Which bike will be a better lookin beater?

Discussion in 'General' started by kirrbby, Jun 13, 2019.

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Which frame should I build into a rusty ol beater?

Poll closed Jun 27, 2019.
  1. Gold K0

    50.0%
  2. Mighty Green K4

    50.0%
  1. kirrbby

    kirrbby Well-Known Member

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    I don't think I've ever posted a poll.

    I've been planning to build a bike with lots of patina. Plans are for it to be a rusty lookin CT70 with a shiny new big engine, exhaust, and rear shocks. Not really a rat bike...but dirty rusty ratty lookin, and maybe a patched up seat. Ugly!
    I thought I would start with a burnt and faded gold K0 that I've had for a loong time. But this bike has NO decals left on it. I don't think I could do without the decals, so I'd have to try adding them, them making them look crappy to match the frame.

    I also have a good and rusty, ugly, green, K4 that would fit the bill pretty nicely.

    So, what do you guys think would be the best candidate. Please help me decide.

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    The K4 not only highlights the...ummm...patina, it's the better choice all-around. It has the added internal bracing, rear wheel arch dimple to accept a larger battery and, with all of the unobtainium parts missing, the chances of this specimen ever being restored to concours/purist standard are slim-to-none.
     
  7. Adam-NLV

    Adam-NLV Well-Known Member

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    1975 Mighty Green K4 would be my choice!

    O'course I would repaint the frame using a British racing- green color, was an idea I once had.:rolleyes:
     

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