RE: [CR]japanese mystery bike


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From: "Steve Birmingham" <sbirmingham@mindspring.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR]japanese mystery bike
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 12:53:33 -0400
In-Reply-To: <CATFOODicBE48bLKWGT00005212@catfood.nt.phred.org>


What might be interesting would be having it say "mystery bike" in japanese. I'm sure some one here could show you how it's written.

Steve Birmingham Lowell, Ma

Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 20:20:22 -0400 From: ADP <aphillips9@mindspring.com> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: [CR]japanese mystery bike Message-ID: <5.2.1.1.2.20030613194201.0339c9c8@pop.mindspring.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"; format=flowed MIME-Version: 1.0 Precedence: list Message: 1

Oh no! here we go, its the Japanese mystery bike again!

So I never did figure out what it was.

Now I'm going to paint it and build it up with my fabulous Dura Ace group from the early 70s (centerpull brakes and all!), and I have to figure out how to paint it. I think red is the color. I know I want to give it a white head tube and I'm wondering what other little paint features might be ok for a Japanese bike from the early 70s. I'm all enamored with panels these days having just gotten a bike with panels and having another in progress with panels. I don't have any decals for the bike though, not knowing what it is exactly, and panels are nice because they let you highlight the manufacturer's name or logo. Are empty panels too empty? I'm not spending tons of money on this paint job, its gonna be a "training" paint job for someone.

So what do you all think? Plain panels, or does someone have some random Japanese transfers that need a home? Or does anyone have any other brilliant, vintage, ideas that will give my painter some practice and let me finish this bike? Or should I just stop with two bikes with panels before I paint my vintage MTB with panels too?

Ann Phillips, Decatur GA - where it rains too much and bikes need panels.