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 Post subject: ** ALVES 853 **
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 7:08 pm 
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this just returned home after paying a visit to ben cooper of kinetics in glasgow for a rear disc mount and a powdercoat matte grey paintjob. the paint seems more satin than matte, but it's cool regardless!

i ordered up a new 853 decal too, all i need to do now is decide how to build it....... :?

might do some additional paintwork myself..... maybe something on the headtube (fluo yellow with high gloss lacquer, or maybe matte black). will get some Alves decals made and cut as a mask so i can spray it in high gloss lacquer for a subtle look......

here are a few quick pics, will update this thread as the project moves forward 8)


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 7:14 pm 
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this was how it looked prior to repaint, and a link to an earlier thread: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=282270


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 7:15 pm 
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Is this the green and white one?

Edt: that'll be yes then.

Nice. Understated. Classy.


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 7:19 pm 
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wow, you were fast jason!! :shock:

yeah, that's the one, the original rear disc mount was a little restrictive from a brake choice point of view, and there were a few rust worms developing beneath the 15 year old paint, so thought i'd give it a quick refresh! :D

left the original brake tabs on too, just to keep the originality intact 8)

this is the original, very neat and compact placement


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 7:36 pm 
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I wasn't too keen on the old scheme. Very much of its time. This is much more timeless.

Can't wait to see the build.


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 9:02 pm 
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black and gold wheels look surprisingly good (although my photos don't do them justice).....


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Nice colour choice 8)

Is that only 853 main tubes?


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cheers! :D

main tubes are prototype flat-sided teardrop 853, seat tube is 853, and chain stays 853..... the only tubes that are not are the seat stays which are columbus nemo


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:31 pm 
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8)

The only reason I asked is that the chainstays looked like the 853 ones on my Dekerf and I used the 'main tubes' decal when the whole frame is 853 :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:09 pm 
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i had the choice, but decided to stick with Main Tubes as i knew the seat stays were not 853, they were however about as light as a sheet of A4 paper each! i can remember being amazed by the lack of weight when Charlie (the frame builder) suggested using them!


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