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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:52 pm 
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Great job, personally I’d have gone down the clear powder coat route to protect all that shiny metal work and the hours that went into it

Well nice and that Steel Kona in the link above if fooking awesome for being steel with that shine on it


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:40 pm 
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Bad planning on my part,
lesson 1: think before you stick!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:56 pm 
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Oh no, that’s the kind of real dumb ass things I do, often costs me both time and good money to put it right as I can’t live with it even though it’s not necessarily effecting anything other than my eyes

Gotta say that sticker/decal would bug the fook out of me, it’s offensive to the eye... lol

So glad I’ve got company in idiots corner


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:21 am 
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Retro Spud wrote:
Great job, personally I’d have gone down the clear powder coat route to protect all that shiny metal work


Yes, good call but unfortunately I'm on zero budget.
as I mentioned a couple of times the frame has its scars so I didn't polish the bajeezus out of it, no point. And the parts are all used, the forks are pretty scratched up too. But the finish is pretty good all the same. I've waxed it so hopefully that will help prolong the shine a bit.

But you're right, like the steel kona, a proper job is worth protecting!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:44 pm 
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RickTheUncivil wrote:
Bad planning on my part,
lesson 1: think before you stick!


You could always get a bb mounted mech or a high clamp one :)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:04 pm 
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An m900 front mech would work.

ImageUntitled by FactoryJackson, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:14 am 
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RickTheUncivil wrote:
Bad planning on my part,
lesson 1: think before you stick!


Ouch :facepalm: could your decal supplier sort you just the offending decal ?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:07 pm 
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It's also the faff stripping the old one off, cleaning the wax off the area and then restarting with a new one.

Probably just leave it for now.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:04 pm 
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Coming together now.

FSA pig headset holding GT cro mo forks, stamped 1996 on the steerer so guess they are of the correct vintage. Quite scratched but a blast with the t-cut and a bit of a polish up and they will do the job.

Kit will be a mix of mostly XT 750 series, but going for DX red brakes and levers instead of the silver XT just to add some colour, and a later 770 crankset because I like it better.

Kore stem in black, nice and short, Azonic bars in sort of blue, black GT saddle on a partsbin seatpost.

Just need to find a BB cable guide so I can get cables fitted now....


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:51 pm 
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Popped the wheels in coz I'm impatient while I find the BB cable guide.

Black LX hubs with 9 speed XT cassette onto Syncros big box rims, got an old set of Tioga factory DH 2.3 with a bit of life left in them too. Kore skewers to finish off.

next, back up into the stand for cables and chain.


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