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« on: July 07, 2005 08:34:42 PM »

We had this ugly, old, vintage schwinn up north at our cabin.  I figured, what the heck?  I could use a bike at school!  This thing was mighty rusty and definitely needed a paint job.  Of course, being my handy dandy self, i couldn't just paint it ANY color!  haha.  So, hot pink, glow under black light, flourescent paint it is!


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Now, as you can see, the seat and grips are still that old blue!!!  and it definitely doesn't match...  I've checked out the local bike shops and the only thing close to matching is some clear, glittery grips.  As for the seat, i'm clueless.  i'm thinking to recover it somehow?  I want to keep the original seat design... anyone with some crafty ideas, please share!!!!  as for the grips, they can go.  whatever works!  

I'm also awaiting a sweet bell from ebay with a cute little pink dinosaur on it.  



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UPDATE::: I made a new seat cover - it's while with pink where the blue used to be.... i lost an auction on ebay for some pink grips   Sad Sad, so i'm still looking for ideas for that!
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2005 09:00:59 PM »

*gasp* I'm jealous! Wow, your bike looks great! It's so cool, it even has a basket! LUCKYYY!
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2005 09:08:51 PM »

To cover the seat you could use colored duct tape. That way you could keep the design but change the color. If you wanted to you could use it for the grips also.

I only wish that I had a sweet hot pink bike like that. Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2005 04:37:01 AM »

I was thinking duct tape too.  Here's a site with a plethora of colors

http://www.identi-tape.com/duct.html

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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2005 04:48:37 AM »

If you go to Michael's and get Duck brand duct tape, they have hot-pink Duck brand duct tape.  And it is not that expensive.
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2005 06:32:32 AM »

wow, thats amazing.

i'm very jealous.

even a pink kick stand.
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2005 06:55:01 AM »

Very nice job -  am jealous... !!!

I was laughing really hard about the first picture though...the one with no seat. And your face to it.

Sorry, my mind is always in the gutter...
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2005 07:40:28 AM »

The bike geek in me says keep the seat the way it is!  Old schwinn's are beautiful.
What kind of paint did you use?  Did you cover it with clearcoat after?
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2005 10:06:45 AM »

"The bike geek in me says keep the seat the way it is!  Old schwinn's are beautiful.
What kind of paint did you use?  Did you cover it with clearcoat after?"



Yeah, i want to keep the original seat *pattern* at least.  Otherwise i could just slap my old, black bike seat on there.  I used some flourescent paint from Wal-Mart and covered it with 3 coats of heavy duty clear coat!  I also saved myself some time by using some special rust convertor stuff so i could paint over the rust instead of having to scrape/sand it all off.  (thank GOSH cuz man, was that thing covered!)

i'll have to check out that duck tape idea!  I'm a little worried that the glue from the tape might get weird.. especially if it gets rained on?    trhanks for the suggestion!
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2005 10:47:16 AM »

I wouldn't use duct tape that would kinda ruin the seat! I think you should use fabric and recover the seat then you could put a thin vinyl over the fabric so it wouldn't get dirty that way if you got tired of you you could re-do it again!
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