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This is a discussion on Do you like copper/faux copper finish/pop rivets? within the General forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; quote: Originally posted by UngaWunga I'm goin' to Hollywood, they'll see that I'm so good I won't care how I feel, and I'll get to ...

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    quote:Originally posted by UngaWunga

    I'm goin' to Hollywood, they'll see that I'm so good
    I won't care how I feel, and I'll get to fuck Brooke Shields
    I'll just sit and grin, the money will roll right in

    I want to be a star, I'm going to have a car
    And you'll have to admit, I'll be rich as shit
    I'll just sit and grin, the money will roll right in

    I would give you some, if you only would have treated me nice
    You'll wish that you did, you'll feel pretty stupid
    I'll just sit and grin, the money will roll right in

    It's fun to be a star, it's nice to have a car
    Yeah, you'll have to admit, that I'll be rich as shit
    And I'll just sit and grin, the money will roll right in

    The money will roll right in
    been listening to this quite a bit lately. so good.

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    I can't figure out why people want to put copper (copper anything) on motorcycles. Correct me if I'm wrong here but is it for the vintage/victorian/age of steam/WW1 effect? Personally I think anything copper on a bike looks like shit.
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    it might not be a racebike or a safe bike...but it shows some effort.
    i kinda like it....i wouldnt buy it, but if i saw it on the street id probably say "cool bike" and keep walking.
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    quote:Originally posted by Swagger

    I've seen worse here.....
    I was thinking the same thing.

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    quote:Originally posted by Hoofhearted

    I can't figure out why people want to put copper (copper anything) on motorcycles. Correct me if I'm wrong here but is it for the vintage/victorian/age of steam/WW1 effect? Personally I think anything copper on a bike looks like shit.
    same reason people used to gold plate everything. It is all for a look. Antique things like jewelry boxes or decorative pieces used a lot of copper (hinges, rivets, inlays) ans as such a lot of people associate it with the industrial revolution and the machine age. It is basically a way to make things look old. There is a movement right now called steam punk where people try to make modern things look like thery were hightech for the 1880s and it is derived from pulp sci-fi of the 1950s so a lot of it ends up looking like a mashup of the two styles. for instance here are two usb keys done in steampunk fashion:





    or how about a steampunk computer:


    with this bike I don't think he is going for steampunk per se, but I do think he is trying to give it an old timey feeling, as if the bike was older than it was. People in the 1950s and 60's used a lot of copper in car and bike customization, you don't see much of it today because in the 1980s people thought it looked too ugly and tossed it when they redid the cars, but my father's friend used to have a merc ledsled that had copper trim and moldings. hand formed stuff. I think the did it originally so the trim would take chrome better, but just like the look and never chromed it. I think that car was built around 1956 or 58.
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    quote:Originally posted by hillsy

    quote:Originally posted by Swagger

    I've seen worse here.....
    I was thinking the same thing.
    Werd, this shit gets tiresome.

    There's some stylistic things there I really dig. I too likey steampunk style. It's all about the juxtaposition, think the artsy folks call it "texture".


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    looks like he got smart and decided to start the bidding at .01 so the bidding could actually start.

    $1325 with 3 days to go.....i say it hits 2K.

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    Oh shit..Tipp city, Oh?! thats like...4 miles away from me...ha i go there all the time...never seen the bike though .

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    well if he actually rode it you might have a chance to see it. but I guess polishing all those crooked rivets was more important.

    realyy I think there might be a good idea in that bike or too if it didn't lack even a modicum of craftsmanship. how hard is it to scribe a line and drill in evenly spaced intervals?
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