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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:21 pm 
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Here is a quick sneak preview of my new project, something a little newer than my usual stuff I hear you say :lol:

This is my belated birthday treat to myself :oops: I have had it finished in my favourite colour combo of Orange and Blue AKA Gulf racing colours. I took the design inspiration from the 97 Hot & Ku, as I am keeping it rigid I had no option other than to follow the flames to the top of the forks 8) I have had the rear bridges coloured to break the blue up and have also had the black pinstripe edges to complete the detail I wanted.

All decals have been lacquered over with the exception of the head tube so I can change if I want to as I have had the GULF logo edited into Kona for a little twist 8)

I will hopefully have this finished soon and will add more to the thread when its done :)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:40 pm 
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Fabulous work, liking that....what does the build spec look like...???

Incidentally, who painted this for you?

8) 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:44 pm 
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p3tester wrote:
Incidentally, who painted this for you?


I'd like to know that too. Great job! 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:50 pm 
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WOW!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:54 pm 
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Bonkers! Love it!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:07 pm 
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Was this anything to do with you?! Le Mans Houx Annex camping this year, toaster, BBQ, freezers, bar, tandem, the lot in Gulf colours.

Nice Kona - lovely paint. Gil_m stickers?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:17 pm 
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you told me you were up to something special with this one

you have delivered on that promise.

That's lush!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:27 pm 
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Now that is cool, I must get myself some GULF ladders for Christmas :lol:

Custom Decals and Paint done HERE

I Forgot to add that its a size 18" = my size 8) I do need to get a Columbus Cyber Nivachrom decal

I was unsure of the age of this one, Its dated late 97 from serial number (thanks Anthony) but luckily for me there was a 97 & 98 Kilauea at the peaks ride at the weekend, twin top guides on 97 and triple on the 98...... so 97 it is then 8)

The other strange thing is that a 27.0 seatpost is loose and a 27.2 is perfect, the old Kona seatpost size debate goes on :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:34 pm 
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oh and M950 XTR has to be the way to go imho.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:39 pm 
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WOW :shock: That is super dooper!
Love the paint job!
What's the build kit going to be?


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