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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:10 pm 
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650B is nice! :D


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:31 pm 
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clunker wrote:
Look forward to seeing it finished. Hope you keep the spots 8)

Have to admit I gave Rody free reign for the new paint, so ........ I really have no clue what he'll turn up with :D
Can't wait to see it myself.


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I LOVE this bike.

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I'll watch this with eager anticipation. That bike was my desktop wallpaper for quite a while...


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:49 am 
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Wow, thats a serious job out there.

Whats the thing with the 650b size (26x1.5?). Whats the difference with the usual 26" rimmed wheels?

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Martin wrote:
Wow, thats a serious job out there.

Whats the thing with the 650b size (26x1.5?). Whats the difference with the usual 26" rimmed wheels?

Cheers,
Martin


650B is about 27 1/2" so in between 26"and 29"..... kinda best of both worlds :D . Really have to trust Rody on this one, very eager to try it out in April when I'll be off to Ohio 8)
Will let you guys know how it rides as soon as I've tried,
cheers Roy


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Just got this mail from Rody:

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The bike turned out pretty spiffy. I would have to say that I like the build/paint/overall look as one of my top 5 to come out of the shop. The paint took just a bit over 27 hours of labor (lots of layers of airbrushing, masking, and blending) and I am pleased with the result. Should get some looks in Texas.



...... and NO pics yet :twisted: will have to wait till NAHBS this weekend....... that will be loooonnngggggggg days :roll: :D


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some pics of the proces

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The new 650B forks

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New Bar/Stem combo with LUV handles

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New Paragon drop-out, modified for Rohloff

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All ready for paint (inluding new HotRods)

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Now sit and wait for the end result............


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:51 am 
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Whoa! That's the beauty of steel it lives another day. You ought to get the old chainstays sent back with the frame - hang on your man-cave wall or summit, as a momento.

I've been thinking of producing a polkadot finish on one of my frames but @ 27hrs it would have to be something special.

Lovely bike!


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Pics of the new paintjob, straight from NAHBS 2011 :D
So happy! Can't wait till April to pick here up 8)

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