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mapleheavy
03-26-2007, 10:41 AM
My name is Taylor, and I love bicycles lots.
I also ride mopeds and motorcycles, but my first love has always been bikes.
I just went carfree in September and haven't looked back.
I love all my forms of 2-wheeled transport more than any car I ever owned (and I used to build racecars for a living).

Anyway, the bikes:
Gold one is an early 80's Kuwahara rat that I converted to SingleSpeed.
Blue one is a 1973 Dawes fixie. It's shiny and girls think it's "cute."
I was going for elegant, but oh well.

http://mapleheavyindustries.com/tmp/bikes.jpg

If you're interested, I also have a beat up Garelli VIP moped and a really beat up 85 Honda VF500.
I kinda thought the Motorcycle was a copout, but it's fun to ride and still gets over 60mpg. The moped gets an average of 110+ mpg.
Not too bad!

Yeah. If you see me riding around, say hi!
I'm a dorky redheaded guy with lots of tattoos.

rubbish heap
03-26-2007, 12:25 PM
I saw the blue one on craigslist, you didn't have any luck selling it did you?

I really like the powder coat job on it.

mapleheavy
03-26-2007, 12:54 PM
No, then it got pretty outside and I remembered how much I love it.
Besides, I'll never get out even half of what I have into it.
Might as well ride it until it falls apart.

rubbish heap
03-26-2007, 10:12 PM
may i ask where you got it powdercoated at / how much it costed you?

nice bikes are meant to be ridden, not sold, anyways. i put a good sum of cash into my track bike and am continuing putting more into it with every paycheck, but i can say it's worth just about every penny.. :)

mapleheavy
03-27-2007, 12:15 PM
This one came already coated blue and with the wheels.
However, I had an old Windsor lugged frame blasted and coated by Portland Powdercoat for about 70 bucks and it came out great.
I highly recommend 'em.

And I agree. It just took a nice couple of sunny days on the fixie to realize I shouldn't ever sell it.