Two Wheels - Six Strings

Random news and thoughts about various two-wheeled projects and music, especially my band, Skull Full Of Blues.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Further Impossibility

If you read the comments on the original post about this bike, you know that David decided to take the conversion a bit further. It got gloss black powder coat, v-brakes and levers.

The pictures don't do the finish justice. The surfaces of the tubes actually look wet. I think it has a strong vintage "Pashley GUV'NOR" vibe to it (for a small fraction of the cost of a Pashley!)

You may notice that the True Temper Tubing decal is still there. I very carefully peeled it from the tube before taking the frame to the powdercoater, and then reapplied it with contact cement. I really just thought it was too cool to lose.



All it needs now, in my opinion, is a black Brooks saddle to finish off the classic/vintage look.
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5 Comments:

At 8:21 PM , Blogger Dottie said...

Nice! Definitely a Brooks saddle - the cherry on top.

 
At 9:41 AM , Blogger Apertome said...

Man. It looks freaking AWESOME. What a sweet bike! And yes, it does have that Guv'nor look.

 
At 9:41 AM , Blogger Apertome said...

Man. It looks freaking AWESOME. What a sweet bike! And yes, it does have that Guv'nor look.

 
At 3:07 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is one of the classiest vintage Trek's that I have ever seen!
You sir, are a true artisan..... Way to go on saving the TrueTemper decal! +1

 
At 12:15 AM , OpenID whatisawridingmybikearoundtoday said...

Hot damn, that's a good looking bike. Nice!

 

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