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 Post subject: Cinder Cone budget build
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:07 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Fancied having a go at building an older bike and had an itch that never got scratched back when I was a youth in the early 90’s in the form of a Cinder Cone.

Started with a very rough frame/fork/stem combo from a user on the forum (cheers Paul) and a doner bike with an STX RC groupset I put this together

Appreciate it’s not period correct but I’m happy with it and it rides as well as I ever hoped so I’m more than happy. Might upgrade it as I go along.

Anyway, pics speak a thousand words as they say so here’s a few of its progress.....


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:10 pm 
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Some progress shots of the rather enjoyable process of stripping the old powder coat - combo of mechanical DA and industrial strength chemical paint stripper....


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:12 pm 
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Finally stripped after several days of going at it then on with the etch primer and high build 2k....


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:16 pm 
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Then the basecoat and clear, then a flat down and on with some rather lovely Gil decals....


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:20 pm 
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Then on with the last coat of 2k clear and start the rebuild.

I’d also painted the forks and stem solid black by this point and coated these with clearcoat too


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:25 pm 
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And finally the finished article. Apologies for the repeated posts as I don’t seem to be able to upload multiple pictures on one post....


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:59 pm 
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very nice


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:10 pm 
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That looks really sweet, colour is so much nice than that original red 100%

Well done 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:16 pm 
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Nice 8) That's one tidy build.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:24 pm 
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Great looking finish. Good job.


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