Thursday, January 29, 2009


The inspiration for the build. The SE, STR-1 (Stu Thompson Replica)

I thought about all kinds of paint schemes, but I stayed true to the vision. I can't see it any other way.

For $2 for and paper, $3 for primer, & $4 for paint ($9.??), I thought it came out pretty good. Some people would have had it powder coated. Like I have alway maintained, it's just a project, practice, an experiment. So why waste $100+ painting an experiment. also I might not be done building on this frame yet. That right building, not working, but building . . . you'll all have to use your imagination.

Now you can see with a DISC tab how building it with a loop tail would have complicated things. I would have had to put the mount on the chainstay . . . or who knows.
I still have to cut and slot the seat-tube. Hopefully it will be done tomorrow . . . as in assembled done.


The Unabashed Blogger said...

Looks great!

dmar836 said...

Stu would be proud!

Meetzorp said...

A steady hand can lay down a good rattlecan job.

I've poured some significant time into a few Krylon paint jobs, and they looked real good...for a few months. A couple of years on down the road, and they're gettin' pretty ratty, but on the whole, I'm still satisfied.