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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:02 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Hi all, you might remember a while back I posted asking if I could fit 26" wheels on a 24" wheeled bike, well thank you for the help but I decided to bite the bullet and just fit it with 24" wheels and sell it on.

Anyways, finally finished the paint job on the frame, still have a few components to paint but thought I'd post a few pics and see what you guys think.

Here's what it originally looked like:

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And here's what it looks like now:

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It's my first attempt at a refurb and I've made a few mistakes with the paint job but overall it looks pretty good and I've learned a lot. Hopefully my next refurb will go a little smoother!
(The handlebar stem was seized and had to be dissolved out with caustic soda) :x

Anyways, I'll upload more pics when the components are painted and fitted, also wanna make some decals for it.

So what do you guys think? :D


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:32 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Small update, I've 'flop 'n' chopped" the handlebars, sprayed a few components black and put a half decent seat on.

She's starting to look like a nice little retro commuter now! (Although purists are gonna hate it, I'm really happy with how it's turning out)

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Apologies for the crappy picture quality, my phone sucks at low-light pics :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:31 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Another update, added a riser stem and connected the brakes/gears, changed the rear derailleur, added a chain, sprayed the handlebars black and adjusted for size.

I think she's looking pretty good!

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Still need to get/fit bar tape for comfort, also need to make some decals.

I have a picture of the front logo, but can't find a file for the downtube "Falcon" logo anywhere.

Don't suppose anyone out there would have an image file of the logo? :D

Could REALLY use some help on this one... :)

Edit: This logo, ideally in black:

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Thanks in advance :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:05 pm 
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Try Nick at lloyds. You will find him on google. If he aint got it he can make it. Supplies most of the pro paint shops
Regards
Peter


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:19 am 
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Awesome, they've got exactly what I need and the prices are reasonable too! Thank you very much :)

Just gotta wait for payday now...


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