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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:32 pm 
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Evening all ,
Saw this on ebay , and couldn't resist , especially at the price .
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Reckoning on a nice racey look for this ol' gal .
Project Paola begins !
Started by washing her , then stripping down to frame . Tcut the frame to establish what condition the paint was in . Decided to touch up paint chips with model paint . Not exactly professional I know , but just wanted to hide the worst of the damage .
Next stage will be the forks . . .


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 Post subject: Re: Gary Fisher Kaitai
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:14 pm 
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Chair is pulling up :D geometry looks great for a nice xc race bike.
Cheers paul


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 Post subject: Re: Gary Fisher Kaitai
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:10 pm 
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Looks pretty mint... Can't see any chips at the pic!


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 Post subject: Re: Gary Fisher Kaitai
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:35 pm 
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Hi Bart ,
Chips are thankfully in the black and red parts of the frame mainly . Top tube and back end being the worse areas . Hardly retro or top end :roll: but I like the look of it regardless . Will make a nice flat out blast bike I think mate :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Gary Fisher Kaitai
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:46 pm 
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good work mike, all you need to do is sell that old scott and trek and build this one up :)


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 Post subject: Re: Gary Fisher Kaitai
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:22 pm 
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:lol: :lol: Cheers Dan ,
The Scott is staying , the Trek :? not so sure . Flat 'bars for me , as an ex-racer .
Fcukin' peasant , what were you thinking boy ? :facepalm:


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 Post subject: Re: Gary Fisher Kaitai
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:44 pm 
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Hmm a bike named Paolo and you appear to have wood in the picture , some kind of message there Mike :wink:
Cheers Paul.


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 Post subject: Re: Gary Fisher Kaitai
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:10 pm 
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Hi folks ,
Quick progress report on 'Paola' ,
Got some red Sachs Waveys for her and an XT chainset too .
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Trying to polish cranks up but reckon the spider aint moving , unless any of you know any different ?
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Got another seat post coming , as the one it came with is far too laid back . Anyone interested in it ? It's a 31.6 unbranded item .
Got some STX-RC V-Brakes and Ritchey pads that came off Scott build , and am now looking for some red SPDs , which will look good I reckon . Also got some black/red Fisher grips coming , as the Sachs ones on her are far too thin for someone who doesn't weild a pneumatic drill for a living :lol: They're just there to avoid any more chips on top tube .
Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Gary Fisher Kaitai
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:56 pm 
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Thats coming together really , looks fast even standing still :D

Cheers Paul.


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 Post subject: Re: Gary Fisher Kaitai
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:20 pm 
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Cheers Paul ,
It is psychological though , you can't see from the photo that the back wheel is off the ground by a good 4" :lol:
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