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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:17 pm 
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Maybe. These are regular HS33 Evo II.

I'll have to take a close look at the different Magura versions then. Thanks for the tip.


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I've noticed that difference between the older and newer versions of HS33's too


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Just saw your edit, Bduc. Those are completely different mounts and completely different brake boosters indeed. Not my style tho.
I guess I'll need to look for different rims.

Anyway, I decided that it's time to get the fork disassembled and send the frame + fork to the painter.
Only problem is ... there are barely any paintshops here that want to do bicycle frames.
The few that did want to do it, usually wanted to sandblast it (a big no-no on thin-walled aluminium) or sand it down so much that the structural integrity of the chainstays is compromised. :roll:
I'm therefore looking abroad.

Part of me is thinking to get in touch with Brian Rourke Cycles and asking if they're willing (they're frame specialists after all), and another part of me is thinking of getting in touch with etoe.de (who did Kleinrenzo's Attitude).
Not that I want to get it airbrushed, but I'm now thinking of getting the Sbike name and logos painted on instead of using decals. They did great on that Klein, so it would make sense to get it done by them.
(sorry Gil, but no worries. I'll be able to use that set you printed on another bike sometime soon)

The main problem is that the frame is full of chips and scratches (see here)

I had a frame stripped and powder coated black a few years ago for around £80 (unfortunately they don't do bikes anymore), so I reckon £500 should suffice for the shipping and sorting out the paintwork on this one.

Also, I would like to get the Reba powder coated as well.
It has magnesium bottom legs, but my main concern is the crown. The upper legs are pressed in there, and they can't be removed.

Any ideas here? Should I sand the crown's paint by hand or is there a way to protect the (anodized) upper legs from sandblasting?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:12 pm 
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:D really great ,well done i'm waiting new pics when it will finish! :arrow:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:00 pm 
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Thnx again Xavier, she looks stunning and
very clean :lol:
Cheers Bob


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:06 am 
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Small change of plans here.

After a lot of phonecalls and visits to paintshops, I still haven't found one that wants to paint it.
They want to sand down the corners to get rid of the chips, but that would seriously affect the structural integrity. If I mention filler, they say the frame flexes too much for that. :roll:
Most simply refuse, the others keep yapping about how it's a bad idea, etc etc.

As a result of that, I've given up on the idea of painting the bike, which means the frame's age and patina (read as : "scratches and chips") will remain visible.
Guess it'll become a build with used period-correct parts then. I'm really not going to hang brand new modern parts on a frame with this amount of patina. :cry:

To make matters worse, my mind keeps wandering off to that proto frame. As much as I like the 729, it's quite common compared to that one. Also, I can only throw money at one of the 2, and only one of them is really worth it.
I therefore see myself forced to either put the 729 frame in storage for the rest of the year, or start building the bike ASAP with the XT kit that came off the broken 828 I bought recently.
Guess I'll build it. Once it's done I can give the proto my full attention.



I started by cleaning the entire frame with degreaser, and used lots of thinner to get rid of the old painted "SBIKE" text on the sides.
Afterwards, I hung the frame to dry, cleaned it again with acetone (as per Gil_M's instructions) and applied the decals Gil printed.

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Gil, you're awesome !!!!

Unfortunately this took most of the evening, so not much progress yet. But at least the build has begun !

Tomorrow I'll be stripping the 828 and cleaning every component that comes off it.
Saturday I'll get some rivets and a rivet gun, so I can put the cable stops back on the frame.
If it all goes according to plan and I find some nice foam grips, I'll probably be riding it early next week.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:27 am 
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Great, I think it's a very good resolution. 8)

For sure it will be beautiful, integrity will be better with older components. :wink:

I'm eager to see the result !

I will wish the sticker of the head tube as beautiful as your ... :P


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Yep I personally really like the Bare metal frames ...
Add your used XT parts to it and get the bike built up and on the Tracks :D


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Raging_Bulls wrote:
I'd rather have some high-end Shimano ones, but it's hard to find modern and good Shimano stuff that doesn't have disc mounts. It's either old or rubbish.
Maybe I'll look for 2005-ish XT hubs, but I just don't know yet.


I had some wheels made with 2011 Shimano Deore XT hubs, no disc mounts. Don't know if they are easily available where you are, I got mine from Merlin Cycles (not the ti people, the bike shop) in the UK. I see them quite often on ebay going quite cheap as most people want disc hubs. NIce quality, sort of light grey in colour, I got black QR's.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:12 pm 
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Nice frame. Newer seen such one. Interesting project that I look forward to following.

The frame reminds me a bit of the Zaco bike that was build by some of the Pricipia folks in Denmark

http://www.dba.dk/principia-zaco-hardta ... illeder/1/


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