This morning on a forum I frequent, one of the posters announced his desire to FINISH his two trike builds. His builds have not been painted. I also admit I am riding an unpainted bike. My son and I have built 4 bikes, all unpainted.
My son came yesterday for our annual Christmas family get together. We walked outside in the rain to look at the trike we had build weeks earlier. Here it sat. Uncovered in the almost constant rain we have had lately. Other than riding every other day and putting on a new front tire and tube, it is as the day I had brought it home from his house.
The seat is still not attached. I don’t like the AZ seat and have plans for 2 other seats to try. I have collected the materials to complete them. Still awaiting my attention.
The front brake is missing parts and a cable. Still awaiting my attention.
My son said his Tomahawk was almost completely rusted now. He was asking if I knew of a spray that he could use and preserve the rust look. He said it had that ratrod look that a lot of people are after now. I told him I didn’t know of such a spray.
It’s not like we don’t have time on our hands. We are both out of work at present. We try to be frugal with our funds. I guess that has influenced our efforts to complete our bikes. I know it has completely stopped a couple of bike builds that I would like to add to my collection. I want a Spirit and another trike with a heavier payload and short wheelbase. I don’t have indoor facilities for building so have been waiting for a stretch of weather that I know will be warm and dry. I’m just wanting to apply a winter coat, I can re-do it right in the spring.
This weeks forum poster and myself are not the only ones I have noticed leaving our bikes nude. I have noticed numerous comments in the past in reference to someones unfinished build and a reply on the forum that they had every intention of getting right on it.
So now you have it, my New’s Year Resolution is to paint my bike and build a velo body. TaDaaaaaaa.
Oh yeah, and get in better shape, loose 20 lbs, and take care of my financial situation. Isn’t that what everyone’s New Year Resolution is going to be. Oh yeah, for the rest of you, quit smoking and drinking and be kind to your neighbor.
If your a really good person and don’t have any New Year Resolutions and you feel bad because you don’t have any, here is a generic list you can use. If you are happy with 2011, you could just do nothing. Of course, you want fit in very well or have anything to talk about at the office, in that case you could revert back to the generic list.