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manlymanman last won the day on November 28 2015

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  1. I thought Mrs Sheepers was wearing camo pants and heels for a minute there and I was about to be super impressed with her life decisions.
  2. Wow good job! Must be getting exciting now that shit is finally happening..!
  3. I'm not terribly ginger these days soz.
  4. Next on my list is chrome 12" wheels and white tyres. I also need to sort out getting these bits shiny again. There doesn't seem to be much out there for replacement parts on kids bikes but so far I have picked up a few little bits: New headseat bits New chain New grips...but were too long...so garbage grips.
  5. More progress! What better to do on a shitty wet Auckland day than paint the frame. Gave it a wet sand first then got it strung up in the booth. Liv Pro Tip #1. Don't wear ballet flats if the floor is covered in half cured fibreglass gelcoat. Every step I took, I got stuck to the floor and when I went to move my foot, my shoe would stay behind. Made moving around with the gun a fucking challenge. Trackpants...gross... Mixing up clear coat. Faaaark yes.
  6. oohhhh kay so I have not forgotten about this. First things first, (Kyteler) I've made sure my nails were a priority before taking photos...not. Alright so Denham/73crownwags put the bike through the paint stripper tanks for me and now all the crusty purple is gone! Thanks!! The frame is in surprisingly good nick. There were a few small rust spots but I got rid of them with a wire brush (I had left it for a good month or so before putting primer on). These photos are post-wire brushing. I then had my first bash at painting something with a spray gun. Probably could have picked something with a few less round bits and curves. I may or may not have had a wee accident/primer spill after trying to get into various nooks and crannies and tipping the gun back too far. For some reason it looks furry in these photos but IRL it is not. I went and got my paint yesterday. Had seriously been considering doing glitter flake but vetoed it as: 1. I am such an amateur painter. 2. Waaaay too many non-flat surfaces. 3. Shitloads of clear coat will make it super difficult to put the bike back together. So I've settled for just metallic cherry red.
  7. Rusti, don't forget to bring your party proposal tomorrow and remember, I need pictures.
  8. Tempted. I have Thursday off and was planning on doing the last haul from Taupo to Nats with Dave but both options work. Will keep you posted closer to the time
  9. I'm possibly looking for a spot on the Thursday which which get me into Taupo near the end of track day...?
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