Bike Building & Painting
A bit of banter between a few mates, and the decision was made to build ourselves some single-speed steeds - a competition of course. Needless to say, I won (hope you're reading this Filbee..!). A matching helmet scavenged was from a swap-meet and adorned in the same livery. Nick’s former life restoring and painting cars lent itself well to the pin-striping and custom 3-layer masking work. The Disco Stick may well be the flashest $20 trade me bike one has ever seen, aside from of-course Em's mixte bike featured here too, another $20 special. Not quite as detailed, but there was some effort involved in getting the net-curtain effect to apply well to the bike without the detail merging. This bike continues its service today in full kid-carrier, grocery-getter mode, complete with the custom-laced wheels I hand-built for the Disco Stick - albeit now with the obligatory 3-speed Sturmy-Archer hub laced in on the rear.