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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:20 pm 
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this is my cannondale - we eventually worked out in my previous thread that she's a year-end lash-up of a 1992 and 1993 M500 that's been cheaply resprayed.

for want of something better to do and my overwhelming need to spend money i dont really have, i'm making a project of her.

since this pic, the cheap riser bar has been sent to the place it deserves to go, and i have a kore flat on there in its place.

next on the target list are the modern mechs (they're acera's) the v-brakes and the poorly headset.

i also want to give her some painty love - probably black or a really deep metallic green. if anyone has any experience of ABC enamelling in nailsea giz a pm.

this thread will probably stop until i find some toys to play with. anyone fancy swapping some usable v-brakes (one avid SD, one Deore, deore levers, usable pads) for some cantis?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 2:07 pm 
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It's kinda hard to see in that pic, but I reckon the paint on it now might be as good/better than an ABC job... I've had two bikes done, can't beat the price, but probably wouldn't use em for a nice restoration. One was my oldest MTB sprayed for my girl to use, the othe a very tatty proflex done in mat black. Some 'orange peeling' on both (tiny bubble effect). Fine for tatty / hack frames, not so good for loving restos in my opinion...

Ian


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 2:27 pm 
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paint on there is very very soft - bolting the front mech on cuts it senseless.

yours is the first negative comment i've heard about their work.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 4:25 pm 
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well, payday has come, and as a result, my ebay watch list is as long as my arm.

the bike is now fully stripped apart from the headset cups - decided to leave those to a pro since i'm club-handed at the best of times. was delighted to see the UN-71 that i've had since 1997, and was 2nd hand when i got it, is still spinning freely.

decided i'm definitely going black for this one, with the bolt-on bits being silver and ano turquoise. stuff in the picture is about all that's staying from the previous photo, though i may have a line on some pepperonis


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 Post subject: Color Code
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 9:57 pm 
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IMHO black is, well a little tardy on an mtb, go on be a devil and go for something bright and non Cannondale, the Phat tubes are just crying out for something Kleinesque!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:03 pm 
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oh but it's taken me so long to decide on black. it has to be RAL, and it has to go with the blue bits.... hmmmm

i'll throw it open then


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 Post subject: Custom Paint
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:44 pm 
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Cannondales always looked good in their yellow, would like neat with a nice Tiger/Zebra stripe Airbrushed over? Have you ever thought about having it dipped by Hydrographics @ Tadcaster? They can dip literally any pattern you want and its light and totally weather proof, Realtree Camo?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:51 pm 
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frame's not fancy enough to warrant anything clever really. quite liking RAL 2004 at the mo


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 11:25 pm 
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Was pretty classy way back when, still feel it deserves some trick paint, just for surviving so long! (Aren't I the sentimental one!)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 11:29 pm 
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it's only the fact she's had a tough life that's getting her new paint at all.

she came to me through a police auction, having had a crude blow-over in the red you see, originally being a pale purple.


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