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 Post subject: another orange prestige
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:11 pm 
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well it started life as a nice bike..but like us all age took its toll..
had this bike forever :)
well since it came out.. swapped my old proflex 953 for it..
now it is in the middle of a change, new orange and white paint,refurbed pace rc35's, still got my original flite on it..
found a nice(purple)use post and bars :wink:
got a old lx chainset sprayed black,xt front and rear mech...
now do i use the suntour shifters or the gripshift or the nice silver deore thumbies..???
still trying to find some bits like nice cantis..as got a set of maguras.
well when i get my photobucket sorted i'll post pics..

cheers chris


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:13 am 
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Look forward to seeing some pics :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:42 pm 
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heres some bits ive got alreadyImage
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now got bars of here. :D
just need spindle for the onza ho's, and decide what im keeping...

cheers chris


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:20 pm 
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update coming soon as got a new design in mind...!!!

some wont like some will.!
but like the black dude said....
"i have a dream"
and mine is all PURPLE :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:16 am 
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well some bits are here.. :D
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gotta cut those bars down yet.. :wink:
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my mahosive use post.. :D
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and these will be the rims im running..got to find some purple nipples..
purple cantis and a few other purple bits in post. :wink:
.gone a bit mad with the colour.
now frame needs to be finished..!! :?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:25 am 
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Great stuff so far :) , looking forward to the frame pics.

Good move swapping the Maguras, they work great but Canti's look nicer and can work well if set up properly.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:42 am 
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thats going to be the hard one as.!!!
im going pure white.!
think orange and white will clash, big style.!!!
ordered stickers yesterday, just dont know if i fancy sprayed or powercoat on the frame??

any help will be very welcome
chris


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:02 am 
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What about Grey instead of white ?, was a proper colour option on Oranges BITD, was rare though as orange/white was more popular.

Going to be re-doing my orange/white Clockwork grey soon.

Grey with original style decals and the Purple bits would be quite striking.

Paint is good as long as it's a tough enamel finish (similar to the original stuff) car type paint chips realy easily, probably easier to find a good powdercoater these days than a good frame re-finisher, though there is Argos Cycles etc.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:07 am 
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never thought of grey..!
that will work a treat. rc35's will be nice and hidden..
and all purple will shine through...

nice one.just changed my mind.. just gotta find a powdercoater now.. as it will take more abuse. :wink:

chris


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:52 pm 
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decisions decisions..!!!! which bar ends.????
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answer....!! none of them. Image
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and look alot cleaner.so cut my use bars down. :wink:

new brakes.. :wink:
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nice full set of dia compe..
just had frame stripped so now a waiting game as got to pick it up and drop it at the p,coater..
ooh and found another set of wheels.. should be ok for some abuse.
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with some new q,releases.
and got some normal pedals(everyday use) and some spuds for weekend fun :D


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