I decided to go ahead and finish it so here it is. Just goes to show that putting good looking parts on a dog of a frame DOES pretty it up a bit. I think it’s still ugly though.
I took the wheel set, seat and seat post off my current good looking MUni but put chrome GT branded Profile cranks and new, pretty, Wellgo B-27 pedals on. It won’t stay this way though … just wanted to see what it looks like put together.
The frame is going to a new owner but I won’t mention names because I don’t want to embarass him!
When I saw the thread “Ugly Update” with a paper-clip indicating an attachment, I thought you were going to show us a picture of your injury. I was afraid to look (I am easily grossed out). This wasn’t so bad…
that frame is pretty ugly,its looks like an “erector-Uni” is that a word…?
if i was a 3 year old kid i would find a little pebble that just barely fit though one of those holes and cram it in there! ping ping ping raddle raddle raddle,thunk thunk thunk…i see a noisey future in that uni
That’s actually not a bad idea. Do they make flourescent tubes durable enough to slip inside the fork legs and not break during riding? Having one solid shaft of light inside pouring out each hole would be sweet. Imagine riding through fog. Maybe you could put tiny lenses over each of the holes to focus the light into concentrated beams.
I’m squeemish of injury photos too. Now that you mention it though, my shin is healing. I shaved the hair around the deep wound so Band-Aids will come off easier. Right now my shin is very ugly. Not sure which looks worse - my shin or the frame.
Don’t worry John - The frame’s going far, far away from you and me both! Couldn’t be much farther from you and still be in the US.
It’s lighter than it looks - about 2.5 pounds.
I like the light in the frame idea too, but anything that’s done to this frame will be an improvement. The guy that’s getting the frame (and claims he wants it) has built some pretty nice looking uni’s in the past. It could be said that he had a keen sense of style. I wonder what happened?
Now, don’t count your chickens before they hatch (or in my case; count your hens before you know how many of the chicks are going to be roosters ). Mounted horizontally the frame would make a great roost in my pullet coop.
Didn’t Forrest Gump say “Ugly is as Ugly does”?
Maybe ugly in form but I see function. How about a custom Coker frame of this design. You could put any wheel size in it and use the holes for adjustable brake bosses.
Something to think about. You may really want one.
God bless this individual if (s)he can make any improvements on the aesthetic value of this object.
How’s “project Cinderella” sound?
Taking a pile of rags and trying to make it suitable for aristocrats?