Nope your seatpost is defo nicer- in that you actually have one, I've not found one I want to put on it yet and I've run out of money til payday
I bought mine as an entire bike with all its original parts, which I gleefully threw away (STX bits, RST forks, that sort of thing). The seatpost is the only thing left of the original frame and its all scratched up...I lost my gusto when I realised it wasn't 27.2mm, what are you mean to do??? (I don't do shims)
What did you use to paint your bike? - I mean, did it come from an aerosol? It looks good in the pictures, definitely. I've never painted one - I've used a few powdercoaters, Bob Jackson (boooo) and Argos (who are ace). I don't have anywhere to paint unless I do it outside, and then it'd look awful.
Orange-and-white fade might be the traditional paint job (well, that and orange) but that shade of green is my favourite Orange colour. I still regret not getting my new '99 ev02 in slime green. That's why I picked my Clockwork.
What bits are you thinking? With that frame I think it'd be well worth your while holding out for a set of pukka Orange rigid forks and paint them to match...brake bosses facing backwards, mmmm.
Also what style of decals are you going for? Do you have some pukka Orange ones or are you getting repro ones done? Orange will cheerfully send you a headbage btw. Rachel @ Orange has sent me tons of decals and bits before.
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