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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:22 pm 
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Didn't put any xc tyres on for the pic, just wanted to see how the bike would sit as it is:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:51 pm 
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Slight change of plan with the forks...

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SID's will be making their way to another RB member tomorrow. Stripped the bike back down now and intent to have the frame painted before building it back up again. At least then it's right first time. Will do some colour searching tomorrow, but thinking of sticking with Black and maybe some newer style Kona decals (but subtley placed).


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I prefered it with the SIDs on! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:15 pm 
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The SID's are lovely forks, incredibly light. With me running discs though I think the Fox's will look tidier without the canti mounts. Plus the Fox's will be a bit stiffer.

Wondering around Focus yesterday saw some Nitromors on sale for £2. So the last 24hrs have involved that and the frame! It's nearly 100% stripped now, just working my way through various grades of wet & dry to get it nice and shiny. It'll be lighter with no paint...

However, I've been thinking about what to do with regard decals. My current plan is to ghost spray paint some mat black Kona decals on to the frame. Think it's got the potential to look really good, plus its something a bit different. They'll be subtle and I can always rub them off if I don't like them.

Maybe something like this on the downtube, but at the bottom near to the b/b:

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Then something else on the headtube.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:48 am 
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Well, after slowly sanding and cleaning up little bit of paint that the Nitromors left I decided to try and polish some of the main areas. Bit of 1200 grade wet & dry to smooth off the tube and then some metal polish on a rag. Bling! It's looking super clean. Just need to finish off some of the areas on the rear triangle and then should be able to finish polishing the whole thing. Seems a shame to try and brush the tubes now, so will leave it shiny for the time being. I'm really happy with the job. Will post up some pictures later today :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:05 pm 
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Gave the frame a first once over with some polish last night and it looks great. Not 100% sure if the parts I have will complement it or not, but we'll see when it's put together. Plan is to take Friday afternoon off work and put it together :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:46 am 
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Here she is:

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It's come out quite well and I'm happy with it. Got a few bits I need to sort though:

* Shorten steerer tube down and have all spacers in Black
* Get a set of 2.1" cross-country tyres

I've ordered a set of Richey grips too, so just waiting for them to land:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:52 am 
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wow thats smart!

tyre wise, i have some mountain kings in2.0 going cheap ;)


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Thanks :)

I've had a set of 2" MK's before and didn't get on with them. Think I might settle on some 2.2's as a halfway house. Although quite tempted to get some Race King's.


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Nice.

Needs decals though me thinks :D


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