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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:07 pm 
Old School Hero
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Location: Netherlands
Hadn't visited Retrobike for some time now, because of my C'dale
graduation project, but then I received an email from Dualricky asking
me for INTENSE decals. That reminded me to finish my own Intense
project. I don't see many Intenses here, but hope you can enjoy this:

Already had this frame lying around for years and now finally got round
to restoring it. First I wanted to make a very nice build; powdercoating
the frame and then complete it with top shelf parts. But now I decided
just to finish it with what I had lying around.
This is how I bought the frame, completely stripped (original colour was yellow)
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Searched for the correct Intense colour; Red (I never liked the yellow)
Spray painted it and finished it by polishing the clearcoat.
Reproduced the decals in Illustrator from the scanned originals

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polished the seat tower and the rear forks

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I found some Rockshox Judy XL's and resprayed them to match the frame
Unfortunately I did not have the 1998 RockShox decals so these are from
a newer Judy Race. I think the forks go great with the frame, although the
frame would also be great with some 120mm forks.

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And now it will be build up with XT M737 / 739. It will be the little brother
of my retro M1, they make a nice family Boxxer vs. Judy, XTR vs XT.

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It was meant to be a rider, like the M1. But in the mean time I also got a
2000 Intense Tracer, so now the Uzzi is a garage queen, because the
Tracer is such a great versatile 'do it all' fun bike :D


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:06 pm 
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that looks great! lovely job on the paint and compliments your m1 well :)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:57 pm 
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Location: tamworth
thats my bike on downhill domination :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:53 pm 
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YES!!! LOVE IT!!! :D


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:31 pm 
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Quite delightful.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:48 pm 
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fantastic finish, well done.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:35 pm 
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Love the work and dedication, just wondering how you polished the alloy to that high shine finish.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:16 am 
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Lovely bike and brilliant work!

Still love my tracer :-)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:08 pm 
Old School Hero
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mr_bighit wrote:
Love the work and dedication, just wondering how you polished the alloy to that high shine finish.


This is not that high a finish yet :wink: You can get it really shiny if
you sand it first with P1000 / P1500 paper and then use Alu polish paste
But you will get dirty hands :D

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:41 pm 
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the red painted XLs look like featherweight Boxxers, insane! nice job


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