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    Jun 6, 2013, 2:35 PM - Re: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Bike #1626

    Finally got around to painting and installing my spinners. The spinners that I had in previous pictures were (very kindly,) loaned to me from Abe. I've had these sitting around forever, but like a dummy I couldn't think of a good way to get the swirl pattern painted on exactly. What I ended up doing was covering the whole thing in painters tape, and then printing out a life size version of the spinners on the hollywood bike and transferring the pattern to the tape with carbon paper. Then I used a hobby knife to cut and remove the tape and then mounted them with wire. Pretty simple.



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    Jun 6, 2013, 4:00 PM - Re: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Bike #1627

    Hey great job Ryan, I cut mine on where vinyl, but both side are toast now because of the use and putting it on a narrow rack to take the bike places. I think the set I lent you were painted too.
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    Jun 6, 2013, 4:25 PM - Re: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Bike #1628

    Yeah, the pair you loaned me were painted. I have these mounted so they dont rub, although the left side required three wires to make that happen. Hopefully they stay in good shape for awhile. The problem with vinyl is that it wont simply scratch if something rubs it, it will peel off and you'll have to start over. Also this cost me nothing, whereas getting vinyl printed would have been an extra expense, plus I dont have a vector program to make the pattern I needed.
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    Jun 7, 2013, 12:35 PM - Re: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Bike #1629

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    Jun 7, 2013, 1:24 PM - Re: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Bike #1630

    That's cool. Maybe it will be displayed so that you get a 360 look at it. That's the problem with the Hollywood bike, it's stuck against a wall.

    Also, slightly off topic. Did you guys hear the announcement for the new xBox? It's called the xBoxOne, and I've heard some gaming press refer to it as the X1. Drives me crazy every time I hear that I think of the bike. Lol.
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    Jun 7, 2013, 5:24 PM - Re: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Bike #1631

    Maybe but it's the same one i sat on before. I just wonder how they will display it
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    Jun 8, 2013, 3:03 PM - Re: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Bike #1632

    Ruddigger said: View Post
    Finally got around to painting and installing my spinners.
    RUDD: Your bike is looking great! Nice solution on your spinners. Two years and 50 pages later, it's gotta be satisfying to sit back and look at the progress you've made. A little late for the offer but, if you need vector templates for anything else, I'm happy to help -- templates are what I'm working on now. Q: How big is the center hole in your spinners and how did that size hole work for you? -- BB

    SHROOM: You should have gotten your buttons early this week. Also ordered some more small parts and should have a few more duplicates to share.
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    Jun 8, 2013, 7:50 PM - Re: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Bike #1633

    A hint for the spinner centers, you have to measure the axle nut on the wheel you will be using, make sure it clears the inner wheel bearing cone/nut. That is the part that holds your front bearings onto the axle and spin with the wheel.
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    Jun 9, 2013, 2:26 PM - Re: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Bike #1634

    I posted spinner disc vector templates way back in this thread if anybody wants to search for it.
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    Jun 10, 2013, 9:24 PM - Re: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Bike #1635

    nick daring said: View Post
    I posted spinner disc vector templates way back in this thread if anybody wants to search for it.
    Thanks, Nick. I used your earlier post as one of my resources when I made my vector templates and it really helped. Are you all done with your bike? -- BB
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    Jun 11, 2013, 12:04 AM - Re: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Bike #1636

    I'm glad it was useful!
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    Jun 17, 2013, 4:18 AM - Re: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Bike #1637

    Ugh Didnt realize how hard this project was gonna be. First of all i need the bike i suppose. Im having a hard time finding a difference with the schwinn hornet and the dx Or the variations between the years that they make them. I want to go as cheap as possible but still close to the movie. Also I found a jc higgins that was very similar to the schwinn. Im also Looking to but the three rear tanks If there is anyone who is willing to make and sell them?
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    Jun 17, 2013, 5:33 AM - Re: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Bike #1638

    Inventor, welcome. I would recommend getting the correct frame. If you get into this project seriously you may not know the differences now, but down the road you will, and you'll regret going with something that wasn't exactly right. Schwinn DX's aren't that hard to find at a decent price, just be patient. If you can find the frame alone all the better, since most everything meeds to be changed out from a stock DX. As for the frame differences, both of the upper bars have a slight curve to them. The hornet has what is called a straight bar. The upper bar is curved, but the lower bar is straight. You can check out the for sale sections on ratrodbikes.com and thecabe.com for parts. Hope that helps.

