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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:57 am 
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I could not resist this nice fillet brazed frame with its rich red paint and discrete "flames"

the framebuilder is probably french but unknown to me

It weighs 1875 g for the frame and 670 g for the fork

was wearing a Columbys EL sticker but a fork one on the downtube !

with such a weight I suspect the frame is rather Columbus SL ( on the columbus tubing chart - columbus SL is given at 1930 g while EL is below 1700 g)

In any case a decent frame

will build it for my 16th year old son with mostly 80's dura ace parts for a city bike - and with speeds - probably 1x8 ou 2x8 ( even if its a 126mm rear frame) some of his buddies are following the fixie craze but I believe I have convinced him its ridiculous :roll:

Unfortunately quite a few paint chips - I tried to touch them with humbrol model paint but I am not very happy about the result - gloss 19 is not very close to the initial colour and small flakes in the paint make it very difficult to do a proper job
any other paint ideas about this issue ?

what is you view on this frame and tubing ?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:26 am 
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Very nice indeed. Your lad must be a long 'un!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:34 am 
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dan_bo wrote:
Very nice indeed. Your lad must be a long 'un!


you mean "long legs" - indeed already 1.78 at 16 - or else ? :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:42 pm 
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Don't laugh :D but with small chips in metallic paints you'll get a much better match with nail polish. I've spent hours hovering around the polish displays in Boots :facepalm:

Clear nail varnish is also good for re-adhering any peeling decals.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:47 pm 
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Robbied196 wrote:
Don't laugh :D but with small chips in metallic paints you'll get a much better match with nail polish. I've spent hours hovering around the polish displays in Boots :facepalm:

Clear nail varnish is also good for re-adhering any peeling decals.


I certainly don't laugh 8)
very good idea for both :idea:
the girls will wonder about me looking in stores ( we don't have much boots like stores) but end justify means :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:00 pm 
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In UK there is a bewildering selection of cheap nail varnish in Superdrug etc. shops. I've found some really obscure colours to match bikes.


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