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My Monkey bike transformation in words & pictures!!!

So before I went back to England/Wales & Croatia in April I found this Monkey bike for sale on Craigslist for $395 (It's actaully a Chinese replica made by Jiangsu in 2004 & has only 524mls on the odometer & was originally bought to put on at shows & stalls for Snap-On Tools.


Due to the dent in the tank, the petcock was leaking, & the fact that the seller was desperate for some cash, we settled on $300 .

Let the work commence!!!!1st job was to fill the large dent in the tank, & while l was in the UK I bought a petcock for $18 (12 quid)




Now I hate sanding & rubbing down, but I did get a reasonable good finish, with a high gloss shine......but because I can't stop fiddling, I gave it a few extra coats one evening then came back the following morning to find the whole finish now had a crinkly effect!!!..But I thought WTF lets just use some of that stick-on carbon look covering I have & turn it into a real Monkey!

More "fiddling & farkling" ensued, & here's the finished product!



So here's the original bike then the "new" version
(it can be reverted to the original look with a brand new tank for under $100 from Ebay!)

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Good Job....I'd keep it like you have it..
Thanks Joe, it does look "different" for a fraction of the cost that some of the Brits spend on them!!!
https://www.google.com/search?q=uk+m...kQsAQIGw&dpr=1


And this guy in the USA obviously thinks he's selling a Ferrari!!!
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I must find me a stuffed monkey to sit on the bars!!!!
(or hang from them!!!!)
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Think a pink stuffed monkey would suit you
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I must find me a stuffed monkey to sit on the bars!!!!
(or hang from them!!!!)
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Think a pink stuffed monkey would suit you
That's cute from a sheepshagger!!!
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I kinda like this one, & you just gotta scroll across all the photos under the main one to see where l'm cumming from!!!!!

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Did you see the size of the nose on that chick?????

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Did you see the size of the nose on that chick?????
Yeh, you'd know she was coming b4 she reached the corner!!!
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Well the Monkey got sold "as is" yesterday evening via a Craigslist ad & l made a sweet li'l $250 profit on a $300 investment!!!!

http://springfield.craigslist.org/mcy/5636702301.html
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Shame 2 C it go tho'................but, l'm back on Craigslist already!!
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