    Oh, and the tanks are my main hangup right now too. Nobody is selling them, I'm gonna have to try my hand at fiberglassing, you might have to as well.
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    Jun 17, 2013, 6:51 AM - Re: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Bike #1639

    Thanks for the info. My main problem is always patience haha. I kinda just wanna get something similar and cheap and start collecting the parts and make it look as good as possible but remain looking for the actual bike and just sell whatever i get as a substitute. Does anyone have the rough dimensions of the saddlebags and the tank above them? Also really want the lion head so if anyones selling those Id like to get one.
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    Jun 18, 2013, 9:52 PM - Re: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Bike #1641

    So I was finally able to make use of my time....... As i mentioned before this is more of an inspired version. I came across these pin striped wheels and decided to add a little twist to the bike; also found a tank that actually fits. Got the tank primered and painted.
    bestbike: Thanks for the buttons I really appreciate it, if u have duplicates of any other little things send them my way and I can paypal u the cost.
    inventor401: welcome to the party lol, its a fun project but not cheap. There isn't a cheap way to do this. Be prepared to spend money. lol Also, you can find a schwinn dx frame on craigslist, your local swapmeet or even on ebay for about 100-150$. A little hint, I would wait til the very end near completion to purchase a tiger siren or customize the saddle bags just in case u lose interest or run out of hobby money.
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    Jun 18, 2013, 10:01 PM - Re: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Bike #1642

    Another Pee Wee bike soon to be born!
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    Jun 19, 2013, 8:09 PM - Re: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Bike #1643

    DX parts lot posted on ebay look up item number 181161444862
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    Jun 19, 2013, 9:19 PM - Re: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Bike #1644

    Hi Guys,
    I was just at profiles in history and they have a screen used Pee-Wee bike for there up coming auction.
    Just thought I should let you guys know.

    HMS Mike
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    Jun 20, 2013, 12:08 AM - Re: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Bike #1645

    Finally, i talked to the guy that owns that bike. Did you get and good pics? I only got a couple then he never got back to me. The owner is on this board and he frequents this thread. The bike need a only a few part to be complete. I think they expect 20k+ for the bike.
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    Jun 20, 2013, 8:25 PM - Re: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Bike #1646

    I was wondering when his bike would show up at an auction.
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    Jun 24, 2013, 6:41 PM - Re: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Bike #1647

    SHROOM: Nice progress on your bike. Glad the control buttons arrived and I sent you a few other small parts today.

    INVENTOR: Welcome to the project and to the group.

    HMS MIKE: Thanks for the heads up on the auction. I contacted PIH and they said the online catalog will be posted late next week.

    BIKE PROGRESS: Have all my accessories except for the center tank button and chrome washer. Bought a fender set & hardware, seat post & clamp and vintage springer fork last week. Still pondering what direction to go on wheels and tires.

    ShroomRudy said: View Post
    Thanks for the buttons I really appreciate it, if u have duplicates of any other little things send them my way and I can paypal u the cost.
    inventor401 said: View Post
    Ugh Didnt realize how hard this project was gonna be. First of all i need the bike i suppose. Im having a hard time finding a difference with the schwinn hornet and the dx Or the variations between the years that they make them. I want to go as cheap as possible but still close to the movie. Also I found a jc higgins that was very similar to the schwinn. Im also Looking to but the three rear tanks If there is anyone who is willing to make and sell them?
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    Jun 28, 2013, 10:05 AM - Re: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Bike #1648

    Got these from PIH. Auction is July 28-29. Looks to be missing 4" mirror, small fin on light and name plate -- nothing big. Says rear fin, streamers and delta light insert are the only things replaced. Mentions rear compartment opens so am assuming saddlebags do not. Anyone in CA going to be able to go check it out? -- BB

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    Jun 28, 2013, 11:07 AM - Re: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Bike #1649

    Guess he never got those mudflaps he wanted. Crazy price, I wonder what it will actually bring in.
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    Jun 28, 2013, 12:12 PM - Re: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Bike #1650

    I feel like these auctions start higher than ususal and end up with an "Inflated Market cost".

    BTW guys, If you run Lighting Darts on your bike, your better off just running the front one. I blew some cords out on my last ride. Got lucky and made it home ok.

    Has anyone went to the auctions of is there a preview day? I want to go see this bike. The side bags do not open, same as the H-wood Museum bike.

    He was missing the red fins for the headlight. Also the fin for the rear bag.


    Guys, there member on the CABE that just found a decent DX and it has the correct fender his name is "ETRU" he said he may be posting the bike for sale soon.
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