Notices
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

The agony and the ecstacy

Old 09-16-06, 12:14 PM
  #1  
eurotrash666
Quadricepius Exquisitus
Thread Starter
 
eurotrash666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Pfalzerwald
Posts: 517

Bikes: christini awd, caondale bad boy ultra, 26" hardtail touring bike, KHS track

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The agony and the ecstacy

The agony:


and the ecstacy:


The repaint is finished, with a few extra trimmings. Metallic blue like an '82 Trans Am got the most poll votes, so I added a twist- state pride with nevada colors: blue like the sky, silver like the comstock, and a shiny stainless steel headbadge brazed on to match. I'm afraid my city bike has gotten a little too nice for it's intended purpose... but damn it looks good. See more detail on velospace.
eurotrash666 is offline  
Old 09-16-06, 12:47 PM
  #2  
CF4L
Free Loader
 
CF4L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: albany.ny.
Posts: 408

Bikes: Trash... for serious.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
if thats a rattle can job, you are a master.... looks great. i must say i really didnt like that chainring before... but it really works well with the new paint! great work!
CF4L is offline  
Old 09-16-06, 12:56 PM
  #3  
operator
cab horn
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 28,354

Bikes: 1987 Bianchi Campione

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 7 Times in 7 Posts
What kind of chainring is that?
operator is offline  
Old 09-16-06, 01:14 PM
  #4  
eurotrash666
Quadricepius Exquisitus
Thread Starter
 
eurotrash666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Pfalzerwald
Posts: 517

Bikes: christini awd, caondale bad boy ultra, 26" hardtail touring bike, KHS track

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
yep, rattlecan. it took two weeks to paint- 2 coats of primer, 2 of each color plus two coats of clear. i sandblasted the frame prior to painting.

the chainring is a suntour bmx from the late '70s. much better match now.
eurotrash666 is offline  
Old 09-16-06, 01:38 PM
  #5  
marqueemoon
or tarckeemoon, depending
 
marqueemoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: the pesto of cities
Posts: 7,020

Bikes: Davidson Impulse, Merckx Titanium AX, Bruce Gordon Rock & Road, Cross Check custom build, On-One Il Pomino, Shawver Cycles cross, Zion 737, Mercian Vincitore, Brompton S1L, Charge Juicer

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wow. Nice job.
marqueemoon is offline  
Old 09-16-06, 02:24 PM
  #6  
potus
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 718
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by eurotrash666
yep, rattlecan. it took two weeks to paint- 2 coats of primer, 2 of each color plus two coats of clear. i sandblasted the frame prior to painting.

the chainring is a suntour bmx from the late '70s. much better match now.
what brand of paint did you use?
potus is offline  
Old 09-16-06, 04:53 PM
  #7  
SpiderMike
eert a ekil yzarc
 
SpiderMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Pasadena TX
Posts: 2,560

Bikes: many bikes

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sweeeeeeet. That build/rattlecan job gets six out of six beers.
SpiderMike is offline  
Old 09-16-06, 05:14 PM
  #8  
eyefloater
Me talk pretty one day.
 
eyefloater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,073
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Best spraypaint job of all time. Congrats.
eyefloater is offline  
Old 09-16-06, 05:29 PM
  #9  
Serendipper 
(((Fully Awake)))
 
Serendipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: ~Serenading with sensous soliloquies whilst singing supple sentences that are simultaneously suppling my sonnets with serenity serendipitously.~ -Serendipper
Posts: 5,589

Bikes: Guerciotti Pista-Giant Carbon-Bridgestone300- Batavus Type Champion Road Bike, Specialized Hardrock Commuter, On-One The Gimp (SS Rigid MTB/hit by a truck)- Raleigh Sports 3-speed,Gatsby Scorcher, comming soon...The Penny Farthing Highwheel!

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That be twelve beers Spidermike...unless you drank the other six yourself!

Great job, Eurotrash...Suntour rules all!


Your "before" link is broken...can you fix?
__________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

無上甚深微妙法 .... 百千萬劫難遭遇..... 我今見聞得受持
Serendipper is offline  
Old 09-16-06, 05:45 PM
  #10  
-=(8)=-
♋ ☮♂ ☭ ☯
 
-=(8)=-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: 40205 'ViLLeBiLLie
Posts: 7,902

Bikes: Sngl Spd's, 70's- 80's vintage, D-tube Folder

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sooooo nice............!
__________________
-ADVOCACY-☜ Radical VC = Car people on bikes. Just say "NO"
-=(8)=- is offline  
Old 09-16-06, 05:51 PM
  #11  
eurotrash666
Quadricepius Exquisitus
Thread Starter
 
eurotrash666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Pfalzerwald
Posts: 517

Bikes: christini awd, caondale bad boy ultra, 26" hardtail touring bike, KHS track

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
the paint is all duplicolor. it is best to keep the brands the same from primer to clearcoat, that way the chemistry is most compatible. the blue metal flake costs about $10 a can. the silver metallic and ultra white are both automotive touch-up colors. the key to rattlecan is to keep even strokes, and lay down a fog coat before laying in your color coat. clean everything you touch with acetone so you don't get fish eye or orange peel. sand primer with 800 grit, etc. oh, and buy the expensive masking tape, not the cheap stuff. not too hard, really...
eurotrash666 is offline  
Old 09-16-06, 08:25 PM
  #12  
carleton
Elitist
 
carleton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 15,659
Mentioned: 87 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1243 Post(s)
Liked 8 Times in 8 Posts
!!!

F*ck Yeah!

