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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
Posts: 2995
From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2003-07-17 2:54 pm   Permalink

OK, we had the Tiki Car thread, hows about the Tiki Bike thread?

Now that we're back in San Diego County, my wife's buggin' me to buy myself a bike ("Have you been looking at motorcycles again? Well, why not?" Awww, don't you wish you had my problems?), and I was mentally debating Tiki-fying it.

Has anyone here done this, or know of good examples?

I'm debating such atrocities as a Tiki mask fairing with headlamps for eyes & colored lights behind the mouth; bamboo covering the gastank; tromp l'oil bamboo painting the pipes; small painted images of Disney characters in the Enchanted Tiki Room and/or wearing Tiki masks; miniature glass-eyed tikis hanging from the ends of the handlebars like fringe; fake glass fishing floats as taillights; painting the gastank as a hawaiian state flag; painting the gastank as an american flag with Hibiscus flowers for stars; imitation tapas cloth saddles...

I'm open to suggestions, pro & con, and would love to see photos of anyone's Tiki projects that'd relate to this.
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5824
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2003-07-18 01:04 am   Permalink



 
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tikifish
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2720
From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2003-07-18 06:06 am   Permalink

I thought you meant bicycle, and I got excited. Ah well. Am I really the only person in this forum who doesn't drive a gas-fuelled vehicle?

(no, Im not some crazy hippie - just don't have a license as I live in Toronto and don't need one)


 
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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
Posts: 2995
From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2003-07-18 12:44 pm   Permalink

Yeah, I know, I grew up in NYC and didn't have a license to drive 'til I moved to LA @ 22 years old, and then it was a motorcycle license. I didn't have a class "C" car license 'til I was 25.

I'll gladly take any Tiki Bicycle tips you have, I'll probably be getting a new Fat Tire 18 speed hill-runner eventually, too.

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On 2003-07-18 06:06, tikifish wrote:
I thought you meant bicycle, and I got excited. Ah well. Am I really the only person in this forum who doesn't drive a gas-fuelled vehicle?

(no, Im not some crazy hippie - just don't have a license as I live in Toronto and don't need one)


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emspace
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Joined: Jan 05, 2003
Posts: 875
From: Vancouver
Posted: 2003-07-18 12:53 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-07-18 06:06, tikifish wrote:
Am I really the only person in this forum who doesn't drive a gas-fuelled vehicle?



You are NOT alone Tikifish! Despite constant pressure from Mrs. emspace to get licensed (and I'd better now that Baby emspace has come along), I have never had a driver's license. I am at the learner's permit stage, but still have only actually driven like a half-dozen times.

Sing with me: "Who's the biggest freak in TC, it's emspace!"

, em
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Tiki Royale
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Joined: Dec 06, 2002
Posts: 891
From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2003-07-18 1:56 pm   Permalink

I'm sure that everyone has seen the "Taboo Tiki" beach cruiser that was designed by Von Franco and made by Dyno Kustom Kruisers a couple of years ago...
Anyway, it's a pretty sweet ride, as are all of the Dyno bikes. Unfortunately, GT has stopped producing Dynos but they can still be found on ebay and such.
Just thought I'd throw that out there...
Aloha,


 
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CruzinTiki
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Joined: Apr 13, 2003
Posts: 215
From: Santa Cruz, CA
Posted: 2003-07-18 8:42 pm   Permalink

For anyone who missed the "Taboo Tiki" ...





emspace ... you'd look great on one!

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emspace
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From: Vancouver
Posted: 2003-07-18 9:42 pm   Permalink

Cruzin, you are so right! Talk about an attention-getter...I love cruisers. Those orange rims, that light!

, em.


 
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Tiki Diablo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 1907
From: socal
Posted: 2003-07-21 11:09 am   Permalink

Last time I did the Rosarito to Ensenada bike ride, there was this jolly fellow riding his Taboo Cruiser up "the hill" in flip-flops and a big straw hat. Beach cruisers a too cool, but they are not for long distances(fifty miles) or steep grades. Respect for the tiki boy.

 
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Trader Woody
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2301
From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2003-07-26 08:58 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-07-18 06:06, tikifish wrote:
I thought you meant bicycle, and I got excited. Ah well. Am I really the only person in this forum who doesn't drive a gas-fuelled vehicle?



I'm another one, Tikifish! My wife drives and I can ride the whole way to work off-road. No need for an extra car...

BTW My main bike is a Kona (Lavadome), surely the most Tiki of the decent mountain bike brands. They even have a model named 'Tiki', which is sadly rather low-grade.

Trader Woody


 
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hanford_lemoore
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Joined: Mar 23, 2002
Posts: 1870
From: Tiki Central
Posted: 2003-07-26 1:12 pm   Permalink

PS... the Taboo Tiki was designed by a forum member here, the infamous Kustom-Kultured "Von Franco"!!! He doesn't post much, but he's here.

I saw a greaser riding a Taboo Tiki down Mountain View's main street just last week. Pretty cool!

~Hanford


 
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Tiki Rider
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Joined: Oct 05, 2002
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From: South Orange County, CA
Posted: 2003-07-26 2:40 pm   Permalink

If I'm not mistaken, I think he was at Tiki Oasis. There was also a Taboo Tiki Kruiser on display in the vendor area. Not sure who it belongs to but Von Franco was signing it for them. Wish I had brought my Tiki Kruiser.

 
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2003-07-26 4:24 pm   Permalink

Man, How cool is this.
This is the best cruiser I've ever seen.
Don't park it near the beach fire.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3619413140&category=7298

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CruzinTiki
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Joined: Apr 13, 2003
Posts: 215
From: Santa Cruz, CA
Posted: 2003-07-27 1:17 pm   Permalink

That's awesome! I just don't know how comfy the seat looks.
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Tiki Rider
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Joined: Oct 05, 2002
Posts: 497
From: South Orange County, CA
Posted: 2003-07-27 11:21 pm   Permalink

Check out these bamboo bikes at:
www.vagabondimports.com/bike.htm
There's even a bamboo trike for the kiddies.


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