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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:55 am 
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Some 15 years ago in the mid 90's when I was 17, I lusted for the triple triangle chromoly steel GT's of the time but couldn't afford one due to an expensive college course and the inability to get a Saturday job, possibly due to only looking about 13 :cry: (those scornful looks at job interview, those scornful looks). I could barely rub two five pound notes together, and had to 'make do' with my 40lb high tensile Raleigh. Now I finally have a GT of the period to personlize... there was always that void or craving for one to be honest. Well, I scored this used size 18", "Team Scream" GT Tequesta frameset one night back in May off ebay for just under £30 (high bid beat off 2 other last gasp bidders - went a bit higher than what I expected) but have only just got around to doing it up and gathering of the parts over the past month. A total strip is on the cards as the frame has some surface rust problems that need attacking with fine grade sandpaper. I plan to have it powdercoated early new year, was thinking of keeping it blue, a navy blue, but decided on a maroon or rather deep red instead (RAL 3007) paired with high polish silver components, brown saddle and grips. I like the vintage cars with this colour scheme, hence the idea. Drive will mostly be STX of the period, which I have had lurking under the kitchen sink for many years. The whole bike should be up and rolling by the end of January.

The frame prior to being doused in Wilko's paint stripper:

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The surface rust is quite evident here. The previous owner(s) obvioulsy ignored a chainstay protector.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:45 am 
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I love the color of it right now, I'm curious to see how it turns out when you get it repainted.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:43 pm 
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This frame has sat sad and lonely under my boiler for 2 1/2 years as I had road bike projects on the go, so it was time to get it out and get on with it! Frame was bead blasted and powder coated last week, colour is RAL 8017 'chocolate brown'. Next up is gathering the parts. Groupset will be an all-modern microshift Marvo XE in gold with Aest golden cnc v-brakes and brake levers, gold headset also by Aest. Sorry 'purists' for the sacrilege but I want this to be a rider, not an all-perioid-correct garage queen.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:00 pm 
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Hmm much better than a Team Scream paint job..... :cry:

Will you be adding brown mudguards and a wicker basket once it's built ? :D

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:37 pm 
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MADJEZ wrote:
Hmm much better than a Team Scream paint job..... :cry:

Will you be adding brown mudguards and a wicker basket once it's built ? :D

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No wicker basket :lol: but brown saddle and grips with skinwall tyres (charge splashback).


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:04 pm 
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Cool. If you are going to put fenders on it some of the Velo Orange hammered steel ones would look very cool.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:40 pm 
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Love team scream. Shame it went as looked salvageable but the brown is nice. Needs decals though, they will make it for me.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:41 pm 
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coomber wrote:
Love team scream. Shame it went as looked salvageable but the brown is nice. Needs decals though, they will make it for me.


Doesn't it have some very subtle black outline decals on the downtube?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:59 pm 
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Didnt notice them, but they dont look great to be honest.

I was thinking like the originals, maybe solid orange colour to stand out.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:59 pm 
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coomber wrote:
Didnt notice them, but they dont look great to be honest.

I was thinking like the originals, maybe solid orange colour to stand out.



Might look different in person. Definitely very stealthy - which might be what the builder is looking for. I'm looking forward to seeing what the final build looks like. I think its going to be very unique.


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