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Archive for December, 2007

Garrett’s paint, a bearded woman, and the whiskey dog

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Garrett, who shares the space at Circle A repairing espresso machines, stripped his bike and had us repaint it and make it new again. Here are the pictures of it in all it’s classiness.


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I had a small photo shoot with Michelle’s bike at the same time so here are some more pictures of that. I’ll have even MORE pictures of it when it’s all built up.

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She brought in a birthday/xmas/thanks-for-building-me-a-bike present which was a bottle of Jameson 18 year old whiskey complete with whiskey dog decanter! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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And Mike Taylor has been in the shop painting an amazing bearded woman on the big white wall near the entrance. I’m so happy to see her every morning. Makes me smile. Here she is in all her glory.

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Michelle’s plaid paint and starting Stephen’s frame

Monday, December 17th, 2007

This was my first time painting a plaid pattern on a bike. Maybe not my last time either because it has been requested before. It ended up being six different layers of paint to get the right pattern. When Michelle asked for plaid, I wanted to say no but an article on instructables.com made me think it wasn’t that bad. And it wasn’t. Just a bit tedious. I found a plaid I liked, converted it to a layered EPS file, cut it out of vinyl, and started painting. Here are the pics of the frame before polishing and the build up. More to see here.

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I’ve also started a road frame last week and have a fork and the beginnings of the frame done. Here are the pics of that progress.

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I also done more work on the Viking but am waiting for transfers from the UK. I’ll also be posting pictures of Garrett’s repaint in the coming days. Check back soon!

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