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#1 2013-07-11 11:16am

daddy-o
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2003 Nirve Clutch 24

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2003 Nirve Clutch 24

Custom Makeover

I picked this bike up at a police auction. I was mainly interested in the Odyssey T-1000 rims and GT Rhythm hubs, but of course I always like 24's so the whole thing had potential. Like so many of my bikes, I put this one straight into the project bone yard at home. It sat for a while and then I got an idea. I was thinking of ways to do a frame other than chroming, painting, or powder coating. I came up with the idea of doing a decoupage to it. This was the perfect candidate as the oversize aluminum frame tubing created a larger than normal canvas for a bike frame.
I could not decide what media to use, but finally went with comic books. I love all the Marvel and other comic book movies, but I'm not an actual comic book fan. I do admire and respect the artwork in them though. Growing up in the 70's and 80's the only comic books I ever read were Fat Freddy's Cat, The 40 Year old Hippie, and lots of Mad Magazines (Alfred E. Newman is on the back of the fork). So, I headed to my local Goodwill looking for the comics. I accumulated enough good candidates after looking through hundreds of them over the course of a few days and a few different Goodwill locations. I went with glossy finish pages as opposed to the older newsprint pages.
Being OCD, I cut out every little piece and lined them up just the way I wanted them. I applied it with Mod Podge Outdoor. After countless hours here and there over the course of a week or so I finally finished. Once I was done I added another couple of coats of the Mod Podge. Upon completion I took it outside and gave it several coats of clear coat UV protection. Just like a paint job it's subject to scratches, or in this case, tears. The good thing is that you can cover up a tear up by applying a new piece with a couple of shots of clear coat over it. I have several more bikes in the old project bone yard that will get the same type of makeover, but I will use a more efficient strategy next time.
Once the frame and fork were done I made some changes with parts I had on hand, many of them were new. I had the rims laced with new spokes (notice the horrible sunburst lacing on the front rim when I got it). The bars were some really sweet Hoffman bars, but they were to beefy to fit the brake lever on. I had some with the same look that worked out well. I also replaced the freewheel, grips, chain, pedals, tires, seatpost, padded seat, and added a brake set and the dice valve caps.
Like many of my buys and builds I think I'm going to sell them until I finish with them and can't let go for some reason. I was certain I was going to build and sell it, but after completion I was simply not ready to let go just yet. I love riding 24's and I'm proud of how this one turned out and like the way it rides too.
Here is the way it came home from the auction:
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#2 2013-07-11 11:41am

Burning River
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Re: 2003 Nirve Clutch 24

Love it . cool


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#3 2013-07-11 1:09pm

daddy-o
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Re: 2003 Nirve Clutch 24

Here are some more pics:

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg229/sondergaards/photo4-18.jpg

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg229/sondergaards/photo2-23.jpg

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg229/sondergaards/photo1-22.jpg

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg229/sondergaards/photo2-24.jpg

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg229/sondergaards/photo5-7.jpg

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg229/sondergaards/photo1-21.jpg

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg229/sondergaards/photo5-6.jpg

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg229/sondergaards/photo4-17.jpg

Last edited by daddy-o (2014-06-30 8:28pm)

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#4 2013-07-11 6:53pm

The Fixer
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Re: 2003 Nirve Clutch 24

Wow Roger, that is SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICK!!! Great job!!


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#5 2013-07-12 1:19pm

Jeno007
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Re: 2003 Nirve Clutch 24

Love this thing, awesome.


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#6 2013-07-12 2:00pm

djnew
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Re: 2003 Nirve Clutch 24

Wild I love it big_smile
You must have extreme patience ... but the result is worth it wink

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#7 2013-07-12 8:44pm

windsorvelo
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Re: 2003 Nirve Clutch 24

Roger, the creativity on this bike is really cool. Love it!


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Royal Blue M-1 seat
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#8 2013-07-14 10:34am

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Re: 2003 Nirve Clutch 24

COMPLETELY AWESOME Roger! I gotta learn how to do this? I do mine "A FEW" w/ sticker/decals! Ive got a sweet looking (Fist new school build, after getting Back in to BMX abt 2 yrs. ago). But this Nirve Is way over the top! Very Sweet Job Roger. cool
-Jarrett


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#9 2013-07-14 10:39am

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Re: 2003 Nirve Clutch 24

jiltzee wrote:

COMPLETELY AWESOME Roger! I gotta learn how to do this? I do mine "A FEW" w/ sticker/decals! Ive got a sweet looking FreeAgent (First new school build, after getting Back in to BMX abt 2 yrs. ago). But this Nirve Is way over the top! Very Sweet Job Roger. cool
-Jarrett

***Opps Made a few mistakes! lol!***


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#10 2013-08-30 6:33am

DarthBatman
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Re: 2003 Nirve Clutch 24

dude, i had never checked this one out!  how did i miss it?!  "super" cool bro.


I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part.  We're just the guys to do it.

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#11 2013-08-30 7:14am

MNsnowtaCruiser
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Re: 2003 Nirve Clutch 24

That is art my friend. I am pretty sure that would get you laid at Comic Con!big_smile


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#12 2013-11-10 10:27pm

madizm
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Re: 2003 Nirve Clutch 24

Awesome!


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#13 2013-11-11 4:55am

TORKERBLOKE
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Re: 2003 Nirve Clutch 24

Great idea - very cool indeed - i want one


Looking for  - Blue anno TUF NECK seat clamp 1 1/8th" - or i have a black one or silver one of the same size to trade

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#14 2013-12-17 10:46pm

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Re: 2003 Nirve Clutch 24

Still can't figure out why my comments and faves keep being removed. Sick ass build bro.


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#15 2014-06-19 5:08am

jbridgemiii
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Re: 2003 Nirve Clutch 24

Dude.. This is cool !


NEEDS!!: 24"  Answer Sickle Cruiser Forks (All Aluminum)

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