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 Post subject: New hope parts.
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:06 pm 
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Recently acquired one of the new style hope headsets in red and im not too sure about the red. Its rather dark and not all that shiny. The seatclamp from the same design stuff is fine.
Anyone else notice this?


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I have the headset and seatclamp in silver and they are both quite a 'matt' finish. I like it. 8)


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Arrr same here in red but I like the finish, not mega shiny but just right.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:51 am 
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Yeah the silver is somewhat matt which i like very much too.

Specifically the red though, i will see if i can photo what i mean.


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Cant photo it.
Basically the headset os a shade darker and looks more like its painted (in a metallic colour) rather than anodized.


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Actually, can you see what i mean?

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It's hard to see in the pics, but I know what you're on about.

Different materials respond different to anodizing, and the amount of polishing they had before being anodized can also have an effect on colour and shine.
Being the same brand, your parts should (IMO) have the same exact colour and shininess.

Are these parts from the same era? If the seat clamp is a lot younger than the headset, that could explain a thing or two.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:34 am 
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I see, it seems they are both made from 2014 alu though.

I know anodizing isnt a 100% process so maybe a very slight difference but this to me is quite noticable.
They are from the same lineup but may very well be from different years (although i reckon they were probably made at max within a year or so of each other i believe).


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I think it's great. It gave a real strawberries and cream feel to an off-white frame...yum. 8)


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