frames with faces forum?
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Old 12-31-06, 10:18 AM
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looks like that magical flute from HR Pufnstuff
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Very artistic. Does the nose improve aerodynamics?
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Old 12-31-06, 11:18 AM
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How 'bout a threaded entitled: "Bike Touring on Easter island"??
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Old 12-31-06, 12:17 PM
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Dr. D.

I've been considering doing a 3-d effect on my old Schwinn Jaguar. I guess I could search the forums for details on your work, but I can also ask since this is a somewhat related thread... I did see the picture of the bike earlier in the process (filled but not sanded)

What material is the face?

The reason I ask is that I am considering buying a wooden letter of the appropriate size, sanding the rear to match the curve of my head tube, sealing it well, then using an epoxy to hold it in place... then sealing the edges and painting. This way I will have a ****grammed bike.

Just curious if you think it would work reasonably well...
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Old 12-31-06, 04:15 PM
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Hey 'Darwin. You might consider acrylic, ABS, or other plastic letters from the signmaker's trade. They're probably more stable than wood. The web is just packed with sources. Just a thought. . .
 
Old 12-31-06, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Coyote!
Hey 'Darwin. You might consider acrylic, ABS, or other plastic letters from the signmaker's trade. They're probably more stable than wood. The web is just packed with sources. Just a thought. . .
Thanks!

I was thinking of something preformed that I could get locally, but was worried about the wood taking on moisture etc. Acrylic or ABS would eliminate that risk.
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Originally Posted by Little Darwin
I've been considering doing a 3-d effect on my old Schwinn Jaguar. I guess I could search the forums for details on your work, but I can also ask since this is a somewhat related thread... I did see the picture of the bike earlier in the process (filled but not sanded)

What material is the face?
The face is a cast urethane, so it's compatable with the automotive paints I use.

If you use ABS on your Jaguar, you might try putting it in boiling water to soften it and mold it, to the shape of the bike where you're going to put it. Ask the sign place about that idea, as you made need an "extra"!

Good luck with that! And post pics when you get it worked out.
 
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Originally Posted by Dr.Deltron
AAarrgh!!
Not here too?!

Yes, another blatant abuse of the forums!
Sorry mods, guess I better not show this here face in these parts ever again.
Where do those head-tube faces come from? The Benotto I bought used has a similar face on it as well and I always wondered if it was original from Benotto or an after-market thing.
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Originally Posted by mike
Where do those head-tube faces come from? The Benotto I bought used has a similar face on it as well and I always wondered if it was original from Benotto or an after-market thing.
It's an aftermarket thing from a company I co-owned called Bikelangelo. One real fan of these faces is Brian Bayless. He may have put one on the Benotto during a re-paint. Or I may have done it and just don't remember it. Got pics? We also sold them to the general cycling public, so it could have come from almost anywhere. I think we sold something like 3,000 of them during the course of Bikelangelo.
But if you keep it long enough, it may become a valuable collectors item! ......
Again, post PICTURES!!
 
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Originally Posted by Smiziley
looks like that magical flute from HR Pufnstuff

That thing was evil. It was possessed. It used to scare me. I always hoped that that thing would get lost or die or something.
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Originally Posted by Dr.Deltron
It's an aftermarket thing from a company I co-owned called Bikelangelo. One real fan of these faces is Brian Bayless. He may have put one on the Benotto during a re-paint. Or I may have done it and just don't remember it. Got pics? We also sold them to the general cycling public, so it could have come from almost anywhere. I think we sold something like 3,000 of them during the course of Bikelangelo.
But if you keep it long enough, it may become a valuable collectors item! ......
Again, post PICTURES!!
This is a pic of the face on my head tube. Is this one of yours? The frame was repainted somewhere along the way. I always thought it was a neat feature.
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Originally Posted by mike
This is a pic of the face on my head tube. Is this one of yours? The frame was repainted somewhere along the way. I always thought it was a neat feature.
Not one of mine, from what I can tell in the picture. To know for sure, look for my MTB initials on the left chainstay, near the bottom bracket. Also, the ones I did do usually had some details added, like white teeth etc. And the fact that it's cracking around the edge probably isn't Brian Bayless work either. Again, we sold a few thousand of them with instructions on how to either mold them on (as yours is) or paint & stick them.
Thanks for posting the pic, it's fun to see one of them still "on the road"!
 
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
It was possessed.
As were the writers for that series!
Either that, or they did A LOT of halucinagens!
 

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