A Nurse with a Gun

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Finishing Touch

Click to enlargeAfter I applied the Bike Punks sticker to the Armstrong, I still felt something was missing.

I rode a while and pondered. I didn't know what it was.......But it was missing. At a donut shop, I looked through the glass at the bike as I stirred my coffee. Since I first fabricated it, I never really liked the brass reflector support on the scruffy old Armstrong. I had done the same thing on the Raleigh One Speed. It was appropriate there, but on the Armstrong, it was repetitious. Then I looked into my coffee.......And I found my solution.

The silver spoon is a Chantilly design, in keeping with the French Super Champion rear wheel and Norex saddle I suppose. I like the ornate Rococo filigree as a tension of opposites with the weathered velocipede itself.

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Anonymous Beth said...

Nice! It looks like a flower.

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stop sign!

8:22 PM  
Anonymous mick said...

Great idea!

12:23 AM  
Anonymous Kristopher said...


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Blogger reverend dick said...

That's a subtle bit of goodness.

3:14 PM  
Anonymous amy said...


4:09 PM  
Anonymous Steve said...

VERY COOL finishing touch. Well done Xavier.

Your bikes are truly work of art - beautiful in their own right.


10:33 PM  
Anonymous katie said...


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