I was never totally happy with the white Pug as I had hankered after a curry squirt from the previous year. I also love to pieces the army green of my Big Dummy. So to kill two birds with one stone Hattie was stripped n*ked and dispatched to the powder coaters.
The RAL for the army green is 6014 but I was advised by the powder coaters that they didn’t have it and it would be a week or so to get a batch mixed and cost a small fortune as they would never use it again. Instead they said they had recently had a guy getting Land Rover parts done in a special green,
Ok said I what shade?
Oh NATO Green mixed to MOD spec we have some left over.
BINGO! Yes please.
They also recommended a lacquer coat over the top to give a higher gloss finish and all for the princely sum of £45. Now needs a fresh set of stickers
So here is the result. I took the chance to have a change of bars to something slightly more conventional, in this case Surly Torsion Bars made by Nitto, and whilst doing that popped on a non recall Salsa Cromoto I had managed to snag.
First shake down ride at work and I have some to the conclusion chain tensions are a must to stop the rear wheel creeping.
That's a beauty! I can't help but ask! Why are you running a single speed hub and cog on the front? Something obviously to do with swapping front and rear wheels, but not sure what the benefit is?