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Tuesday, April 26, 2005
I gave the cruiser bike, X1857, its first coat of paint. I'm starting off with a flat black base coat as I can not seem to locate my regular primer. I'm going to do a coat or two of gloss black and then give it a final coat of flat black to finish it off. I saw this done before on another bike; it should make the black really deep in color. Just with one coat on, it look great, no real bad imperfections that I can see.
It looks so much better than when I got the bike, it was painted a sort of yellow peach color with big daisy stickers, I forgot to take a picture of it before I started striping it, but I do have the old fender, untouched, so I think I will post it to show how it looked.
I realized the other day that I have an unmatched set of rims, but I guess that's what you get when you buy a junk bike. They will work for now in an unpainted form, but I think I will need to replace them sometime in the future with a nice new set. My plan it to run it with a coaster brake for the mean time, I like the look of the hub that I have, some English hub that is attached to the left side of the frame as opposed to the standard right side, like on the Bendix coasters. Depending on the new rims I get, this may or may not change, but I think I'm going to keep it cause I like it.