Singlespeed Mountain Bike is Painted!

April 11, 2013 Mountain Bike 2 Comments

Got some paint on the single speed yesterday and it turned out really nice. I love the blue! I wasn’t sure until the very end about the color of the tree. I decided to go for red, though originally I had planned on a nice bright green.

Here a closeup of the head badge. I like that it gives the bike an extra dose of that handmade look. The marks and scratches are from the hammer I used to shape it to the head tube. A bit of heat with the torch and the bronze turns a nice color.

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Closeup of the seat tube cluster. My brazing skills are looking pretty good.

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The dropouts are custom cut by me wih a CNC mill! They are made of stainless steel and will never rust.

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It’ll look great when it’s coming at you!

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The downtube paint. The red of the tree is really an awesome red, it would be great to do a whole bike in this color. I was thinking red and white stripes all around would be pretty cool. Here though it’s a pretty nice accent color.

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Side view of the finished frame. This one has only braze ons for a rear brake and that helps it to look squeaky clean. :)

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The new head badge is looking pretty nice from the front. I cut it by hand with some metal scissors, and it’s attached with stainless steel screws. It’s made of bronze and should age nicely over the years.

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