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« on: April 13, 2010 01:28:09 PM »

Hey there, hopefully this is in the right place!

I am in the middle of pimping out my Trek 800 series bicycle (my mom bought it at a garage sale in late 80s/early 90s then gave it to me in 2002) I am a broke student without a car, so I need to be able to haul groceries, school toolbox (I'm an art major) and the like around.

Its black currently

I've got the following ideas for pimping/fixing at this point:
1.   New Gears - $40
2.   Pink Water bottle holder:$8 ebay
3.   Pink Handlebar grips: $11 ebay
4.   Pink pedals: $18 ebay
5.   Metal Paint Primer
6.   Sandpaper
7.   Metal spray paint or acrylic
8.   Clear acrylic spray
9.   Pannier Bag: Case for carrying stuff underneath seat
10.   Phone holder
11.   Register it with City in case it gets stolen
12.   Make a little license plate for it
13.   Make padded canvas seat cover
14.   Also seat protector with draw string closure from waterproof fabric to protect bike when it rains
15. Basket

Any other ideas folks? Anyone else done this and have pictures to show off? lol
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2010 11:23:02 AM »

bike spoke covers in pink!
 They are at most sports/toy stores (:


They look like straws with a cut in them
 Easy to put on and they stay on well ^^


They also sell bike spoke charms (:

Cheap ^^
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010 02:21:11 PM »

You can weave any type of cards/ribbon/anything flat (and preferably waterproof) through the spokes, just be careful its not thick enough to get caught in a fender. My brothers used to do this with baseball cards
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2011 04:37:11 AM »

I've seen some handmade handlebar tassels that look like hair scrunchies  with ribbons sewn in them. That might be too childish for your tastes though. Wink
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2011 03:58:50 PM »

How about a cute little bell?
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