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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:40 pm 
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Nice to see someone else who isn't scared of hacking off a few bosses etc :D


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Someone else on here has got a red one with black P2 IIRC? Can't find the thread though to post up a link. I've got an orange one, see my gallery, it's got the proper single-speed rear hub (110mm). Needs stripping and doing something nice with, but it'll have to join the back of the queue! :wink:

Picture in my gallery shows it with a standard 135mm axle, i just stretched the dropouts to fit it!! :oops: :roll: :oops:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:01 pm 
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Such a cool bike, I am looking forward to seeing it finished.

What's that? Time for a pun? Ok if you insist...

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What was actually wrong with the original paint? From the two shots you posted the frame looked in good condition, a few chips and scuffs but all the decals appeared to be there and the stars and bars paint looked great. Or are you not a fan of that colourway?


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wots wrong with the paint? its hideous, it makes the otherwise cool frame look like its from a £69.99 bike from halfords.

to be fair the paint was in quite poor condition, i would rather repaint something that deserved to be refinished than ruin something that had nothing wrong with it. :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:00 pm 
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ooh, ooh! the forks came back today from the coaters, very happy with the finish. matches the stem, very impressed.
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was going to post more fotos but image shack is having a poo.....


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:59 pm 
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bit of a shameless BUMP! but the lbs reckon its due back from the painters tomorrow.

very excited.

i expect i will have it built up somewhere near by tomorrow evening;-)


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Excellent - looking forward to seeing what colour you opted for.

I built up my Kona SS in Jan but opted for common white with a diy paint job that is already looking poor, so will probably be respraying later in the summer. A gratuitous pic of it in current state:

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Shamlesly modern too! :)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:33 pm 
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rite, it arrived and i am so happy! the finish is fantastic, thanks to the guys at argos and mark at coombes for sorting this out for me.
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and the finished article, apart from the pedals.....
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bit of a build list:-
modern ringle slamma jamma headset
easton ea70 lo rise monkey bars
modern syncros cattlehead stem
modern syncros post
charge spoon saddle
specialised enduro grips
m770 xt vee brakes and levers
fsa smack daddy bmx cranks with the logo removed and fsa bb
no name 36 tooth bmx ring
yaban bmx chain
dmr ss kit(for now, surly fixxer on the way. hopefully.)
shimano ultegra hubs, 130mm rear
mavic 717 rims
dt doudle butted spokes and dt brass nipples
continental mountain king folders
modern ringle skewers
dmr chain tug

think that covers it......just need to find some nice pedals.


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