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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:26 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: SW Scotland
Just finishing piecing this together using frame and wheels I already had and recently acquired 600 Ultegra transmission.

The paint job I believe is an acquired taste. Sadly I have never acquired the taste for it, but its in too good original condition to want to get changed. The colours appear to have been applied by sponge. I remember several bikes like this early 90s - anyone else got one?

Build is:
Joe Waugh 531 Designer Select Frame and Fork (57square)
Shimano 600 groupset (Crankset, F&R Mech, Seatpost, Brakes, Brake Levers, Down Tube Levers)
Mavic MA3 Red Rims (closest I could afford to Heliums) on Mirage Hubs
Turbomatic2 saddle
Cinelli Eubois bar on XA stem
Original 700x20 Conti Super Sports


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:27 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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hmm... aquired taste is putting it mildly!
wilf


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:39 pm 
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I quite like it. I'm sure it looks better than the pictures?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:22 am 
Retro Guru

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What were they thinking in the paint shop that day? I'm not sure that taste is something I'd be keen to acquire... Nice build though.
nick


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:28 am 
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Location: Chez Vegas, Derbyshire
Looks like it's been paintballed.

Remembering back to the late eighties and early nineties though, some of the styles were a bit striking to put it mildly. A mate of mine had factory finished flouro orange, pink and green look pedals and got his custom built frame sprayed up to match. Seeing was believing.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:38 am 
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Location: Montpellier, France
Did it come with a free Happy Mondays LP? :shock:

If it was mine I'd have to get it repainted: the nagging feeling that it could be a really beautiful bike with a classy paint job would kill me. I expect it looks better in real life, mind. How about some outdoors pictures?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:55 am 
Old School Hero

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thats the thing, i don't think it does look better in real life... I'm just very reluctant to modify a frame in good original condition. I'm thinking perhaps Splash tape is the answer :shock:
Who knows, perhaps one day it will come back into top fashion? doubt it...


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:14 am 
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If you wait long enough it will be fashionable all over again, as my Mum used to say. That said, you might be too old to ride a bike by the time yours is cool again... If I were you I'd take some nice pictures as mementos, then consign the 90s paint scheme to the style-crime dustbin of history and get it repainted mate. It's a lovely frame and forks and the psychedelic vomit paint does it no justice whatsoever, in my opinion.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:21 am 
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I like it! It's different, not your run of the mill...


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:44 am 
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I knew there was something wrong with it, but I've only just worked out what it is. It's that bar tape! How can you live with it? Do the decent thing --- get some splash tape on there and enter it for rBotM.


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