Nice job.
carleton is offline  
Old 09-16-06, 08:32 PM
  #13  
Dersu Burrows
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 190

Bikes: Trek 520, Fuji Track, Vicini Road

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That bike is the sex
Dersu Burrows is offline  
Old 09-16-06, 09:24 PM
  #14  
ka12na
Senior Member
 
ka12na's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Syracuse, NY
Posts: 549

Bikes: Fuji Track 06, Fuji Delrey conversion

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I came
ka12na is offline  
Old 09-16-06, 09:52 PM
  #15  
br995
Senior Member
 
br995's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: New York
Posts: 1,891

Bikes: Makino (have the parts; not yet built), EAI Barekuckle, Unknown Japanese fixed conversion, Centurion Dave Scott Ironman road bike (frame), Secret project bike, 2007 Trek Madone 5.2, Cannondale Caad3 mountain bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
What originally happened to the paint?
br995 is offline  
Old 09-16-06, 11:28 PM
  #16  
ROACHTRAP
Senior Member
 
ROACHTRAP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Screw York
Posts: 146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Your bike has scoliosis
ROACHTRAP is offline  
Old 09-17-06, 02:45 AM
  #17  
jol
efficienter
 
jol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Londres
Posts: 95
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wow. That looks sweet.

Did you do the fork crown match-up too? If so how, as I'm getting mine back from the chrome-ers soon and will begin the repaint.
jol is offline  
Old 09-17-06, 03:08 AM
  #18  
LóFarkas
LF for the accentdeprived
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Posts: 3,549
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Great job.
LóFarkas is offline  
Old 09-17-06, 08:44 AM
  #19  
eurotrash666
Quadricepius Exquisitus
Thread Starter
 
eurotrash666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Pfalzerwald
Posts: 517

Bikes: christini awd, caondale bad boy ultra, 26" hardtail touring bike, KHS track

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by br995
What originally happened to the paint?
like i said in the "choose my new paint color" thread, old seatpost was stuck stuck stuck... i tried everything, including drilling a hole in the post and whaling on it with a slide hammer. in the end, heat was the trick. so it was a forced repaint. while i was at it, i set up ye olde buffing wheel and hit the aged cranks, replaced the sh1tty tien hsin headset with a buttery campy, changed the seat and post, and set up some new skins. oh, and went clipless. what a difference in control from skate shoes and toe clips to bike shoes and spd's... i never knew what i was missing.

Originally Posted by jol
Did you do the fork crown match-up too? If so how, as I'm getting mine back from the chrome-ers soon and will begin the repaint.
fork crown was easy. paint won't stick worth a sh*t to chrome, and the crown logo was recessed enough for this trick to work. i sprayed over the whole logo on both sides, and let the paint dry to the point where it is still soft enough to scratch with a fingernail. i used a razorblade to gently scrape the paint off of the chrome. i could drag the edge right across the logo, since the logo is inset. then i used an xacto knife to clean up the edges. sounds harder than it actually is.
eurotrash666 is offline  
Old 09-17-06, 03:40 PM
  #20  
pfe
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 61

Bikes: 2006 Bianchi Pista & 1979 Bavaria Touring Bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I hate you...looking nice though and just in time for the alleycat on the 30th.
pfe is offline  
Old 09-18-06, 08:39 AM
  #21  
SpiderMike
eert a ekil yzarc
 
SpiderMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Pasadena TX
Posts: 2,560

Bikes: many bikes

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Serendipper
That be twelve beers Spidermike...unless you drank the other six yourself!

Great job, Eurotrash...Suntour rules all!


Your "before" link is broken...can you fix?
"Friends don't let friends" drink alone.
SpiderMike is offline  
Old 09-18-06, 09:18 AM
  #22  
mattface
Senior Member
 
mattface's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Montpeculiar, VT
Posts: 3,952

Bikes: Soma Rush, Fuji Cross, Raleigh Technium Mtn Bike, Ross 10 speed with Shimano 600.

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Looks beautiful! I see you already got a couple scratches on the downtube from the brake adjuster. I use a couple of wraps of bar tape finished with a wrap of colored electrical tape to avoid brake dingage.

Grey cloth covered with blue electrical tape would look ok on your bike I think.
mattface is offline  
Old 09-18-06, 09:26 AM
  #23  
baldylocks
Alba-Core
 
baldylocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: DC
Posts: 708

Bikes: Kogswell Model G, Surly Pacer, Pake

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wow. That's really ****ing good. I'll stop being proud of this one now...http://www.flickr.com/photos/baldylo...7594217415202/
baldylocks is offline  
Old 09-18-06, 11:23 PM
  #24  
eurotrash666
Quadricepius Exquisitus
Thread Starter
 
eurotrash666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Pfalzerwald
Posts: 517

Bikes: christini awd, caondale bad boy ultra, 26" hardtail touring bike, KHS track

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by baldylocks
Wow. That's really ****ing good. I'll stop being proud of this one now...http://www.flickr.com/photos/baldylo...7594217415202/
very black-widowy. oozes evil kinda like forgetting to remove the plastic fangs before taking a drink and ending up with martini all over your rented red-lined cape sorta way, except a little more hip 'cause it's a fixie. more red would cure that, no doubt. maybe a tire accent?
eurotrash666 is offline  
Old 09-20-06, 06:35 PM
  #25  
baldylocks
Alba-Core
 
baldylocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: DC
Posts: 708

Bikes: Kogswell Model G, Surly Pacer, Pake

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
HAHA, It's outta' my hands. I painted it for a friend.
baldylocks is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.