Sunday, February 17, 2008

Creativity from huffin' paint pens

I think the people that really make out on the handmade bike show shinanigans are the significant others of the builders. This is Jen's bike. She earned her frame by going on a two month vacation while it was being built. This is what happens when you enclose yourself in a poorly ventilated room for eight hours with a bike frame needing a paint job and a couple of paint pens.
Those brain cells were just slowing me down.
Yes, that top tube is radiused. Yes, that top tube is butted. Yes, everybody else uses straight gauge cromoly. No, I'm not going to tell you how I did it.


refreshinglyfatarse said...

like a curved top tube myself, but that subtle cruve makes it real special. Nice. Have to remember that for my Blackcat

Rich said...

Looks nice. Shame the forks aren't painted to match.

Alex said...

Seal one end, fill it with sand, pour in water, seal other end. Bend...carefully. :)

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