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Just messed around with a balfa pic

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do the whole bike! :D


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jonnyboy666 wrote:
do the whole bike! :D


Absolutely agree.... Otherwise it will look odd and look like you mounted some great bits in a plain bike and will look like an opportunity missed

A bit like 2 hours of foreplay then shootin your bolt prematurely when the real action starts

Do the whole bike... You won't regret it


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sylus wrote:
jonnyboy666 wrote:
do the whole bike! :D


Absolutely agree.... Otherwise it will look odd and look like you mounted some great bits in a plain bike and will look like an opportunity missed

A bit like 2 hours of foreplay then shootin your bolt prematurely when the real action starts

Do the whole bike... You won't regret it


do the whole bike ?

you mean the frame?

how should i go about it as the rear end is steel , could get it powder coated metallic red?


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Yeah the whole frame, powder coated red metallic is fairly cheap vs paint and would really be a complete project


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I'd personally keep it simple...black frame but with red and gold bikes on it. Also some custom decals in red and gold. If you do too much it may look a bit OTT.

Loos like they've done a great job on your forks. My old Shivers were ace...so easy to service too.


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Mindmap3 wrote:
I'd personally keep it simple...black frame but with red and gold bikes on it. Also some custom decals in red and gold. If you do too much it may look a bit OTT.

Loos like they've done a great job on your forks. My old Shivers were ace...so easy to service too.

Yeah that's what i was thinking.
That is why i did not get the gold bit's mirror gold as it would look
over the top.

I may contact slik graphics but i hear they are very slow.
but i want some good quality stickers.
or i could just get a balfa set for £30.00.


well will have to see on the colour of the frame as my Mag 30 rims are grey.
And hopefully i will be getting red hubs.
Also trying to make a floating brake which will be anodised too.


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I reckon that will work.

Once the guys at Slik get back to you they turn the decals round really quickly and the quality is amazing. I got them to do the decals for my Tazer and I was genuinely amazed with what turned up.


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Mindmap3 wrote:
I reckon that will work.

Once the guys at Slik get back to you they turn the decals round really quickly and the quality is amazing. I got them to do the decals for my Tazer and I was genuinely amazed with what turned up.


So how does it work buddy?
as the site seems really confusing.
do i have to give them frame measurments and what not?

do they come up with design's themselves?
just confused that is all.

Like say if i said i want stickers making for my shiver and frame , is it just letters are do they have patterns in them like the full frame set's.


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I sent them a pic of the decals with some measurements on them. From that they swapped some of the colours like I asked.

I emailed the guy first to find out how much. He then asked me to buy the necessary number of credits via the custom decal section.

Drop him a line. He's a tad slow coming back to you but is helpful when he does.

Good luck.


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