Jones is restoring the Motobecane frame for a customer in Nashville. He said as he was cleaning the frame, the top layer of paint began to peel, revealing a teal coat of paint. Under both coats of paint, the original chrome of the frame peeks through small chips in the coats.
Jones said he found the Motobecane frame in Danville. He picked up along with another frame and described it as “in pretty rough shape” when he got ahold of it. It’s been sitting in storage until a customer took interest in it.
A vintage Motobecane sits on a stand, awaiting maintenance from Joseph Jones on a toasty spring day. Jones has stripped the frame down to it’s bare bones, cleaning each part as he goes.
The chain stay tubes on the Motobecane frame have small indentions, partially for style and partially practical design. The indents add a little more breathing room between the frame and where the frame would run. Such a feature is uncommon on most modern frames, Jones said.
Recently a friend was throwing out a very old wooden child’s chair. It had been left in a shed for the last fifteen years and the seat was lifting up from the frame and the paint was peeling. To restore the situation and to make a suitable chair for my grandson, first of all we […]
People with different jobs in this world, all are, experts in their separate realms, translated… “My master told me, as you paint the walls, the brush touching the walls, it’s like when we stroke someone’s face.” He’d squatted down, used the handle of his hammer, mixed the water and the paint together, the clockwise stirring […]
I followed plans based on the great Ana White’s farmhouse design and built darling daughter a twin bed from scratch. I only dropped the headboard on my toes once but the pain lasted quite some time. This little power tool is my current favorite toy. It’s a battery-powered air nail gun. I’m not smart enough […]
Things have been busy so here’s a quick project for the library – stairs from the first floor to the basement.
So, after our very exhilarating experience with the outrigger welding we got started on priming the frame with the rust converter. We chose to go with a marine rust converter called Imperial. Most people use POR-15. There is nothing wrong with either product I just personally decided to use the Imperial because it was in […]
It seems our 6 year old grandson was tired of getting in trouble when using a little table in the toy room as a makeshift stage so he asked us to make him one for his performances. He was very specific on what he wanted. He needed a big stage, curtains for the sides and […]
I have a big empty space on a bare wall in the dining room that has been screaming at me for some decoration. Since I was already planning on decorating for Fall, I figured now would be a good time for a DIY Fall sign. Apples are my fall theme this year so I made […]
Here is another post from DH, this time about getting some airflow into our home office when the weather is nice (without losing our cat to the great outdoors). Over 18 months ago, on a nice Fall day, we started talking about the possibility of putting a screen door in our office, which has a […]
I used to have bright white melamine cabinets. Pretty, but boring! I needed to add some color to make it more inviting, so I decided to paint them a nice Chicago Gray. A soft, cool gray with a slight blue hue to it. But you can’t paint over melamine, right? Well, here’s how I did […]
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